Tahoe iMPRoV Players at the Lake Tahoe Golf Course
They've been making stuff up for 25 years. Audience suggestions are turned into hilarious scenes made up on the spot. Scenes are played using improvisation theater games that challenges a players "on-the-spot" creativity leading to lots of audience LOL. Think "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
25 Years Ago
1993 brought us Beavis And Butthead, Bill Nye The Science Guy and William Jefferson Clinton as our 42nd president. It also brought us The Tahoe iMPRoV Players, formerly Lake Tahoe ComedySportz. Who ever came up with the saying, time flies when youre having fun, got it right, says Gerry Orton, director, who along with Frank Riley, co-founded the troupe in March,1993. Lake Tahoe ComedySportz evolved into the Tahoe iMPRoV Players in Spring 1997.
Six of the nine current cast members were there at the beginning: Colin Burrows, David Hamilton, Fabrizio, Frank Riley, Gerry Orton, and Johnny Bolton. Rounding out the cast are April Foiles, 2003, Jayme Foremaster, 2010 (Jayme was the youngest player ever invited to join the cast at age 14) and Pam Taylor, 2012.
A Fun TiP For Summer
The summer season is improv season at the historic Valhalla Tahoe Estate in So. Lake Tahoe.
The TiPsters kick off their summer-show season on Sat. June 30 in Valhalla's Grand Hall. Special guest stars for are Laura Hall, musical director of Whose Line Is It Anyway? who will provide musical backup and actor, Rick Hall, Curb Your Enthusiasm, who will join the TiPsters on stage. Their band, Sweet Potatoes will open the show.
Three more performances are scheduled for Tuesdays, July 10th, 24th and 31st.
Orton and Riley look forward to former players joining the 25th year, summer long celebration. It would be fun to have them play in the first shows of our next 25 years, Riley said.
For more information about shows visit valhallatahoe.com or call 530-541-4975.
For more information about the Tahoe iMPRoV Players, contact Gerry Orton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530 318 2180.