Monday, October 12, 2009

Day 11 - License to Thrill



I love the Thrillionaires. For those of you who aren't aware of who the Thrillionaires are, first of all, welcome to 2009. We've missed you. The Thrillionaires are a group actors who perform improvised plays and musicals. In case you were cryogenically frozen before improvised was defined, it means "to make crap up on the spot" [Oxford English Dictionary] We perform every Saturday at 8pm at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo, UT

I performed this evening (Saturday). For the first half we did a paranormal play. I played a British fop who owned a library mansion. It was a blast. Second half was a Clue-type musical. In that one I was a blind man who had a seeing-eye crow named Poe. (I know, I know, it should have been a raven)

There is nothing quite like performing live improv. It's a special fleeting moment shared between the audience and the performer. [Cue the music] It is coming into creation right then and there, providing a tear for every laugh. And just like that, *poof*, it's gone. Only to live on in the minds of those who were present. Memories that will be forever cherished and remebered, bringing a chuckle. Improv is a gift.

Wow, the funniest part of all that is that it's true.

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6 comments:

Cassidy said...

I've been a fan of Comedy Sportz for a while but have yet to check out a Thrillionaires show. I plan on doing this the next time I am in town.

bequi said...

I miss doing Improv. :(

Lisa said...

The Thrillionaires are IN LOVE with you!!!

Anonymous said...

And you so tried to do?

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