• Improvised Musical II (Winter 2020, FOUR WEEK COURSE)

  • Thu, 02/13/2020 at 7:00 pm
  • The Fort, Columbus
    2000 S. High St.
    43207 Columbus
Improvised Musical II (Winter 2020, FOUR WEEK COURSE) - The Fort, Columbus - Columbus

If you've seen TBD: the Improvised Musical, or any of the other musical improv comedy around Columbus or on shows like "Whose Line is it Anyway?", you've seen that magic often happens when music and improv collide. On-the-spot stories and emotions brought to life with music add an element to a performance that audiences and performers alike, love.In Improvised Musical II students will build upon the skills learned in Improvised Musical I to learn the specific longform show structure and format of TBD: the Improvised Musical, as well as continue to build upon their musical improv skills. Exercises and lessons include:+Continuing work on improvising music, creating rhymes and building strong melodies and choruses in the moment+Creating characters and understanding their roles in the musical as a whole (e.g. protagonist, antagonist, comedic support, authority figure)+Introduction to story structure, story arcs and how these principles build and support this longform musical+How to harness the power of group numbers, "I Want" songs and duets+How to create and direct rich harmonies, in the moment...and more!Pre-requisites: Improvised Musical I + Level Three or higher of formal improv instruction (Hashtag Comedy, The Nest or other improv institution). Some previous longform experience without formal training will be considered...please message with questions!ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTORSarah J Storer brings over 15 years of improv experience to the classroom. She originally studied with Cinublue Productions, and received further instruction from the legendary Chris Lane and MCTD's Jeff Gage. She is the Artistic Director and founding member of Hashtag Comedy and created TBD: the Improvised Musical in 2015 and Ladies Who Lounge in 2019. She earned a diploma in piano performance in high school, and is a singer and songwriter with three original one-woman shows that debuted in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Sarah's goal in teaching is to help students discover "lightbulb moments" and gain confidence on stage through understanding and embracing their unique voice.