And if we can't paint a full picture in an hour and twenty minutes, we'll at least give you a sketch.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE PRE-SALES CLOSE AN HOUR BEFORE SHOWTIME
But you CAN purchase cash-only tickets at the door
What did it hit? Who will survive? Why does that singer keep singing?
Find out at the hilarious improvised comedy that will float your boat!
Izzy Church, Nannette Deasy, Michael Hauschild, Natalie Hunter, Jamie Maloney, Connie Perry, Brittney Rae, and La'Rema S. Russell
Featuring live music performed by Tym Moss
Technical Director: Anne Carlton
Praise for IRTE
- Winner: “Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most” Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival
- Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival
- Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STUPID KID! at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2017
- Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2016
"...surprise-a-minute..." Jay Lloyd, CBS Philly, KYW News Radio
"Pleasurable, funny, artfully crafted and fast paced..." Michael D’Antoni, Outerstage
“...wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens
”...pure fun.” Anthony J. Piccione, OnStage Blog
"...theatre-goers will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels.
Parental discretion is advised as Improv can be -well- spontaneous.
Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.
About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble
IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre.
Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE) Presents:
The Diabolical Dr. Fiend
Starring: Robert Baumgardner, Izzy Church, Curt Dixon, Mike Hauschild, Heather Johnson, Jamie Maloney, Connie Perry and Cheryl Pickett
Featuring live music performed by John Munnelly (April 20, 21 & 28) and Craig Greenberg (April 27)
Season Pass and Group Discounts Available
Recent Praise for IRTE
· Winner: “Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh The Most” Award at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival
· Winner: 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) from Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival
· Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STUPID KID! at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2017
· Nominated for Outstanding MITF/Variety Performance for DIG at the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2016
"...a Sense-ational Experience ...theatre-goers will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels
"...the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble has become one of the leading improv troupes in merry old Manhattan and a welcome and uproarious asset to festivals and other engagements across the country. The innovative group mixes retro humor, clever off-on-the-spot wit, and classic theatrical techniques to present wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens, Comedy is Deasy! A moment with IRTE’s leader and comedian-in-chief
"... a very exciting–and very different–kind of improv show... If you see The Sense-ations! you’re in for a wild night... All in all The Sense-ations! is a wonderful night of theatre, comedy, and improv. Hats off to The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble as well as the wonderful cast for creating something I loved. " Sense-ational! Conor D. Mullen, Outerstage
"The newest production from IRTE (Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble) rehashes all of the awkward, hilarious, unforgettable shenanigans that occur whenever families get together to celebrate... an unforgettably entertaining evening." - Catherine Santino, Spoiled NYC, Laugh-Your-A$$-Off-Funny: Check Out These 2 Can’t-Miss Comedy Shows in NYC
"Big, Rich, Powerful...and FUNNY!" - Inola McGuire, Drama Queens
"...surprise-a-minute..." - Jay Lloyd, CBS Philly, KYW News Radio
"Big, Rich and Powerful was a soap-opera style comedy... that was truly worth watching... They captured the idea of the late night drama beautifully and pulled you right in with humor and ingenuity.... astonishing." - Emmy Pai, Outerstage, Big, Rich and TALENTED people
"IRTE is a cutting edge improv group" - Theatre has its Goddesses: Women making a difference off-off Broadway
Parental discretion is advised as Improv can be - well - spontaneous.
Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.
Press contact: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment
Jamie McCluskey is turning 12 and you're invited to join the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble as they celebrate THE BIG DAY! When their comedy show Happy Birthday, Stupid Kid! hits the Producers' Club in New York, there'll be games, goodie bags, a birthday cake and plenty of mayhem. Jamie may be just a "stupid kid," but it's the adults who are out of control in this improvised and interactive birthday party. You'll get to join in the fun while witnessing the over-the-top antics of Jamie's family. Plus, at each show, IRTE's cast of seasoned improvisers will be joined by a different musical guest.
