Schedule

Every Friday night Wage House presents an hour-long improv show featuring some of the area’s top improvisers and comedians. Friday night shows start at 8pm but be sure to arrive a little early to enjoy some drinks from our bar.  Follow us on social media to stay informed of any special events.  

Upcoming shows:

Nov 15

Level 2 Student Showcase!

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wage House is delighted to present our Level 2 Student Showcase!! These students have recently completed our Level 2 class and are ready to show off their amazing improv skills! Enjoy the night with a drink from our bar while supporting our hilarious students as they create a show based on audience suggestions!

Runs: Thursday at 8pm [ Doors open 7pm ] Run time: 45 min

Come early and have a drink in our lounge!

Nov 16

Must Love Improv + Kate & Jake

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This night of comedy is gonna blow your mind! Wage House is proud to present two fanatic duos and BOTH feature a Wage House founder!  The night includes Must Love Improv and Kate & Jake.  Must Love Improv is an improvised romantic comedy performed by real-life married couple, Greg and Casey Calderiso.  Based on audience suggestions, they create the story of two made up people meeting and falling in love.  You’ll laugh and maybe cry and definitely feel some feels!  Kate & Jake, comprised of veteran performers Kate Teichman and Jake Goldman have a reputation for their comedic characters created right on the spot.  Their fast-paced show features various personalities bringing the laughs! 

Nov 23

Black Friday: The Musical!

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: $5.00 
Ready to celebrate the season with OR without your family?  Whether you’re looking for a way to entertain your cousins from out-of-town or escape from the crippling judgement of your in-laws this show is perfect!!!  Vox Magna, Wage House’s resident musical troupe will be creating a full length musical inspired by YOUR holiday experiences past and present!  

Nov 30

From Justin to Kelly + The Key Party Improv Show

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This night of comedy has it all!! First up we are excited to welcome back  From Justin to Kelly, a New York based duo, to the Wage House stage! Kelly Buttermore and Justin Peters are two of America’s top independent improvisers. As the duo From Justin to Kelly, they spend most of their time on tour, performing and teaching at theaters and festivals around the country; since 2014, they have performed and taught over 250 shows and workshops in 25 different states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and international waters. Their signature form is the Walter, a minimalistic monoscene that emphasizes silence, eye contact, and total commitment to the moment.
Up next Wage House brings back the fun, cheeky and completely improvised Key Party show!  Join us as we take real-life couples and mix them up into new pairings for the stage! At the top of the show each improviser will put their key into the bowl and the audience will choose new couples…after that, anything can happen! Get ready for scenes about love at first sight, awkward date nights, pre-arranged marriage, divorce, and more!!  

Dec 01

Commit to the Choice: How to Get the Most Out of Every Moment You Play

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Commit to the Choice: How to Get the Most out of Every Moment You Play
There’s a world of possibility inherent in every single choice we make on stage. So why do we sometimes abandon our initial choices — or, worse, play them half-heartedly? In this positive, high-energy workshop, Justin Peters and Kelly Buttermore will help you stop judging yourself on stage and start trusting your instincts. You’ll learn how to maximize your scenework by recognizing and affirming the choices that you’ve already made, and wringing every bit of value out of those choices before moving on.
Cost: $35
*Open to all experience levels
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Dec 06 - Dec 20

Musical Improv Drop-Ins with Keith Munslow

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Date(s) – Thursday December 6th, 13th or 20th- 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Whether you want to keep your musical improv skills sharp or check it out for the first time, these drop-ins are perfect!  Award-winning musician and songwriter Keith Munslow, will be holding three separate drop in classes in December.  Each class will be different and contain exercises and games that teach you how to build a musical scene using the core concepts of improv!  At the end of every class, you’ll also perform in a fully improvised musical with your classmates.  You can take one or all three, they will all feature different exercises. 

Instructor Keith Munslow will break down how to create a song on the spot in a relaxed and supportive environment, and build musical scenes that use core improv elements combined with vocal and song-writing techniques. 

Prior improv experience is required (completion of L1 or higher at Wage House, completion of past musical class with Keith or with special permission by instructor).  Please email wagehousetheater@gmail.com for further details. No singing ability/music knowledge required (seriously)! Even if you don’t think of yourself as a *singer*, but love to sing, this class is for you. 

Please be advised this class will include some light to moderate physical activity.

Instructor: Keith Munslow

Class dates: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20

Cost: $25.00 per class

Dec 29

Advanced Short-Form Workshop

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Shortform improv is, by some, thought of as the kid brother of long-form improv. No longer! Popularized by shows like Whose Line and Wild ‘n Out, shortform improv provides a language and skill set for all improvised performance. In this workshop, you’ll learn half a dozen stage-ready shortform games, as well as advanced improv skills like finding the comedic angle, connecting with the audience, finding the scene within the game, and when to make and break the rules. After this crash course, you’ll be comfortable performing shortform games on stage and using these shortform skills to make your longform scenes snappier and stronger.

Taylor Bruneaux is an alumni of ImprovBoston’s Face Off and Harold Night, where she performed short- and longform improv weekly to suspecting and unsuspecting crowds. She is also an alumni of ComedySportz Boston. Currently, Taylor performs the festival circuit with her longtime improv team and longer-time best friends, Cuddle Party.

By making a reservation you are guaranteeing you and your party seats at our show. Please note, making a reservation is NOT making a payment. Payment is made the night of the show at our box office. Payment can be made on the night of with cash or major credit card although CASH payment is preferred and appreciated.  

IMPORTANT: Doors open at 7:00pm for people to enjoy our bar and refreshments. Please claim your reservation at the box office by 7:50pm the night of the performance. Reservations will be released after 7:50pm to accommodate walk up business. In other words, you will no longer be guaranteed a seat if you arrive later than 7:50pm.

WAGE HOUSE

Wage House is an improv comedy theater located in Pawtucket offering fun-filled shows every Friday at 8pm. Our shows are high energy, smart, and unscripted so you'll never see the same show twice. The venue has a bar and light snacks so come early to enjoy the lounge area!

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