Spontaneous Broadway

  • Nov 16, 2019 - Jan 11, 2020

  • The Mopco Improv Theatre
    10 N Jay Street, Schenectady, NY 12305, United States


Spontaneous Broadway

A fully improvised musical experience inspired by the audience

Doors Open @ 7:30pm, Event Starts @ 8:00pm

Spontaneous Broadway, where performers audition Broadway-style songs that they create on the spot based on song titles created by you, the audience.  Vote for your favorite song and see it brought to life by our performers as they improvise an entire hour-long musical around it! It's an experience that must be seen to be believed. 

Act one? Audience members jot down never-before-sung titles of songs. Performers then improvise new Broadway musical numbers based on these titles of the top of their heads! 

The second act?! A full-length improvised musical based on the audience's favorite song! SPONTANEOUS BROADWAY is a virtuoso piece that challenges improvisers and amazes audiences.

Created by Kat Koppett in association with Freestyle Repertory Theatre Co. in New York City, SPONTANEOUS BROADWAY is a fictional backers audition for a new Broadway musical then brought to the stage. TheatreWeek magazine named creator Koppett one of its unsung heroes of the year in honor of her invention of this exciting format!

Come early and grab a snack and a drink at our cafe!


Will I get picked on by the comedians?

Absolutely not. Improv is about getting inspiration from the audience to help us invent scenes and songs on the spot. We celebrate your contribution to the show because you are part of it. Any volunteers we ask to join us onstage we GUARANTEE will be 110% cooler than they were when they were in their seat.

What's your snow cancellation policy? 

“The show must go on” and, if at all possible, it does at the Mopco.  In the event of very extreme weather or natural disaster, we will email ticket holders with the news 3 hours before showtime that we had to cancel. In the event of a show cancellation, ticket holders will be offered alternate dates to choose from to attend a show of equal or lesser value. For those without tickets, please follow our Facebook page for updates. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are no minimum age requirements for attendees. Typically shows are within a PG-13 rating. Our performances are improvised so the content is largely determined by the audience and the suggestions you give. We don't avoid "blue" humor but we try to be a little more creative with off-color suggestions than the obvious.  

Do you have a late policy for seating?

Yes. Our shows begin promptly. If a performance is sold out, unused tickets will be released to the waitlist beginning at five minutes to curtain. Please arrive early so that your ticket is not re-sold. There are no refunds within 24 hours of show time. Exchanges for a comparable performance can only be made up to two hours prior to a given performance.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Street parking is available on Union and N Jay street by our Theatre. Parking is available in the lot behind Perecca's as well as other public lots within a short walk of the theatre. The lot directly across from us is reserved for the Rossi & Ditorro Funeral Home NOT AVAILABLE for parking. DO NOT park in the lot by JoJo’s Auto Service or you will be towed. Find our more and see a detailed map of parking options available around us here.  

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach us at hey@mopco.org with general inquiries or shows@mopco.org with specific questions about the show times and details. You can also call us at 518-577-6726. We’re also pretty good at getting back to your on Facebook messenger as well.  

What's the refund policy?

Please contact us 24 hours before showtime to be eligible for a full refund.  

Venue Details
The Mopco Improv Theatre
10 N Jay Street, Schenectady, NY 12305, United States
The Mopco Improv Theatre was established in October 2016 on 10 N. Jay St. in Schenectady. The historic former firehouse underwent a total renovation and is now the Capital Region's premier hub for improv and entertainment. The Mopco offers classes, shows, and special events. The theatre is also the active HQ for Koppett, the organizational development consultancy and world-renowned leader in applied improv. The Mopco is home to The Mop & Bucket Co., formerly the residential improv company at Proctors for nearly a decade, and voted the Capital Region's best in comedy 3 years in a row and counting, as well as Alf Pacino, Down the Rabbit Hole, and Electric City Puppets. Outside of the theatre, the Mopco offers corporate & private event entertainment, in school programming.