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Broadway's Next H!T Musical

02/15/13

Broadway's Next H!T Musical

Broadway's Next H!T Musical keeps audiences laughing 

The cast of Broadway's Next H!T Musical
The cast of Broadway's Next H!T Musical
will perform March 8 at Yardley Hall.
Photo by James Shubinski

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Broadway's Next H!T Musical is not your same ole song and dance routine.

That's because every song is new. Every show is funny. And every night on stage is different.

The show, under the direction of improv veterans Rob Schiffmann and Deb Rabbai, has been labeled "hilarious" by The New York Times and "remarkable" by The New York Post.

Broadway's Next H!T Musical will be presented on at 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the Carlsen Center's Polsky Theater at Johnson County Community College.

Tickets, which are $35, are available through the JCCC Box Office at 913-469-4445 or online at jccc.edu/TheSeries.

The musical is structured as a theatrical awards show. The cast gathers hit song suggestions from the audience and puts their own take on them. Somehow, the cast members pull off a comical and well-sung show tune that fills the bill. The audience votes for its favorite songs as the show turns into a full-blown improvised musical complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue and plot twists galore.

Schiffmann has worked and toured as a professional improviser and musician for more than 17 years. As a two-time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs Award and the recipient of the 2011 Improvisation News Award for Best Improv Coach, his talents are known across the country.

Rabbai has worked as an actor, improviser, singer and voiceover artist for the last 20 years and is an original member and co-creator of Broadway's Next H!T Musical. She became the co-artistic director of the musical in 2009.

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