Performers Blog

New Show Proposal Process

Ok! So to keep a fresh and current cycle of show proposals going, we’re going to try to open the form only twice a year for a limited amount of time.

We schedule most shows 3-8 months out, (though we hold a few programming slots open to have greater flexibility to schedule 1-3 months out).
To start this experiment, we are going to:
– open the Show Proposal Form now and keep it open for two months.
– open it again March 1st for one month.
– Moving forward we will open the form on September 1st and March 1st, to accommodate for each half of the year.
We’re leaving it open a little longer this first time to get adjusted.

We want to encourage performers to re-submit each cycle if it is still a current group or if it is still an idea you are passionate about.
You will receive notification once your Proposal is reviewed and you will be notified, one way or another, if your show will be included in the next scheduling cycle. If it is not, try again!
We’re excited about your ideas and want to make sure you stay excited about them too.
Let us have it!

Family Dinner Audition Schedule

If you cannot make your scheduled time, please email AND to let us know right away – we have a LARGE wait list for this round of auditions and want to fill your spot if you cannot make it or decide not to come.
Please plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to your audition to check in and warm up with your group.

If you are not currently scheduled for an audition, you can join the wait list HERE

Saturday Sept 22nd – Morning Schedule

10:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM
Mawrgyn Roper Philip Simondet Alicia Wheelock Cicely Robin Laing Bethany McHugh Jonathan Reek
Monique Dargis Amy Derwinski Jacob Randall Mary Ruebel Matthew McCloud Mackenzi Brophy
Ellie Hino Carl Olson Erica Solomon Lizzie Gardner Martin Wessels Liz Council
Mara Emmons Seniz Lennes Mike Koscielny Wells Farnham Maureen Tubbs Justin Betancourt
Derek Landseidel Jeff Kaisershot Mike Fotis Michael Deneen John Bickford Pam Franklin
Chris Harrington Casey Holmstrom Gurayn Sylte Tom Winner Kya Fischer Janay D Henry

Saturday Sept 22nd – Afternoon Schedule

4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM
Adam Iverson Alejandro Aguirre Christian Unser Abe vanderBent Sean Dillon Anna Tobin
Lauren Chesnut Rachel Nielsen Michael Rogers Emily Townswick Kelsey McGregor Bryce Kalal
Vicky Nierengarten Ariel Starzinski Tommy Caravello Hannah Wydeven Katy Kessler Ryan Klima
Eric Geistfeld Neil CarlinSchauer Robbie Darling Edd Jones Cherelle-Renee Childs Zoa Dru
Julietta Benson Molly Chase Jeffrey Ross Kyle CarlinSchauer Craig Corsi Jennifer Adriene Burks
Danielle Heinert Amee Nefzger Banks Erik Ostrom Susannah Eckberg Will Schroeder Siri Hellerman

Monday Sept 24th – Evening Schedule

5:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM
Amy Zajack Vann Daley Eric Brown Katie novak
Erik Hoversten Breanna Cecile Michael DallaValle Erik Nielsen
Peter Pierce MJ Marsh Michael Renner Katie Moen
Andy Christian Anna Marie Schmidt Sam Baker Harris Bradley Machov
Chris Barth Jen Scott Madhu Bangalore Liv Augusta
Valerie Hurst Alexis Camille AlysshaRose Jordan Brid Henrey

Auditions: Family Dinner 2018

Family Dinner is holding auditions!

Please fill out the form below to request an audition time for Family Dinner 2018 – directed by Rita Boersma

Family Dinner, created by M Ritchie and now in its 7th year at HUGE, is improvised realism. An unscripted dramatic comedy in two acts about a family gathering for a holiday meal. Act One is the arrival and Act Two takes place at the dinner table sharing REAL FOOD.

Family Dinner will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm in November and December at HUGE Improv Theater
You must be able to make at least 6 of the shows.

