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SHOW: Musical Improv in Hampden with Highwire Improv

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Come see a brand-new improvised musical created live on stage.

We're crafting characters, stories, and songs! Get ready for a grassroots night of musical improv, new-to-you acts, and good times with the nonprofit Highwire Improv on The Avenue in Hampden.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite – it will encourage the algorithm to spread the word, and we'll be ready to help you have the best possible experience!

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Bear witness to a one-time improvised musical adventure! You know the tropes: heroes, sidekicks, villains, and townsfolk. And for some reason, they all sing about their larger than life emotions.

This month's acts include:

  • Charmony is Baltimore's newest musical improv troupe — bringing you made up scenes and songs!

  • LIVE! Baltimore is an improvised variety show with music, behind the scenes shenanigans, and in front of the camera drama!

  • Hannah LIVE! is Baltimore's only one-Han show, complete with monologues, songs, skits, and security.

Highwire Improv makes a triumphant return to the Lou Costello Room, in the 2nd floor of Zissimos Bar in Hampden!

Come join us for monthly laughs on the 3rd Saturday of every month with a rotating cast of the city's best improv ensembles, as well as frequent regional and national touring guests!

The bar is open all day, and the upstairs comedy room opens at 6:30pm for a 7pm showtime!

What is an improv show, exactly?
Improv is live theater created spontaneously by the performers with the inspiration of the audience. Unless noted otherwise, it’s a comedy show, made even more exciting, intriguing, and hilarious by the fact that none of it is pre-scripted!

At an improv show you’ll see a wide range of creative and fascinating humans perform a highwire act by making comedy out of thin air! It can take many forms, including short competitive games, slice of life scenes, and full length sitcom or movie style performances!

A Highwire Improv show is truly a once in a lifetime performance, never done before and never to be done again!

About the Venue:
The Lou Costello Room has been a mainstay of the Baltimore comedy scene for over a decade, regularly producing standup, improv, and sketch comedy shows in collaboration with many production companies. They also frequently host music and variety events from their location on Hampden's 36th Street, 'The Avenue!'
This show is not wheelchair accessible, it is on the second floor of the bar up a full flight of stairs. Find out accessibility details about all of our venues here.

About Highwire Improv:
Highwire Improv’s nonprofit mission is to steward a community of artists committed to growth, collaboration, joy, and justice — in Baltimore and around the world — through improvisational theater. Learn more at

About Baltimore Musical Improv:
Baltimore Musical improv ( serves the community as a nonprofit collective – fiscally hosted by the 501(c)(3) Open Collective Foundation – dedicated to spreading the joy of musical improvisation in Baltimore. We're a community-driven group, and we want you to join in running the events. Our collaborative group mission is to bring people together to experience the excitement and creativity of this unique art form.

Zissimos Bar
1023 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211, USA
We'll be on the second floor, in "The Lou Room"
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