Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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THIS WEEK:
Come celebrate the 4th of July with an explosion of laugher at OKC Improv - Oklahoma's premiere showcase for improv comedy and theater located at Ghostlight Theater Club (3110 North Walker). This Saturday at 8pm, righteously funny and hilariously angry comedian Brad Porter takes the stage followed by seasoned vets of silly, Everybody and Their Dog, and OKC’s own dynamic duo of comedy, Twinprov.

OKC Improv's summer run continues with weekly 8pm and 10pm shows through July 31st. Tickets are $10 each. Reservations are encouraged and can be made via E-Mail at okcimprov@gmail.com or by calling 405.343.1570. For more information go to http://www.okcimprov.com/.

SPECIAL OFFER: BUY 1 GET 1/2 OFF ON ALL PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS!

OKC Improv is also offering beginning and intermediate improv classes every Saturday afternoon through August 7. (No Class This Week) First class is free. Each additional class is $10. For more information about classes or shows go to www.okcimprov.com.

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Friday, July 9
Special Free Show at The Boom! (2218 NW 39th St, OKC)
- 8pm: The MiDolls / Villain: The Musical

Saturday, July 10
- 8pm: OKC Improv All-Stars / Gangs of Recess (Fort Worth)* / FIAD (Dallas)*
- 10pm: Comedian Dan Skaggs* / Awkward Pause (Edmond)* / Stretchin' It*

Saturday, July 17
- 8pm: The Hindenburgs (Dallas)* / The MiDolls
- 10pm: TBA Prime Players / OKC Improv All-Stars / Everybody and Their Dog

Saturday, July 24
- 8pm: Comedian Spencer Hicks* / OKC Improv All-Stars / The Ones Your Mother Warned You About
- 10pm: Magician William Rader / Improv-ing The World (Edmond)* / Twinprov

Saturday, July 31
- 8pm: Level 1 Improv Class* / The MiDolls / Villain: The Musical
- 10pm: Level 2 Improv Class* / Crayons (Tulsa) / Twinprov: String Theory*

* OKC Improv Debut

Monday, June 21, 2010

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THIS WEEK:

OKC Improv begins its third run at Ghostlight Theatre Club (3110 N. Walker, OKC) this Saturday, June 26 with shows at 8pm and 10pm continuing with weekly shows through July 31st. Tickets are $10 each. Reservations are encouraged and can be made via E-Mail at okcimprov@gmail.com or by calling 405.343.1570. For more information go to http://www.okcimprov.com/.

This week we've got two killer shows to open our summer run. At 8pm we've got the relationship-driven comedy of The Ones Your Mother Warned You About followed by the immensely popular all-female troupe The MiDolls serving up some geriatric-themed comedy.

At 10pm comedian James Nghiem will take the stage followed by the debut of Edmond comedy duo Improv-ing The World. The ever popular Villain: The Musical will close out the night with a fully improvised musical where the bad guy gets to be the hero!

Beginning and intermediate improv classes also begin this weekend! Go here for more info.


UPCOMING SHOWS:

Saturday, July 3
- 8pm: Comedian Brad Porter / Everybody and Their Dog / Twinprov: Rap-City

Friday, July 9
Special Free Show at The Boom! (2218 NW 39th St, OKC)
- 8pm: The MiDolls / Villain: The Musical

Saturday, July 10
- 8pm: OKC Improv All-Stars / Gangs of Recess (Fort Worth)* / FIAD (Dallas)*
- 10pm: Comedian Dan Skaggs* / Awkward Pause (Edmond)* / Stretchin' It*

Saturday, July 17
- 8pm: The Hindenburgs (Dallas)* / The MiDolls
- 10pm: TBA Prime Players / OKC Improv All-Stars / Everybody and Their Dog

Saturday, July 24
- 8pm: Comedian Spencer Hicks* / OKC Improv All-Stars / The Ones Your Mother Warned You About
- 10pm: Magician William Rader / Improv-ing The World (Edmond)* / Twinprov

Saturday, July 31
- 8pm: Level 1 Improv Class* / The MiDolls / Villain: The Musical
- 10pm: Level 2 Improv Class* / Crayons (Tulsa) / Twinprov: String Theory*

* OKC Improv Debut

Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer Season & Classes Announced!

