The magic of theater is ephemeral, like life. The alchemy of a certain performance on a certain night envelops you -- and then it's gone, never to be recreated or recaptured. Even if you went back the next night, the chemistry between actors and audience would be subtly altered.
The fickle nature of the theat-uh is its charm, of course, but it's also one reason many stage addicts have a soft spot for movies about the stage. You can relive the experience again and again. We put together this tipsheet of movies and TV shows about the stage for the theater buff in your life. It's not live, but it certainly is the next best thing.