Over the Lege

Fri September 15 2017 - 12:00am ~ 12:00am @ Institution Theater ( Show map)

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Over the Lege

Over The Lege, the brainchild of Director Stephanie Chiarello Noppenberg, unites the expertise of legislative staffers, improv veterans and comedic writers to bring you a political satire variety show exposing the shenanigans of the Texas Legislature. What better way to learn how to watch over the legislature than through songs, dances, sketches and improv performances?

As the Legislature gets more absurd, the parody of it gets harder.

In spite of that challenge, Part 2: The Governor Strikes Back includes such fresh sketches such as “Danny Goes Shopping” and “ICE ICE Baby,” which address the infamous bathroom bill and the controversy surrounding sanctuary cities. Some new sketches, like “Maternal Mortality Task Force” and “Crowdfunding – Now for Rape Kits,” provide a darker look at the legislature’s policies.

In short, every sketch not only highlights a Texas Legislature-specific policy or politician, but uses satirical comedy to make learning about the Texas Legislature fun!

With special guests every show:
Sept 8th – Representative Donna Howard
Sept 9th – Representative Eddie Rodriguez
Sept 15th – TDP’s Cliff Walker
Sept 16th – TX21 Indivisible’s Jason Sugg
Sept 22nd – ATPE’s Monty Exter
Sept 23rd – Author Sarah Bird
Sept 29th – Senator Kirk Watson
Sept 30th – To be determined

Music Director Michael O’Connor conducts original songs and parodies, while Amy Lowrey choreographs the Over the Lege dance ensemble numbers. The show features Johnny Anzollitto, Nicole Beckley, Linzy Beltran, Griffin Gardner, Ben Howell, Janet Maykus, Kevin Miller, Cole Noppenberg, Glen Norman, Heidi Penix, Sandra Ybarra and Gene Zhou.