Theater review: Improvable and Highly Sketchy - be prepared to laugh

Friday, March 10, 2017

Written by Shoreline Community College Students
Directed by Debra Pralle
Set and Lighting Design by Richard Schaefer
Shoreline Community College Theater, 7:30pm
March 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2017

Review by Doug Gochanour

Improvisation, Fun and Games, Sketch Acts and More

Care for an evening that is different than you are used to experiencing at a theatre? Come support this fine Company of young future stars in the making. Be prepared to laugh and enjoy some original entertainment. It is recommended for ages 13 and older, and children younger than age 5 are not admitted.

Before the December holidays, Director, Debra Pralle began gathering talented student actors, writers, and improvisers to be on her creative team. They worked, along with some professionals, to write original sketches, then practice, and edit them. This production is an alternative to a regular “theatre format.”

IMPROVABLE And HIGHLY SKETCHY is an opportunity for talented Company Members to express themselves in a creative and safe environment. It provides an evening away from the discord and violence of the everyday world, and allows the audience to have a comedic experience.

Improvisation is fun. It is also quite difficult when bouncing ideas and unusual conversations among other participants. One never knows what to expect next. The audience participates by supplying various situations, locations, and even words or phrases, which are to be incorporated into the scenario being improvised.

Stoichiometry is a fancy term for finding the right chemistry between various interacting elements, which are mixed together to create a product or desired result. It is like mixing ingredients, which interact with each other in a recipe to become a cake.

Debra Pralle, along with her helpers, has molded this passionate group of theatre talent, from various backgrounds, experiences and interests, resulting in this successful production. The hard work and collaboration takes the cake.

Along with all the excellent technical support, there is a great group of musicians adding their talents to the performance. The SHENAN’AGAINS provide just the right musical numbers to keep things lively.


  • General Admission – $15
  • Non-SCC students, Seniors, Faculty, and Staff – $12
  • Shoreline Community College Students and students 15 and under  – $9

Shoreline Community College Theater, 1600 Bldg. Theater Lobby
16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133
Campus maps - free parking.

Up next for the Shoreline Community Theatre is the Mel Brooks Musical, The Producers. That will be May 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21.

Updated 3-11-2017 with show time and link for tickets


Kean March 11, 2017 at 4:19 PM  

What time is the show?

DKH March 11, 2017 at 4:27 PM  

7:30pm - added to the story, thank you. Also added a link to purchase tickets online.

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