Emergent Arts just keeps on choo-chooing up that hill. This time we have choo-chooed back to Ypsilanti, where we continue into our 4th year presenting our hugely successful open mic, The UNclub, every Sunday night at 8pm, now at The Madhouse Studio, 1436 E. Michigan ave. in Ypsilanti, 48198.
"Hollywood and Hyde" is postponed until next year while I get busy rewriting and refining to make it the best I can.
We will be putting on a Christmas Show at The Madhouse Studio in December, so stay tuned.
Joe the Animal
WE'VE MADE IT ANOTHER YEAR ! ! ! !
So, we're celebrating our 3RD ANNIVERSARY ! ! !
This year's anniversary show is the Roast of Joe the Animal.
Join us for this evening of fun and frivolity as we honor (or dishonor) the UNclub's favorite timekeeper, videographer, superfluous fact checker, and stuttering heckler, Joe the Animal.
He's says he can handle it. It will be a riot either way.
As is tradition, the anniversary show is a fundraiser for the Emergent Arts Theatre. We are putting on this show to thank them for what they have done for these last 3 years to make this workout room so much fun. Therefore, there will be a $10 cover for all attendees, performers and non-performers alike.
The Madhouse believes in art for art's sake. Organized chaos, it’s a little Bohemian, a little mad, intelligent and creative. A new home for music, poetry, storytelling, comedy, live art, and sideshow, the space at 1436 East Michigan Ave. is being developed as a gallery, studio, community art/writing/music space, used books store, consignment shop, and to serve the community through community outreach programs.
Location: The Madhouse, 1436 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, MI, 48198.
Dates and Times: October 23 at 8:00 pm.
E-mail: email@example.com for additional info.
Admission: $10 at the door or online HERE.
Phone: (734) 985-0875
And don't forget our regular open mic, every Sunday at The Madhouse.
The UNclub Standup Open Mic
Sundays at 8pm
Don't miss The UNclub now every Sunday night at 8:00 pm, (now in its new home The Madhouse!) suggested $5 donation admission. It's THE spot for established and up and coming comics to work out material. It's not just standup, it's the cradle of comedy in Southeast Michigan!
Chili Challis, former staff writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and nationally known comedian, writer and teacher says about The UNclub,
"The ... UNclub IS as close to a pure artist's way of pursuing, grasping and understanding comedy as I have ever known; not to mention it's open and fair to every talent, EVERY talent, even ones right off the street. Comics are allowed to go 'out there' and they're permitted to fail and still be welcomed back. It doesn't get any better than that as far as I'm concerned, and I've been known to be a bit fussy. This special venue is poised for the big wave, it is so ready and worthy of being discovered by an audience...and when they do it will be pure addiction." Chili Challis, comedy coach and former staff writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
at The Madhouse
1436 E. Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Over the last seven years we have presented Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, Confessions Of The Easter Bunny, The Mousetrap (review), Waiting For Godot (review), Arsenic And Old Lace, A Christmas Carol, The Odd Couple, Yankee Tavern, Waiting For Godot, original works Confessions of The Easter Bunny, Hollywood and Hyde, and Christmasville. At The Mix Studio, we have continued our tradition of offering a wide range of performance, including spoken word, folk music, piano lounge nights, movie afternoons, standup open mics, staged readings, and more plays. Always more plays!
And we have Chili Challis, former staff writer for The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, holding his Comedy Dojo on Sunday afternoons, where he coaches the area's up-and-coming comics in the art of funny. Then, every Sunday night at 8pm, Chili holds an Open Mic at The Mix Studio Theater where his students mix with other more experienced comics to practice their craft.Sign up for the open mic or register for his Comedy Dojo by contacting Chili through his website at ChiliChallis.com.
Look for special discount ticket prices all season. Take advantage of the discounted prices and know that you are directly responsible for bringing more great theatre to the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area.
Please remember that we depend on you to keep us going. Emergent Arts is not a non-profit theatre at this point, which means we don't get grants and we don't typically receive donations. We live or die depending on you, and people like you, who buy tickets to our shows. Please show your support by coming to our shows, and bring your friends! We are in the business of loving theatre, and live performance. There is nothing like it, and you need to be there so we can be there.
Go see a show somewhere this week! Take the kids (but hire a babysitter for the UFO Show). You will talk about the experience for years to come.
This photo is not by me, but for obvious reasons, I kind of like it. It's from the shoot of the short film "Vanished Acres" in which I played Tom.
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Excerpt from AnnArbor.com's review of The Mousetrap:
" It's a credit to both Agatha Christie's script for "The Mousetrap" and Emergent Arts - the local theater company currently staging the world's longest-running drama - that even though I knew precisely who the murderer was (since I'd seen the show before), I nonetheless enjoyed playing the game once again." -Jenn Mckee
Excerpts from AnnArbor.com's review of Waiting For Godot:
"...'Godot' is a highly ambitious undertaking for an amateur theater group, and Emergent Arts generally does itself proud."
"...(Tom) Underwood and (Peter) Knox, as the show’s secondary duo, perform their roles with sensitivity and physical skill, with Knox delivering a show-stopping version of Lucky's 'think' speech." -Jenn Mckee
"Photos by Tim Henning."