Posts Tagged ‘musical theater’
The multi-talented sketch writer/performer, improviser, and head of Musical Megawatt, Michael Lutton, sits down with host Louis Kornfeld to discuss what makes for good musical improv and how it can benefit “regular” improv. He talks about the advantages of pushing boundaries when no one is looking and provides advice for improvisers looking to learn musical improv outside of NYC. This one is all about selling it in the moment.
Enjoy Episode #23 on iTunes or below via SoundCloud.
Louis Kornfeld gets up on his soapbox along with Michael Girts and Mike Descoteaux to preach the virtues of bringing musical improv to the big stage. Blank! The Musical is a big budget improvised musical playing Off-Broadway at New World Stages in NYC. Louis talks with both Mikes about the hard work and planning that goes into producing such an incredible show, and how framing the performance and accepting the audience as an integral part of the show help to propel on-the-spot theater to new heights.
Enjoy Episode #22 on iTunes or below via SoundCloud.
Pope! The Musical ran at the Magnet Theater throughout the past year and was accepted as a New York International Fringe Festival pick. After a few performances the reviews have been extremely positive!
“It’s wacky. It’s a family affair. And it’s proof that the musical is not dead.” – The Wall Street Journal
With the help of a very game cast and a great sense of playfulness, Pope! wins the hearts of the audience through its commitment to the comedy and the clear enthusiasm of the participants” – NYTheatre.com
“Festival Highlight” – The New Yorker
“Holy Moly! Justin Moran (Book & Lyrics) and Christopher Pappas (Music) have written a terrific and thoroughly entertaining soft rock score for Pope!” – Talk Entertainment
Congrats to the whole Pope! cast and Justin Moran (Author book/lyrics) and Christopher Pappas (Author Music).
You can still see the show at the FRINGE today at Lucille Lortel Theatre (3:15PM) and on Saturday August 28th at 5:15pm!