Previous Shows

As The Aquanaut Variety Show grows we do our best to reflect on the shows we have created through the year(s). By basing each episode on a specific theme, we try to make each one unique and distinct from the others despite not straying too far from a tried and true formula. Here you can read about all the shows that you're probably kicking yourself for not attending!

 
 Singing "Let's Hang Out" at our first show.

Singing "Let's Hang Out" at our first show.

THe Reunion Show

Our first show was at the Bryant Lake Bowl. We decided the topic should be, somewhat ironically, reunions. Chris and Grant celebrated their 2007 class reunion on July 3rd so for this July 12th show we incorporated many ideas about high school graduation, meeting people at reunions, and just reconnecting and hanging out.

FEATURING

Special guest Improv Group Wet Commute

Special musical guest Emily Dantuma: Emily sang some terrific classic country songs with Christoph and The Crustaceans. She also talked with Grant about playing cello and performing with her band, batteryboy.

Click the link below to learn more about Bryant Lake Bowl and be sure to check out some of the great shows happening at their venue.

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tHe Music Show

For this episode, we focus primarily on the topic of music and all the different ways it is heard and shared. From friends exchanging songs over the internet to public alternative music radio, many topics will be covered in the second variety hour show.

FEATURING

Special guest Lounge Lizzy: From her debut at Huge Theatre, Lounge Lizzy has made one thing clear: she's an amazing and steamy singer who makes sure to get the crowd involved in any way she can. 

Special musical guest Rachelle Lanae: Rachelle Lanae is a graduate the U of M Twin Cities and studied cello under Tanya Remenikova. While cello is her first love, she has been songwriting for four years and has studied the art with Jeremy Messersmith in addition to recording with bands In Theory, The Riverside Coalition, and Ginger Bones. 

The Aquanaut Variety Hour Band:
Andrew Frederick: Keyboards
Jared Mondlock: Drums
Keith Yanes: Bass

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The Corporate SHow

For this episode, we tore into the corporate world with sketches about automation, corporate branding, and large corporate buy-outs. Featuring the largest cast we've ever hard. Performed at Brave New Workshop's ETC space in Downtown Minneapolis.

FEATURING

Special guest jorts!: The Twin Cities is home to some quality improv performers, but only a handful have as much pure talent as jorts! If you missed their performance at the third varity hour, be sure to catch them performing at Huge or Strike Theater. You'll be happy you did!

Vibe Corp: Funk, rock, and hip hop is not an easy thing to mix together, but somehow Vibe Corp makes it look effortless. Vibe Corp are a lot of fun and they always bring the thunder.

The Aquanaut Variety Hour Band:
Andrew Frederick: Keyboards
Jared Mondlock: Drums
Keith Yanes: Bass