Company: Outside Joke, Winnipeg, MB
Venue: 21 - Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre
This formidably talented troupe hits all the right notes, and keeps the audience laughing out loud for the full hour.
The only thing more fun than
quick-witted and high energy improv is a raucously improvised show with an
on-the-fly musical theatre score.This formidably talented troupe hits all the
right notes, and keeps the audience laughing out loud for the full hour.
The performers are already
dancing when the audience walks in, and we're swept into their infectious
exuberance, clapping and cheering even before the show actually begins. Each of
these actors bring a fast and furious intelligence, polished comedic timing and
delivery, and a willingness to commit fully to any and all outrageous and
convoluted situations and characters that arise. Add in a vigorous and skillful
physicality and a quickness with rhyme, and this group can handle - and harmonize
The experience and skill of these
performers, individually and together, distinguishes this group from other improv
shows. They're working hard but they make it look like play - and that lets us
relax and play too.
Always one step ahead of the audience, they challenge each
other to keep up; just as a plot or character seems about to fall apart,
someone steps in to shift, rescue, or redirect the momentum, and somehow by the
end of the show everything is remembered, resolved - and belted out in song.