|Theater||Salvage Vanguard Theater|
|Directed by||Sara Farr|
Crack! (full name: Crack! The Improvised Puppet Musical) was an improvised puppet musical.
It was a two-act show, featuring short-form songs and scenes in act one, and then an improvised narrative musical in act two.
The show debuted Thanksgiving weekend, 2009, and returned to SVT for a run of 6 shows in August, 2010. It also played The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival that year.
Each performance had a (human) guest for the night, while all the other performers improvised through modified sock puppets with rod armatures. Sometimes, larger puppets, such as full-body puppets, were used as well. Also, there was a musical improvisor providing live music for every performance.
Here is a list of guests for each show:
- 8/6/10: Albert Im
- 8/7/10: Arthur Simone
- 8/13/10: Les McGehee
- 8/14/10: John Ratliff
- 8/20/10: L. B. Deyo
- 8/21/10: Shana Merlin
The show is created by mixing highly volatile puppet characters with a band of uninhibited improvisers. The result is a hilarious variety of songs and scenes in Act 1, and a completely improvise musical in Act 2 -- all conceived and performed on the spot and starring puppets. This is not your average puppet show, and it is definitely NOT a show for young children.
- Photoset by Michael Yew that includes the 11/28/09 show.
- Photoset by Michael Yew that includes their 8/14/10 performance.
- Photoset by Michael Yew that includes their 8/21/10 performance.
- Photoset by Roy Moore of the 8/6/10 show.
- Photoset by Roy Moore of the 8/7/10 show.
- Photoset by Roy Moore of the 8/13/10 show.
- Photoset by Roy Moore of the 8/14/10 show.
- Photoset by Roy Moore of the 8/20/10 show.
- Photoset by Roy Moore of the 8/21/10 show.
- Photoset by Kevin Miller that includes their 9/4/10 performance in The 2010 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival.