Tickets Now on Sale for Magnet Theater's 5th Annual New York Musical Improv Festival, 10/17-20
Magnet Theater presents The Fifth Annual New York Musical Improv Festival from October 17 - 20, 2013 at 254 W. 29th Street, ground floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues), NYC. Tickets are available beginning October 1, 2013 at www.brownpapertickets.com or www.nymif.com. Most tickets are $10-$15 and feature performances by two different musical improv acts per show.
Over 100 performers from as far as Toronto, Chicago, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Washington DC and as close as Broadway, NYC will converge on the Magnet Theater stage to create fully improvised musical performances - ranging from traditional musical theatre fare to adrenaline-pumping rap battles. The Magnet Theater is recognized as the center for musical improv study and performance in the U.S.
Featured performers will include...
Baby Wants Candy (NYC), The Improvised Sondheim Project (Chicago), ComedySportz (NYC), The Lupones (Pittsburgh), North Coast (NYC), Happy Karaoke Fun Time! (Chicago), Vox Solo (Washington, D.C.), Trudy Carmichael's Musical Mixer (Las Vegas), Ashland (Chicago), The Made-Up Musical (NYC), BEEES! (NYC), Aquarius (NYC), Mansical (Chicago),The Jezebelles (NYC), La Donna Improvvisata (NYC), Legend (NYC), Fancy Mantlepiece (NYC), THEM ( NYC), Mint Condition (NYC), Petting Zoo (NYC), Madde Gibba (Minneapolis), The Proverbial Loons (NYC).
The New York Musical Improv Festival will also be featuring up and coming performers in the NYMIF I.P.O. (Initial Public Offering). Performing this year are Big D and the Closers (NYC), The Maple Clefs (Toronto), Yo Gloria (Pittsburgh) and Fancyman (NYC).
LIVE BAND KARAOKE - On Friday, October 11th at 11:30pm, in preparation for The
Fifth Annual New York Musical Improv Festival being held October 17-20th, the Magnet
Theater is giving everyone the chance to unleash their inner Rock Star and belt out their
favorite tunes on stage to a full LIVE BAND headed up by Frank Spitznagel.
This ONE NIGHT ONLY event is FREE to everyone. Sign-up starts at 11:15 and is first-
GILDA'S CLUB BENEFIT SHOW - On Sunday, October 20, 2013, the Festival will present a special performance to benefit Gilda's Club of New York City to raise funds and awareness for people living with cancer. In honor of comedy legend Gilda Radner, the benefit will feature many of the top female musical improv artists in the
country. Headliners for the benefit include the powerhouse all-female Musical Improv troupe, "Generation G", internationally renowned "Jazz and Soul Diva", Sharón Clark and a musical performance from critically acclaimed actor, Sam Underwood of Showtime's Dexter, HBO's Homeland and FOX's The Following.
Most tickets are $10-$15 and include performances by two different musical improv acts per show. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 800-838- 3006. See schedule on www.nymif.com for details.
Aquarius (Magnet Theater, NYC) From a single suggestion, Aquarius spins a musical tale full of heroes and villains, highs and lows, dreams and nightmares, something and its opposite. Delight in their fantasies! "Water" you waiting for?
Ashland (Second City, Chicago) is a one-woman musical that begins by taking a suggestion from the audience to inspire an opening. From that opening, Ashley organically draws scenes, games, and other moves to bring both the dramatic and comedic to the stage. Many characters will come to sing their hearts out, but only one woman will take the stage.
Baby Wants Candy (NYC) has established itself in New York and Chicago as the only musical improv group to perform a fully-improvised one-act musical with a full band. Based on a single audience suggestion of a title, the actors and musicians work together harmoniously to deliver a hilarious evening of entertainment.
BEEES!!! (Magnet Theater, NYC) spontaneously creates a longform narrative musical based on an audience member's suggestion. Every song, line and hip gyration is improvised on the spot as BEEES!!! brings you to a world full of melodrama, complex relationships, and fun times.
ComedySportz (NYC) is fast-paced, family-friendly improvisational comedy, played as a sport. Two teams take turns making up scenes, playing games and singing songs - and the audience votes on which team they like the best. It's all presided over by a referee, who keeps things moving, calls the ComedySportz fouls and takes suggestions shouted out by the audience before each game.