AUDITION times will be scheduled:
Saturday 9/22, 10am-1pm & 4pm-7:30pm
Monday 9/24, 5-7pm

You must be able to attend at least 4 of the 5 rehearsal times:
Sunday 9/30, 1-3pm
Saturday 10/6, 1-3pm
Saturday 10/13, 1-3pm
Saturday 10/20, 1-3pm
Saturday 10/27, 1-3pm

If you do not see the form below – CLICK HERE

A note from the new AD

Hi! Geez, it’s hard to be new. I have shared with some people how disorienting it is to feel like you are so deeply familiar with a place and then get on the other side of it and somehow feel like a stranger. Anyway, week three here as AD at HUGE and…well, woof. There’s a lot!

At the HUGE Happy Hour a few weeks ago, I spoke to the totally-fair-for-an-AD-question that lots of people ask — “So, what is your artistic vision for HUGE?” — and, kid, I wish I had a knock-your-socks-off inspiring answer for you. But the honest answer is: I don’t know yet. I am excited to be here. I am excited to see where HUGE will go and I am excited to help build out that map. But I am also really excited with how far HUGE has already come and everything it is already doing. So right now, I’m learning. I want to figure out what makes this place tick. My goal is not to come in and flip every table and change everything just for the sake of putting my signature all over it. I don’t think that makes a good leader. I want to take everything in, do my research, keep doing the hard work and believe that, no matter what, we can always do more and do better. And we will.

I am excited to find ways to bring in new people to HUGE. I want to keep stretching people’s ideas around what improv is capable of, for performers and audiences. I want to keep getting new and diverse performers on our stage so that more communities feel represented and seen. I’m looking forward to being a directorial and coaching resource to groups and shows that are performing. I want to keep making this an even more inclusive and safe space for everyone. I want to keep putting awesome work up.

Some things I am looking at now: Well, the calendar mostly. Making sure every boat is set to sail there. I also want to revamp the Show Proposal process to maybe only be open twice a year so that we are always getting current proposals with people who are excited and willing to do the work behind them. More on that soon! I am getting Directors together for Throwback Night and getting those logistics in place so that we can get auditions announced soon…ish. I am asking Butch and Jill and John and Breanna and Molly, and honestly anyone who stands near me, just so many questions. All of them. I’ll ask you questions, too. Watch out.

Thanks for your support so far. You are all great.


Creature Feature and Ka-BAAM!! 2018 casts

We are thrilled to announce the casts of both Creature Feature and Ka-BAAM!!

Creature Feature – Fridays at 8pm in September and October:

Anna Tobin
Erin Kennedy
Julie Censullo
Deon Haider
Vanessa Tu
Salam Yosief
Kari Mellerup
Brian Hodge-Rice
Derek Landseidel
Cody Madison
Bret Meyer
Will Schroeder
Nico Moore

Ka-BAAM!! – Saturdays at 8pm in September and October:

Susannah Eckberg
Wells Farnham
Aaron Cook
Janay Henry
Craig Corsi
Ryan Klima
Eden Yosief
Daniel Mauleon
Bryce Kalal
Vann Daley
Kelsey McGregor
Erica Berglund
Mahmoud Hakima
Julietta Benson
Ian Welch
Please join us in congratulating everyone cast and thanks to everyone that came out to auditions!

Super Showdown – Summer 2018

Kalal Productions is proud to present the list of participants for Super Showdown 2018!
    • Aaron Cook
    • Alexis Camille
    • Amee Nefzger Banks
    • Bret Meyer
    • Carl Olson
    • Casey Haeg
    • Christian Unser
    • Cicely Robin Laing
    • Cody Madison
    • Craig Corsi
    • Danielle Heinert
    • Elizabeth Council
    • Erik Ostrom
    • Erin Kennedy
    • Hannah Fiedler
    • Heather Meyer
    • John Gebretatose
    • Joseph McGowan
    • Katie Novak
    • Liv Augusta
    • Lizzie Gardner
    • Lucas Hines
    • Madhu Bangalore
    • Marty Wessels
    • Matthew McCloud
    • Pamela Mazzone
    • Phil Petersen
    • Rita Boersma
    • Sabrina Diehl
    • Susannah Eckberg
    • Vann Daley
    • Will Schroeder
Super Showdown returns to HUGE Theater on Saturday nights at 10:30 pm in July and August. Follow Kalal Productions on Facebook for match card updates and more!

