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44 Star Starred
Bayfront Theater
2 Marina Blvd At Buchanan St San Francisco, CA 94123
415-345-7500
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 19 members
Review from Anthony Braxton
Red Velvet 179 events 66 reviews

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

reviewed Mar 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Kaleene
36 events 32 reviews

It was ok.

reviewed Nov 27 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from P W
10 events 7 reviews

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!

reviewed May 30 2009 report as inappropriate
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“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.

<em>Eclipsed</em> <em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em>