- 7:30pm Friday August 6, 2021
- The Argyle Theatre
- Babylon, Long Island, NY
- Get Tickets $28
- Cast: Walt Frasier, Laurice Fattal, Amelia Fowler, Evan Schultz, Christopher Leidenfrost, Steven Prestia (see bios below)
Come Be A Part Of The Show
Live from Times Square and touring Nationwide since 2002, the cast of Eight Is Never Enough presents an interactive musical comedy show improvised based on audience suggestions and participation.
Hosted by Walt Frasier (Billions, Blue Bloods, Royal Pains, Letterman, MTV), featuring Argyle’s own, Evan Schultz, Amelia Fowler (Pose, The mAny Saints of Newark. FBI, OITNB) and special guests.
No two shows are ever the same as every skit and song are improvised based on topics provided by you – sports, politics, pop culture and more are all fair game. Many of the “games” invite guests on stage to directly steer the comedy paths.
BROADWAY COMES TO BABYLON! (More about The Argyle)
The newly renovated & historic Argyle Theatre on Main Street in the Village of Babylon, NY, opened in Spring, 2018 with the musical Guys and Dolls, the first show in a full roster of musicals, concerts, comedy and other performances. The theatre offers six annual main stage productions featuring performers from Actors Equity Association, the union for professional stage actors.
The much-anticipated performance venue has been brought back to life by Mark and Dylan Perlman, a father-son duo behind the $4-million project. Seaford residents Mark Perlman and Dylan Perlman have long dreamed of bringing high-quality live theatre to Long Island’s South Shore and have the found the ideal setting on Main Street in the beautiful Village of Babylon.
To help fuel the success of the Argyle Theatre project, the NYS Empire State Development Corporation awarded the Perlman’s a $150,000 grant, and the Babylon Town Industrial Development Agency awarded the theater tax breaks worth nearly $300,000.
Renovations of the Suffolk County theatre have been extensive, ranging from demolition of down walls, building a massive stage, painting, updating carpeting and curtains, installing state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, adding a bar to the upstairs lounge, and refurbishing the nearly 500-seat theatre’s iconic marquee and sign.
Babylon Village Mayor Ralph Scordino said, “It’s going to be a fantastic boost for our downtown.”
August 6 Cast
Frasier got his start on TV via commercials and Sketch Comedy bits on MTV and Letterman. In the past decade he has appeared on TruTV’s “Friends of the People”, Showtime’s “Billions” CBS’s “Blue Bloods”, USA’s “Royal Pains” and Netflix’s “Lilyhammer”.
Walt Frasier cofounded EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv Comedy in 2002 and has performed in at least 5000 shows, most often as MC and piano as well as hopping a few scenes.
The DC area (Gaithersburg, Maryland) native has also performed theater & music off-Broadway, regional and touring internationally since 1995.
During Quarantine, Frasier has authored two books: Improv on Zoom and Stand-Up Comedy, both textbooks designed for K12 school students and teachers and available for free via KindleUnlimited. Before opening his own school in 2011, Frasier served as the director of instruction for the Comedy Hall of Fame. Many of his students are now working in the arts, including Steven Prestia (see below). https://waltfrasier.com/
Amelia is a native of Brooklyn, New York and proud to have performed in works like “POSE”, GLAAD award winning play “She Like Girls” and her one woman show “Flozetta” performed at HERE as part of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival. Amelia has also been seen in commercial spots for Cablevision, the History Channel, IFC, as well as comedy venues throughout the Northeast with her fellow cast mates of the improv troupes “Comedy Sportz-New York,” and “Eight is Never Enough.” She is also totally psyched about projects she is anxiously awaiting to be released like, “Are You Happy Now” and “The Many Saints of Newark”. https://www.ameliafowler.com/
Evan is a Long Island native and graduate of Wagner College with a BA in Musical Theatre Performance/ Voice and Speech. He has been seen here At The Argyle Theatre in The Wizard of Oz (Lion/Zeke), Harry Connick, Jr.’s The Happy Elf (Santa/Ensemble), The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley (Male Swing), James and the Giant Peach (Grasshopper), and would have been seen in Junie B. Jones The Musical (Mrs. Gutzman/Mr. Scary/Daddy/Mr. Woo), but that was unfortunately postponed due to COVID-19. He is the Acting Teacher/Director for the Argyle Academy of the Arts Summer Intensive. He teaches improv and acting at the Argyle during the fall and spring classes. Evan has also stage managed here, and is the Resident Argyle Children’s Theatre Props Designer.
