Hilarity mixed with the magic of live theater will be even cheaper for OKC Improv audiences this fall. Ticket prices have been reduced to just $10 a show, but while the price has gone down, the laughs are only increasing for Oklahoma City’s premiere comedy spot.
Every Saturday night this weekend through Oct. 12, audiences have two chances to catch the joy of unscripted improvisational comedy at 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m. at the Broadway Theater, 1613 N Broadway Ave.
Improvisational comedy, or “improv,” is creating shows on the spot, based on audience suggestions. Today’s hottest comedians, writers, and actors like Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and Stephen Colbert all began as improvisers. OKC Improv scene is now an improv hotspot, growing from five performing groups at their debut in 2009 to more than 40 today.
Audience participation is an integral part of improvisational comedy, and this fall the audience can even take the stage. Starting at 11 p.m. each Saturday after the shows, audience members and improvisors alike will join in a late night “jam session” to try a hand at improv, according to a news release.
“I’m excited for our community to experience the jam sessions. Improv is a combination of creativity, imagination and fun, and I can’t imagine a better way to spend a Saturday night,” said Kyle Gossett, musical director with OKC Improv, in the release.
Over the six weeks of performances, audiences can see everything from a horror movie to musicals, cartoony physical comedy and competitive cage matches between troupes.
Ticket prices of $10 a show are a great value, and so is a combo ticket – $15 for both the 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. shows. Tickets can be purchased online at www.okcimprov.com. Shows regularly sell out, so advance ticket purchases are encouraged.
Five weekly classes also are available this fall for adults. From the popular “Intro to Improv” to advanced improv performance program, OKC Improv’s nationally-known instructors offer proven techniques while also fostering self-confidence, imagination and team building among all age groups. Class sign-up is available at http://www.okcimprov.com. Classes sell out too, so sign-up today!
A nonprofit community arts organization, OKC Improv is dedicated to building a thriving improv scene by providing performance opportunities for area improvisers and by raising awareness and understanding of improv as an art form through outreach and education.
For more information on the OKC Improv show schedule, go to www.okcimprov.com.