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MCLA Presents! Brings "Broadway's Next H!t Musical" to North Adams

11/14/2012

 NORTH ADAMS, MASS. - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) performance series MCLA Presents! will showcase the comedic improvisation show, "Broadway's Next H!t Musical," on  Friday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.

According to Jonathan Secor, MCLA's director of special programs, the New York City-based show is both fresh and hilarious and it brings a unique and brand-new presentation to each audience.

New York's only unscripted theatrical awards show, the cast takes suggestions from the audience to bring them a mock awards show, complete with made-up show tunes. This improvisation will be followed by a performance of the evening's  "Phony™" Award Winning musical.

Broadway's Next H!T Musical  has been called  "Hilarious!" by The New York Times. The New York Post said the show is "Remarkable... Something that few improvisers anywhere have the talent, experience and wit needed to successfully do ... An 'A-list' of seasoned improvisers. A spontaneity, wit and inventiveness that must be seen to be believed!"

NEXT magazine called the show "a fun, snappy night of comedy and music, while the Daily News said, "The swift and gifted troupe scores lots of laughs."  And, Cabaret Hotline said, "This deliciously funny, clever and cute troupe improvises a full Broadway musical on the spot each week for the audience. Incredible, but true!"

Co-presenting this show,  along with MCLA Presents!,  is MCLA's acting troupe Harlequin. Comprised of MCLA's fine and performing arts students, Harlequin will open the evening with a few musical numbers from their upcoming performance.

Tickets to "Broadway's Next H!t Musical" are $10 for general audiences, $8 for MCLA alumni, $5 for MCLA staff and non-MCLA students. MCLA students are free. To reserve tickets, 413-662-5204.

For more information about this show and the other acts featured in this season of MCLA Presents!, please visit www.mcla.edu/presents or call 413-664-8718.

MCLA Presents! is a program of MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), a collaborative project with Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and the City of North Adams. The BCRC provides professional development training, resources and support to the artists, art managers and creative workers of Berkshire County. Through its multiple programs and presentations, BCRC brings the best of performance and art to the Berkshires and showcases the best of the Berkshires to the world.