Cheese and Crackers to Emcee Swede Fest Palm Beach
Swede Fest Palm Beach is back! And for the third year in a row, Mod 27 house team, Cheese and Crackers has the honor of emceeing the event. The Swede Fest features laughably bad, 3 minute remakes of Hollywood hits made by amateur filmmakers throughout Palm Beach County.
I know what your thinking… What’s a Swede? Well, in the 2008 comedy “Be Kind Rewind” Jack Black and Mos Def remake Hollywood movies with zero budget. Their resulting products, hilarious one-take scenes, were called “Swedes” – as in the Swedish version of the movie. “Be Kind Rewind” inspired a cult following spawning a national craze of “Swedeing” movies by amateurs. Which resulted in our very own Palm Beach County Swede Fest, in 2012, to show case these “bad movies made by good people”. 2016 marks the 5th year for Swede Fest Palm Beach which is sponsored by Palm Beach Film Society, Thalo.com, Brewhouse Gallery and The Alchemy Group. Tickets $12 in advance ($15 at the door) and are available on the Kelsey Theater’s website.
In addition to appreciating these fine “works of art”, the audience votes on the best/worst film made. So, filmmakers could win Swede bragging rights and prizes. Mod 27 has joined in this fun and donated one of the prizes – a set of our West Palm Beach drop-in improv classes. Perhaps the filmmakers can use these classes to hone their skills for next year?
Thanks everyone for making the first two months of our drop-in classes a success. As a token of our appreciation between August 13 and September 30, 2016 we are offering 10 and 5 class punch cards at a sale price:
10 class punch card for the price of 7 = $10.50/class – 50% off
5 class punch card for the price of 4 = $12/class – 40% off
Punch cards don’t expire. Purchase your cards now at the following link:
On August 26 (Friday), we debut a new twist at Bob Carter’s Actor’s Repertory Theater. We are going to give a run at producing two shows on the same night. The first show will be 7:00 to 8:30 PM and will feature our traditional three group set that has become a staple of Palm Beach County improv, featuring: Cheese and Crackers, Copa de Diva, and Bananas Republic. Then from 9:00 to 10:30 PM we take the stage again with a new set of duo improv troupes featuring: Dave and Tom (O’Hy-o), Din and Dean (the Double Ds), and Kim and Marisa (Kimnree). Tickets are $12 general and $10 student at the door for each show – $18 and $15 respectively for both shows.
Our Tuesday Drop-in Classes at Bob Carter’s Actor’s Repertory Theater are picking up steam. It is so inspiring to see the growth of our students and the class. Many of our students have been asking us to post a schedule of coaches. We thought that was a great idea so here you go:
7/26/2016 – Donovan Mullings
8/2/2016 – Wally Lurz
8/9/2016 – Marisa Palazzotto
8/16/2016 – Krys Parker
8/23/2016 – Dave Hyland
8/30/2016 – Din Thomas
Wanna get in the fun? Classes are only $15*. Pre-purchase below:
Details: The classes meet weekly on Tuesdays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Bob Carter’s Actor’s Repertory Theater – 1009 N. Dixie highway, West Palm Beach, FL
*Online advanced purchase. Pre-purchase does not expire. $20 at the door.
New to improv? Or maybe you’re a seasoned veteran who wants to get some reps in? Whatever the case, Take Heed has your fix. Come check out our ongoing and no pressure drop-in improv class. These classes will give you an introductory taste into the Take Heed improv style. Lessons will be vary from week to week but every class will be filled with fun, laughter, and knowledge.
Class size is limited to 15. Register online if you want a guaranteed place in the class.
Final push for our theater build out fundraising campaign.
If you’ve been to our shows lately you’ve heard about the space we started leasing and our woes with permitting and losing our grant (details in the video below). We could sure use your help. Please consider donating. Also if you know someone who may be interested in helping please share this with them.
Below is a promo video we produced at the beginning of the campaign for your viewing pleasure.
Things don’t have to change the world to be important. – Steve Jobs
It may come as a surprise to you but Mod 27 actually has a parent company – the Take Heed Theater Company. Well, back in the summer of 2015 this company started renting a space on Belvedere Rd in West Palm Beach (near Tulipan Bakery). We are currently in the process of permitting plans to renovating the space into a theater. Once complete the space will be a haven for comedic theater – featuring plays, improv, and a training center. This is really big for our company and will permit us to have all of our components, for the first time, under one roof. Not to mention one of only a few improv venues in South Florida which will be directly controlled by the entity producing the performances. That’s big for everyone. But most importantly it will be our long awaited home ending 13 years of nomadism.
In the near future, for cohesiveness and ease in marketing, we intend to merge the Take Heed Theater Company and Mod 27 – effectively dropping the Mod 27 name. In the interim Mod 27 will now be known as Take Heed Mod 27.
We are pleased to announce that after over a decade of searching we have finally found a space to call our own. The new space is located at 811 A Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL (near Tulipan Bakery). We are really excited about sharing our new venue with the public. Currently we are in the process of renovating in preparation of opening our doors – early 2016.
If you want to be part of the fun you can help us with our buildout by donating to the cause. Your contribution will go towards: building two new handicap accessible bathrooms, a new A/C unit, control booth equipment, sound equipment, theater lighting, chairs, paint, etc.
In addition to our immense gratitude and you feeling good for helping us out, you will also get the benefit of a tax write off because we are a 501c3 not-for-profit company.
Oh, and in other news, we are also in the process of updating our website. Its long over due. Make sure to check back often to see our new digs. In the meantime you can best keep up to date with us by liking our Facebook page.