Oklahoma City Improv Festival, Night 2 (Saturday, July 12th)
OKC's best live, local comedy returns Saturdays July 5th-July 26th and Fridays July 11th-July 25th.with OKC Improv's 2014 Wet Hot Improv Summer and OKC Improv Festival at Reduxion's NEW Broadway Theatre. See national and regional rising stars in all-new shows!
Seating is general admission; box office opens at 7 p.m. and is just inside Reduxion Theatre's new building at 914 N. Broadway OKC, OK 73102 Tickets are non-refundable. Concessions and bar available.
Saturday, July 12th
EARLY SHOW @ 7:30 p.m. The Droids You're Looking For / The MiDolls / Dave & Terry
PRIMETIME @ 9 p.m.: Heel Turn / Hill/Jones
LATE NIGHT @ 10:30 p.m. Mama & Meemaw / The Jeff Show / Off-Book: Musical Morsels with special guests Hill/Jones
THE EARLY SHOW:
The Droids You're Looking For (OKC/Tulsa) A long time ago in a galaxy far far away...The Droids You're Looking For are overtaking this galaxy with a wealth of characters, mime to stimulate spectacular special effects, intense lightsaber battles, a strong commitment to genre, nostalgia, and are even rumored to be accompanied by audience participants in battle. If you want improvised Starwars, then these are The Droids You're Looking For. Featuring: Phil Guerin & Shawn Fischer
The MiDolls (OKC) Oklahoma's first all-gal improv troupe, The MiDolls are made up of some of the metro's top female performers and specialize in creating themed shows (Nuns, Housewives, Hippie Chicks, Sleepover, Goddesses, Sorority Initiation, etc.) in which they perform in costume, getting suggestions from the audience to create the story and characters.
Featuring: Cristela Carrizales, Ann-Lisette Caveny, Sue Ellen Reiman & Brenda Williams with special guest Amanda Austin
Dave and Terry (Dallas) are a comedy duo based out of Dallas, TX. Their improvised show, "David and Terry Talk to Strangers," follows the journey of two primary characters through a time of extreme change in their lives. TheaterJones.com describes their show at "A series of quick-paced vignettes that were well woven together". Dallas Observer calls them "Off the cuff and unpredictable." David and Terry perform regularly at the Dallas Comedy House and were selected to the Dallas Comedy Festival (2013) and Improv Festival Oklahoma (2013). Featuring: David Allison and Terry Catlett
Heel Turn (OKC) Heel Turn is Ann-Lisette Caveny, Kellen Hodgeson, Tim Huckeby, and Kelly Lawson. Formed on a dare from Bill Clinton in 1992, Hell Turn is the cream of the improv comedy crop. These four compadres take the audience's generous suggestion and deliver a fast-paced improvised long-form montage that will make you question art itself. "Heel Turn is an incredible show. I love these guys!" - Vincent Van Gogh Featuring: Ann-Lisette Caveny, Kellen Hodgeson, Tim Huckeby, Kelly Lawson
Hill/Jones (Los Angeles) Since they first performed together (and won) the 2007 iO West Duo Competition, Hill Jones has performed regularly around LA at the UCB, Second City and their usual home, the iO West. Playing with a high-energy and character-driven style, Dave Hill and Matt Jones have created shows about everything from a zombie apocalypse to a ninja quest to the recording of a blues legend's last album. Sometimes inhabiting multiple characters in the same scene they employ genres and old-fashioned storytelling in an attempt to create weird, wonderful worlds full of unique people in every show the perform.
Dave Hill is an actor, improviser and writer from Chicago where he trained at the iO and Second City. Now living in LA he improvises with Hill Jones, King Ten and The Armando Show. His work can be seen in the Hulu original series QUICK DRAW and the Comedy Central classic RENO 911. His voice has been heard on such animated series as AMERICAN DAD and BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD as well as numerous video games. He co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in the up-coming feature film THE NIGHT IS YOUNG.
Matt Jones has performed improv and sketch comedy since the age of 17 all over LA as well as with the famous BOOM! Chicago theatre in Amsterdam. Since his return to LA he has been seen in the recurring role of 'Badger' on AMC's BREAKING BAD and is now a series regular on the CBS sitcom MOM. He can be seen in the films COOTIES, RED STATE and HIGH ROAD as well as the upcoming THE NIGHT IS YOUNG; which he co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred. Jones has voiced the characters for animated series like KICK BUTTOWSKI, ADVENTURE TIME, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, SANJAY AND CRAIG, BEWARE OF THE BATMAN, and many more.
Mama & Meemaw (OKC) Best friends Jessica "Mama" Kyle and Heather "Meemaw" King combine to form Mama & Meemaw! They answer audience questions about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING in the form of improvised scenes. Don't be surprised if spontaneous dancing occurs. Featuring: Jessi Kyle and Heather King
The Jeff Show (Springfield, MO) Art meets art as Jeff Jenkins and Jeff Houghton create hilarious improv scenes with multiple characters in multiple locations, all while an artist live paints, using the show as inspiration. Improv. Art. One masterpiece will be created. Well, the masterpiece is always the painting, but the Jeffs try really hard.Featuring: Jeff Houghton and Jeff Jenkins
Off Book: Musical Morsels with special guests Hill/Jones (OKC/LA) is an original musical long-form that explores the joys and sorrows of life. The show takes its name from the moment in the rehearsal process when actors no longer need a script to perform! Players take a theme and improvise an opening number, then expand on it through short scenes that evolve into song, taking the audience into many different slices of life.The effect is a modern Broadway concept album in the style of Shades of Gray and Stephen Sondheim's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music). Discovered through the process of rehearsal, Off-Book is the product of Villain's veteran musical improv cast. Villian is fun and campy, and always over the top, so Off-Book brings the musical back down to earth with grounded scenework and thematic, rather than narrative, connections.Off-Bookhas performed several shows at the OKC Improv showcase where it has received excellent reviews. However, because the material is dramatic and comic, the audience members were likely to cry as well as laugh. One male audience member said: "I hate you for making me cry." Mission accomplished.
For this special one-time only performance, Off-Book will be joined by our special guests from Hill/Jones.
Featuring: Cristela Carrizales, Kyle Gossett, Buck Vrazel, Clint Vrazel, with special guests Dave Hill and Matt Jones
Reduxion Theatre Company (View)
914 N. Broadway Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|