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Girls Girls Girls to improvise with twin 'Boys of Summer'

Arianna Auber
aauber@statesman.com

Boarding school. Snow globes. Swimming pools.

What do these have in common? They are among the settings that the all-female improvised musical comedy troupe Girls Girls Girls has staged for shows — as per suggestions from the audience.

The troupe is now gearing up for a month-long run of its seventh annual "Boys of Summer" show, starting today at the Institution Theater and running every Saturday through Aug. 11.

"The Boys of Summer" is a typical improvised musical comedy show for Girls Girls Girls, but with a twist: At each show, there will be a different male performer improvising with them. Or, in the case of today's show, two male performers.

Buck and Clint Vrazel, twin brothers, are a comedy duo from Oklahoma City who form the group Twinprov, which Girls Girls Girls member Aden Kirschner said is nationally recognized and teaches workshops all over the country.

Other guys sharing the spotlight with Girls Girls Girls include Clay Towery, Jesse Overright, Bobby DiPasquale and Tom Booker, the artistic director at the Institution Theater.

Besides the manly additions to the show, "The Boys of Summer" will otherwise be in the troupe's signature format.

"It's a full-length Broadway-style musical with a live musician," Kirschner said. "We take an audience suggestion for where to set it, dim the lights, and promptly start a song and dance with a big closing number at the end."

And it's all completely improvised. Kirschner promised that the troupe members don't take any time to conference in the back or plan any predetermined tunes or dances.

Seems difficult, right? Not for Girls Girls Girls.

"It's liberating," Kirschner said. "We don't have to follow a script, practice blocking or listen to a director. We just have fun."

Girls Girls Girls' 'Boys of Summer'