Level 1 Improv
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Level 1 Improv

Level One: Intro to Improv
8 Weeks | 24 Classroom Hours | Recital Performance
DATES:     WEDNESDAYS | 7PM-10PM | Beginning April 1st, 2017

INSTRUCTORS: TBD

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This class is about the foundations of scenic improvisation. Students will practice supporting each other with agreement, building creatively by listening for patterns, and making choices on stage with confidence. 

Location:
RecRoom
100 Jackson Street
Houston, TX 77002

*** In order to pass Level One Improv, you must have your teacher's approval and no more than two absences. Students are required to see two improv comedy shows over the course of the 8 week class. Attendance for the first and last class is very strongly recommended.

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Level 1 Improv
Apr
1
2:00 PM14:00

Level 1 Improv

Level One: Intro to Improv
8 Weeks | 24 Classroom Hours | Recital Performance
DATES:     SATURDAYS | 2PM-5PM | Beginning April 1st, 2017

INSTRUCTORS: Hudson Rains

REGISTER HERE

This class is about the foundations of scenic improvisation. Students will practice supporting each other with agreement, building creatively by listening for patterns, and making choices on stage with confidence. 

Location:
RecRoom
100 Jackson Street
Houston, TX 77002

*** In order to pass Level One Improv, you must have your teacher's approval and no more than two absences. Students are required to see two improv comedy shows over the course of the 8 week class. Attendance for the first and last class is very strongly recommended.

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Level 1
Mar
5
2:00 PM14:00

Level 1

Level One: Intro to Improv

8 Weeks | 24 Classroom Hours | Recital Performance

DATES:     SUNDAYS | 2PM-5PM | Beginning March 5th 2017

INSTRUCTORS: TBD

REGISTER HERE

This class is about the foundations of scenic improvisation. Students will practice supporting each other with agreement, building creatively by listening for patterns, and making choices on stage with confidence. 

Location:
RecRoom
100 Jackson Street
Houston, TX 77002

*** In order to pass Level One Improv, you must have your teacher's approval and no more than two absences. Students are required to see two improv comedy shows over the course of the 8 week class. Attendance for the first and last class is very strongly recommended.

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Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Stage Time

Free! 7pm Show! Happy Hour 5-7!

Do you improv? Have you been wanting more stage time doing what you love?
How do you feel about competition? Every week, 2-4 teams will compete cage match style, to be judged by the audience, and the winners will move on to compete the following week.


Doesn't matter your experience, if you've got a team that thinks they can reign supreme, we want you in the ring.

Contact Sean Penalber if you'd like to sign up as a competitor (minimum of 2 per team)

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Sep
9
to Sep 10

Vice Squad

Josh & Steph Present VICE SQUAD in conjunction with BETA Theater!
VICE SQUAD is a head-to-head improv competition where three teams of Vicers partake in Vices of their choosing before the show, then they perform for you, THE SUPER VICED UP AUDIENCE. After all the teams have performed, the audience votes for who becomes the ULTIMATE VICE SQUAD.
Doors open at 11PM and the show starts at 11:30PM!

$5 admission and BYOVices! Call 585-420-VICE for the location. If you are going to vice it up, please carpool, bike, or take an Uber. We all want to have a blast at this show but please be responsible about it!
HOST AND TEAMS TBA REAL SOON!

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Sep
8
7:30 PM19:30

Thursday Night BETA Block PIZZA Party and Improv Jam

FREE PIZZA!!!!!!

Well alright, alright you fun loving friends! Gather all your favorite folk and join us this Thursday at the WAUGHFORD for the best improv night in the city! 

Hosted by Mai Ha!
Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:00pm
BYOB
BYOFriends
$5
Followed by an open improv jam where anyone can come onstage and play!

We're throwing a big fat pizza party to say thanks for all the laughs! So come hang, eat a slice from Pi Pizza HTX and catch Ladies Nite & MAX in the BETA BLOCK!

