Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fringe 2017 - Top 20 - #12 - Songs of MN Summer

An improvised musical of fun and friendship. Join them for a magical musical journey through the lives of lovable characters who get into all sorts of mischief. Created on the spot every time!

I think the name “Shrieking Harpies” is a bit unfortunate, though I’m sure it’s meant in jest.  If you’ve never seen a musical completely improvised on the spot, you really need to.  It’s amazing.  I have a hard enough time comprehending how non-musical improvisers do their thing.  Throw in the additional degree of difficulty of creating and singing melody in real time in front of a live audience (extra nod to a piano player who can play along while this happens), and my mind is blown.  The three women involved here are regulars at HUGE theater so they know their stuff.  Every performance, a totally new musical.  Put this on your schedule if you’re looking for something different than your usual Fringe musical.

(Random shout-outs: the female-centered stories of Gravitational Collapse, and Broad Sex in the Twin Cities, and the improv noir Hot Air, which almost made the cut.)

And here's some handy links to the full list of pre-Fringe top 10, and 11-20, returning favorites, and all the random shout outs in these Top 10/Top 20 posts - links all gathered in a single list to take you to fuller posts and Fringe pages.  Enjoy!

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