The Funatics! have performed in Santa Cruz since 2002. Expect the unexpected. Moving rapidly between fast-action, short-form games and multi-scene, long-form vignettes, the shows are humorous and the audience will be engaged throughout the whole ride. The troupe strives for innovation and developing new ways of relating to the audience.
Originally inspired by the gritty passions of the early pulp magazines, True Fiction Magazine continues to push the boundaries of genre-based storytelling. The troupe has performed its unique style of long-form improvisation for decades, throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, across the U.S. and at international improvisation festivals.
BLONDE is the brainchild of Mo Kremer and Daniel Hughes, former members of ScripTease Improv & Sketch Comedy. After nine years of working together and 30 years of combined improv experience, this dynamic power duo aims to deliver edgy, comedic improv in a two-person, long-form format.
Voted best improv troupe by the Santa Cruz Good Times newspaper, Loose Cannon Theater is comedy improvisation rich with characters, stories and spontaneously composed songs. Their quick-edit Armando format begins with a one-word suggestion from the audience. The result is an often irreverent, always wildly entertaining, original full-length play.
Um…Gee…Um has been entertaining and spreading the joy of improv with their special brand of playful, participatory theater for more than 23 years. Every show is created on the spot, with nothing planned or scripted in advance. Unfolding stories, Shakespeare and one-act musicals are some of this inventive troupe’s specialties.
This award-winning Santa Cruz troupe presents a 75- to 90-minute, fully improvised play based on audience suggestions. Six Wheel Drive is long form improv at its ﬁnest. Using a unique archetypal style, we explore the hero’s journey via a fully developed plot line with rich characters and relationships, action and excitement.
Not comedy about sports, but comedy as a sport! ComedySportz is the award-winning, interactive comedy show where two teams of “act-letes ” compete for audience laughs and points while improvising scenes, games, operas and musicals based on audience suggestions. A referee governs the action, calling fouls and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace.
Award-winning improv and sketch-comedy troupe You Had To Be There brings witty, fast-paced, satirical improv and a touch of salmonella wherever it goes! Whee! How do we do it, you ask? Why, through a varied mix of games and long-form sketches based on audience suggestions and participation! Also, raw eggs.
All shows are at the Broadway Playhouse
526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA 95060