Anarchy: an Improvised Rock Opera

Showtime: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8:30pm – $10

Anarchy is a completely sung, completely improvised rock opera featuring some of Chicago’s finest musical improvisers who have a wild variety of training and educational backgrounds. The project started in the fall of 2013 as an idea born from the desire to create a brand new form of musical improv, with roots in modern musicals (including shows like Tommy by The Who, Green Day’€™s American Idiot, Rent, and Spring Awakening). Founders Michael Silver, Molly Todd, and Brad Kemp dissected rock operas, musicals, and concept albums to build their improv arsenal. Armed with this knowledge, they assembled their first group or Anarchists. Together, they developed their form into what it is today. Since its inception Anarchy has performed at festivals around the nation, taught workshops in music improv, and held a 7 month run in Chicago. The vocal prowess and creative improv of Anarchy creates a truly unique experience that you can’t get anywhere else. Each rebellion is staged with keyboard, guitars, drums, and powerhouse voices. By striving for truth and sincerity in each performance Anarchy will tickle your funny bone while pulling on your heartstrings

Anarchy started in the fall of 2013 as an idea born from the desire to create a brand new form of musical improv, with roots in modern musicals (including shows like Tommy by The Who, Green Day’s American IdiotRent, and Spring Awakening). Co-Founders Molly Todd, Michael Silver, and Brad Kemp met regularly to dissect rock operas, rock musicals and concept albums. Armed with this knowledge, they assembled their first group or Anarchists. Together, they developed their form into what it is today.

Striving for truth and sincerity with each performance, this hour long show is entirely live and made-up on the spot (music, choreography and lights included). Their mission has become unlike anything the improv world has faced before. Thus, Anarchy was born and continues to stage rebellions in the best way possible: through rock. All they need is a geographical location.

Find out more about this project and the people who are a part of it at https://www.facebook.com/anarchyanimprovisedrockopera.


Featuring:
Michael Silver
Molly Todd Madison
Heather Scholl
Rainey Wright
Sydney Clinton