Shows

Our weekend shows are set up like a nice meal, the first hour should put a delightful feeling in your belly and the second hour pushes you to your limit!

THE APPETIZERS

Our longest running show, Womit 2.0, takes the stage every other Friday night from 8p-9p. The show format may change but the performers do not! They may interview an audience member, discuss personal stories,  or simply take a one word suggestion to create an hour of fun. This show isn’t one that you want to miss! On the Friday night’s they aren’t performing, the ‘Up Late’ cast takes off building scenes in this long-form improv show, based off an audience one-word suggestion! Stick around for the second half special show!

 

This group is always on the lookout for the best way to create laughter and they take the Black Box stage every Saturday night from 8-9pm. Come watch The Stakeout as they kick off the night with scenes created on the spot just for you. They may gather information from someone in the audience or even from their own personal stories but no matter the source, the laughs are always abundant!

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THE MAIN COURSES!

One of Dayton’s favorite improvised shows: the Improvised Musical with Trey Stone.  Trey was the former music director of The Second City Chicago, and now, he’s ours. And an extra special treat, we’ll have Bryan Lakatos of the local band ‘Shrug’ playin bass for us and the founder of the theater, Justin Howard on drums! On stage we have for you one of our four musical groups,  all hand picked cast members to bring you the lyrics, melody, and scene building skills that make up this impressive show!

 

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Even if you haven’t watched, read, or tweeted about the things making the local news, you will still be able to appreciate this show! Our anchors will fill you in on the story that made it to press and our improvisers will fill you in on the rest.

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We’ve got a real life Prosecutor who will present a real life case. While the details of the case will be kept confidential, that won’t stop us from recreating how the courtroom drama could have played out. Come watch the Black Box version of the case and laugh along with us as we attempt to come to a final verdict on our own.

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This show is a local favorite for good reason! We pair up actors with improvisers and throw them on stage together. Don’t miss out on the hilarity that ensues when the improvisor, having no previous knowledge of the script, steps on stage with the actor who never strays from their lines!

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A long, long time ago, The Black Box opened its doors and had only 4 improvisers to take the stage. While we’re still continually growing, we don’t want to forget where we came from and this show is just the reminder we needed- an hour of improv to honor our original Ménage à Quatre roots. We’ve got some of our longest performing improvisers taking the stage to give you and hour long show inspired by a single word!

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We’ve got our founder, Justin, taking the stage with only one other person for this show! While our casts normally have about 8 people in them, this one bends all the rules and we’ve got just TWO people giving you an hour of improvised fun based off of just a single word. This show is always fascinating and impressive to watch so make sure you check it out!

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EVERY WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY NIGHT!

The Stack is a one of a kind show that happens every Wednesday and Thursday night from 8p-10p. We’ve got multiple groups stacked up and ready to rapid fire the laughs your way. Each group takes that stage for 20 minutes at a time in this fast paced, always funny show!

From 9-10 on Thursday nights, join us for The Harold. You don’t know what a Harold is?! Well, trust us that while watching it, it’ll feel familiar and you’ll be so glad you got to experience the hour long building of a 747 mid-flight, as Del Close would say.

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