The Burbank High School play production class lampooned high school life, pop culture and the general weirdness of their hometown Friday in their annual “Kids on Stage” fundraiser.
Entertaining nearly 200 people with their own writing and off-the-cuff improvisational daring-do, the young actors raised funds for their set expenses and theater trips in a Burbank High tradition. They will give an encore performance at 7 tonight at Burbank First Methodist Church, 700 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
“It’s been a tradition for a while, but we tweaked it into improv sketch comedy since I started teaching here in 2004,” teacher Brooks Gardner said. “The kids write these original comedy sketches every year. Some of the improv games they play with the audience are like something out of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway.’ We had a workshop where they wrote their scenes and then they auditioned them so we could decide what would go in the show.”