Improv group at Cornell Jan. 25
iO Theater, a Chicago-based improvisational comedy group that counts Mike Myers, Chris Farley, David Koechner, Adam McKay, Tina Fey and many others among its alumni, will perform an improvised musical in King Chapel at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25.
The Deltones, iO’s musical ensemble, will perform an entirely improvised musical based on a suggested title. The show features all the elements of a Broadway musical, including large group numbers, choreography, and more—all of it made up on the fly.
Admission is free for Cornell students, members of the Cornell College community, and Purple Pass holders, and $10 for everyone else. Tickets will be available at the Information Desk in the upper level of the Thomas Commons.
Founded in 1981 by Charna Halpern, with assistance from the late Del Close starting in 1984, the iO Theater has prospered as a comedy training center and performance venue.
The performance is part of the annual series of performances and lectures funded by a gift from alumnus Richard Williams ’63 and his wife, Marlene. The series sponsors performances that inspire students to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. Past performers include Second City and the Capitol Steps.