Verge presents musical staging ofcritically acclaimed musical, Tony-winning Fun Home
Verge is easing us through the snowy months with a steady diet of comedy, music, and blue-ribbon stage antics we’ve all come to expect from the (can’t believe it’s) community theater! Here’s a look at some of the fantastic performances happening at “The Little Black Box on the Edge (of Bozeman)” that’ll have audiences laughing through winter.
First up is the Verge presentation of critically acclaimed musical, Fun Home. The refreshingly honest, wholly original production is about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel and featuring Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s Tony Award-winning score and book (played by a live band!), Fun Home will leave you breathless. The popular musical comes to the edge of Bozeman Friday and Saturday evenings, February 8th–23rd, at 8pm each night.
Directed by Kip Savoie, be sure to catch what the critics are calling “A rare beauty, extraordinary and heart-gripping” (New York Times) and “The best Broadway musical in years, with the finest score in a decade” (Huffington Post). Tickets are $23 in advance and will also be available at the door at an additional cost, based on availability.
And of course, the always-hilarious Monday night Improv on the Verge shows continue in February! With a mixture of short-form games (like you see on the popular tv show Whose Line is It Anyway?) and long-form stories, everything you see on stage is created on the spot using audience suggestions. With crowd favorites, the Bozeman Improverts AND some new faces, you won’t want to miss the best way to start your week. Come get cheap thrills for your laugh hole with advanced tickets for only $9, also available at the door at additional cost. Upcoming shows are set for February 11th and 25th. All performances start at 7pm. Ages 17+.
But the kids deserve some (more appropriate) laughs of their own, and Verge’s Silly Moose Comedy Improv gives families extra chances to laugh together. After all, laughter decreases stress hormones. It also increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, improving our resistance to disease. And of course, laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals, giving people an overall sense of well-being. The next show is set for Saturday, February 23rd at 3pm. Tickets are $9 in advance, also available at the door at additional cost.
Visit www.vergetheater.com for reservations and further information about the entire 2018-19 season! Advance tickets are also available in store at Cactus Records. •