Improv-comedy shows, unlike criminal-court proceedings and open-heart surgeries, encourage people in the room to shout out suggestions. Explore the extemporaneous with this GrouponLive deal to see Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric Opera House on Friday, May 11, at 8 p.m. For $27, you get one ticket for reserved seating (a $54.80 value, including all fees). Choose from the following seating options:
- Dress circle
- Grand tier
Longtime Whose Line Is It Anyway? stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood have toted their quick-witted, improvised comedy around the country for years. Not bound by scripts, the duo takes suggestions from the audience and fluidly bounces off each other's screwball bits to craft hilarious scenes on the fly. As the evening rolls on, they draft game but uncoached audience members into the onstage action. Though audiences can expect daredevil games and easy patter between the two stage vets, the form of any given show won't unfold until the night of the performance—as the Herald-Review reported, they've "developed an aversion to ever performing the same joke or routine twice."
Built in 1894 as The Music Hall, the Lyric Opera House recently completed a $13 million restoration. Outside, the theater freshened its imposing Colonial brick façade; inside it retained its stellar acoustics while upgrading seating and modernizing the antiquated sandbag system for raising and lowering stage scenery, much to the chagrin of the area’s wily coyotes.
The Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
The Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric has a deep history that stretches back to the 1890s, when frequent polkas filled the air on summer evenings and the walls were decked out in beer-garden fashion. Throughout the following century, acts ranging from demonstrations of electric cooking to performances by Ella Fitzgerald and Robin Williams have inspired awe and given cause for recent restoration.