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Broadway and TV Actor Brings Comedy Shows To Honolulu!

Broadway and TV Actor Brings Comedy Shows To Honolulu!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BROADWAY AND TV ACTOR, KIMEE B. 

BRINGS UNIQUE COMEDY SHOWS TO HONOLULU!

Two New Shows Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out Loud

HONOLULU, HI, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 – Kimee Balmilero (aka Kimee B.) brings her extensive background as a professional actor on Broadway and Television, to create two brand new shows for Hawaii audiences-  a musical improv comedy show to be held at The Pagoda on Saturday, October 8th, and a local sketch comedy show to be held at The Doris Duke Theatre on Saturday, October 15th.

Says Balmilero, “Having the opportunity to blend my two favorite things, musicals and improv, is a dream come true. I like to describe The Musical Improv Comedy Show as Broadway meets ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’” She continued, “The October 8th show will feature actor Sarah Halford (Sophie in DHT’s “Mamma Mia”) and local personalities, as the inspiration for the musicals. We will be making everything up on the spot, including the music! I love the excitement of it all!”

A former TV personality with credits including the original Broadway cast of “Mamma Mia,” and now a featured actor in the recurring role of Dr. Noelani Cunha on “Hawaii Five-0” in the upcoming season 7 (premiering in Hawaii on Sept. 23rd), Balmilero will interview special guests on stage and then announce the opening/closing night of the new musical. She continued, “Doesn’t something like ‘Daniel Dae Kim: The Musical’ sound like fun?” The Musical Improv Comedy Show will be followed by a night of Broadway-oke, a karaoke style “free for all” where guests can sing their all-time favorite show tunes.

Balmilero is also producing The Scratch Paper Sketch Comedy show at The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre on October 15th. The show will feature original comedy by local writers, as well as live music by up and coming local artists. Adds Balmilero, “It’s kind of like ‘Saturday Night Live’ in Hawaii. This show will serve as the kick-off event for the 3rd Annual Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival coming up in October 2017, which will also be held at the Honolulu Museum of Art.”

Tickets and further information for the October 8th Musical Improv Comedy Show at The Pagoda is available at the improvhi website: http://improvhi.com/shows/ojams/. Tickets range from $15. to $20. and include a $5. drink ticket and validated parking.  The Pagoda is located at 1525 Rycroft Street near Ala Moana Center.

Tickets and further information for the October 15th Scratch Paper Sketch Comedy Show at Doris Duke Theatre is available at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s website: https://honolulumuseum.org/events/lectures_performances/15914-scratch_paper_sketch_comedy_show_night_sketch_comedy Tickets range from $15. to $20. Parking is available on the street or at the museum’s adjacent lots for $5. The Doris Duke Theatre is located at 900 S. Beretania Street near Ward Avenue. Entrance to the Doris Duke Theatre is located behind the museum on Kinau Street.

About Kimee Balmilero

A student of beloved Hawaii theatre director, Ronald E. Bright, Kimee’s professional credits include the 3x Emmy Nominated series Hi-5, the Original Broadway Cast of Mamma Mia and, now, Hawaii Five-0. While working in NYC and LA for 15+ years, Kimee founded improvhi.com, a company dedicated to improv comedy in Honolulu and produced the first ever Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival at The Doris Duke Theater in March 2015. Kimee made her directorial debut in July 2016 with the Hawaii Premiere of “Mamma Mia” at Diamond Head Theatre. For more information please visit www.kimeeb.com

About improvhi

Established in 2011, improvhi started as an online “hub” for local improv and sketch comedy shows. Since then, improvhi has expanded to a performance troupe once a month in local venues such as The Pagoda and The Doris Duke Theatre. For more information please visit www.improvhi.com

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