Off-Broadway credits include LMAO (Improv Actor), Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell, Lost Boys Or An Awfully Big Adventure, JAR’D, The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever, Hollywood-Hollywood!, Booth! (Ensemble), and Dickens Condensed.
Regional credits include Shrek (Shrek), Seussical (Horton), Jekyll and Hyde (Ensemble), A Wonderful Life (Swing), Sleeping Beauty (Gryff), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory(Grandpa Joe), Charlotte’s Web (Wilbur), Grand Hotel, and Into the Woods. Touring credits include Improv4Kids (Improv actor), Charlotte’s Web (Wilbur), and A Christmas Carol.
TV and Film credits include 30 Rock, Law & Order SVU, Law & Order Criminal Intent, Gossip Girls, Fringe, Cupid, When in Rome, and Professional Organization Of Poggz (POOP The Movie on YouTube).
Evan is a producer for theatre and film. He is very proud of his current show, A Musical About Star Wars (https://www.amusicalaboutstarwars.com/), which was Off Broadway and will be back once Broadway opens again.
He was also fortunate enough to entertain on cruise ships for five years traveling the world when he was a bit younger. It brought him to every continent and to far away places like Antarctica, The Arctic Circle, Fiji, and even down under in Australia and New Zealand.
Thank you to his friends and family for their love and support! Let’s all stay safe and healthy! EvanJSchultz@gmail.com
Laurice has been performing in theatre, music concerts, and stage shows since the age of 10. She originally began writing scripts and composing music through her own vocal group in high school. She continued to pursue her passion for the performing arts in college through studies in theatrical production, acting, music and opera. She has worked in casting, directing, and writing with professional companies based out of NYC, MD and DC. Laurice has written and performed in dozens of sketch comedy digital shorts for LMAONYC. Other credits include the Indie short mockumentary: P.O.O.P: The Movie, Writer/Director of The Top 8 at Eight (original web series), Fox & Friends. Musicals/Operas: Amahl and the Night Visitors (Riverside Opera NYC), 27 Santa’s & and Elf Called Kevin , Alice in Wonderland – A New Musical,The Phantom Tollbooth – By Sheldon Harnick, The Lounge @ Under St. Marks. In addition to developing the concept for”Eight is NEVER enough!”, she is thrilled to be the co-founder of “IMPROV 4 Kids!” and Bully Assemblies NY – both are outreach programs that currently tour K-12 schools. https://www.tiktok.com/@lauricef
Christopher Leidenfrost is a theatrical, film, musical and improv performer known for his chameleon-like appearance and voice. He has performed in over 160 shows, films, and special event performances including: The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told! (Capt. Martin), Falsettos (Whizzer), Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd), Thrill Me: The Leopold & Leob Story (Nathan Leopold), Assassins (Zangara), 1776 (Rutledge), and The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (Robert T. Lincoln). Chris is also a producer, director, musician, costume and scenic designer, graphic artist, event manager, father of four (dogs) and a professional pirate (he was voted one of the top 3 Jack Sparrow impersonators in the country in 2003). http://www.leidenfrosteffect.com/
A recent graduate of CW Post. Steven started with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH as a student of Improv and Stand-Up Comedy at the age of 13. At age 16 he became in intern and full fledged cast member at 18. Now, when not on stage, Steven works behind the scenes, currently a grant assistant, with the Huntington Arts Council.