SALEM - If you're hungry for some comic relief following a contentious election season, or you just have a taste for a hearty laugh, Salem Community Theatre has the perfect recipe: a nightly dose of "Instant Shenanigans" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10.
The five-member comedy/improv group will be appearing live for a rollicking night of good humor, including a pre-show cheese and wine reception starting at 6:30 p.m. The show is being presented as part of the ongoing SCT Concert Series, and, like the previous two concerts, tickets are only $10, general admission, which includes the reception.
If you've never attended a comedy club, (or you have and know how fun they can be) this is an opportunity to see one of Northeast Ohio's premiere comedy troupes in action. The members of "Instant Shenanigans" include actor/singer/comedians Stacy Anderson, Joanna Andrei, Jenna Cintavey, Ryan Clausen and Jim Courim Jr., all of whom have appeared individually and collectively on theatrical stages and comedy clubs throughout Northeastern Ohio, and as "Instant Shenanigans" for three years. They have been professionally trained by the famed Second City from Chicago, Ill. You can find complete bios on all the members by visiting the theater's web site at salemcommunitytheatre.org.
Their show consists of individual stand-up routines, and improvisational comedy that interacts with and takes inspiration from their audiences, building on unlikely scenarios and situations, similar to the television show "Whose Line is it Anyway" featuring Drew Carey. The result is always a hilarious and unexpected treat that will have you grinning and laughing from start to finish. Audience participation is always voluntary, but always encouraged.
The evening of comedy is the third in the SCT Concert Series being presented by SCT. The first concert featured singer/songwriter Natalie Sprouse who sang and played to a sold-out house with her five-piece band, and the second presented a cabaret concert by Carly Magnuson and Nathan Pecchia, both seasoned stage veterans who thoroughly entertained their audience with classic and contemporary Broadway songs.
Appearing Jan. 12, 2013, will be Salem native Tania (Pshsniak) Grubbs who will bring an evening of jazz to SCT, featuring songs from her latest CD release. Her trio of musicians includes her husband, Jeff Grubbs, bassist with the Pittsburgh Symphony.
The theater is located at 490 E. State St. For more information and to purchase advance tickets call 330-332-9688. (Submitted material)