Events

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!

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!

Musical Improv MIXTAPE 6/7 9:30pm

Musical Improv MIXTAPE 6/7 9:30pm
$10 online*/ $12 at the door if not sold out

The Musical Improv ensemble mixes longform improv with musical magic. All of the singing is improvised in the Musical Improv MIXTAPE 6/7 show, 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 DeMuth & Teeters!

*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!

Storyteller Improv Show 6/7 8:00pm

Storyteller Improv 6/7 8:00pm
$10 online*/ $12 at the door if not sold out

The Storyteller Improv 6/7 show is fun-filled with your suggestions inspiring TRUE stories from the cast. The improvisers then do scenes inspired by the stories! Always fun!

Opening for Storyteller will be the Glenn!

Storyteller is one of the oldest teams at The Nest Theatre. This team is formed from Columbus improv veterans who are among our first students at The Nest. Therefore, they exemplify the improv style brought to the city by The Nest Theatre owners.

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 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!

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.

Mondays from 6:30-9:00pm
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24, Jul 1, 8

HERE the Musical 5/25 8:00pm

Here the Musical 5/25 8:00pm
Tickets $12

HERE the Musical is a feat of improvisation – a two person, fully improvised musical play. In the HERE the Musical 5/25 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 our Level 4 show!

*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!

Anonymous 5/24 9:30pm

Anonymous 5/24 9:30pm
$10 online*/$12 at the door if not sold out

Your secrets…our show! The Anonymous 5/24 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 5/23 7:00pm

Fine and Dandy and TNE 5/23 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 5/23 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!