Events

Musical Improv Immersion Camp (MIC) 8/15-8/18

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Nest will be holding a Musical Improv-immersion camp (MIC!) –

Dates: Thurs Aug 15 eve at 8pm (orientation, arrival, and group bonding) thru Sunday Aug 18 at The Nest Theatre

Cost: ($285) is inclusive of
*10am-3pm classes each day
*all lunches provided
*passes to ALL shows included
*$40 off new airbnb bookings for out-of-towners
*Nest SWAG fun & camp show
*class capped for maximum work
*class showcase 2pm sunday on our mainstage

During the weekend, amongst other shows, our musical ensemble will do one of their forms (Mixtape) and HERE the Musical (touring now & headlining in 20+ countries/60+ cities) will perform on the mainstage. You will be taught by Tara & Rance of HERE, along with the musical direction of our MD David Schmoll (Boom Chicago Amsterdam, The Nest Theatre). …Then, YOU will have a show!

This is open to all musical improv abilities, especially novice and intermediate practice.

This city rules and the love, support, and training does too.

Sign up now and include your best email address for upcoming information and questions!

Musical Improv Immersion Camp (MIC) 8/8-8/11

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Nest will be holding a Musical Improv-immersion camp (MIC!) –

Dates: Thurs Aug 8 eve at 8pm (orientation, arrival, and group bonding) thru Sunday Aug 11 at The Nest Theatre

Cost: ($285) is inclusive of
*10am-3pm classes each day
*all lunches provided
*passes to ALL shows included
*$40 off new airbnb bookings for out-of-towners
*Nest SWAG fun & camp show
*class capped for maximum work
*class showcase 2pm sunday on our mainstage

During the weekend, amongst other shows, our musical ensemble will do one of their forms (Mixtape) and HERE the Musical (touring now & headlining in 20+ countries/60+ cities) will perform on the mainstage. You will be taught by Tara & Rance of HERE, along with the musical direction of our MD David Schmoll (Boom Chicago Amsterdam, The Nest Theatre). …Then, YOU will have a show!

This is open to all musical improv abilities, especially novice and intermediate practice.

This city rules and the love, support, and training does too.

Sign up now and include your best email address for upcoming information and questions!

ComedySportz 6/29 8:00pm

June 29th 8:00pm $10 online*/ $12 at the door if not sold out

ComedySportz is arguably the most famous shortform comedy show in the world. The ComedySportz match features two teams of improvisational performers (players) competing in various improv games and performing scenes, with audience members judging the results and awarding points. In every match, a CSz referee monitors the action, awarding points and administering fouls as necessary. The flavor is somewhat like the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, though ComedySportz precedes that show’s debut by over 4 years. CSz is a high-energy hilarious experience, and appropriate for all audiences – all ages, all welcome.

*Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. It will say “SOLD OUT” below until 6:30pm if there are no more tickets. If it is after 6:30pm Check our Facebook page to see if the show is fully sold out.

Trio Lounge Singers 6/28 8:00pm

Trio Lounge Singers 6/28 8:00pm
$10 online*/$12 at the door if not sold out

*ORIGINAL SHOW!* Three lounge singers from the Melody Ranch Motel bring the lounge act to the Nest – where the songs are about the people they meet in the crowd. They bring their “talents” (along with their baggage as a trio) to us for a night of improvised music and comedy. Get ready for for this Trio Lounge Singers 6/28 show!

Starring DeFrancisco, Price, and Rizzutto with Musical Direction by David Schmoll – all in character, all night.

Opening for Trio will be Glenn!

*Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. It will say “SOLD OUT” below until 6:30pm if there are no more tickets. If it is after 6:30pm Check our Facebook page to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Improv4Kids Summer Camp: Age 14-18

Improv4kids Summer Camp

Ages 14-18

June 24-28 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm (9:45am drop off; Lunch 12:30-1)
Orientation Monday morning, June 24th (10am – 15 minutes with one guardian present)
Show Friday at 2:30pm

$300

Do you know a funny kid just itching to get on stage? Loves playing? Creative thinker? Lots of energy? Smart, thoughtful, kind? Do you want that child to thrive by learning collaboration and feeling joy by co-creating with others? Improvisation is the way! Welcome to The Nest Theatre’s Summer Camp, a one-week experience for kids 14-18 to try improv and play their hearts out. These same skills will be used in the ComedySportz High School League, running during the school year.

All kinds of people do improvisation; The benefits are multiple in the regular world – both for the extroverts that are seeking focus and sharpness, and the witty introverts that just need a little encouragement towards confident behavior. At the Nest, we truly believe if all teenagers had an improv class in formative years, the world would be a better place.

Come play with us and see for yourself the change and joy this artform can bring!

