The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Josies Magical Flute with Laura Patrick, and Not in Charge

WHAT: Josies Magical Flute with Laura Patrick, and Not in Charge
WHEN: November 15 at 7:30 PM
WHERE: The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA

Josie's Magical Flute, special guest Laura Patrick of the Ha-Ha's, and guest troupe Not in Charge perform a variety of fast-paced high-energy short form scenes and games, as well as Josie's signature long form "The Ride."

Josie's is a long form improv troupe comprised of Julie Waggoner, Sally Ekus, and Mandy Anderson. The three women have been playing together since 2016, and perform regularly as part of their short form'ish troupe Not In Charge (NIC) which performs monthly at the Happier Valley Comedy Theater in Hadley, Ma on the third Saturday through Spring '19.

Julie Waggoner is a Valley comedy veteran who performed standup comedy for 10 years, and then played with the Villa Jidiots for another 10 years. She’s a member of The Majesters Comedy Troupe, a frequent guest performer with The Ha-Ha’s, and a long-time actress with a variety of local plays and play readings. She teaches improv comedy through Happier Valley Comedy (HVC), a local school and comedy organization founded by Pam Victor.

Mandy Anderson is a member of the Happier Valley Comedy HVChampionship Team and also a member of the Majesters Comedy Troupe. Sally Ekus is the producer as well as a cast member of the Happier Family Comedy Show, and both she and Mandy are guest performers with The Ha-Ha’s.

This month’s Friends at the Shea are local troupe Not In Charge, comprised of Jim Young, Kate Jopson, Maddy Benjamin, as well as all three members of Josie's.

This month's show welcome special guest Laura Patrick of the Valley's long running and wildly popular improv troupe The Ha-Ha's.

Not In Charge (NIC) is a 6-person improv comedy troupe, playing together since 2016.  The troupe performs fast-paced, high-energy improv scenes and games, and keeps their audiences (and each other) in peals of laughter. They are honored to be performing for the Valley CDC’s Annual Meeting, and promise to deliver fun and frolic!

The troupe features Mandy Anderson, Maddy Benjamin, Sally Ekus, Kate Jopson, Julie Waggoner, and Jim Young.

Not In Charge has performed to sellout or near-capacity audiences at the Happier Valley Comedy Theater in Hadley, and they regularly perform as a guest troupe at the Shea Theater in Turners Falls with the Shea’s house team, Josie’s Magical Flute.

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