Review: Impromptunes

7 years ago
Sharona Lin

There’s nothing quite like watching a group of people make stuff up on the spot, and it’s even better when it’s musical.

The people behind Impromptunes are handpicked from Melbourne’s comedic improvisation troupes, and create a musical from scratch based on a single audience suggestion, and the results are hilarious. The night I went to included an evil zoomonger, bizarre zebras and Mexicans. Yeah, I know.

Impromptunes is only an hour long, which makes it great for light entertainment before or after dinner. Sure, there are some iffy rhymes and some dubious harmonies, and making the story up as you go is a recipe for awkward moments, but all in all, it was a fun, light-hearted way to spend an hour of an evening.

The show is directed by Emmet Nichols, produced by Andrew Strano, and cast members include: Emmet Nichols (The Big Hoo-Haa!), Hollie James (WAAPA), Andrew Strano (Bad Boys of Music Theatre), Gillian Cosgriff (Spontaneous Broadway), Louisa Fitzhardinge (Ballarat Arts Academy) and Greg Lavell (Impro Melbourne)

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