For those interested in keeping their improv skills honed during the cold winter months (and developing brand new skills, both musical and non), Opening Night Theatre is hosting a variety of workshops for performers of all levels, with experienced instructors from Toronto, Chicago and New York.
FREE Bonus: sign up for any weekend workshop, and receive FREE entry to our incredible Saturday night showcase featuring "I Like Smantsky" (Jess Grant, Pat Smith, and David Razowsky), "Goerlich and Razowsky" (Amey Goerlich and David Razowsky), "Betamax" (Aurora Browne, Trevor Martin, and Ashley Botting, featuring Amey Goerlich), and "Mansical" (Cast of Mansical). It will be a once-in-a-lifetime show. Comedy Bar. 10 PM. Saturday February 9, 2013.
Instructor: Aurora Browne
Friday February 8th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
This workshop will focus on: song forms and styles, introduction to narrative, and letting strong emotional discoveries guide the song.
No musical experience is required, but attendees must have improv experience.
Saturday February 9th, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (incl. 1 hour lunch break and featuring two workshops in one)
(Note: THIS WORKSHOP IS OPEN & USEFUL FOR PEOPLE OF ANY GENDER)
Part one is an introduction to the basics of music improv that covers all of the essential skills needed to succeed in creating improvised songs and musical scenes. Strengthen your vocal technique, improve your musicianship, utilize and strengthen your existing improv skills, and learn to create songs on the fly. This portion will be taught by Andrew Ritter and Stephanie McCullough Vlcek.
After the lunch break, the rest of Mansical will join in to examine the essence of performing a “Mansical” which will include exercises that unleash the improvised power of Free Play, Game Play, Character Choice, Agreement, Musicality, Rhyming, Group Mind and Old School Fun wrapped into a form you make up on the fly!
What Is A Mansical?
Inspired by one audience suggestion, the seven charming men of Mansical improvise a vivid tapestry of scenes and songs that are driven by massive amounts of agreement, musicality, dancing, rapping and wigs.
Cost $149 (includes admission to the All-Star Spectacular)
Improvisers must have prior improv experience, both in the classroom and onstage. Previous musical improv experience is helpful, but not required. If you want a jump start on this workshop, sign up for our Intro To Musical Improv workshop.
Instructor: Amey Goerlich
Sunday February 10th, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (incl. 1 hour lunch break)
What Is A Krompf?
Improvisers must have prior experience, both in the classroom and onstage.
Workshops will start promptly at the time indicated, so please make sure you are on time and ready to begin. All workshops will be held at the Aluna Theatre.