Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Classic - Improvisation Festival

Hi all
Around this time of year as the spring wind starts wafting it's sweet delivery into the eyes of hay fever sufferers everywhere, Halloween rears it's largely redundant head in Australia. Ever keen to capitalise on a holiday - Impro Melbourne is holding a three day festival of shows featuring guests from all over Australia and New Zealand. It'll be a great weekend full of wheezes.

Here's the schedule:

Friday, October 31st

7.30 – 8.15pm Impro Magnifique

A travelling French impro company have arrived in town. Luckily, Mr Gambino from Impro Melbourne speaks enough French to invite the company to perform and voila! Instant fun!

8.30 – 9.15pm All Together Now

Everybody onstage. All the time. A show where the actors act, but are also the props, staging and scenery. It’s both juicy and tasty.

9.30 – 10.30pm Fortune

Destiny unveiled Impro Melbourne style. An audience member’s future is foretold by the plucky oracles of IM. Can you handle the truth?

Saturday, November 1st

7.30 – 8.15pm Grandpa Willard’s Bedtime Stories

Pull up your blankets kids, it’s story time. Snuggle down and listen closely.
Let Grandpa Willard tell you amazing stories and watch them come to life before your very eyes. Now, don’t get too excited. If Nanna Ethel hears that you’re still awake, we’ll all go without breakfast. Right, where is that book?
Ah, here.
Are you ready?
What was the name of that story you love so much…?

8.30 – 9.15pm The Wishing Tree

Imagine a world where all your dreams came true…

9.30 – 10.30pm Pia Zadora

Pia Zadora was a much maligned actress from the 1980s, who churned out some terrible films before marrying a millionaire and disappearing into an awful music video with Jermaine Jackson (look it up on YouTube—hilarious). This show, however, is a fully improvised hour of story and characters—nothing like Ms Zadora really…

Sunday, November 2nd, 7.30 – 9.30pm

7.30 – 9.30pm Theatresports

14 Acland Street, St. Kilda (Melway ref. 2P A7)
$20 Full (includes all three shows on the night)
$15 Concession
$15 Groups 10+
$55 Family Pack (2 adults, 2 children)
Tickets on sale now!
Book online at Theatreworks
Or by phone: 03 9534 3388

I'll be performing in All Together Now and directing Pia Zadora - so please come along and enjoy.

Here's some video to get you in the mood:

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