May with Big Blue Door is like a giant pole of swirling, colorful fun! We’ve got four shows, two new classes, and two special projects!
Our first show of the month is our Triple Improv Matinee on Saturday, May 6th at 5pm. featuring Big Blue Door’s spring improv ensembles Lemon Cello and Colorblind Astronauts and plus a special mystery act! It’s 90 minutes of longform improv comedy in Big Blue Door’s newly reconditioned studio, and all for only $5 cash.
The following Saturday—May 13th–is Big Blue Door’s Double Class Showcase, with the graduates of our latest level two course performing awesome longform improv comedy at 3pm, and the graduates of our latest Telling True Stories course sharing a wonderful collection of true personal stories starting at 4pm! Both shows are free!
The third Thursday of every month is Big Blue Door Improv Night at Cville Coffee and May’s Improv Night on Thursday, May 18th features a double show by spring ensembles Lemon Cello & Colorblind Astronauts!
Big Blue Door has a regular story show coming back this summer! Graduates of our Telling True Stories courses will be meeting regularly to share stories and put together a slate for monthly summer shows! Are you a veteran of our storytelling program who’d like to join? Follow the link!
Speaking of programs and courses, Big Blue Door’s summer classes go online for registration this month! We already have an Improv I ready to sign up! What better way to start your summer than with our fabulous, funny, and fascinating introduction to the art of longform improv comedy? Get more information here!
Big Blue Door’s TrueVille Police Stories is the first chapter of our oral history project. Project facilitator Melissa Wender has conducted interviews with twenty Charlottesville and Albemarle law enforcement personnel, and now we’ll be raising money to transcribe the interviews and turn excerpts of the interviews into a world-premiere play! Updates soon!
We came into the month with a show and we’ll be ending the month with another show, our penultimate show at The Front Porch, featuring spring ensembles Lemon Cello and Colorblind Astronauts! On the fourth Saturday of every month from January to June Big Blue Door has been presenting one-of-a-kind shows at The Front Porch, Charlottesville’s roots music skill on Water Street downtown. Lemon Cello and Colorblind Astronauts present two harolds, the original and most popular ‘long form’ of improv comedy!