Celebrating its fifth season, the award-winning group of trained actors work to develop, produce and perform a full season of original themed, theatrically-staged, and character-driven comedy shows based in improvisation and following the basic model of seasonal repertory theatre. IRTE has won praise for elevating the art of improvisational theatre while opening it up to a broader audience of theatergoers. Adding simple costumes, props, and strong characters and you get a very theatrical, raw, ridiculous and irreverent, narrative-driven and completely improvised show that has made a powerful impact around the country
As with all IRTE shows, Happy Birthday, Stupid Kid! will also include a musical guest, connecting the theatre-going public, not only to this new form of Improv but to up & coming indie music talents.
Most recently, IRTE performed at the Theatre for the New City’s Dream Up Festival, three seasons of the Del Close Marathon, Philadelphia Improv Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, NYC Improv Festival, two seasons of the Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival, Tampa Improv Festival, New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival, and Portland Improv Festival. They enjoyed a residency at Gotham City Improv, and were honored with the 2014 Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award for Outstanding Genre Performance by Unscripted New York. They were named one of the “Seven Must-See Shows” of the 2014 Boston Comedy Arts Festival.
Evie Aronson, William Berg, Melissa Cole, Nannette Deasy, Curt Dixon, Brianna Lee, and Jamie Maloney
Featuring Musical Guests:
Rew Starr - May 13
Craig Greenberg - May 14
Small Batch Mafia - May 20
Mr. David Jay - May 21
Please note that due to the improvisational nature of the shows, there may be some adult content. Shows are recommended for ages 13 and older with parental guidance.
“LIKE ME, LOVE ME, LOVE YOU!”
A PLAY ABOUT LIFE, LOVE, DISCOVERY & MISTAKES
A group of friends from the University of EMU discover the ups and downs of life through the experiences they face on a daily basis. Love blooms revealing healthy and unhealthy relationships. Friendships are defined by past history and personal turmoil.
Come and experience the characters individual stories of their perception of life and love, as they are thrown into the world of self-reflection, self-doubt, honesty and triumph.
“Like me, Love me, Love you” is a play that mimics the idea of a one man show, with a group on one accord!”
vIRTE Go-Go! at The Producers Club
NEW YORK, NY, IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, continues its third season of improvised shows with vIRTE Go-Go! Come see the group critics are calling "Completely unique" (Heather Boddy, THESPI-HONEST), "radical and theatrical fun!" (Imani Johnson, The High 5 Review), and "remarkable," (Lillian Rodriguez, Film Annex)!
The NYC-based ensemble of comedy performers returns with its own unique brand of original themed, character-driven improvisational shows performed in rep. June 14, IRTE opens its third show at The Producers Club, vIRTE Go-Go!, the grooviest booty shaking short form show ever! Come join IRTE as they shake, rattle and roll their way through audience suggestions in this short form improv party!
Set in 1972, vIRTE Go-Go!, directed by Curt Dixon (IRTE founding member, Gotham City Improv faculty and main stage co.), is a a live "short-form" improvised comedy show reminiscent of such classics as Laugh-In and the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
IRTE’s band of merry makers – led by artistic director Nannette Deasy – include Robert Baumgardner and Marcia Sofley. For Small Claims, they will be joined by guest performers Evie Aronson (TruTV, HBO Films, Frigid Fest NY), Bill Berg (Gotham City Improv alum, The Heath), Sam Katz (Artistic New Directions), and Michael Sause (Gotham City Improv main stage co., Two Man Tango). The group’s collective credits include off-Broadway theater, national tours and feature film.
Each show will include appearances by talented up and comers from the NY indie music scene. Past musical guests have included Craig Greenberg, Pablo (Bluesboy), Gift of Tongues, Lesley Kernochan, Carla Ulbrich, Charlotte Cornfield, Jason Soffer, Jessica Delfino, Matt Dallow, Mr. Big Head, Positive Feedback, Squirm and Germ, Summer & Eve and The Vigilante.
Tickets for all IRTE shows at the Producers Club are $10.00, and are available for purchase online at http://irteinfo.wix.com/irte#!online-store/cz8h/!/~/product/category=0&id=33991265 , or at The Producers Club Box Office (Day of Performance only), 358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. 20% Group discounts are available.
All media inquiries in reference to IRTE please contact Susanne Pinedo, Publicist, Tel: 786.556.7925 & email SusannePinedo@gmail.com.
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