Music and Improv together
First Time or Fan? is a musical theatre/musical improv hybrid show and the winner of Under the Gun's 2nd Annual Tournament of Shows. Every week, we pick a real musical. We then ask musical theatre performers to come in and sing a few songs from that musical. Then, musical improvisers who have never previously seen that musical attempt to recreate it--using only the songs they've just heard as inspiration. The musical improvisers perform a fully improvised 30 minute musical. They are our "First Timers," and the musical theatre performers are our "Fans." Hence, the name First Time or Fan?
Featuring one of the best casts in Chicago, First Time or Fan? includes:
and Musical Director Katie Foster
If you like musicals, comedy, or musical comedy, you'll love First Time or Fan!