About The Festival

Hello and welcome to The 9th Annual New York Musical Improv Festival! The Magnet Theater is proud to be hosting The 9th Annual NYMIF from October 19 – 22, 2017.
Submissions for NYMIF 2017 are now closed and are being carefully reviewed by members of the NYMIF Team. Offers will be emailed to performers on or around the week of August 21st!
Please check back next month for information on our full lineup of performers, tickets and workshops!
Warmest,
The NYMIF Team
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MISSION

The NYMIF’s mission is to elevate and celebrate the community of improvisors, actors, singers, and musicians from around the world who gather in NYC once a year to meet, perform and show off the form of musical improv. Based on one audience suggestion, entire One-Night-Only musicals ranging from traditional musical theater fare (a-la Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber) to adrenaline-pumping rap battles, are composed and choreographed on the spot and never seen or heard from again!

The first NYMIF was created nine years ago to promote the art musical improv to wider audiences as well as bring together performers of the form from all over the world! Since then, musical improv has exploded across the country with new programs starting every year. In New York City, musical house teams have become a staple at all of the major comedy theaters.

Past festivals have featured everything from an improvised rock concert to a fully costumed Dickensian musical, improvised hip-hop, college teams, duo and solo shows, improvised Sondheim and even the cast and band from Broadway’s “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson.”