At The Tweed Fair White Building as part of the Tweed Winter Carnival
February 19: 2:00 PM
February 19: 7:00 PM
Suitable for all ages, fun for the whole family!
“a troupe rich with skill and experience, sure to offer a good night out.”
-Mooney on Theatre
“By some strange sorcery, I think it would be highly entertaining to lovers AND haters of musical theatre alike”
“In tonight’s improvised musical, a priest may have lost his faith, but I didn’t: an extremely talented cast of comedians and musicians largely delivered on their promise on opening (and closing) night.”
-Mooney on Theatre
“The feat Songbuster accomplishes at every performance- creating an entirely new musical on the spot off an audience suggestion- is remarkable.”
-My Entertainment World
After recent smash hit runs at JUST FOR LAUGHS, TORONTO FRINGE, BIG CITY IMPROV FESTIVAL, and BAD DOG THEATRE, Tweed & Company Theatre is thrilled to be bringing SONGBUSTER: A FULLY IMPROVISED MUSICAL to the Tweed Winter Carnival!
6 musical theatre performers set out to create their own legendary musical. Will it turn into a Little Shop of Horrors? Will they Grease the audience? Will the sun come out tomorrow for this group? Your suggestions help drive the creation of a never-seen-before-and-never-seen-again musical! Fast paced, ridiculous and always entertaining, the cast is endlessly ambitious – creating an hour long musical from a series of suggestions provided by the audience. Not only do they create the music from thin air, but they also create a world full of engaging characters and captivating stories. With numerous musical credits to the casts’ name (Evil Dead! The Musical, Night of the Living Dead Live, Dee Schnider’s Twisted Christmas, Cannibal The Musical, Rent) and 40+ years of improv experience between them, the cast of Songbuster have a strong history of entertaining audiences with music and comedy. Don’t miss this wildly entertaining, always hilarious, and much sought after production in this one day only presentation in Tweed!
Tickets: $12.00 General Admission
CAST: Click on Headshot for full bio!
ALEXANDRA HURLEY Alexandra Hurley is a graduate of the Acting for Film and Television program at Humber College and of both the Second City Conservatory and Musical Conservatory. She is an accomplished beer drinker and has no other noteworthy skills or achievements.
ASHLEY COMEAU Ashley Comeau is an actor, improviser, and writer hailing from Toronto, Canada. Ashley is a Second City alumna who wrote and starred in three revues at The Second City Toronto which garnered her a Dora nomination and a Canadian Comedy Award nomination. She was named Best Female Improviser in Toronto from NOW Magazine’s “Best Of Awards 2015”. She has performed with the likes of Martin Short, Colin Mochrie and John Cleese. She performs all over the world with her comedy duo – The Lusty Mannequins, and in many shows like Theatresports and Cult Wayward. She writes and acts for TV and stage now, used to be a tour guide, and almost became a funeral director. Twitter: @ashleycomeau
CONNOR THOMPSON Connor Thompson is a Second City mainstage alumni and a Canadian Comedy Award winning actor and improviser from Toronto. He has taught and performed improv all over the world, with his duo Lusty Mannequins, and performs regularly at the Bad Dog Theatre, as a member of the cast of shows such as Theatresports, and The Board. In 2015 he co-created the sci-fi comedy radio-play Time Drones, available on iTunes. Once he sang with Paul Anka in a car commercial.
NUG NAHRGANG Nug Nahrgang has been seen in many commercials and films such as Men with Brooms, The Tuxedo, and Owning Mahowney. Nug has worked with Second City in the Canadian National Touring Company, corporate events, and on Norwegian Cruise Lines. Nug was featured in Evil Dead: The Musical, Night of the Living Dead Live, and most recently in a hit run of Cannibal! The Musical. Nug has won 3 Canadian Comedy Awards & produces the improvised comedy podcast Illusionoid (FREE on iTunes!) which was named as one of the Top 10 Live Comedy Shows in Toronto in 2012 by NOW Magazine. He also talks about wrestling on Sportsnets 360’s Aftermath. Twitter: @nugnahrgang
STEPHANIE MALEK Stephanie Malek is a producer, actor, singer, and all around nerd from Toronto, ON. Stephanie is the creator and producer of Songbuster – An Improvised Musical which she also performs with monthly at the Bad Dog Theatre Company. Stephanie can be seen regularly improvising at the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre and Comedy Bar as part of shows like D&D Live and Catch 23. Twitter: @stephanie_malek
TOM KING, MUSICAL DIRECTOR Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Toronto-based pianist Tom King is at home in a wide variety of styles and genres. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Music degree from the University of Western Ontario. Tom is a music director at the Second City Toronto where he also completed as an actor, the Second City Training Centre Improvisation Program and is a graduate of the Second City Long-Form Improvisation Conservatory.
TRICIA BLACK – Composer, Jesse Rashotte, Announcer, Fred Tricia Black, originally from the east coast, has been working with Tweed & Company Theatre since 2012, and has been Artistic Producer since 2014. She has starred, co-written and composed several productions for Tweed & Co including Aleck Bell the Musical, Stalkyard Hurts, I’ll Fly Away, The Times They Are A Changin’ and the recent smash hit Hastings! A Musical. Tricia studied sketch, improvisation and musical improvisation at The Second City Training Center in Toronto and Chicago, as well as iO Chicago. Tricia was a member of the inaugural Featured Players at Bad Dog Comedy Theatre. She was featured in several of Bad Dog’s headlining shows such as Past Dark, This Canadian Life and TripleSpeak. Tricia is a member of several Toronto based improv troupes including Kinsey Fail, Filthy, and Songbuster : An Improvised Musical which received rave reviews at both Toronto Fringe, and Next Stage Theatre Festival. Tricia is thrilled to have the opportunity to workshop Fight the Moonlight, this show has been a passion project for many years! Hope you enjoy the show, and remember to always Fight Your Moonlight! Check out her exciting new band @thehauntedlovers!
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