Big City Improv: Award-Winning Improv Comedy Show at the Shelton Theater
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The last date listed for Big City Improv was Friday December 27, 2013 / 10:00pm.
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A genius so assured he could write operas faster than secretaries could copy them, a genius so original even Bach cribbed his melodies, a genius so unconventional that his conflicting roles -- Catholic priest and creative renegade; cultural iconoclast and establishment favorite -- still shock people today, Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) remains an artist without equal. Now he comes to exuberant life in the new drama The Red Priest of Venice at the Shelton Theater. Today best known for The Four Seasons, Vivaldi was one of the most brilliant figures of the baroque period, a composer whose life was as passionate and stormy as his music. Compelling and humorous, this 90-minute show focuses on a critical period in his life when he began writing his most dazzling masterpiece ... and when he fell under the spell of two equally dazzling ladies. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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Theater seating doesn't start until showtime requiring people to stay in a small coctail lounge with a bar where nearly everyone was drinking alcoholic beverages. The interactive audience seemed very rude to the performers giving the impression they were intoxicated. This was disturbing to me (non-intoxicated) and curtailed my enjoyment of the very talented performers. Non-drinkers may want to skip this one.
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Perhaps I'm spoiled by comedy in a true 'big city' like LA, NYC or Chicago, however I did not find the troupe funny at all and I'm not trying to be mean. I'm not sure if this is a regular team of improv actors, however their timing and sense of...continued
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Big City Improv is a long-running hit on Goldstar. Check out member reviews for 2005-2011.
“When it comes to talented improvisational comedy troupes, it’s hard to top the guys and gals of Big City Improv. The award-winning ten-person crew can freestyle on the fly like a rapper, free-associate like a psychologist, and riff on a topic like a bebop saxophonist. A perennial Bay Area favorite, Big City Improv’s comics have been incorporating audience participation into their live shtick since 2001… for a laugh-inducing riot that promises to be both unscripted and unlimited, as far as how funny it can be.” —East Bay Express
Shows are recommended for ages 16 and older.