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11.13.2014 | 79 days ago | Posted at 03:49 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
I love the local theater community. It’s probably been a while since I’ve come right out and said as much. Here’s another reason why: Someone is hosting a workshop for “Intro to Musical Improv and Using Film & Theatre Genres in Improv.” To those of us on the outside, a class like this sounds impossibly arcane and...downright weird. Local musical theatre/improv guru Jacob D. Bach (one...
07.05.2012 | | Posted at 07:40 AM

The Improvised Musical celebrates its first anniversary on the 19th.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Hard to believe that it has already been a full year with The Improvised Musical . . . once per month various improv comic/ musical theatre types get together at ComedySportz to do a long-form improv piece in the form of an American musical.    Featuring some really good comic talent, The Improvised Musical returns this month for a special One Year Anniversary performance on July 19th. The Yo...
06.21.2012 | | Posted at 07:04 AM

The Third Thursday of the month . . . again . . .

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Once again, the calendar has shrugged itself into the third full week of the month. And in this particular instance, that means that we've arrived at the third Thursday of the month. And that means that The Improvised Musical makes it to the stage of Comedysportz in just a few days.   The fully-improvised musical feature format looks like a lot of fun. I haven't seen it before, but the grainy...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

More from TIM at Comedyy Sportz

By Russ Bickerstaff

This Thursday, once again Jacob D. Bach and company take the stage of ComedySportz with The a fully improvised American Musical comedy. The musical theatre format is such a rigid formula that it actually doesn't take a whole lot to be able to do it entirely improvised and still manage to produce something with the same resonance as . . . as a stage musical by Bono and the Edge. And ...
10.19.2011 | | Posted at 08:05 AM

The Improvised Musical at ComedySportz

By Russ Bickerstaff
The American musical format is such a sharply concise parody of itself that it’s exceedingly difficult to do a solid spoof of it. Forbidden Broadway has gotten a lot of mileage on the fact that it at least seems like a good idea to do comedy based on musicals, but the inherent silliness of shows like Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, A Chorus Line and so in make it exceedingly difficult to d...