In a brief period of time, no longer were the cast of 5 Play rehearsing in a living room, they were rehearsing in their new home. The next step was shows and getting people to come. In 2010, Fremont was struggling to have live or nighttime entertainment. Heck, there wasn’t even a movie theater at the time. Also, improv was new to Fremont. No other improvisation company had existed in Fremont to this point (to our knowledge!). In October, Made Up Theatre showcased it’s first preview show, starring the cast of 5 Play. People came, people laughed, people wanted more, and so did the cast. November and December also had shows, but 5 Play wanted to debut a consistent schedule in style. On January 21, 2011, Made Up Theatre opened its doors with their official Grand Opening. 5 Play performed in 2 shows that night with a mix of improv and sketch. It was an amazing and emotional night, because they realized that they did it. They made something out of what might be perceived as nothing. Improv.
As the years rolled by, Made Up Theatre keeps evolving by adding more shows (The Wheel of Genres, Friday Night: After Hours, Family Friendly Matinee, and multiple holiday shows), increasing its awesome student community, producing online content (comedy sketches, instructional videos, and promotional content…with more to come!), and introducing new, talented cast members to the line up.
Then in the Summer of 2018…we took our biggest step forward. We said goodbye to our original home on Seldon Ct., and said hello to 4000 Bay Street, Fremont, CA! That’s right! On August 2nd, 2018, we officially cut the ribbon and welcomed the Bay Area to our new home!
Come check us out at our new home and help keep theatre alive in Fremont!