Sunday, January 15, 2012

February at the FISHTANK


Men. Women. Dating. Relationships. Taking a chance on the hope of'd have to be a fool, right? From a cavemen with a heart of gold, to a couple of vegans with one greasy secret, Romantic Fools presents us with a world where no blind date can be too horrific, no relationship too weird. This two-character comedy examines love, lust, dating, and romance.

Written with the comedy stylings of Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, Classic Vaudeville, and Late Night Theatre in mind, this is one night of live sketch-comedy you won't soon forget. Husbands bring your wives, wives bring your boyfriends, come have a laugh... and maybe a drink or two.

or Love's Lost Reels & Deleted Scenes
FEBRUARY 13 7:30pm
$ donations accepted at the door  $

Thirteen days before the Oscars and 306 days before the 2012 Presidential Election, in which the GOP candidates have given us some entertaining moments, the Fishtank Performance Studio invites you to MY CINEMATIC VALENTINE. This third installment of the anti-Valentine series features our performers blowing the cobwebs off the reels of their own love stories, careless make-out sessions in the back row and power-hungry love triangles in which the outcome could affect our Constitutional freedoms.

Ok, maybe that third one’s a stretch, but with this group – Peter Bakely, Gail Bronfman Bunch, Lisa Cordes, Philip Hooser, Laura Jacobs, Tom Kessler, Jeremy Lillig, Mark Manning, Sarah Beth Mundy and Tyson Schroeder – anything’s possible. This one-night event features music by Jason Beers

FEBRUARY 16 8:30pm
$10 online or at the door

Troupe Somnium, Kansas City's Premiere Dark Cabaret Troupe, is pleased to present our 2012 Season Opening at the Fishtank with 'Screw the Roses', a close up look on the darker sides of love, obsession and the passions of the heart. 
With the men and women of Troupe Somnium, along with special guest stars. 

FEBRUARY 24 & 25

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Original LIVE Late Night Talk Show Debuts at the FISHTANK!

The theatrical team of Damian Blake and Annie Cherry present a new live talk show at the Fishtank Performance Studio at 10pm the second Friday of each month. The show features interviews with local performers, and occasional historical and/or fictitious characters. Blake plays his infamous lounge lizard-esque character, Arty Vulgaris, and asks the hard hitting, the intimate, and the awkward questions. The show also features notable musical guests. The lineup for the debut show includes Annie Cherry, actor Katie Gilchrist, comic Martin Plant, music by The Vi Tran Band, and burlesque by Violet Vendetta. The program will be webcast the week of the performance.

Damian Blake and Annie Cherry are a performing duo, specializing in vaudeville style entertainment, though their talents defy confinement to just one genre. They sing, dance, act, pantomime... They are as comfortable and engaging performing in a fancy-schmancy theater as they are on a rural sidewalk. With performances ranging from family friendly clowning to bawdy material they will charm the pants right off of you (usually figuratively speaking). Always searching for new creative outlets, these two are guaranteed to captivate, titillate, and twitterpate. The two perform as well as writing and producing their own material.

The 5th Annual 12 Plays of Christmas

Join the Fishtank for our 5th Annual Holiday Show, THE 12 PLAYS OF CHRISTMAS! by Devon Barnes, Emma Carter , Coleman Crenshaw , Joseph De...