Headlined by some of the Midwest's well known talents, First Friday Funnies features a wide range of diversely talented young and veteran comedians. Currently in its 16th Anniversary year, Improv Playhouse has engaged the talents of some of the Chicago region's premiere talents as they have begun launching their careers. First Friday Funnies continues that tradition by showcasing the next generation of comedians and their mentors by putting them in front of comedy fans in Northern Lake County.
Schools, Libraries, Daycares, and Park Districts are talking about the incredible work TYA is doing to engage students of all ages in literature. This year's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK connect with many school student's reading lists, and are must-see's. Click HERE for more information about booking a performance for your group.
Click HERE to donate to our Community Outreach Program.
Classes and Productions for all Ages!
Registration now open for Winter Sessions
Whether you're interested in classes for adults or children, Improv Playhouse is the place. Improv classes, musical theatre productions, stand-up comedy classes, and more. Get involved today. Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer, each session thrives on community involvement. Call the office today to find our more: 847-968-4529.
BOOK YOUR PARTY OR SUMMER EVENT WITH OUR DJ DIVISION... BLAST! ENTERTAINMENT
Our BLAST! Entertainment DJ and Talent division can spice up your Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Wedding, School Dance, Birthday party, bachelor/bachelorette event, singles group, or corporate event. Book our DJs/MCs and party motivators for your special partyand add on our photo booth packages, caricaturists and games specialists. Book our improv comedians for an "Whose Line..." style show or a Murder Mystery for your team build event. You'll have a BLAST! with our cast!
Click HERE for more information about private entertainment.
Corporate Team Building
Does your business need inspiration for creative ideas? Do you need assistance incorporating humor in the workplace to increase efficiency? Improv Playhouse can taylor-make a workshop to meet your needs. From major corporations to small businesses, Improv Playhouse has assisted all kinds of companies to work together effectively.
Click HERE for more information on team building resources.
116 W. Lake, Libertyville, Illinois 60048 • 847.968.4529
• 847.968.4530 fax
Black Main Stage
735 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville, Illinois 60048
North Shore Training Studios
(The Highland Park Community House: Lower Level, Front or Rear Entrance)
1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, Illinois
Interested in Improv Playhouse producing your play? Click here for a play proposal form.
TYA at Wilmot Elementary & Skokie Public Library - Rumpelstiltskin
Murder Mystery at Great Lakes Naval Station
7:30 & 9:00pm
TYA at Cary Area Public Library - Rumpelstiltskin
TYA at Palatine Public Library - Rumpelstiltskin
TYA at Bright Horizons Evanston - Rumpelstiltskin
TYA at Deerfield Public Library & Waukegan Public Library - Rumpelstiltskin
4:30 & 7:30pm
Teen & Junior Improv Ensembles Showcase
TYA at Wesley Child Care - Rumpelstiltskin
D103 Explore the Arts Day
Annie (Libertyville Broadway Bound)
Christ Church Crossroads
TYA at Morton Grove Public Library - Rumpelstiltskin
Annie (HP Broadway Bound)
HP Community House
7:30 & 9:00pm
More About iP:
Improv Playhouse is a professional theatre and entertainment organization the scope of which includes a full-service acting school specializing in comprehensive improv - comedy and acting classes for adults and youth. Divisions of Improv Playhouse include Corporate Team Building, Business and Private Entertainment, Talent Management, Performing Arts Camps and Community Outreach and Education (IP-COE / nfp).
Many adherents to our training philosophy evolve into professional performers on stage in the improvisation, television and film industries. The Adult and Youth improvisation program is all-inclusive and thorough in methodology, formation and curricula catapulting its students to the highest levels of development. Adult improv shows and dozens of youth productions are performed throughout the year immersing actors in opportunities which include focused dramatic training and musical theatre. Each adult or young actor, if desired, is given personal attention from their first acting class, warm up, through the audition process and final performances. One facet of Improv Playhouse’s core philosophy is to educate and entertain audiences and students of all ages, demographics and locations; as well as to bring instruction and guidance to emerging improvisational artists and ensembles; by focusing on and about modern improvisational theatre, a Chicago-born and bred art form.