Sunday, July 29, 2018
Returning Favorite - Shrieking Harpies - Augsburg Studio
The Shrieking Harpies are a musical improv trio featuring Lizzie Gardner, Taj Ruler, Hannah Wydeven, and with Justin Nellis on the keys.
Mom and I saw The Shrieking Harpies last year at the Fringe.
Improv comedy is impressive enough to me.
To also improvise either on the keyboard or vocally to create songs out of thin air on the spot, that just seems magical.
As a part of that, also create coherent characters, plots and subplots, and keep all those balls in the air for 45 or 50 minutes.
Then somehow tie it all together in a satisfying and amusing way at the end.
An original, one-act musical that didn’t exist before showtime, and won’t ever exist again.
Five of those.
I’d sit through that again any old time.
Time to find a way to put them on the schedule.
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