Author Archives: Ralph Andracchio

A Few Questions for – Millennium Quest: Warp Jawn

PHIT’s all new upcoming Spring Theatrical Run – Millennium Quest: Warp Jawn – is gearing up for its April 16 premiere, and our AD Ralph Andracchio had a few questions for director Michael Hochman and producer Kristen Schier. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Millennium Quest: Warp Jawn Teaser Trailer is Here!

Check out the amazing teaser trailer for our upcoming Spring Theatrical Run – Millennium Quest: Warp Jawn! Big thanks to Rob Gentile for all of his hard work on the video. The show will run April 16 through May 3. … Continue reading

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PHIT is Looking for a New Variety Producer!

In some exciting news Jessica Ross, PHIT’s Variety Producer, has made plans to leave us and move to LA in the spring. Those of you who have been to our theater and enjoyed any of our variety show offerings (DTF, … Continue reading

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A Fond Farewell To Davenger

It’s always sad when a team comes to the end of their run, and after 2 years of spectacular performances, the time has come to say goodbye to one of our Improv House Teams – Davenger. Ever since they formed, … Continue reading

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“Millennium Quest: Warp Jawn” Cast Annuonced!

PHIT is excited to announce the cast of our Spring Theatrical Run, Millennium Quest: Warp Jawn. A send up of classic sci-fi tropes from movies and television, Warp Jawn is a spontaneously created comedy performance in the vain of the … Continue reading

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Philly Improv Theater Launches the “Dynamite Series @ PHIT”

PHIT is proud to announce the Dynamite Series @ PHIT. Curated by Ralph Andracchio, PHIT’s Artistic Director, this ambitious new series provides an open, creative platform that showcases both proven and brand new projects. Shows in this series will encompass … Continue reading

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PHIT Announces Auditions for our Upcoming Spring Theatrical Run – “Millennium Quest: Warp Jawn”

PHIT is excited to hold auditions for our spring theatrical run show, Millennium Quest: Warp Jawn. This improvised show will simultaneously pay homage to and gleefully mock the original Star Trek – complete with low-budget effects, aliens that look suspiciously … Continue reading

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Meet the New Hosts of “The Theme Show” – ManiPedi!

PHIT’s monthly “The Theme Show” pulls together sketches from local groups and creates one-of-a-kind shows that all relate to a specific theme, like this week’s upcoming show “Let’s Eat!” We asked the new hosts of the show, Philly super group … Continue reading

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Announcing Our New Improv House Team Casts and Current Team Updates!

After a weekend filled with hours of auditions and great performances by talented players, lists have been culled, decisions made, and PHIT is now proud to announce the casts for our three new Improv House Teams! The new teams will … Continue reading

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Big PHIT Improv House Team News!

If you missed our FREE Improv Jam last night, you missed being the first to hear the big announcement. Our Tuesday Night Harold teams, Big Baby and Dr. Sleepover, have grown over this year and become amazing teams that have … Continue reading

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Scientists Predict Asteroid! to Break Up in Spectacular Nighttime Show This Saturday

After 3.5 years of traversing the solar system, their orbit bringing them closer and closer to the Earth, Asteroid! will finally enter our atmosphere and break apart in a spectacular show set to happen this Saturday at 7pm at The … Continue reading

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Meet Our New Directors!

PHIT is excited for our upcoming auditions on October 26th to cast three brand new Improv House Teams, and we wanted to formally introduce the three directors that will be taking the helm! They are talented, experienced performers, and will … Continue reading

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A Fond Farewell to Hot Dish and ZaoGao

It’s always sad when a team’s run comes to a close, and this weekend, two of PHIT’s Improv House Teams will be retiring with a final farewell show. Hot Dish (directed by Steve Kleinedler) and ZaoGao (directed by Kristen Schier) … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE: PHIT IMPROV HOUSE TEAM AUDITIONS OCTOBER 26, 2013!

PHIT will once again be looking for Philly’s best and brightest improvisers this fall, as we expand our performance opportunities in the PHIT House Team program by adding multiple new ensembles of 8-10 players each which will premiere in PHIT’s … Continue reading

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Asteroid! presents B-Movie is back this October!

After over 3 very fun years, the team known as Asteroid! will be coming to an end. The Asteroid! is breaking up and this performance will be their final as a PHIT house team. ——————– Join PHIT Improv House Team … Continue reading

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2013 FRINGE Spotlight: Canada by Cambridge Footlights

The internationally-famous Cambridge Footlights bring their Edinburgh Fringe show across the pond! The Footlights’s new show, Canada, is their sharpest and most ambitious yet. Surely a must-have ticket, don’t miss your chance to see the “most renowned sketch troupe of … Continue reading

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2013 FRINGE Spotlight: Alley of Nightmares

(Philadelphia, PA) July 15, 2013 – Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) is proud to announce “Alley of Nightmares” as part of their line-up for the 2013 Fringe Festival. “Alley of Nightmares” is an hour-long, live sketch comedy show inspired by classic … Continue reading

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2013 FRINGE Spotlight: Study Hall

Spontaneous comedy from brutally honest science. Drexel professor Michael Yudell will exploit every ounce of his tenure to share subjects from impregnation to parasitic strategy, and senior PHIT comedy team Asteroid! will use their every impulse to warp each lecture … Continue reading

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2013 FRINGE Spotlight: Movie Scrapple

Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) announces the premiere of MOVIE SCRAPPLE, a live movie riffing event, during this year’s Philly FringeArts festival in September. Movie Scrapple is a stage show that looks at some of the strangest and most offbeat films … Continue reading

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2013 FRINGE Spotlight: Reasonable Doubt

Crime is afoot! Watch as our cast plans, perpetrates, and prosecutes a felony chosen by the audience. The performers will be judges, attorneys, defendants, and more as they improvise a trial while simultaneously exploring the scene of the crime. Will … Continue reading

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