2017 is here! It’s a brand new calendar year that Big Blue Door would like to share with you! We have new classes and new shows and some long-dreamed up projects coming down the pike! Winter classes are in session! Big Blue Door’s latest Improv I is filling up fast. It runs on Tuesday evenings starting January 24th and we’re extending our bargain holiday price of $155! This is Charlottesville’s only full-fledged longform improv comedy course. It’s taught by Big Blue Door co-founder Joel Jones. Longform improv is comedy that draws from your own experiences, observations, and peeves to create rich characters and situations. You’ll be amazed and delighted by all the stuff in your head!
This winter Big Blue Door offers its first-ever Telling True Stories II. It’s an advanced Telling True Stories seminar for graduates of our introductory course that will feature new styles, new exercises, more in-depth assignments, longer and shorter formats, and two class showcases! Participants will even be invited to work with our improvisers!
The Experience is Big Blue Door’s new storytelling and improv comedy show, featuring veterans Larry Goldstein, Nauder Namaky, Brian Weisbrod, Deborah Arenstein, and Finn Mehigan performing with invited storytellers and rotating members of Big Blue Doors’ company of performance ensembles. They’ll have two preview shows in January. Big Blue Door Improv Night on Thursday, January 19th at Cville Coffee, and then Saturday, January 28th at Front Porch.
Big Blue Door has a new regular performance venue. On the fourth Fridays between January and June we’ll be presenting shows at The Front Porch! On January 28th we’ll inaugurate the space with a preview version of The Experience. In February we’ll feature a special showcase by our winter harold teams and in March the Experience will return with it’s full show, featuring guest storytellers.
Team Harold is back for the winter with a Sunday group and our first-ever Thursday group rehearsing separately and performing together. Don’t miss our dueling ensembles presenting their own versions of the Harold, the original and most-popular longform style. Lineup coming soon!
Don’t forget Big Blue Door’s regular monthly show, Big Blue Door Improv Night at 7pm on the third Thursday of every month at Cville Coffee where for only $5 (or less!) audiences can enjoy some of Charlottesville’s best comedy in ever changing styles and lineups. January’s Improv Night will feature a preview show of The Experience. February and March will feature our popular Harold teams.
It might get cold in the world at large, but Big Blue Door is always here to warm your heart cockles. Here’s four dates to remember!
- January 19th. (Thursday) Big Blue Door Improv Night at Cville Coffee. Featuring preview performance of The Experience.
- January 22nd. (Sunday) Telling True Stories II begins. For graduates of Big Blue Door’s Telling True Stories course.
- January 24th. (Tuesday) Improv I starts. For everyone!
- January 28th. (Saturday) Big Blue Door at Front Porch. Featuring preview performance of The Experience.
We’ll have lineups, previews, news, and more here at bigbluedoor.org.
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