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March 6, 2024
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7:00 pm
9:00 pm

Fundamentals of Musical Improv - Multi-Week Class!

Do you love to sing? Do you love to make up stories? Do you love to joke around with some friends? Take any or all of those budding interests to the next level with this musical improv class!

Embark on a captivating journey as you learn to create improvised songs and musicals in the style of a Broadway show! By the end of the class, you’ll understand using song structures collaboratively as a tool to craft instant lyrics and melodies with your teammates.

Picture yourself collaborating with fellow participants to bring to life a vibrant musical world filled with catchy tunes, compelling scenes, whimsical characters, and plots that take unexpected and delightful turns.

This class promises a joyful exploration of creativity, offering a unique opportunity to express yourself through the magic of spontaneous musical tales in the grand tradition of musicals.

With the support of two great facilitators and a team of fellow perfomers, you will learn how to put on an entirely improvised musical comedy show in just four week!

Week 1 (Wed. 3/6): Song Structure

Week 2 (Wed. 3/13): Improv and Content

Week 3 (Wed. 3/20): Narrative Format

Week 4 (Wed. 3/27): Musicality

No prior experience required!

About your instructors:

Brian Young (he/him) and Casey Watts (he/him) have been teaching musical improv together for many years with the nonprofit Baltimore Musical Improv Meetup. They make improvised musicals together in the Baltimore-based musical improv group Bad Karaoke Experience (BKE). In a given show, you’ll see them both alternating between singing on stage and doing back-line instrumental accompaniment (Brian on piano, Casey on accordion). BKE has played in DC’s Improvapolooza, the New York City Musical Improv Festival, and the Baltimore Improv Festival (BIG).

Brian is also a member of other Baltimore improv teams, including A++ (an all-Asian-American comedy group), and Ready Set No (a D.A.R.E.-style school assembly satire duo). Brian and the cast of Belle! An Improvised Tennessee Williams Play created a series of unique one-act shows at the 2019 Charm City Fringe Festival with encores at BIG in early 2020. Brian holds a BA in Piano Performance from Bowie State University.

Casey (he/him) is a long-time teacher, including: musical improv, dancing, web development, and technical skills. Casey can play Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance on at least 15 instruments — and he owns an instrument in every color of the rainbow. Imagine someone walking down the street singing, dancing, and blowing bubbles – that’s Casey!

About Highwire Improv:

Highwire Improv is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization based in Baltimore, Maryland. Our mission is to steward a community of artists committed to growth, collaboration, joy, and justice — in Baltimore and around the world — through improvisational theater.

Roland Park Community Center is an accessible building – please email [email protected] for additional details!

Roland Park Community Center

$140, scholarships available

5802 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, 21210

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