OKC Improv, Oklahoma's first ongoing showcase for regional improv comedy and theater, begins its third run at Ghostlight Theatre Club (3110 N. Walker, OKC) Saturday, June 26 with shows at 8pm and 10pm continuing with weekly shows through July 31st. Tickets are $10 each. Reservations are encouraged and can be made via E-Mail at okcimprov@gmail.com or by calling 405.343.1570. For more information go to www.okcimprov.com.

OKC Improv's first two runs wowed audiences and critics alike by showcasing a broad spectrum of talent from across the region. In addition to returning favorites like OKC’s own dyanmic duo of comedy, Twinprov, the improvised music theater extravaganza Villain: The Musical (recently returned from a buzz worthy performance in Dallas), and the hit all-female troupe, The MiDolls, three new metro troupes will be making their debut during the summer run.

OKC’s Stretchin’ It will perform their mix of raunchy improv and sketch comedy as part of a blue show intended for adult audiences only on July 10 at 10pm. Awkward Pause, made up of performers trained at UCO by Sue Ellen Reiman of Everybody and Their Dog and The MiDolls, will open. Also made up of performers from Reiman’s class, two-man group Improv-ing The World, will make their debut on June 26.

On June 10 at 8pm, OKC Improv will host two out-of-state troupes that specialize in the Harold long-form, Gangs of Recess from Fort Worth, and the Dallas Comedy House-based FIAD. July 17 will bring yet another Dallas long-form group, The Hindenburgs, performing a variation of the Armando.

The upcoming run will also include performances from some of OKC’s best stand-up comedians including Brad Porter, Spencer Hicks, and James Nghiem and a preview of Magician William Rader’s new mentalism show, set to debut this fall.

The run will close out with a brand-new Twinprov show: “String Theory.” Based on suggestions from the audience, twin brothers Buck and Clint Vrazel will continue to blur the lines between comedy, theater, and music accompanied by keyboardist Stephanie Bidelspach and special guest violinist Nicole Melki.

In addition to an exciting run of performances, OKC Improv is also proud to announce the launch of two Saturday afternoon classes for beginning and intermediate improvisers to be taught by rising stars of the national improv scene, Buck and Clint Vrazel. The Vrazels have been performing and teaching improv comedy for 10 years and can be seen at shows and festivals around the country with Twinprov, Villain: The Musical, and The Ones Your Mother Warned You About.

Classes will be held at Ghostlight Theatre Club (3110 N Walker) and will begin June 26, continuing through August 7 with a performances during the July 31 show. The first class is free. Subsequent classes will be $10 each. To sign up call (405) 343-1570 or e-mail okcimprov@gmail.com.

The Level 1 Class will take place from 2-4pm and is geared toward beginners, lapsed improvisers, and actors and comedians looking to try something new and will cover the basics of storytelling, stagecraft, character work, mime, improv structures, and group mind.

The Level 2 Class will take place from 4-6pm and is aimed at experienced improvisers looking to refine their skills and will cover the further development of improv fundamentals, advanced character and scene work, and strategies for excelling in different kinds of improv.

OKC Improv’s classes are part of a larger educational initiative at Ghostlight Theater Club that will also include acting classes and workshops covering different aspects of theater production.

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OKC Improv Summer Schedule

Saturday, June 26
- 8pm: The Ones Your Mother Warned You About / The MiDolls
- 10pm: Comedian Spencer Hicks* / Improv-ing The World (Edmond)* / Villain: The Musical

Saturday, July 3
- 8pm: Comedian Brad Porter / Everybody and Their Dog / Twinprov: Rap-City

Friday, July 9
Special Free Show at The Boom! (2218 NW 39th St, OKC)
- 8pm: The MiDolls / Villain: The Musical

Saturday, July 10
- 8pm: OKC Improv All-Stars / Gangs of Recess (Fort Worth)* / FIAD (Dallas)*
- 10pm: Comedian Dan Skaggs* / Awkward Pause (Edmond)* / Stretchin' It*

Saturday, July 17
- 8pm: The Hindenburgs (Dallas)* / The MiDolls
- 10pm: TBA Prime Players / OKC Improv All-Stars / Everybody and Their Dog

Saturday, July 24
- 8pm: Comedian James Nghiem* / OKC Improv All-Stars / The Ones Your Mother Warned You About
- 10pm: Magician William Rader / Improv-ing The World (Edmond)* / Twinprov

Saturday, July 31
- 8pm: Level 1 Improv Class* / The MiDolls / Villain: The Musical
- 10pm: Level 2 Improv Class* / Crayons (Tulsa) / Twinprov: String Theory*

* OKC Improv Debut