Creature Feature/Ka-Baam!! Audition Schedule

If you cannot make your scheduled time, please email to let us know right away – please plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to your audition to check in and warm up with your group.

Saturday June 9th – Morning Schedule

10:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
Blake Thielmann Amee Nefzger Banks Bret Meyer Erica Berglund
Heather Baldwin Kristen Ragnacci Edd Jones Christopher Harrington
Michael Deneen Kelsey McGregor Richard Ralston Mike Koscielny
Derek Landseidel Pamela Mazzone
Max Power-Tree Cullen Donohue Kristin Carlson Monique Dargis
Ian Welch Jordan Weinand Bradley Machov Andy Mattfield
Michael Aultman Brian Hodge-Rice Emily Townswick Cassandra Havenor


Saturday June 9th – Afternoon Schedule

12:00 PM 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
Chris Ragnacci Jennifer Adriene Burks Ryan Sanderson Aaron Cook
Jesse David Burrows Erik Hoversten Christian Unser Andy Christian
Allison Winkler Mandi Bedbury Katie Novak Mary Ruebel
Wells Farnham Rachel Nielsen Ben Wagner Jon Reek
Susannah Eckberg Ally Rae Michelle D’Angelo Danielle Heinert
Amanda Schille Julietta Benson Erin Kennedy Max Beyer
Will Schroeder Eden Yosief Robbie Darling Liz Oswood
2:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
Jonathan Pulse Julie Censullo Travis Galloway Spencer Retelle
Victoria Provost/Nierengarten Douglas Cox Anna Tobin Sean McInerney
Krissy Sorensen Craig Gemmill Craig Corsi Janay D. Henry
Adam Dahlen Tonya Wershow Timothy J Eberle Bryce Kalal
Cicely Robin Laing Nora Johnson Mara Emmons Nikhil Enugula
Luke Zenker Brad Krieger Joseph McGowan Seniz Lennes
Linda Saetre

Monday June 11th – Evening Schedule

4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Brian Lesterberg Mackenzi brophy John Bickford Ryan Klima
Phillip Schramm Mawrgyn Roper Tyler Martindale Kari Mellerup
Courtney Miller Jack Kelly Eric Brown Daniel Mauleon
Brid Henry Roy Taylor Casey Holmstrom Vanessa Tu
Nicole Fende Mahmoud Hakima Tommy Caravello Ella McNeil
Siri Hellerman Deon Haider David Bashein Jackson Mellius


6:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM
Max Besner Phil Petersen Daniel schwartz
Kati Sloan Kristin Turnblom Jackson Collins
Ricardo Romero Elia Benitez Nathan Kelly
Ed Timek Julia Alvarez Laura Hild
Cody Madison Jacob Walter Kayleen Barlow
Emilie Hanson Carolynn Oaks Abe vanderBent
Sally Foster

AUDITION NOTICE: Creature Feature & Ka-Baam!!

We are holding JOINT audition times for two shows coming to HUGE this Fall: Creature Feature and Ka-Baam!

YES – you may absolutely audition for both of the shows listed!

We will collect responses and send audition schedules as quickly as possible – rehearsal and performance schedules are listed below

KaBaam!! the improvised comic book:  
director: MJ Marsh
assistant director: Emily Lindholm

Creature Feature
director: Meghan Wolff
assistant director: TBA

The Details

AUDITION TIMES will be scheduled:
Saturday 6/9 – 10am-6pm
Monday 6/11 – 4pm-7:30pm
Callbacks will be held Friday 6/15 and Saturday 6/17 from 5pm-7pm if needed to see more of your skills.

Creature Feature – Sept/Oct on Fridays at 8pm
KaBaam!! – Sept/Oct on Saturdays at 8pm

Please check to make sure you are able to make the scheduled rehearsal times for the show(s) you would like to audition for – rehearsals will run 8-10 weeks, cast are expected to miss no more than 2 rehearsals.

Creature Feature – Thursdays 7-9pm

Ka-Baam!! – Sundays 6-9pm


If you have any questions about auditions or casting – please email