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Musical Improv Shop Talk Podcast
77 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
Skills and Challenges
In this episode if of the Musical Improv Shop Talk podcast, Neil offers challenges to Adam, Kristen, Claire & Gail.
115 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
On this episode, Musical Director John Sturk (ComedySportz) spends a lot of time with the crew (Gail, Adam, Claire, Kristen and Neil) as we take care to train our storytelling impulses. Here's Walking Through.
79 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Heighten Brighten Enlighten
This week the Gang play with Sarah Murphy (ComedySportz Chicago, Riff) to play with expanding the universe of an improvised musical!
67 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
Who's Who Part 2
The Glitter Island Gang meet up with Keenan Camp (Riff) to explore more characters we might meet along the way!
79 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
Who's Who Part 1
Kristen, Adam and Claire chat with Gail and Neil about the kinds of characters that show up in narratives, and how to play protagonists.
96 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
Open It Up
The Glitter Island Gang hang out with friend Brian Sebby to explore openings for musical improv shows!
76 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
Neil Figuracion returns with Gail Gallagher on the keys, Adam Mizner at the helm, with new regular castmates Kristen Britt & Claire Parlette. We hang with Wesley Whitaker to talk about scenes in musical improv. What makes them fun? What keeps you coming back?
41 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
Shockwave from Freestyle Love Supreme
Calling us on his time off is Chris "Shockwave" Sullivan. Shockwave is the beatboxing powerhouse of the long running freestyle rap group Freestyle Love Supreme, who are now enjoying a run as one of the hottest tickets on Broadway! Chris chats with Neil, Gail & Adam about comedy, Hip Hop, beatboxing & children's education. Plus exercises and playtime!
82 minutes | Jul 9, 2018
Here's a special episode of the Musical Improv Shop Talk podcast: De/Mystifying Rap! Gail Gallagher, Neil Figuracion & Adam Mizner meet up with Dylan Carey (Groovebox) and Zheryk Badugu (the Smokeout) for a spirited conversation about RAP. Ranging from the very basics to finding more expressive grooves and playing beyond stereotypes, listen in and discover some inspiring exercises!
82 minutes | Jun 6, 2018
Bonus Bonuses - Full Circle!
Here's a second collection of extra clips! Neil & Gail are joined by Adam Mizner, Ashley Geron, Wes Hughes, Sam Cain, Nicole Frydman, Steph McCullough, Kristen Britt, McCall Logan and Mel Bee. Listen up for a collection of new tunes, trials and togetherness here on the Musical Improv Shop Talk podcast!
53 minutes | May 2, 2018
Here is a compilation of our Patreon clips from episodes 3-5! Neil & Gail goof around with Adam Mizner, Nelson Velasquez, Nicole Frydman, Jessica Landis, Allie Ring, Ian Goldsmith, Jed Levine, Chris Terry and Sophie Scanlon. Listen to a whole bunch of new games, interviews, original sets and songs, only here on the Musical Improv Shop Talk podcast!
81 minutes | Apr 4, 2018
Episode 8 - Point of View
Season Finale! For our final episode of our first season, Gail Gallagher and Neil Figuracion chew the fat with Adam Mizner, Kristen Britt, McCall Logan and Mel Bee for a rousing discussion of Point of View in musical improv. This is an episode full of chills. Don't miss it!
60 minutes | Mar 21, 2018
Episode 7 - Steph-isode
For this episode Neil Figuracion, Gail Gallagher and Adam Mizner jump down the rabbit hole with Dr Steph McCullough. We dig into a discussion of musical direction and build some challenges on the spot! For access to additional interviews, songs, scenes and silliness subscribe to the Musical Improv Shop Talk podcast on Patreon.
64 minutes | Mar 7, 2018
Episode 6 - Exploring Melody
Gail Gallagher and Neil Figuracion share the table and a lot of laughs with Adam Mizner, Wes Hughes, Ashley Geron, Sam Cain and Nicole Frydman. The topic today is MELODY! For access to additional interviews, exercises, songs and silliness, subscribe to the Musical Improv Shop Talk podcast on Patreon.
56 minutes | Feb 21, 2018
Episode 5 - What's Important
Gail Gallagher and Neil Figuracion meet with Chris Terry, Jed Levine, Sophie Scanlon and Adam Mizner for a fun session on choruses, listening and getting on board together! Subscribe to the Musical Improv Shop Talk podcast on Patreon for access to bonus materials! We interview Sophie Scanlon about being the new kid on the block with the Chicago cast of Shamilton and then she gets a chance to share her shine! Musical Improv Shop Talk podcast on Patreon
58 minutes | Feb 1, 2018
Episode 4 - Rhyme 2
59 minutes | Jan 17, 2018
Episode 3 - Rhyme 1
Neil Figuracion and Gail Gallagher sit at the table with Nicole Frydman, Nelson Velasquez and Adam Mizner to dip their toes into the pool called RHYME. Will their brains melt before the hour is up? This is part 1 of our ongoing series on rhyme, Catalogues. If you'd like to support the Musical Improv Shop Talk podcast, become a patron at Patreon!
75 minutes | Jan 3, 2018
Episode 2 - Stuff and Things
Today Neil Figuracion and Gail Gallagher welcome players Anthony Occhipinti, Brookes May, Lauren Kincaid-Filbey and Adam Mizner. The topic of the day is Ideation. Listen to us play with Stuff and Things!
59 minutes | Dec 6, 2017
Pilot - Riding the Wave
Here's the pilot episode of the Musical Improv Shop Talk podcast! In this hour, Neil Figuracion and Gail Gallagher welcome players Hilary Gokenbach, John Craven, Adam Mizner and Shanna Sweeney to talk about what they'd like to improve in their musical improvisation. Come nerd out about songs getting made up on the spot!
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