Katie's Cabaret Press Reviews

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Since it's inception in 1991, Angel City Improv and Katie's Cabaret have received countless reviews, honorable mentions, best of's, and accolades from journalists, parents, teachers, students and audiences in Minneapolis/St. Paul and now Los Angeles!

Children are improv stars at 'Katie's Cabaret'! - Mary Burkin/Burbank Leader/Los Angeles Times

All by herself over the course of one hour, Amy Elizabeth Fisher aka Katie, sings, plays the guitar, leads, cheers, comforts, encourages, praises and laughs with (never at) her young comedy partners, as one by one they find the courage to come up on stage and play. Parents not only have the pure pleasure of seeing their little ones perform, they can add their own sound effects and delight in Fisher's more sophisticated (but squeaky clean) ad-libs.

Skeptic suspends disbelief... - Scott Burton, Minnesota Parent Magazine

"...barriers between audience and performers melted and not only laughter, but suggestions and encouragement came from those still in their seats. Suddenly for my daughter Rachel, the idea of taking creative chances outside the home didn't seem so frightening. When the improv resumed, and with no deals made concerning allowance, bedtime or baby brothers, Rachel volunteered. For me, that was the magic of Katie's Cabaret."
You may be surprised to learn that 'the theater' is often filled to capacity with kids of all ages on Saturdays at Noon. Fisher says that the favorite part of her show is when kids come up on stage with her. "Anybody can improvise. I used to think you had to be innately witty, but all you need is your imagination. Once kids do improv their self esteem just soars." Over the years Fisher has built a regular audience as well as a business teaching improv techniques to teachers and performing in schools.
The Southwest Journal

"...the skillful enthusiasm that is invested into this theatrical tapestry intoxicates all in attendance and injects joy into the hearts and minds of those who love the theater or have never experienced it before. Katie's Cabaret will widen your smile and satisfy your desire for infectious entertainment. Thank you Katie."
Pulse Magazine of the Twin Cities
January 2000

"I want to come back again. It was so cool!"
Brigit McCann Plymouth, MN

Testimonials from classes and workshops

“These improv techniques really helped community building with our students.” Sheri Harris/Teacher/South High School/Partnership Program

“We won! You have impacted us greatly. Thanks to you, we knew how to solve the problem, we couldn’t have done this without you. Be proud of your expertise!”  -Sue Rodman/Destination Imagination coach and teacher/Farmington Elementary

“...your workshop had a profound positive effect on my son. He is more self assured, creative, verbal and uninhibited. Keep up the excellent work you are doing. There are so many lives that you can say ‘yes’ to.”  -Michelle Krenz/MAX workshop/Center for Arts Education

“...your spontaneity workshop was exactly what my sales team needed to help them stay with their customers when taken ‘off script’ . I saw it applied the very next day without hesitation and with much success!" -Team Leader/Norwest Banks

“I think I will write better stories now.”  -Dowling Elementary 5th grader

“I learned that it’s better to work with my teammates and not to put other people down.”  -Loring Nicollet senior