Venue Details

32 Star Starred
Bayfront Theater
Marina Blvd At Buchanan St San Francisco, CA 94123
415-474-8935
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Member Tips

smoocat
As formal or as casual as you want. The audience runs the gamut.
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Goldstar Member
Sold at intermission, but not allowed in the theater.
info Jun 01 2009 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Be comfortable with a dash
info Jul 12 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Free parking ends at 10pm, show is over 9:50 plenty of time
info Jul 12 2010 star this tip starred
Chakraman
Skip the paid parking and park on the street or Marina lot for free. It is a VERY short walk. walk.
info Nov 29 2010 star this tip starred
Chakraman
Why do SF folks only wear black, grey or brown....so drab!!!
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21 reviews
15 stars
attended Mar 05 2011

BATS does a great job. I have no experience with other IMPROV performances in the city but I have been to BATS about 3/4 times. I enjoy the quickness of the show - moving... continued

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attended May 30 2009

I haven't laughed that hard in a long time! The show was great! These artists are very talented and are quick on their feet. I would definitely see a show with BATS again!

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More Information

Website

http://www.improv.org/Home.aspx

Quotes & Highlights

“It’s [musicals’] built-in absurdities that make an event like BATS’ Spontaneous Broadway such frivolous fun, with its turn-on-a-dime improvised musical concepts and tunes.” —SF Weekly

Description

BATS Improv, the Bay Area’s favorite improvisational theatre company, presents a night of improvised musical theatre.

As you arrive, each audience member gets to fill out slips of paper with song titles for “songs that have never been written.” The suggestions are collected and players then draw the titles out of a bowl…where they then improvise a completely original Broadway-style musical numbers based on the song title.

After ten songs, the audience votes on their favorite number. In the second half that song is used as the basis for a full-length improvised musical. It’s a night of improvised song and dance that is always an audience favorite.

The Spontaneous Broadway format was created by former BATS Company Player Kat Koppett in association with Freestyle Repertory Theatre in New York. It is performed at BATS with permission.

About the Ticket Supplier: BATS Improv

BATS Improv has entertained Bay Area audiences since 1986. Their unique style of acting-based improvisational theatre has made them the Bay Area's largest improv theater company and school and is a benchmark for improv all over the world.