Events

Player’s Nightmare 3/30 8:00pm

March 30th 8:00pm $10 online*/$12 at the door

The Nest is proud to produce a beautiful feat with collaboration from the talented actors in the city of Columbus, for one night only.

The Actors (Actors Theatre, MadLab) will prepare a scene from any script they like ahead of time, but the Improvisers (Nest CBus, touring company) won’t know what the script or scene is. Two will be matched up at random and perform together onstage – one with a strict piece, one without, but in the same scene. Beauty, art, and comedy ensue.

Produced exclusively in CBus at The Nest, all to promote many kinds of art and cross-pollination of talents. You are Cordially Invited: Come see the feat, one night only.

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.

Musical Improv MIXTAPE and FNE 3/29 9:30pm

March 29th 8:00pm $10 online*/ $12 at the door

The Musical Improv ensemble mixes longform improv with musical magic. All of the singing is improvised, and all of the music is improvised on keys by David Schmoll! Every scene is the suggestion for the next, creating an improvisational Mixtape in an inspirational chain-reaction.

Opening for Mixtape will be Friday Night Ensemble!

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.

HERE the Musical 3/23 8:00pm

March 23rd 8pm $10 online*/ $12 at the door

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

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.

Fine and Dandy and TNE 3/21 8:00pm

March 21st 8:00pm $6 online*/ $8 at the door

Thursday night! Come watch some improv and grab a drink!

John Kuhn and Bryan Murphy are Fine and Dandy! You’ve GOT to check this duo out!

Opening for Fine and Dandy will be The Nest Theatre’s Thursday Night Ensemble!

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.

Musical Improv MIXTAPE and FNE 3/15 9:30pm

March 15th 8:00pm $10 online*/ $12 at the door

The Musical Improv ensemble mixes longform improv with musical magic. All of the singing is improvised, and all of the music is improvised on keys by David Schmoll! Every scene is the suggestion for the next, creating an improvisational Mixtape in an inspirational chain-reaction.

Opening for Mixtape will be Friday Night Ensemble!

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.

Storyteller 3/15 8:00pm

March 15th 8:00pm $8 online*/ $10 at the door

Storyteller is a fun-filled show where your suggestions inspire TRUE stories from the cast. The improvisers then do scenes inspired by the stories! Always fun!

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.

DeMuth & Teeters and ROT 3/8 9:30pm

March 8th 9:30pm $10 online*/ $12 at the door

Joe Teeters and Jonathan DeMuth are DeMuth and Teeters! This veteran improv duo, and recent Improv Wars Champion, takes your suggestion as a launch pad for a journey through comedy, drama, and the absurd.

Opening for DeMuth & Teeters will be ROT! ROT brings energy and a playful dynamic to every show, taking you on an absurd adventure. After SWEEPING in the competitive improv show CAGEMATCH, ROT has been a mainstay at The Nest!

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.

Storyteller 3/8 8:00pm

March 8th 8:00pm $8 online*/ $10 at the door

Storyteller is a fun-filled show where your suggestions inspire TRUE stories from the cast. The improvisers then do scenes inspired by the stories! Always fun!

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.

Trio 3/1 8:00pm

March 1st 8:00pm $10 online*/$12 at the door

*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.

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

*Only a small amount of tickets are available online. Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. Walk-up door tickets and SRO tickets may still be available after that time.

Level 4 Class – Tuesdays

Time to put all that prior work into practice. We’ll learn the structure of basic longforms like Armando (Storyteller), Montage/Commando, Shotgun, Bat, Monoscene, Beer Shark Mice, and WeirdAss. Rather than covering up our lousy scenework with a complex format, we’ll push our good scenework as to not get lost inside the construct of each form.

Not only that, but this level culminates in a Student Show!

Pre-requisite: Level Three

Tuesdays from 6:30-9:00pm
Feb 26, Mar 5, 19, 26, Apr 2, 9 (no class Mar 12)