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Storytown Improv

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Stage 773
1225 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
Contact Name: 
Jill Olson
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From superheroes to undersea adventures, princesses to dinosaurs, Storytown takes you on an interactive, fully improvised adventure! We use your suggestions and ideas to create a different story every time. Kids design the setting and help shape the story, and our actors, artists, and musicians bring it to life! When the possibilities are endless, no two stories are ever the same.

The audience is a pivotal part of the fun, as each and every story is woven based on the suggestions of kids of all ages. At the start of the show, the audience picks a location for their story to take place and then become hands on in decorating the backdrop of butcher paper to start to bring our imaginations to life. A piano player supplies live music that scores the action, backs original lyrics created on the spot by the actors, and makes you want to get out of your seat and dance! Every bit of the show, from the costumes to the story to the art to the music, fueled by the creative energy of the audience. Every show is completely unique!
When you and your family (or friends, or class…) come to Storytown, you’ll take part in a truly unique and truly interactive show that engages children and gives them arts education experience from top to bottom.

Storytown consists of one 50-60 minute interactive musical improvisational performance. The cast is 7 Townies, which include 5 actors, 1 artist and a pianist. The cost of this show is $675.00. We can also put together a cast of 5 Townies; 4 actors and a pianist for $525. A special $475 show can be put together for a 45 minute performance with 3 actors and music.

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Joleen B.

Little did I know that I had booked this group for the same day as the Bears-Packers football game. We had a very small crowd, however, the actors made each child feel important and part of the show. There enthusiasm for their craft came across as if we had a crowd of hundreds. I look forward to having them back.'s picture
Krista D.

I highly recommend Storytown Improv to any library! They are a perfect fit for libraries as they create a story with the audience's help to decide such elements as setting and characters. The talented actors interacted with the audience so well. They were very creative and had the audience laughing, participating, and engaged. The actors were also very friendly and professional to work with. If you are looking for a fun, interactive program, Storytown Improv is the program for you!'s picture
Marissa E.

I've booked many performers in my time as a librarian, and Storytown Improv is by far one of the BEST! They are a perfect fit in libraries, bringing in story elements and audience participation in a seamless, hilarious, and professional manner. They had our children engaging in everything from the set design, costuming, and bringing them into their improved scenes. Kids and parents alike were cracking up. The actors understand how to really work with children, and had them bouncing around the room in glee. You need some fresh programming, so hire Storytown Improv!