Venue Details

44 Star Starred
Bayfront Theater
2 Marina Blvd At Buchanan St San Francisco, CA 94123
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Liz Boeder Red Velvet
7 events
3 reviews
10 stars
Google maps and Apple Maps make it hard to find once you're in Fort Mason Center. Pro-tip, once you make the left into the parking lot, BATS is in the building in the on the left side of the parking lot (within the lot, not on the perimeter) across from The Long Now and Greens Restaurant.
BATS Improv Comedy
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Jenna Mahina Moonbeam Bliss
6 events
1 review
3 stars
Eat at Green's Restaurant and then just walk across the parking lot for the show.
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Reviews & Ratings

BATS Improv's "Spontaneous Broadway"
19 ratings
4.3 average rating
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173 events
65 reviews
478 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 from one thing to another and out by 9:30. I love Broadway so I was pleased...continued

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32 reviews
49 stars
10 events
7 reviews
2 stars
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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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


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.