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Philly Improv Theater

Musical Improv 101

with Paul Hazen


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Musical Improv 101:

Ready to level up your comedy game? Join our Musical Improv 101 class and delve into the exhilarating world of spontaneous song creation and hilarious scenes. Over eight weeks, you'll learn some of the art of creating songs and lyrics on the fly, adding musical pizzazz to your characters and scenes, and delving into the wacky world of musical theater genres and quirks. Each class is a lively two-hour mix of exercises, games, and scene work that'll have you harmonizing and laughing like a comedy pro!

Class meets once a week for eight weeks.

Age 18+



PREREQUISITE: Level 101 improv. Ability to carry a tune (shower singing counts!)


Dates: 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Make-up / Snow Day: 5/13/2024

Class Location: 1976 Room - 2nd floor (this is an accessible space)

Showcase Date & Time:  Sun 5/19 2:30pm - 4 pm

Theater Location: Hamilton Family Arts Center 62 North 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106


About the Instructor:

Paul Hazen (he/him) began improvising music as a jazz saxophonist in high school and went on to earn his Bachelor’s of Music degree from Temple University. A lifelong musical theater fan, Paul has also played and conducted in many pit orchestras over the years and is one of the founding members of The Good Kids musical improv team. Paul is an ensemble member of the musical team Thank You, Places where he combines his love of comedy, theater, and making up songs. In addition to performing, Paul is also an amateur cocktail enthusiast known for making his own syrups and super juices and wearing an obnoxious hipster bartender’s apron at both appropriate and inappropriate occasions. And although he loves musical improv with his whole heart, Paul’s favorite and most important role will always be husband and father.


Musical Accompanist: Dan Perlman


A note from The Training Center (1/24/2024)

[effective immediately, our fees have increased by $5 due to a raise in costs from our service provider. We appreciate your understanding and continued support.]

  • Mar 18 - May 19th, 2024
    Mon for 8 weeks from 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Hamilton Family Arts Center


62 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 Get directions

Room: 1976

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