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Great Performances is a television show that airs on PBS which showcases some of the best performances made on plays, shows, and all kinds of broadway shows. It has been in existence ever since the early 1970's showcasing some of the best performances on broadway and other plays. The point of the series is to be an anthology of musical performances, so you will learn a whole lot about different performances and what makes them just so unique and worth using. What makes Great Performances so unique is the fact that the stars are always very well respected. Julie Andrews was very often praised for her great amount of hard work added into this show.

Great Performances has showcased the performances from operas, plays, broadway shows, ballets, and all kinds of concerts. If there was a singer in the past who performed perfectly all the time, then Great Performances would actually portray and showcase those exact performances. The show was meant to show people the hidden broadway performances that oftentimes wouldn't be seen. Those who will enjoy this show the most are those who love music, performing, and definitely enjoy seeing broadway plays come to life in a single show all at once.

The show has produced a wonderful spin-off that involves mostly dancing and performances. It definitely is tough at times to find a show like this one, especially since there aren't that many shows like this. Musical shows are always very interesting, and it is worth the time in the long run to consider watching Great Performances if you enjoy music. What most people enjoy so much about this show is the unique learning experiences and knowledge that is explained during the performances which they show on the series. Having created dozens of episodes, you will find this great show to be interesting, fun, and definitely worth experiencing.

There are tons of shows that do not go deep into different musical performances. Great Performances is definitely one of the best available and can be perfect to watch with your family whenever it airs. The show is simple and easy to follow, and you can also gain a glimpse just a few of the best performances that ever took place. Watch Great Performances if you love music and performing.

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Friday 9:00 PM et/pt on PBS
13 Seasons, 116 Episodes - Currently Airing
Documentary & Biography, Music
9.3/10
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  • This patriotic special showcasing a diverse star-studded line up of entertainers honoring our nation’s ideals in a thrilling and inspiring concert at the Pier Six Pavilion.

  • Violinist Itzhak Perlman and cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot perform.

  • The Vienna Philharmonic returns to Great Performances for their 11th open-air concert. Held in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, and for the first time, The Vienna Philharmonic was led by a guest conductor - Christoph Eschenbach.

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