So, there are tons of reasons why you should go see the performances at the first annual Orlando Improv Festival on September 20 – 21…to support local cultural and art events, to be a trend-setter, to do something out of the ordinary, etc., etc. However, we put our heads together with the festival’s creator, Mark Baratelli of TheDailyCity.com, to come up with the Top 5 reasons you simply must be there!
1. It’s a COMEDY festival.
And, in today’s world, we need to laugh more than ever! From threats of burning Korans and the devastating unemployment rate, to in-our-face negative political ads and news of the ongoing war, couldn’t we all use a break? Definitely! And remember, laughter is the best medicine for ALL that ails us!
2. Tickets are CHEAP.
Baratelli wanted something everyone could enjoy, and so ticket prices have been kept at just $5 – $7 per show. Where else can you see professional performers from around the country perform in our backyard for that price?
3. Performances include groups from all over the nation.
That’s right, not only do you get to see the best of Orlando’s improv talent, but you also get to see performers from Austin, Seattle, Atlanta and even Sarasota.
4. Location. Location. Location.
Being held at the Winter Park Playhouse allows for festival goers to enjoy the ambience, especially in between shows. If you haven’t been to the Playhouse yet, you are in for a treat. Located along Winter Park’s hip Orange Avenue scene, near The Ravenous Pig, Winter Park Fish Company and the new Cup of Soul Cafe, you can dine like royalty before or after a show, or kick back and relax on a comfy couch in the Playhouse’s ultra-intimate lobby.
5. It’s NOT on a weekend.
Okay, what? It’s not on a weekend? That’s right! Baratelli realizes that his audience’s time is precious, and weekends are often packed with family obligations or other events, and so he decided Monday and Tuesday nights would be perfect to invite us out to enjoy… pure genius! (Come on, would you rather be home cooking dinner on a boring regular Monday night, or would you prefer to be kicking back in style while being royally entertained? I know which I would choose!)
And the best part? You can join the fun for free! The Top 5 has 2 “All-Access” Passes to giveaway. (That’s a $120 value!!!)
To Win All Access Passes:
1. Become a Top 5 fan on Facebook.
2. Leave a comment under the Orlando Improv Festival post.
3. Cross your fingers, because you just might be randomly selected to win the tickets! Winners will be chosen on Friday, September 17, so hurry to post your comment to be in the running!