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A Very Improvised Holiday Musical (Extended Edition)

By: Laura Benanti
Narrated by: Laura Benanti, Vern, Matt Giroveanu, Daniel Tepper, Katie Hammond, Kiki Mikkelson, Julie Feltman, Rachel Bouton, Mikey Cakes
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The holidays are a time for family, friends, and celebration - but not all holiday parties run smoothly. When Tony Award winner Laura Benanti's party goes south, she's saved by a few uninvited guests...and the greatest improvised holiday musical of all time. This completely off-the-wall tribute to the holiday season features the improv troupe Vern (Matt Giroveanu, Julie Feltman, Rachel Bouton, Mikey Cakes, Daniel Tepper, Katie Hammond, and Kikki Mikkelson) and special guest Laura Benanti. Vern's live show was directed by Rebecca Vigil, with piano man Dan Reitz and drums from Sarah Mullins. Enjoy this special extended edition of "A Very Improvised Holiday Musical!"

©2017 Vern Improv (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Fantastic Foray into Musical Improv

Would you listen to A Very Improvised Holiday Musical (Extended Edition) again? Why?

Absolutely! It was joyous and funny and silly and smart. What voices! Huge harmonies! No short of astounding.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the eggplant parm and babaganoush juxtaposition. I liked the periwinkle playful rhyme with pickle. Good-natured and a great time.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

They listened to each other and then took off! They were quick and verbal and the intelligence and humor oozed like the fudge in a molten chocolate cake. Smooth, sexy, tantalizing.

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I have seen many musical ensembles over the past few years and Vern is indeed singularly the most memorable, enticing and energetic. They have a chemistry among themselves, an ersatz family united by genuine talent. They are genuinely gifted and generously share all their gifts for the delectation of the audience.

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Hilarious, creative and brilliant!

What did you love best about A Very Improvised Holiday Musical (Extended Edition)?

The performers are not only brilliant improvisers, they have stellar voices!

What did you like best about this story?

It was hilarious and extremely innovative

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Matt Giroveanu was definitely a stand-out. His voice especially.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

LAUGH

Any additional comments?

BRAVO!

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FUNNY, CLEVER, AND ORIGINAL

Really great stuff from Vern. I thought this was really funny and creative. Definitely adds to the holiday season which seems to just fly by. I'd like to hear more of these. I'd be interested in hearing Vern do a little something for each holiday. Yesterday was Valentine's Day which I think would've been perfect for Vern to perform about. I'm normally not someone who is into musical improv but this was top shelf quality. There was a perfect balance of talented singers, quick wits, and general fun vibes. I guess I'll search for VERN every few months and see if Audible releases any more of these. This was the first non-book I ever downloaded on Audible and was a nice surprise.

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A Very Awesome Improvised Holiday Musical

I wish I heard this during the actual holidays, but this still made me feel all warm and happy. A really fun story! Making up a holiday on the spot must be hard, but they had me dying at a couple spots. Definitely would recommend!

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Hilarious!

Where does A Very Improvised Holiday Musical (Extended Edition) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Vern is insanely talented and so so so funny! It's amazing the show is made up on the spot, but that's kind of the group's signature—they make musical improv look like magic. Can't wait to hear more from them!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YESSSSSS

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LOVE IT MORE PLS

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Still a rock...

Thoroughly enjoyed this! Finally, a musical properly honoring Zoop day. The humor and singing was on point. Tons of talent packed into so little time.

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Fa La La La Laugh Out Loud

Hilariously funny and everything that you need during the holiday season; and beyond! Looking forward to more audibles from this group!

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