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1-Day Intensive Class
1-Day Intensive Class for Boom Academy Students

Musical Improv Madness is a 1-Day intensive for students already familiar with the basics of improvisation who are looking to expand their toolbox – by adding some music to the mix!

The course focuses on song structure, commitment to style, singing in character, creating memorable choruses and putting it all together into musical magic. It is taught by Boom Chicago cast member Stacey Smith and Boom Chicago Musical Director, Sacha Hoedemaker.

1-Day Program Sunday, August 23rd from 11:00- 18:00 with a one hour break in the middle.

Stacey Smith musical improvStacey Smith is a loud, Chicago based improviser happy to be currently performing with the cast of Boom Chicago. When not in Amsterdam, Stacey teaches at Second City and iO, and performs weekly at iO in The Musical Armando and The Deltones.

Stacey was formally the Training Center Director at both ImprovBoston and CSz Theater Chicago. Stacey has performed in many theatricals at The Second City, including Life Hacks, #DateMe and two cruise contracts on The Norwegian Breakaway. Stacey recently toured her solo musical improv show STACEJAM and taught musical improv in Bulgaria, Germany, Amsterdam, Greece, Belgium, France, Norway, Italy, Estonia and Denmark.

She’s been lucky enough to headline comedy festivals all over the globe, playing alongside many famous comedians and actors like Amber Ruffin, Mary Holland, Seth Morris, Kevin McDonald, Chris Redd, Terry O’Quinn and Dickie Smothers. She is also the creator of The Chicago Musical Improv Festival.

Musica director Boom ChicagoSacha Hoedemaker has been playing professionally for over 10 years accompanying singers, live bands, musicals, studio engineers and theater productions. As the Musical Director at Boom Chicago, he is responsible for the production of original music for live shows and other creative projects such as Escape through Time, New Kids on the Gracht, VR Winter Wonderland, Best of Boom, Escape Through The Movies and many more.

In 2010, Sacha was introduced to improvisational theater and was hooked right away. His professional experience combined with an eye and timing for theater made him a highly sought after Musical Director and improviser across Europe. Sacha loves teaching, playing live, producing and working with people on creative and/or musical projects! For more information about Sacha Hoedemaker, check out his website at or search for The Music Maker on Facebook.