Trees Giving Shade Presents: Bird Gossip + A Very Special Madeline + Once Upon iMusical + 1-800-FIRE DEPARTMENT +  Bugs + TFA +Small Mediums at Large + Burnt Sienna + The Potomac Sea Stories

WIT's improv comedians turn an audience suggestion into a never-before-seen comedy show!


Friday July 26, 2024
7:30 PM
General admission: $15 in advance (plus $2 service fee); Tickets to Friday night shows are All Access Passes. You may come and go between performances all night; for those who experience cost as a barrier, a limited number of affordable pricing tickets are available using the code AFFORDABLE

All start times are approximate. We recommend arriving early if you’d like to see a particular show.

The Line-up

Trees Giving Shade Presents: Bird Gossip (7:35 – 7:53)
In this fast-paced, high-octane show, Trees Giving Shade Presents: Bird Gossip branches out from a singular location provided by the audience into a flurry of scenes. Watch these four dear friends flock together and soar through an evening of tree-mendous fun!
Cast: Darnell Eaton, Melissa Gedney, Jordana Mishory, Henry Ring

A Very Special Madeline (7:55 – 8:20)
Step into a nostalgic portal with Madeline as they transport you back to the golden era of After School Specials! On this week’s episode witness: angst, friendship, betrayal, familial drama, the dangers of smoking, your body developing and other life lessons brought to life onstage in the style of an After School Special
Cast: Stacey Axler, Robin Doody Lauren Emily, Precious Jenkins, Adam Levine, Nick Martinez, Ryan McClure, Macey Schiff, Matt Strote, Eddison Wilkinson

Once Upon iMusical (8:22 – 9:07)
In Once Upon iMusical, a brand new fairy tale musical is created in front of your eyes, inspired by your suggestions. Will dreams come true? Will lessons be learned? There are only FIVE chances this summer to find out!
Cast: Cassie Barnum, Matt Berman, Ryan Campbell, Mark Chalfant, Geoff Corey, Beth Lyons, Michael O’Connor, Travis Charles Ploeger, Adrianne Thomas, Elaine Tinkelman, Anna Claire Walker, Simone Webster

1-800-FIRE DEPARTMENT (9:09 – 9:29)
1-800 FIRE DEPARTMENT takes an everyday situation and explores the connections and to familiar stories and trope, and we have a good time doing it!
Cast: Madeline Dozier, Mikail Falaasli, Ryan McCloskey, Eli Okun, Svend Larson

Bugs (9:31 – 9:46)
The dynamic duo of Bugs have been hibernating, and just like cicadas they are ready to explode back onto the scene with some fast-paced , speeding thought improv all inspired by one important question. What’s your favorite bug?
Cast: Kaelan Fleury, Patrick Fleury

TFA (9:48 – 10:08)
TFA stands for lots of things: Tags For Ages, The Fun Abounds, Thomas Finds Adam, The Female Accent, The Fast Adjuncts, The Furious Assistants. This fast and funny show will take you places while figuring out what our name stands for exactly.
Cast: John Carroll, Adam Fishbein, Thomas Harris, Alex Kazanas, David Lapkoff, and Renan Snowden

Small Mediums at Large (10:10 – 10:25)
Five mediums come together to answer an audience member’s burning question for the spiritual realm. Join them as they process their visions with a high energy, comedic romp through the great beyond. At the end of the show, the sisters of Small Mediums at Large will consult their journey to provide an answer for the audience member.
Cast: Lauren Gabel, Katie Munn, Aubrey Peterson, Andrea Quach, Tandra Turner

Burnt Sienna (10:27 – 10:42)
Are these boys Best Friends? Lovers? Brothers? WE’LL FIND OUT–they’re here for you, set in-place for 15/20 minutes–and ready to unravel the smallest crime that comes to your mind. The trifling trio plays in a “monoscene”, giving you an unbroken window into their world, and the audience suggestion that alternately drives, unsettles, and/or unifies them.
Cast: Al-Hassan Koroma, Ryan McCloskey, Michael Williamson

The Potomac Seas Stories (10:44 – 10:59)
Two sailors, weathered by salt and storm, are in port tonight to share bizarre and uncanny stories from their time sailing the high-seas. Descend into the murky depths of imagination and madness with “The Potomac Sea Stories.”
Cast: Ryan McClure, Matt Strote

Tickets to Friday night shows are All Access Passes. You may come and go between performances all night.

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COVID safety

Masks are recommended, but not required for WIT shows. Learn more on our COVID Safety page.

Accessibility information

This performance will take place in the Milton Theatre on the second floor, reachable by stairs or elevator. Most seats in the Milton require the use of some stairs in the theater. The Milton has wheelchair- and scooter-accessible locations (reached by use of a platform lift) where patrons can remain in their wheelchairs or transfer to seats. Patrons requiring a wheelchair-accessible seat location should purchase a general admission ticket and then notify us by email at so that box office staff can be ready to assist or direct you. Please do not contact the Studio Theatre box office; they do not handle ticketing or seating for WIT performances. For more info on accessibility at Studio Theatre, see their accessibility page.

Title art by Tom Billings.

Meet iMusical

iMusical joins the unpredictable playfulness of comedic improvisation with the emotional power of musical theater. Read More

Meet Madeline

Madeline gives nervy, flirty, and worthy onstage and off. Read More