BEST MUSICAL! A COMPLETELY IMPROVISED MUSICAL COMEDY Returns to Porchlight, 11/28-12/26
Porchlight Music Theatre today announced the return of BEST MUSICAL! A Completely Improvised Musical Comedy in a new Holiday Edition!, conceived by Second City veteran Matthew Loren Cohen, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Performances are Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., November 28 through December 26. Single tickets are $15, student discounts are $12 with group discounts available. All tickets are available at stage773.com, porchlightmusictheatre.org or by phone at 773.327.5252.
In spring 2012, Porchlight combined forces with some of Chicago's hottest improv and musical stars, threw in some audience participation, added a bouncy piano beat and debuted BEST MUSICAL! A Completely Improvised Musical Comedy to sold out houses and critical and audience acclaim. Time Out Chicago raved “BEST MUSICAL! is outrageous, uproarious and kinda brilliant.” and Chicago Theatre Addict said “BEST MUSICAL! turns weary Wednesday nights into lyrical lunacy.”
BEST MUSICAL! – Holiday Edition! takes audiences to the “Bestie Awards” ceremony where the cast performs the “Best Song from a Musical” nominees from a grab bag of audience-suggested titles. The audience votes for their favorite song as performed in Act 1 and comes back after intermission for an entirely improvised musical comedy with lights, costumes and fully improvised music and choreography featuring the “Bestie” winning song. Each performance guarantees a completely different musical comedy with completely new songs every week.
The company includes Matthew Loren Cohen, on piano, veterans of the original run of BEST MUSICAL! plus new cast members from The Second City, iO and The Annoyance stages.