6th Street Improv & Theatresports, 6th Street Studio Theatre, Santa Rosa CA
6th Street Improv strikes a pose
Left to right: Michelle Jensen, Bridget Palmer, Diana, Gordon, Steve Page, Anita Barden, Craig Mason and Gary Grossman
Fun at Sixth Street Playhouse - IMPROV and Theatresports Events!
Laughter is the Best Medicine
Right here in our midst, a fine and funny tradition lives on. In the spirit of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Chicago’s Second City, San Francisco’s Committee and Los Angeles’ Groundlings, we have our very own - Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Improv Comedy troupe. They say comedy is not pretty. It’s harder to pull off than drama. If that’s the case, then the 6th Street Improv folks are a very talented lot indeed.
Improv has an impressive history that dates back to the 16th century, beginning with the Commedia Dell’Arte of Italy. The concept of Theatresports, which emerged in the 1970s, involves two or more Improv troupes competing for votes from judges to the endless amusement of the audience. Just like with Improv, the ideas and suggestions for Theatresports sketches are provided by that same audience. It’s a truly interactive entertainment experience.
The cast of 6th Street Improv comes in all shapes and sizes – something for everyone! They are fine singers, snappy dressers and inspiring dancers. Oh, and they’re funny too! On a recent Saturday night, a Theatresports event was held with visiting Marinprov troupe as the unsuspecting victims of our home team 6th Street Improv. Artistic Director Stephen Page served as the frisky Master of Ceremonies. Enthusiastic Producer Bridget Palmer, along with her zany crew of Larry Williams, Kim Williams, Gary Grossman, Craig Mason and Michelle Jensen, played on the home team to roars of laughter. A grand time was had by all.
Their next performance is a special Mother’s Day Show on May 8th at 8:00 PM. There’s another show on June 18th billed as a “Vacation Getaway”. With lightning-like reflexes and razor-sharp wit, these dedicated troupers are good for at least a laugh a minute. At just $14.00 general admission, that’s only about 16 cents per laugh…a real bargain, especially in these tough times. We hear they’re available for your next party…something to think about.
For tickets, call (707) 523-4185 ext. 1
Or visit www.6thStreetPlayhouse.com