Come see T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) in their 2 year anniversary show!The hit Milwaukee improv show is celebrating TWO YEARS of musicals made on the spot! Call 414-272-8888 for reservations!
T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) returns this month with their hit show. Milwaukee’s only fully improvised musical brings you a musical that you will only see that night and never again! Based only on an audience suggestion for a title of a musical that has never been made before, 7 cast members, a live 4 piece band, and a light designer bring you a Broadway-style musical totally off the cuff.
Voted by Shepherd Express reader’s in the Top 3 Theatre Companies of Milwaukee in 2012 (along side The Rep and First Stage), T.I.M. is almost 2 years old and growing larger and larger each month. T.I.M. has developed a touring company that not only provides their live shows to live audiences both in Wisconsin and in other states, but also has taught workshops and classes for Universities.
Although T.I.M. is a completely improvised show, and will make you laugh every time you come and join in the experience, T.I.M. also goes outside of the improvised show norms and also brings drama, romance, darkness, and above all a story worth seeing!
We can’t believe it. Hedwig And The Angry Inch has sold out a full run of this production.
First of all— thank you to everyone who has come to see the show, and who has purchased tickets for this upcoming weekend.
And to those who weren’t able to get tickets— We’re so sorry! If only we could stack people on top of each other like legos…..
We are humbled by the response of the city of Milwaukee to this show. Thank you so much for supporting us. This was a dream show. AND we still have 2 to go!! Thank you thank you thank you!
As I type this on Tuesday Morning at 11am— we have 15 tickets left for each show this coming weekend.
15 per show.
And with the Shepherd review and word of mouth— this show has taken off! It’s humbling and amazing for us to see a thing we’ve loved turn into something the audiences of Milwaukee get excited about.
The reviews are in!
Hi Smithereen Fans, Mary Here.
This past weekend, we opened Hedwig and The Angry Inch to two packed houses. (over packed on Saturday, actually!)
We were so lucky to perform this amazing show for two enthusiastic and engaged crowds, and it feels like a dream. This show was always a dream of mine, and when the cards laid themselves on the table and I realized i’d be in production for another show during the rehearsal process, I was more than a little sad to miss it. But, determined and working with an amazing Partner, Jacob, I knew this show was going to be amazing.
Jacob has done an amazing job. This cast and band and crew have done an amazing job. The show is incredible. I was lucky enough to sneak into a couple rehearsals during the process, and jump into the fray during tech week. I was continually beaming with pride in what this production has accomplished.
And the reviews are starting to roll in.
And the reviews that make me beam are the fan reviews people took the time to write on our facebook and event page. People loved the show enough to let us know, and that makes me so happy.
“Saturdays Performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Carte Blanche Studios was PHEN- NOM- MEN- AL!!”
“Jordan was so awesome last night, I had to go buy Gummi Bears after the show.”
“The movie is one of my favorites but I hesitated to see the show because I thought I would be disappointed. I went last night and have to say it was jaw-dropping incredible. I couldn’t believe how powerful Jordan’s performance was and the cast was great. My friends loved it! I think I can actually say it was more powerful and fun to see this show live! Thank you for all your hard work and the affordable tickets!”
“Saw it tonight! Amazing! Probably going next week too!!!”
“Awesome show! I had a fantastic time. Go see it!”
We have two shows left. This Friday and Saturday night at 7:30pm. Carte Blanche Studios.
Please buy tickets here. WE WILL SELL OUT. I cannot stress enough— please pre-buy tickets as soon as possible.
And thank you all so much for this experience. It is amazing.
T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical)
When: Tomorrow (Feb.21st)
Where: ComedySportz Milwaukee (420 s. 1st st.)
Full bar and kitchen is available.
What is it?
*Ranked in “Milwaukee’s Top 3 Theater Companies” by Shepherd Express readers!*
With recent sold out audiences, T.I.M. returns to the stage this month to bring you another musical that has never, and will never be seen again! Come see some of Milwaukee’s best improvisers create a whirlwind story in song and dance right before your eyes, based solely on the audience’s suggestions! Plus, the show is accompanied by a 4-piece band that improvises songs you’ve never heard before!
