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Dad's Garage Comedy Improv 2004-2005

a Comedy Improv Show
CATEGORY : COMEDY IMPROV
by Dad's Garage Players

COMPANY : Dad's Garage Theatre Company [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Dad's Garage Theater [WEBSITE]
ID# 1032

SHOWING : August 31, 2004 - August 30, 2005

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

TheatreSports
Two teams compete in a series of improvised scenes. Cheer your favorites, boo the judges, and laugh until it hurts.
Saturdays at 10:30 pm

IMPROV Revolution
The future of Yesterday’s improv tomorrows - today! Every month, we create a new improv format. Look for fresh ideas, new faces, and envelope-pushing in the extreme.
Thursdays at 10:30 pm

Improv Night School
Take Control of Your Comedy Future - join atlanta’s up-and-coming improvisers at Night School!
May 6 - Sept. 26, 2005
Fridays at 8pm

Ask Dr. Frapples : IMPROV PSYCHOLOGY
Your personal problems become our comedy as Dr. Bob and his grad students heal audiences through the science of improv psychology.
Sept. 10 2004 - Feb. 4, 2005
Fridays at 10:30 PM
May 7 - Aug. 26, 2005
Saturdays at 8PM

B.R.A.W.L.
created by Travis Sharp & Scott Warren
Just like Professional wrestling, only fake. If you thought this improvised wrestling show’s first season was unbelievable, wait until you see season two.
May 6 - june 24, 2005
Fridays at 10:30 PM

Long Johns
Chicago style long form improv meets Dad’s. One suggestion fuels an entire show of intertwined scenes.
Nov. 5 - Dec. 17, 2004
Fridays at midnight

Saturday Morning Pajama Jam
Created by Rene Dellefont
Get ready for a late night of Saturday morning kids shows for adults: an improvised cartoon - And much More!
Feb. 25 - March 25, 2005
MIDNIGHT

2nd Annual Atlanta Improv Festival
This festival promises a roster of the most diverse comedy groups in the country. Come see local acts rubbing elbows with the nation’s elite as we continue to make Atlanta a prime destination for Improv comedy.
May 25 - 28, 2005

TheatreSports World Domination Tournament
The world’s best teams converge on Atlanta for the heaviest Comedy improv throw-down in the Western hemisphere. In this battle of giants, only one team Will raise the coveted trophy in absolute victory.
Sept. 1 - 4, 2004


CAST & CREW LIST
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REVIEWS

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Hmm..
by GaTchFan4
Friday, June 17, 2005
3.0
Some talented folks at this theater, definitely worth checking out. Felt like the performers were kind of bored at times- like they needed a change or scenery, or routine, somethin--. But definitely real improv talent here. Worth a night out. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
Improvathon 2005 - 25 1/2 Scandalous hours
by tadsmooth
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
5.0
Every year the brilliant and daring ensemble of Dad's Garage comes together for the theatre's annual fundraiser, Improvathon. Starting at 10:30 pm on Friday and ending on Saturday at Midnight, Dad's hosts round the clock shows. The usual format of a different show every 2 hours was scuttled in favor of a 25 1/2 marathon of the long form favorite Scandal! This time the location for the mini soap opera was a tropical island known as the Scandals resort.

Basically this was a tropical place found by the Colonel (George Faughnan) as an oasis from the outside world and one free of technology. The one original native of the land Clik Clak (Lucky Yates) is there to make sure the White Man does not destroy his home any futher. Clik Clak is a simple native who is fond of clubbing people and speaking to his Tiki God Francis. The colonel also lives there with his daughter Sheraton (Amber Nash), whom he intends to take over one day. Other regular characters include the famed singer Richard Buffet better know as Banana Dick ( Z Gillespie). He owns the local watering hole, featuring the tasty local drink the Dickery Do.

The other main characters we meet are Stascha Beardovich (Travis Sharp), a strange Eastern European man with healing hands. He serves as the islands rather erect masseuse. Let's just say he has a way with people. Another regular, The Scientist (Chris Blair) comes and goes throughout the series and searches for various cures and secrets. And then there's Terry Scarpelli (Tim Stoltenberg) also known as Fudgy. He is the get-it-done man for the island.

Along the way of about 11 episodes, we meet a varied cast of revolving characters (The Senator Jerkins (Dan Triandiflou) was particularly amusing.These people come and go, have drinks at Banana Dick's,have sex, die, or just plain disappear. Mix in unicorns, soon-to-be-erupting volcanoes, Dino Monkeys, and Lava Sprites and you have a rather unique show.
The island experiences severe disruption as technology, once banned and demonized by the Colonel, makes its return. Ultimately, good trimuphs over evil and many of the main characters survive.

Watching every single episode over the course of 24 hours was mind numbing and hilarious. The crowds for the 4:40 and 6:30 am shows consisted of about 4 volunteers and the performers. Yet throughout the entire 25 1/2 hours of Improvathon, and the final show Theatre Sports, the Ensemble hung in there and gave their all for every performance.

Dad's Garage mostly does short form improv shows on the weekends, they also do a few long form or episodic versions with established characters throughout the year. Character development is very good during these shows. It will be interesting to see how the current of Scandal now playing will conclude during its final show this Friday.

For some really interesting twists on improv and modern sports, check out the improvised wrestling show B.R.A.W.L. premiering on May 6th. It's something you don't want to miss! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
Shame?
by tha_monsta
Thursday, February 24, 2005
5.0
Oh crap! What did I do?

Um..this is funny show! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]

by T#
Wednesday, December 1, 2004
5.0
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Shame! by TheaterReview
For shame, Travis Sharp. For shame!


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