OKC Improv tonight features Star Wars-esque storytellers Cantinaprov, “Villain: The Musical” and more
OKC Improv serves up a hilarious mixture of music and mayhem with two comedy shows tonight at the Broadway Theater, 1613 N. Broadway Ave. Shows are at 8 and 10 p.m.
“Improv audiences always ask me how much material I have prepared ahead of time. The answer is none, our art form truly is created on-the-spot,” said Buck Vrazel, artistic director of OKC Improv, in a news release.
The 8 p.m. show features the teenage powerhouse ensemble Kind of a Big Deal, followed by Cantinaprov, Tulsa’s Star Wars-esque storytellers. Finishing out the show is renowned musical troupe, “Villain: The Musical,” who creates epic musicals reminiscent of the best days of Broadway.
Kicking off the 10 p.m. show are the madcap games of troupe You People, followed by Oklahoma City’s longest-running troupe, Everybody and Their Dog. Capping off the show is the genre-bending As We Know It, which creates stories that find genuine moments of joy in the midst of life’s struggles.
Show prices for the 8 p.m. are $15 and $12 for the 10 p.m. An OKC Improv show is always free the week of your birthday (with ID). Tickets can be purchased online at www.okcimprov.com. Shows regularly sell out, so advance ticket purchases are encouraged. Performances continue every Saturday night through Jan. 26.
Since 2009, OKC Improv has been entertaining and delighting local audiences with dynamic improvisation and sketch comedy shows. Oklahoma’s improv scene has exploded in growth, from five performing groups in 2009 to more than 40 today.
Local improv troupes create original, never-before-seen comedy shows based on audience suggestions. It’s never the same spectacle twice, which led The Oklahoman to rave that OKC Improv “puts Oklahoma City on the map for comedy.”
OKC Improv is a nonprofit community arts organization dedicated to building a thriving and sustainable improv scene by providing performance opportunities for area improvisers and by working to raise awareness and understanding of improv as an art form through publicity, outreach and education.
For more information on the OKC Improv show schedule, visit www.okcimprov.com/p/tickets.html.