"Broadway’s Next Hit Musical," an improvisational spoof of awards shows, will run at the University of North Texas as part of the Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series.
When: 7 p.m. April 3 (Wednesday)
Where: University Union Lyceum, 1155 Union Circle, Denton
Cost: Tickets are free for UNT students and cost $5 for a student guest ticket (limit one); $5 for UNT staff, faculty and alumni; and $10 for the general public. They can be purchased at UNTuniontickets.com.
Guests who attend the next Fine Arts Series event can help write the show.
“Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” is an improvisational comedy that gives the audience an opportunity to participate. Before the show, guests make suggestions for song titles. The first half of the show is a parody of award shows, in which the song titles become the four nominees for one of the “awards.” The cast makes up the lyrics, music and choreography for the songs. The audience votes for its favorite song and the winner is then incorporated into a “musical” in the second half of the show.
Billed as “Whose Line Is It Anyway?" meets the Tony Awards, “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” has been featured in the Tribeca Film Festival and New York Musical Theater Festival. Some of the songs that have been made up and performed include “Eat the Food,” “Cows Are Happier in Wisconsin,” “Pizza Rolls for My Love” and “I Fell For a Toad.”