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Australia’s Favourite Improv Musical Comedy
One of the world's premier comic musical improvisation shows celebrates 12 years of wicked musical comedy larrikinism.
Every show is completely different - a brand new musical with made-up song titles from the audience. The cast know EVERY song from EVERY musical, that‟s NEVER been written! The stakes are high and so is the talent. Each show's a once in a lifetime experience.
Since it‟s first season at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2000, the Australian production of Spontaneous Broadway has been delighting audiences around Australia and overseas.
The cast includes such Australian luminaries as Gillian Cosgriff, Scott Brennan, Rebecca De Unamuno and Russell Fletcher with local Perth improvisation specialist and National Theatresports champion, Glenn Hall.
Musical director John Thorn is a composer, producer and musical director to the stars. He has composed 5 musicals including the acclaimed All Het Up with Guy Rundle and Fiona Thorn and the recent Kiss Of Death with Kate Schmitt and Fiona Thorn, as well as scoring countless cabarets and special events.
The show‟s success in Australia has been built on the amazing talent and collective genius of its dynamic ensemble, a collaborative work ethic, and a larrikin charm. Spontaneous Broadway both honours and satirizes the "Broadway" musical and appeals to every audience type imaginable. Hundreds of original shows and thousands of happy punters.
Challenge the talented cast with the curliest song titles you can think up! Whether you love or hate musicals, you‟ll adore Spontaneous Broadway.
HOW IT WORKS
The show comprises a host, an accompanist, and five characters from the world of musical theatre, played by five incredible improvisers.
The audience invent song titles and place them in The Bucket Of Dreams. The cast choose titles that inspire them to present a song and pitch from a 'new' musical. After several pitches – stand alone sketches in their own right - the audience then vote for their favorite. That pitch will be turned into a full musical. Host Russell Fletcher directs the action.
Musical Director John Thorn provides the "scorching" improvised piano skills with astounding overture, and the cast creates a world premiere musical on the spot, complete with storyline, costume and character changes, dance sequences and much musical theatre mayhem and hilarity. A whole new musical is created on the spot before your eyes.
Spontaneous Broadway features at the Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco from 8 to 10 November & 13 to 17 November @ 7.30pm eight performances only.
Obtain tickets by ringing the Ticketek Theatre and Arts Hotline: 1300 795 012. Group Bookings Hotline: 1300 364 001.
Tickets cost *Standard $38 and Concession $30 (*Prices include booking fees. Transaction fees may apply).