April 9, 2006 - THEY are Featured in Broadway World 'MadTV's Keegan Michael Key Improvs in N. Miami Beach'
THEY improv was featured in Broadway World 'MadTV's Keegan Michael Key Improvs in N. Miami Beach'
April 7, 2006: MadTV's Keegan Michael Key Improvs in N. Miami Beach by Beau Higgins
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THEY improv joins MadTV's Keegan Michael Key in a special long form improv to benefit Hope For Vision in North Miami Beach.
Monday, April 24th at 7pm. North Miami Beach Theater of the Performing Arts at 17011 NE 19th Avenue. Funds raised will be used to raise awareness of retinal degenerative diseases and to help fight for prevention and a cure.
THEY improv will be joined by Keegan Michael Key on stage for a long form performance of the Harold, the improv form that was the brain child of improv guru Del Close and popularized by the Improv Olympic theater in Chicago. The piece features a variety of connected scenes, games and organic pieces that explore a single suggestion provided by the audience. This will be one of the few times this piece has been performed in South Florida.
"Keegan Michael Key is an excellent actor trained in the Chicago traditions," said THEY improv director and former Del Close student Todd Rice. "We've been developing these skills for some time and are honored that Keegan will work with us on continuing the Chicago tradition for local audiences."
The "Illegally Blind" event will feature a variety of top-notch entertainment including the Miami Heat Dancers, DJ Le Spam, The Green Room, and the Laughing Gas Improv Theatre Company.
The evening is designed to raise awareness and funds to fight blindness and features, among other things, the South Florida premier of descriptive audio services for theatrical productions.
"Our 'Comedy With a Cause' program continues to raise money for charities while changing the face of comedy in South Florida," said THEY Director Todd Rice. "Participating in Hope For Vision, Live! fits directly with what we're working on: Using entertainment to benefit the community. This evening will help change the way people see, figuratively and literally."
THEY improv continues to change the face of Comedy in South Florida by joining this show. THEY improv was selected at the ImprovMiami Prizes 2005 as the Best Short Form Troupe for Broward County.
Information and tickets are available on the Hope For Vision, Live! website www.hopeforvisionlive.com .
About THEY improv
THEY improv is Broward County's improv comedy troupe. Often performing for charities, THEY improv is changing the face of comedy in South Florida. THEY can be seen in various venues in the area. Their website at www.THEYimprov.com is regularly updated with information about upcoming events and shows.
About HOPE FOR VISION
Hope For Vision is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of retinal degenerative and other blinding diseases, to providing information and community tools to help those coping with vision loss, and to developing the tools required to support a grassroots movement to raise urgently needed funding for scientific research. More information can be found at www.hopeforvision.org or www.hopeforvisionlive.com for information about the show.
For more information as events approach, check They's website at www.THEYimprov.com.