Events

HERE: the (Improvised) Musical 7/26 8:00pm

HERE: the (Improvised) Musical 7/26 8:00pm
$16 online*/$20 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

HERE the Musical is a feat of improvisation – a two person, fully improvised musical play. In HERE the Musical, 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.

Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto began touring this show well before moving to Columbus to found The Nest Theatre. They have toured this show to 87 cities in 24 countries – and HERE has sold out over 150 shows in a row at The Nest! Bring your friends out to experience HERE for yourself around their worldwide touring.

Opening for HERE: Diversity Hire!

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:30pm. If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Troika Improv Contest 7/26 9:30pm

Troika Improv Contest 7/26 9:30pm
$14 online*/ $18 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+ only

Created by our friends in Philly, the Nest begins Troika CBus! Trios of randomly drawn Nesties (performers/students) face off in this fun competitive show! Three teams a night, one winning team advances to the finals.

Tonight’s teams are:

TEAM M – Matt S, Matt C, Ben S.
TEAM N – Candice O, Isaac N, Mike P
TEAM O – Rico G, Alex P, Sasha
hosts td & Rance

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location on Nest Mainstage (2643 N. High Street). The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:00pm. If it is after 6:00pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Musical Mash-Up 7/27 8:00pm

Musical Mash-Up 7/27 8:00pm
$14 online*/ $18 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

Musical Mash-Up takes a suggestion from the audience for each and every scene! Your suggestion inspires a scene that inevitably turns into an improvised song! Come out and get ready to shout them out!

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:45pm. If it is after 7pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Musical Improv Showcase 7/27 9:30pm

Musical Improv Showcase 7/27 9:30pm
Tickets $10*
Ages 16+

Our latest Musical Improv students take your suggestions and turn them instantly into songs!

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:30pm. If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Level 1 Class – Mondays

Welcome to the formal program of improvisational training! Whether you want to perform, be better at team work or presentation for your job, or just be more engaged with your friends and family, this is the place to start!

In this course, we’ll jump into the beautiful world of “Yes, And” and study beginning fundamentals like basic games and the advantages of collaborative group work. We’ll enjoy exercises, talk basic theory, dive into basic scenework, push through object & environment, and establish the importance of relationship and truth onstage – and have an incredible amount of fun, getting away with pretending as adults.

IMPORTANT: Attending the first class is mandatory. See our Refund Policy for details.

5-Weeks
Instructors: Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto
Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm
Jul 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans.

Level 3 Class – Tuesdays

Level 3 digs deep into scene work. The relationship between the characters on stage is the most important part of the scene. Get ready to focus on two-person scenes and explore multiple ways to lock into the heart of things.

IMPORTANT: Attending the first class is mandatory. See our Refund Policy for details.

5-Weeks
Pre-requisite: Level 2 at The Nest
Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
Jul 30, Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans.

Level 2 Class – Wednesdays

In Level 2, we will begin using the idea of group play. Whether it is via shortform games (playing with pattern, heightening, pouncing on the fun), longform openings (group work, exploration of one theme together), or scenes (game of the scene), we will understand the importance of utilizing our power together and play with rather than against. Character work, both by mirroring and complementing, is also pushed in this level.

IMPORTANT: Attending the first class is mandatory. See our Refund Policy for details.

5-Weeks
Pre-requisite: Level 1 at The Nest
Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
Jul 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans.

Character Clash 8/8 7:30pm

Character Clash 8/8
Doors & Drinks 7pm, Show at 7:30pm
$12
Ages 16+
in the Bluebird Studio

The Bluebird Studio is located inside The Nest Theatre. It is our more intimate experimental space. Seating is EXTREMELY limited, so don’t delay!

Tonight features Character Clash! The performers will be given characters to play based on suggestions from the audience and other parameters. Will they rise to the challenge?

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:00pm. If it is after 6:00pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

REPS – Yanni Clemmons

REPS with Guest Yanni Clemmons
Saturday 8/10 11am – 1pm
Cost: $15

Reps! is a chance for our currently enrolled Nest students and Core Curriculum graduates to get more scenework time with a performer from a house team leading the feedback. A Nest Check-In, Two Warmups, Two 20 minute Montages with feedback of each, Reps! is capped for only 14 people max each month so there is time for playtime then feedback.

Reps! is set for all of 2024, and Saturday’s guest is Yanni Clemmons (Commando, Holiday Town, Musical Improv Mash-Up, Diversity Hire).

You may only purchase tickets for yourself. Multiple ticket orders will be immediately refunded and made available again.

The Nest/CCF presents: Armando CBus with Alex Falcone! 8/16 730pm

Armando CBus Improv with Alex Falcone! 8/16
7pm doors / 730pm showcase
$18 online*/ $20 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

What is Armando? Armando is a Chicago style improv show where guests will tell off the cuff stories and monologues off of suggestions from the audience. A group of our improvisers will improvise short comedic scenes based on inspiration from the monologues. The Nest gets to run one each season, right in our home!

Always a fun time! Our “Armando” / guest of honor of the night will be the delightful comedian ALEX FALCONE!

Opening for Armando will be:
standup comics Angie Healey, Jesse Pimpinella (CBus)
improv set by Booze & The Boys (Cleveland)

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:00pm. If it is after 6:00pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!