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This article was published 4/7/2014 (670 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The appeal of this improvisational show is to witness a group of young ad-libbers whipping up, on the spot, a worthy 11 o’clock number, the show-stopping song that climaxes the most successful musical.
It’s a lot to expect and although the ambitious six-member Edmonton collective generally amused through much of its one-hour impromptu comedy, the songs were the weakest part. The five performers, backed by a versatile keyboardist, struggled with finding appropriate lyrics for a storyline based on an audience member who was a school principal playing on a baseball team called the No-Stars. There was a lot of repeating the same line as the makeup artists attempted to sing a fitting line that might earn a laugh. Musical master Stephen Sondheim probably couldn’t do it either.
The rest of the improv was entertaining, but not up to the standard set in a town full of exceptional off-the-cuff comedians.
— Kevin Prokosh