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Aug
12
to Aug 13

Vice Squad

BETA Theater and Josh & Steph Present: VICE SQUAD!
VICE SQUAD is a head-to-head improv competition where three teams of Vicers partake in Vices of their choosing before the show, then they perform for you, THE SUPER VICED UP AUDIENCE. Audience votes who becomes the ULTIMATE VICE SQUAD.
Doors open at 11 PM and the show starts at 11:30 PM!

$5 admission and BYOVices! Call 585-420-VICE for the location. There is very limited street parking so carpooling, biking, or taking an Uber is very much encouraged. We all want to have a blast at this show but please be responsible!

 

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Vice Squad
Jul
15
10:00 PM22:00

Vice Squad

VICE SQUAD is a head-to-head improv competition where three teams of Vicers partake in Vices of their choosing before the show, then they perform for you, THE SUPER VICED UP AUDIENCE. Audience votes who becomes the ULTIMATE VICE SQUAD.

$10 BYOVices!

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Expert Matters Kids Edition!
Jul
15
6:00 PM18:00

Expert Matters Kids Edition!

EXPERT MATTERS is a monthly improv show at BETA Theater. We've taken the Armando form (a monologist + a team of improvisers) and given it a heady twist. Instead of a monologist, each month we will feature an expert in any given field who will answer audience questions pertaining to their field of expertise. A group of improvisers will perform scenes based on the information shared. It's like TedTalk and an Improv Show had one informative/hilarious show baby. 

We've adapted this show for a very special KIDS EDITION! This month we are joined by Chef Brandi Key who will share her culinary expertise (and maybe some tastings!) with your kiddos. 

Funny. Informative. Fun.

$10 BYOSnacks/Drinks

 

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Level Two Improv
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Level Two Improv

Level Two: Scene Work + Tools

Dates: Wednesdays | 7pm-10pm | Starting July 13
Instructor: TBD
8 weeks | 24 classroom hours
With an end of class recital after week 8!

Level 2 Improv will fine-tune skills from level one and leverage them into sustained scene work. We will focus on grounded, two-person scenes and introduce tag outs, cut-to's, cross-cuts, and walk ons. Improvisors will begin learning to find game and play it out in their scene work. 

*** In order to pass Level Two Improv, you must have your teacher's approval and no more than two absences. You must attend at least two improv comedy shows during your eight week course.  Attendance for the 1st and last class is very strongly recommended.

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Level Three Improv
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Level Three Improv

Level Three Improv: Applied Tools

Dates: Tuesdays | 7-10pm | starting July 12

8 Weeks | 24 Classroom Hours
With an End of Class Recital after week 8!

Instructor: TBD

Level Three is about taking the tools learned in level two and applying them to a complete long form set. Improvisors will learn the timing, mechanics, and game of a long form improv show. Starting with a suggestion and an opening, students will utilize improv mechanics to heighten themes and games discovered through scene work. This class will culminate in an end of class recital which will be a 25 minute mix-tape set.

*** In order to pass Level Three Improv, you must have your teacher's approval and no more than two absences.  Students are required to attend two long form improv shows during the duration of the 8 week course. Attendance for the 1st and last class is strongly recommended.

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Level One Improv
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Level One Improv

Level One: Intro to Improv

8 Weeks | 24 Classroom Hours | Recital Performance

DATES:     MONDAYS | 7PM-10PM | Beginning July 11, 2016
INSTRUCTORS: TBD

This class is about the foundations of scenic improvisation. Students will practice supporting each other with agreement, building creatively by listening for patterns, and making choices on stage with confidence. 

*** In order to pass Level One Improv, you must have your teacher's approval and no more than two absences. Students are required to see two improv comedy shows over the course of the 8 week class. Attendance for the 1st and last class is very strongly recommended.

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So Like Basically with Kathryn Way
Jun
25
10:00 PM22:00

So Like Basically with Kathryn Way

The first rendition of a monthly comedy showcase hosted by Kathryn Way! This show features Kendall Seymour, Britt Vasicek, Stephanie Fisher, Conner Clifton, Kelly Juneau, Katy Manning, Ned Gayle, Hoja Lopez, & Avery Edison!

$10 cover and BYOB!



