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Wünderstudies presents a special anniversary show at the Cabaret at Theater Square to celebrate one year of improvised musicals.

$5 cash admission at the Cabaret at Theater Square (http://culturaldistrict.org/). Show starts at 10:30pm.

For more information about Wünderstudies, check out our website at http://wunderstudies.com/ or our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/wunderstudies.

Press release included below...

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Wünderstudies Celebrates One Year of Improvised Musicals with Cabaret Show

Pittsburgh — Wünderstudies will celebrate one year of spontaneous comedy musicals with an anniversary performance at the Cabaret at Theater Square on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 10:30pm.

Wünderstudies creates hilarious musical theater on the fly. Armed with only a title suggested by an audience member, the wonderfully talented cast and crew weave together music, comedy, and story into an hour of delightful entertainment. Every aspect of the show is improvised on the spot by the cast, the instrumentalists, and the crew. Every word, every note, and every spotlight is spontaneous and unplanned.

Wünderstudies formed in June 2011 to perform the troupe’s first improvised musical at Steel City Improv Theater in the North Side. The troupe has performed monthly at the theater ever since, with shows currently playing on the first Saturday of each month at 8:00 PM.

“When we started, Pittsburgh didn't have any troupes who made musical improv comedy a central part of what they did,” said keyboardist Benjamin Saalbach-Walsh. “Since we've been performing, a scene has been developing, including other acts such as The LuPones, Nebby Spectres, and The Wandering Minstrels, all based at Steel City Improv Theater.”

Wünderstudies has also appeared at numerous other events, both within Pittsburgh and beyond, producing 20-minute mini-musicals for a variety of audiences. The troupe recently made their near-Broadway debut at the New York City Improv Festival, performing alongside one of New York’s premiere musical improv troupes, Broadway’s Next Hit Musical.

The June 16 show will be Wünderstudies’ first performance at the Cabaret at Theater Square. “The Cabaret often hosts musical theater shows and improv comedy shows. Wünderstudies fuses the two forms together, so we’re excited to finally bring our show to the Cabaret audience,” said director Brett Bavar.

To learn more about Wünderstudies, visit wunderstudies.com. For Cabaret event details, visit culturaldistrict.org.


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