Seat-of-their-pants musicals

The last time we called for reservations for The Improvised Musical (aka T.I.M.), Mary Baird told us she usually doesn’t get many reservations. But that’s been changing.

Because this monthly show – on the third Thursday of each month – has become a hot spot. That’s why.

And guess what. Thursday, June 20, is the third Thursday of the month. So it’s time to go to T.I.M. That’s what.

For almost two full years, T.I.M. has been wowing Milwaukee audiences with Broadway-style musicals composed, choreographed and performed on the spot by the seat of their pants.

The troupe includes seven cast members, a four-piece band and a lighting designer, all of whom collaborate to improvise an hour-long musical based only on a suggested title from the audience.

Readers of the Shepherd Express voted T.I.M. among Milwaukee’s top theater companies. In the last year, T.I.M. has taken its show on the road, traveling to other Midwestern venues and teaching workshops and college classes. T.I.M. also is planning a return appearance in the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, which runs Aug. 1-4 at Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water St.

As usual, T.I.M. starts at 7:30 p.m., at 420 S. 1st St. And it’s only $5 cash, so you’ll have money to burn on food and drinks at the show.

And if you don’t want to take the chance of being turned away, reserve your tickets by calling (414) 272-8888. Say hi to Mary.

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