Hello loyal readers. I'd like to take a break from my usual spotty coverage of music and technology plus the occasional playlist to let you all know that next weekend, I will get not 1 but 2 opportunities to do one of my favorite things in the world: perform musical improv in front of an audience. And if you're going to be in New York City the weekend of May 20th, I'd love for you to come out and see me.
Friday May 20 @ 8:00 PM
Vox Pop Presents: An Evening of Musical Improv
My 2-person group Vox Pop will be hosting an evening of musical improv, with a ton of amazing guest groups from the Big Apple. Vox Pop performs an entirely sung show - every word you hear will be sung, every tune and lyric will be made up on the spot, and it will be entertaining as hell. My co-star Karen Lange lives in Washington, DC, and I live in New York City, so we don't get to perform together as often as we'd like, which makes this show a big deal. So come on out and see an event that's way more rare and entertaining than a triple rainbow or a super moon or any of that other crap.
Friday 5/20 8:00 PM
Theaterlab, Studio C
iMusical: The REUNION Show! (Part of the Queens Fringe Festival)
Washington DC's acclaimed iMusical is coming to New York to participate in the Queens Fringe Festival. iMusical has performed to standing ovations up and down the east coast, and was called "spot on" by the Washington Post. Despite these accolades, various cast members (including yours truly) have left the group over the years to pursue life in the Big Apple. Well, on Saturday May 21st you can see these all-stars back together on stage for the first time in years. This is bigger than [some awesome all-star sports game that I can't reference because I don't follow sports]!!! You don't get a chance to see this many musical improv heavy-hitters on stage at the same time very often, folks, so don't pass it up.
We are in a slot of groups which starts at 6:40 PM. We're expected to go on around 8:00 PM.
$15 for an all-day pass which also gets you $3 beers all day(!)
I hope you can make it out to one or both of those shows, I can pretty much guarantee [Editor's note: not a guarantee] that they are going to be awesome.