Smithereen Productions would like to announce its first full-scale production,
A play set to premiere at The Underground Collaborative in April 2013!
February 12th, 2012 – Spike Heels is a two act play about Andrew, struggling writer and college professor, who takes in working-class Georgie as his “student” of the proper ways of modern middle-class society while simultaneously falling in love with her. Andrew’s friend Edward, a hot-shot lawyer who took Georgie on as a secretary as a favor to Andrew, falls for her as well but in a more…aggressively sexual way, ensnaring himself and Georgie in an incident of harassment and power play in the workplace. This untraditional love triangle makes room for a fourth with the entrance of Lydia, Edward’s ex and Andrew’s fiancée, and thus Georgie’s…foe…or maybe her ally? Lines are blurred in this intense dark comedy full of fast-paced dialogue rife with “stinging one liners” (N.Y. Daily News) and “tart wit” (Time). In the playwright’s words, this is a retelling of “the Pygmalion story with contemporary, comic and sinister spin,” exploring the complicated confusion of modern-day relationships and challenging the American sexual status-quo.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Spike Heels is written by Theresa Rebeck, an accomplished playwright, television writer, screenwriter, and producer, whose works have been produced all over the United States and abroad. Her play Dead Accounts is currently running on Broadway featuring the talents of Katie Holmes, Norbert Leo Butz, and Judy Greer to name a few, and garnering high accolades from all critical corners. Her play Seminar, for which she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, has featured both the talents of Jeff Goldblum and Alan Rickman as lead. Locally, her play Mauritius was produced by Milwaukee Chamber Theatre as part of its 2010-2011 season. Her television credits include writing for L.A. Law, Third Watch, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and NYPD Blue, as well as notoriety as creator and executive producer of NBC’s musical drama Smash. While her
accomplishments span a multitude of creative genres and mediums, as she says in her Introduction to the Complete Plays 1989-1998 by Theresa Rebeck, “…There are many ways to categorize me, and my work. But for myself, I would most like to be considered a playwright.”
April 18, 19, 20
22*, 25*, 26, 27
All performances 7:30pm @ The Underground Collaborative
* a Pay What You Can performance.
"Stinging one liners." N.Y. Daily News.
“Places a superior wryly pleasing …fashionable feminist spin on sexual shenanigans. Neatly written with smart funny lines.” - N.Y. Post.
"Full of tart wit, feminist insight and quirky detours of plot." Time.
GEORGIE- Born on the “wrong” side of the tracks, she is the only one from her family to move to the city and acquire a job with which to support herself and separate herself from her roots. She is finding quickly that maybe the American Dream is not all it’s cut out to be, and sometimes being polite still only has as much pull as being seductive. Sassy and witty, hot-tempered and on a short fuse, she is also sincerely trying to
educate herself and become a more well-read, well-rounded person, at the risk of becoming a successful member of white-collar society, and working for and dealing with the “guys in suits.”
ANDREW- Sensitive, sweet, cautious, a thinker. Professor of political philosophy, a reader, a heartfelt elitist of sorts. He loves and respects women and sees them (he likes to believe) as the people they are, not the objects they are so often told they are. A misguided altruist at heart, and engaged to be married to Lydia, he struggles with his desire of sensual, hot-tempered Georgie.
EDWARD- Hot-shot criminal defense lawyer. Self-important, reactionary, and overtly aware of his own intelligence and success, but ultimately still human. Deeply flawed, but human. Enjoys provoking others for the sake of reaction, and argues—aggressively— until he wins like any good lawyer should.
LYDIA- Andrew’s fiancee, and thus The Scorned Woman to Georgie’s “other woman.” While we hear nothing but insults about her appearance and her character throughout Act I, Act II reveals a betrayed woman with a hardened exterior, but who underneath it all is kind-hearted and discovers the alliance with fellow women to outweigh the sexual alliance with men.
For more information on this production please call or email Mary Baird at the above listed contact.