2015 ColdTowne Mainstage Season
ColdTowne Theater is Austin’s only entertainment option with improv, sketch and stand up shows seven nights a week.
We’re excited to announce our 2015 Mainstage Season – a collection of shows featuring unique concepts and high production value.
Church of Indeterminate Divinity
Directed by John Ratliff
Each service, some of the best improvisers in Austin perform with live musical accompaniment to create an event that’s part tent meeting, part house concert, part campfire singalong, and part barn burning. Real as rent and funny as hell, it’s unlike any improv show you’ve ever seen.
A Brief History of Murder
Sketch Comedy by Comedy Bazaar
Enjoy a deep red soak in these expertly-carved, acid-laced comedy sketches that explore the darker side of human nature. Laugh long into the abyss, and let the abyss laugh long into you…
Produced by Nathan Sowell
Sometimes a sitcom is so ahead of its time, it barely lasts four episodes. Jeannie and Sabrina have nothing on the type of high concept sitcoms created by ColdTowne Studios. Tune in for a month of Fantastic Buddies, Step Dad Djinns, and enough pop to wet at least three separate beds.
Directed by Curtis Luciani & Courtney Sevener
Join us at the top of the charts for this improvised comedy game show about and inspired by the biggest blockbusters in the history of recorded music.
The Ultimate Sketchprov Project
Directed by Dave Buckman
Dave Buckman draws on his two decades of comedy training (The Second City, Boom Chicago) to direct a cast of the city’s best multi-hyphenated writer/improviser/actors to develop a sexy and professional sketch revue created entirely through improvisation.
The Beach Boys Solve a Mystery
Directed by Frank Netscher
The sleepy town of Surf City, California has been struck by another gruesome murder, and the Beach Boys are on the case! Along the way, they’ll get help from some of their pals, Dick Dale, Charles Manson, Janis Joplin, and others. They’ll solve the mystery in no time, even if they have to surf, cruise, and croon their way across California!
Improv Fantasy League
Our signature Summer event returns. Veteran comedic talent will be drafted alongside our improv students to compete against each other in a month long improv tournament that features live commentary, free agents and pre-show tailgating.
The Presidents of Comedy Tour
with The USA
A group of America’s hottttest and brighttttest comedians make a stop in Austin as part of their national tour. Together they’ll interview historians about America’s vibrant past to inspire their own brand of red, white, & blue collar comedy.
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER
Sgt. Preppers – An Improvised Preppers Musical
Directed by Erika McNichol
What if Infowars and Ty Segall had a baby? No really. Think about it.
ColdTowne explores prepper culture through a garage rock musical in this new work.
Your Redneck Neighbors
Directed by Will Cleveland
Everyone’s got one or maybe you are one. Either way, this show is for you. Come laugh with some of Austin’s best improvisers in this show inspired by true tales of yard cars, gun racks, and turkey fires.
The 8 Plays of Addison
Written & Directed by Addison Billingsly