Operavised! are classically-trained singers/improvisers, performing long-form, fully-sung, improvised musicals in different styles, based on audience-suggestions, the whims of our accompanist, and each other's offers.
Why Operavised? "Opera" means different things to different people, but to us, it's musical-theater with the emphasis on the music. We avoid spoken dialog, instead using the traditional recitative/aria format, where the recit moves the story along and the catchy, melodic, arias highlight our characters' emotions. We learned this format by studying the classics: from Mozart to Puccini to Sondheim to Rent. We don't know which genre we'll sing until we're singing it, but once we start singing, we know we're at our best.
Our current cast features Rebecca Castelli, Michael Fleming, and Liz Garfinkle, along with guest singer/improvisers. Our special guest for 1/19 is Vanessa Speed and Derek Cochran! Vanessa is a member of the Un-Scripted Theater Company ensemble and a founding producer of the West Coast Musical Improv Festival. She loves all brave and truthful improv, especially when it involves singing."
You can see our shows with guests, Laura Hall (Whose Line Is it Anyway) and Lisa Rowland (BATS), on our Youtube channel, here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeVHpcPSs2vvyOv4Dn7aIHA We're excited to have Joshua "Raul" Brody as our accompanist for our All Out Comedy Shows!
Tickets: $15 Online/$20 At The Door