Alchemy NFK and the Push Comedy Theater will unite Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 6-9 pm for “Kickstart Norfolk,” an online-only fundraising effort featuring live music, comedy and art. With the help of local advertising agency Sway Creative Labs, the pair of Norfolk Arts District businesses will hold one of the area's first “web-a-thons.” The group will leverage Google Hangouts On Air technology to broadcast a variety show that highlights some of Norfolk’s finest young talent in real time. Viewers will be able to stream the event live at http://www.kickstartnorfolk.com/
The three-hour program will benefit Kickstarter campaigns for both Alchemy NFK and The Pushers Comedy Group. Kickstarter is a crowd-funding website that enables entrepreneurs to reach their all-or-nothing fundraising goals by offering backers exclusive rewards and experiences in exchange for their donations. If successful, The Pushers plan to renovate a 90-seat comedy theater for live improv and standup acts, while Alchemy NFK hopes to upgrade its facilities into a functioning creative community center complete with artist spaces and a photography lab.
For Alchemy's Kickstarter, visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alchemynfk/alchemy-nfk-creative-community-center-upgrades
For The Push Comedy Theater's Kickstarter visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pushcomedytheater/push-comedy-theater
For more information please visit: http://www.kickstartnorfolk.com/
Darren Colley and Clark Ghent love the new Norfolk Art's District and the soon to arrive Push Comedy Theater. Show your love to by donating to our Kickstarter Campaign. Every little bit helps!
It's A Huge Night Of Improv!!!!
-Get ready for a comedy onslaught from Hampton Roads premiere comedy group. It's going to be a rocking good time! The Pushers are chomping at the bit to attack the Iguana stage.
-Watch as a talented group of improvisers create a movie right before your eyes. You give them a suggestion, they give you a Hollywood blockbuster!!
And more... we have some more surprises in store for you, but it's going to cost you 5 bucks to find out.
The Pushers Movie Night at The Iguana
Saturday, March 15th at The Iguana
The show starts at 7pm and is $5.
1083 W 37th Street . Norfolk
The Pushers have room to improv on Granby Street
This is not a joke: The sketch comedy group The Pushers - the funny and raunchy performers who bring New York to Norfolk - plan to open a small theater near downtown for classes and performances.
The local group has found success with its own shows and with comedy classes that members teach in Norfolk, so The Pushers are confident they have the audience to support a theater.
"We've been wanting to do it for years," said founder Brad McMurran. "I'm in love with Hampton Roads."
The theater would be located at 763 Granby St. in what is becoming an arts district. Many buildings along that stretch of Granby - between Brambleton Avenue and Virginia Beach Boulevard - are vacant, but the strip was given life last spring when the city brought in a consultant to illustrate what the area would look like if it were full of businesses and art.
If plans stay on schedule, The Pushers want to open the theater by summer.
The biggest comedy show in Hampton Roads is back!!!
That’s right! The Pushers are bringing back Panties in a Twist!
Panties In A Twist 3: The All Female Sketch Comedy Show!!!
"So what does that mean?" you might ask yourself. Well we’ll tell ya… All women on stage, all women writers, and all women technicians.
Why are we doing this? Because we frikkin’ can!
We want to showcase the many funny, talented, beautiful women this area has! We don’t need no stinking men!
Plus, some of the proceeds will go toward a local charity! Hell yeah!
Just like previous years, the show will be in downtown Norfolk at the NorVa. It will be the evening of Saturday, February 22nd at 8pm.
We will rehearse the show from February 6th to February 21st. This a a tight rehearsal schedule, so being aware of possible scheduling conflicts beforehand is crucial.
Auditions will be held Saturday, February 1st, at 1pm at The Muse Writers Center.
Auditions will consist of cold reads from scripts as well as some improv, but you do not need to have improv experience to be part of this show!
If you have something prepared, we’d love to see it! However, you are not required to prepare anything.
If you have a head shot and resume, we’d love to see that, too! Again, you are not required to have either of these things.
Just bring yourself and be ready for anything!
AUDITIONS for Panties In A Twist 3
Saturday, February 1st at 1pm
The Muse Writers Center
16-A Orapax St., Norfolk
If you cannot make this audition time, let us know by emailing email@example.com by January 25th. We will try our best to work something out for you.
DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE PUSHERS STARTING A COMEDY THEATER AND IMPROV SCHOOL IN THE NORFOLK ARTS DISTRICT?
By Jesse Scaccia/AltDaily.com
"The minority of people who take our classes want to make it a career," said Sean, who went to First Colonial. "The majority are looking for something missing in their lives."