ImprovBoston Presents Gorefest Macabret & Movie the Musical
ImprovBoston has been the heart and soul of Boston comedy for over 30 years. With over 20 shows each week and a variety of community outreach programs, ImprovBoston is an everevolving laugh factory representing New England's greatest comedy talent.
The legendary blood and guts spectacular returns in all its gore for one performance only on Halloween night. Gorefest Macabret culls the funniest, dirtiest, most twisted original songs from the past 10 years of Gorefest, the annual ImprovBoston Halloween scripted musical notorious for lathering the stage with fake blood and plastic organs.
Many of the featured Gorefest songs have been performed regularly in other themed shows including Image Theater's annual Naughty Readings. Don Schuerman, a renowned comic lyricist and ImprovBoston veteran, created the longrunning Gorefest splatter institution and has crafted a wide variety of songs that will make this showcase as diverse as it is entertaining.
Stephen Gilbane, composer for 9 of the 10 past productions says, "Compiling this show has been a real trip down memory lane, from the first slapdash, Comedia D'Ell Arte style "Lunch At Your Desk" to last year's "28 Days Latte", a tight, scripted show that was blessed to have some this town's best singers and improvisers - it really has come a long way."
With an elite cast of skilled comedians and singers, Gorefest Macabret is sure to be the perfect brew of laughter, fun and gore. Bobby Smithney directs. Steve Gilbane and Steve Sarro comusic direct. Joe Canadas produces. This one night only spooktacular haunts ImprovBoston on Thursday, October 31 @ 730PM. Tickets are $18, $14 students at the door and online: http://ibgorefesteorg.eventbrite.com/
Movie! The Musical
The renown Boston musical improv troupe, Hidden Falls, returns with their newest installment of jampacked fun, Movie! the Musical, where classic movies evolve into spectacular musicals on the spot. Hidden Falls is
a group of seasoned musical improvisers who create and perform cutting edge, spontaneous Broadwaystyle formats. The pitchperfect synthesis of improv knowhow and showtune mastery, Movie! the Musical pushes the boundaries of comedy and music theater with this jampacked, highintensity recreation of favorite cinematic pastimes. Whether it's Gone With the Wind or Dumb and Dumber, these pros will bring any audiencesuggested movie to impressively irreverent musical life.
"Movie! is doing in a single night what it takes Broadway teams years to accomplish," notes ImprovBoston Artistic Director Mike Descoteaux, "Why spend all that time and money butchering a movie musical adaptation accidentally, when we can do it on purpose in the name of comedy?" Movie! the Musical will upstage theaters everywhere Fridays at 10pm from November 829 at ImprovBoston. Tickets are $18, $14 students at the door and online: http://ibhiddenfallseorg.eventbrite.com/