The week includes:

  • Playing classic theatre games (designed for children and now used as a performance tool) each day!
  • Joining others their age in the Columbus area interested in comedy and theatre at the ONLY dedicated space for improvisation and education!
  • Meeting professional performers on Day One who tour globally doing improvisation for a living!
  • Learning ComedySportz shortform improvisational games, taught by the counselor!
  • Showcasing the fun on their own show Friday at 2:30pm on our stage, for family and friends!
  • Getting 2 special tickets to our ComedySportz mainstage show Saturday 6/22 8pm for them and a guardian or friend, inclusive!
    (IMPORTANT! This show is before the camp so they will have a better understanding of the style they’ll be learning.)
  • Their own Nest SWAG!

 

Improv4Kids Summer Camp: Age 11-13

Improv4kids Summer Camp

Ages 11-13

June 24-28 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm (9:45am drop off; Lunch 12:30-1)
Orientation Monday morning, June 24th (10am – 15 minutes with one guardian present)
Show Friday at 2:30pm

$300

Do you know a funny kid just itching to get on stage? Loves playing? Creative thinker? Lots of energy? Smart, thoughtful, kind? Do you want that child to thrive by learning collaboration and feeling joy by co-creating with others? Improvisation is the way! Welcome to The Nest Theatre’s Summer Camp, a one-week experience for kids 11-13 to try improv and play their hearts out.

All kinds of people do improvisation; The benefits are multiple in the regular world – both for the extroverts that are seeking focus and sharpness, and the witty introverts that just need a little encouragement towards confident behavior. At the Nest, we truly believe if all teenagers had an improv class in formative years, the world would be a better place.

Come play with us and see for yourself the change and joy this artform can bring!

The week includes:

  • Playing classic theatre games (designed for children and now used as a performance tool) each day!
  • Joining others their age in the Columbus area interested in comedy and theatre at the ONLY dedicated space for improvisation and education!
  • Meeting professional performers on Day One who tour globally doing improvisation for a living!
  • Showcasing the fun on their own show Friday at 2:30pm on our stage, for family and friends!
  • Getting 2 special tickets to our ComedySportz mainstage show Saturday 6/29 8pm for them and a guardian or friend, inclusive!
  • Their own Nest SWAG!

 

ComedySportz 6/22 8:00pm

June 22nd 8:00pm $10 online*/ $12 at the door if not sold out

ComedySportz is arguably the most famous shortform comedy show in the world. The ComedySportz match features two teams of improvisational performers (players) competing in various improv games and performing scenes, with audience members judging the results and awarding points. In every match, a CSz referee monitors the action, awarding points and administering fouls as necessary. The flavor is somewhat like the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, though ComedySportz precedes that show’s debut by over 4 years. CSz is a high-energy hilarious experience, and appropriate for all audiences – all ages, all welcome.

*Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. It will say “SOLD OUT” below until 6:30pm if there are no more tickets. If it is after 6:30pm Check our Facebook page to see if the show is fully sold out.

Anonymous 6/21 8:00pm

Anonymous 6/21 9:30pm
$10 online*/$12 at the door if not sold out

Your secrets…our show! The Anonymous 6/21 show takes true, pre-written, anonymous personal stories submitted from our cast & guests, then those stories lead to conversation and comedic improvisation done by the cast. Randomly drawn from the big board, the cast has seen none of the stories prior to the conversations or improvisation – unless it’s (dramatic pause)… their own.

For improv connoisseurs, it’s a slice of hit shows Storyteller/Living Room, part ComedySportz Blind Date, and part “Mortified”; For those just looking for a great time – This show promises something for everyone.

Cast: Carolyn Pierre-Louis, Michael Tonovitz, Jonathan DeMuth, Tara DeFrancisco, Robin Starr, Rance Rizzutto, John Kuhn, Ella Palardi

Opening for Anonymous will be the Friday Night Ensemble!

*Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. It will say “SOLD OUT” below until 6:30pm if there are no more tickets. If it is after 6:30pm Check our Facebook page to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Fine and Dandy and TNE 6/20 7:00pm

Fine and Dandy and TNE 6/20 7:00pm
$6 online*/ $8 at the door if not sold out

Thursday night! Come watch some improv and grab a drink at the Fine and Dandy and TNE 6/20 show! John Kuhn and Bryan Murphy are Fine and Dandy! You’ve GOT to check out this duo!

Opening will be The Nest Theatre’s Thursday Night Ensemble!

*Online sales end at 5:30pm day of show. It will say “SOLD OUT” below until 5:30pm if there are no more tickets. If it is after 5:30pm Check our Facebook page to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

HERE the Musical 6/15 8:00pm

Here the Musical 6/15 8:00pm
Tickets $12

HERE the Musical is a feat of improvisation – a two person, fully improvised musical play. In the HERE the Musical 6/15 show, the players get one suggestion to inspire theme through an opening number, create characters and storylines inspired by the theme, and effortlessly weave the strings together to discover one piece. Not one ounce of music has been pre-conceived before the show begins. Music improvised by David Schmoll!

Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto began touring this show well before moving to Columbus to start The Nest Theatre. They have toured this show to 60+ cities in 22+ countries! Bring your friends out to experience HERE for yourself.

Opening for HERE will be FCC!

*Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. It will say “SOLD OUT” below until 6:30pm if there are no more tickets. If it is after 6:30pm Check our Facebook page to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!