IMusical: The Improvised Musical
"iMusical" or "iMusical: The Improvised Musical!", is one of the premiere shows under regular production by Washington Improv Theater. Created by Travis Ploeger (I Eat Pandas, Chicago City Limits) in October 2006, this audience and critical favorite regularly performs at Flashpoint in Washington, DC. In the fall of 2008, they began performing at Source (formerly, The Source Theater), along with the other WIT productions.
iMusical is an improvised musical, in which the cast of singing improvisers create all of the scenes and songs on-the-spot based on audience suggestion. They have performed to standing ovations at the Baltimore Improv Festival and the Del Close Marathon (Upright Citizens Brigade Theater), and in 2007 did a performance at the Kennedy Center. The Washington Post called the show "amusing," and "spot on,"(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/13/AR2006101301807.html) and gives it a coveted "star" recommendation when listed. They are also a favorite of the DC Theater Scene site (http://dctheatrescene.com/2007/06/14/theatre-schmooze-6/#more-186).
CAST MEMBERS (Travis Ploeger directs and accompanies all shows to date.) Original Cast: Mark Chalfant, Jordan Hirsch, Karen Lange, Colin Murchie, Julie Poteet, Natasha Rothwell, Jason Saenz, Shelby Sours, Shawn Westfall
Summer 2007 Cast: Mark Chalfant, Liz Demery, Jordan Hirsch, Karen Lange, Natasha Rothwell, Jason Saenz, Letty Tomlinson, Shawn Westfall
Spring 2008 Cast: Mark Chalfant, Liz Demery, Ben Furnas, Jordan Hirsch, Karen Lange, Jason Saenz, Letty Tomlinson, Shawn Westfall
Fall 2008 Cast (Secret Lives of the Presidents) Mark Chalfant, Ben Furnas, Jordan Hirsch, Karen Lange, Colin Murchie, Letty Tomlinson
Summer 2009 Cast (two-act show): Matt Berman, Mark Chalfant, Liz Demery, Ben Furnas, Jordan Hirsch, Katie Klein, Karen Lange, Greer Smith, Letty Tomlinson, Shawn Westfall
Fall/Winter 2009 Cast: Matt Berman, Mark Chalfant, Liz Demery, Karen Lange, David Litt*, Natalie Pyle*, Richie Pepio*, Randa Tawil*
An asterisk denotes the cast member performed as an understudy.