HERE the (improvised) Musical is one of Chicago’s most lauded shows and one of the most celebrated shows globally in the artform. HERE is the original two-person improvised musical with Tara DeFrancisco & Rance Rizzutto; Chicago Tribune Critic-Recommended (the highest ranked improv show), Chicago Sun Times “Not to Be Missed”, and deemed “Nothing Short of Genius” by NPR, this show has been brought to 21 countries and 60+ cities worldwide so far, making it the most toured and headlined show in improvisation. The actors and the show have been featured in all the above publications, as well as 614 Magazine, All Things Considered on NPR, Columbus Alive, Dispatch, & Underground, The Free Press, Time Out Chicago, and many more locally around the world. HERE is housed in two theatres consistently: iO Chicago in Illinois, and The Nest Theatre in Columbus, OH, as a featured mainstage act around the global tour.
In HERE, Tara and Rance get one suggestion to create theme through an opening number, design characters and storylines inspired by that theme, and effortlessly weave the strings together to discover one piece.
Funny, beautiful, and charming, HERE “has shown something new and amazing is possible in improvisation” and has been called groundbreaking by audiences around the globe.”
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