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Expert Matters with Andrea Afra
Jun
25
8:00 PM20:00

Expert Matters with Andrea Afra

 

EXPERT MATTERS is a monthly improv show at BETA Theater. We've taken the Armando form (a monologist + a team of improvisers) and given it a heady twist. Instead of a monologist, each month we will feature an expert in any given field who will answer audience questions pertaining to their field of expertise. A group of improvisers will perform scenes based on the information shared. It's like TedTalk and an Improv Show had one informative/hilarious show baby. 

This month's expert is the succulent queen behind Sucs For YouAndrea Afra. There will be a demo as well as a question/answer portion, so come with all your succulent queries! 

Funny. Informative. Fun.

$10 BYOB

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The Triple Header
Jun
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Triple Header

Beta Theater presents The Triple Header, a popular monthly stand-up showcase on the last friday of the month hosted as always by Zahid Dewji. 

The show features three comics each doing 20 minutes sets. $10 & BYOB.

This month's line up:

ORLANDO VILLARREAL
ERIC GREEN
JB NADER

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Jun
18
2:00 PM14:00

Level One Improv Class

Level One: Intro to Improv

8 Weeks | 24 Classroom Hours | Recital Performance

DATES:  SATURDAYS | 2-5pm | Beginning June 18, 2016

INSTRUCTOR: TBD

This class is about the foundations of scenic improvisation. Students will practice supporting each other with agreement, building creatively by listening for patterns, and making choices on stage with confidence. 

Location:
Beta Theater
2420 Pierce
Houston, TX, 77003


*** In order to pass Level One Improv, you must have your teacher's approval and no more than two absences. Students are required to see two improv comedy shows over the course of the 8 week class. Attendance for the 1st and last class is very strongly recommended.

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BETA's Sketch Comedy Thing!
Jun
17
to Jun 18

BETA's Sketch Comedy Thing!

After its Market Square Park premiere on June 11th, the BETA Sketch Comedy Thing will finish its run at BETA Theater! 

Two nights, four shows!

Friday         June 17 | 8pm & 10pm
Saturday     June 18 | 8pm & 10pm

$10 tickets | BYOB

Come see an all-star cast of improvisers, actors and stand ups in a hilarious show, featuring live and video sketch comedy, music, and more! 

Starring:
MAX
Ladies Nite
Nobody's Yeti
& more!

Hosted by:
The Mustn'ts

Other Sounds by:
Bánh Menil

Tickets available at: http://sketchcomedything.bpt.me

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VICE SQUAD
Jun
10
10:00 PM22:00

VICE SQUAD

VICE SQUAD is a head-to-head improv competition where three teams of Vicers partake in Vices of their choosing before the show, then they perform for you, THE SUPER VICED UP AUDIENCE. Audience votes who becomes the ULTIMATE VICE SQUAD.

$10 BYOVices!

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Expert Matters with Adolfo Rodriguez
May
28
8:00 PM20:00

Expert Matters with Adolfo Rodriguez

EXPERT MATTERS is a monthly improv show at BETA Theater. We've taken the Armando form (a monologist + a team of improvisers) and given it a heady twist. Instead of a monologist, each month we will feature an expert in any given field who will answer audience questions pertaining to their field of expertise. A group of improvisers will perform scenes based on the information shared. It's like TedTalk and an Improv Show had one informative/hilarious show baby. 

Funny. Informative. Fun.

$10 BYOB

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The Triple Header
May
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Triple Header

THE TRIPLE HEADER is Houston's popular monthly showcase on the last Friday of every month with 3 hilarious comedians each doing 20 minutes each.

This month's awesome line up features...

SEAN ROUSE (HBO's Down & Dirty with Jim Norton, Dave Attell's Insomniac Tour, Comedy Killers with Doug Stanhope, "Men In Black 2", The Unbookables)

JOHN NGUYEN (2014 NBC Stand Up Finalist, 2014 Lafftown's Funniest, Come and Take It Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest)

KATHRYN WAY (Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Funny or Die, Playboy, Air Sex Championships, Woman on the Internet)

Show starts at 8 pm sharp. Pay What You Can & BYOB

Hosted by Zahid Dewji. 

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