Improv: The Musical!

Improvised Glee

A title provided by the audience is the inspiration for a 50-minute comedic story with live accompaniment, dance numbers, and kitchy songs.

I performed with this troupe in 2010 and 2011. It's all the challenge of a long-form improv show plus requirement for the chops to perform improvised song and dance. This was one of the four core featured productions of JaCKPie Theatre that played on the Saturday night main stage at Relapse.

Cast

Caroline Allen, Joanna Davidovitch, Matthew Falkenberg, Troy Halverson, Greg Kinsey, Bret Love, Amy McCoy, Ron Ogden, Lowrie Taylor, and Jennifer Thrasher. Devin Farmer on keyboard.

Videos

Below are links to some of the shows that are on-line ...my appologies for no highlights reel.

Whitney and Bobby

I played a sympathetic, but flawed, janitor in this high school drama. Think old crony mentor spiced with a touch of letchery. January 29th, 2011:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7

Zombie Celebrities

I was a zombie fanatic who eats his celebrity infatuation in the 2011 January 8th show: posted on YouTube:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

Santa And His Helpers

I was a disgruntled elf in a labor dispute for the 2010 December 4th show, posted on YouTube:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5


2011-01-28 Cast.jpg
(click photo for larger slides)
From Left to Right: Mathew Falkenberg, JoAnna Davidovitch, Greg Kinsey, Amy McCoy,
Devin Farmer, Troy Halverson, Bret Love, Caroline Allen, Ron Ogden, and Lowrie Taylor


   

Press Release

January 31, 2010


Presenting IMPROV! The Musical
Atlanta's only improvised musical comedy


A unique theatrical experience, IMPROV! The Musical is the latest signature production from Jackpie, Atlanta's only training school/production company for long-form improvisational comedy (a.k.a. spontaneous theatre). Improvised musicals are a popular staple of major theatre cities such as New York, Chicago and L.A., so IMPROV! The Musical serves to fill a major void on the Atlanta improv scene.

Other local companies attempt a short improvised musical sketch here and there. But IMPROV! The Musical is the city's only production in which the cast dares to improvise a 50-minute continuous narrative complete with dialogue, singing and dancing made up on the spot. Everything the 10-person cast does is inspired by a single audience suggestion, leading to hilariously irreverent shows such as "Vampirates," "Santa & His Helpers" and "Whitney & Bobby."

The production has already drawn sold-out audiences and standing ovations in its initial run, and will now play every first and third Saturday of every month at Relapse Theatre, 380 14th St. All shows start at 8PM, and tickets are $10 ($5 with student ID).

Press Contact: Bret Love, Marketing Director jackpiemedia@gmail.com