Valentine’s Day is coming and Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) is ready to make date night hilarious with Romance Week from February 5 to 14, 2019.
Cupid’s arrows bring love and laughter to The Improv Centre and straight to lovers’ hearts. Solo patrons may even a suitable single to bond with over titillated teehees. It’s common knowledge that romance thrives when sprinkled liberally with laughter. Vancouver TheatreSports has been the spot for many first dates and there have even been some marriage proposals made during shows.
So forget the boring box of chocolates for Valentine’s and bring your someone special for a week of ‘improv and chill’ as VTS celebrates with three special shows for Romance Week.
The talented improvisers of VTS will win your heart and put the ‘ha-ha’ in ‘Ha-ha-ppy’ Valentine’s with the following shows:
- Love Matches – classic TheatreSportsTM matches with a romantic twist.
- Love Unscripted – an improvised rom-com celebrating all the inane clichés and funny, awkward moments you’d expect to see in any romantic comedy as suggested by the audience.
- Red Hot Improv – taking its cue from today’s hook-up culture. If you think OK Tinder is steamy, you’ll want to swipe left on Red Hot Improv’s xxx-rated hilarity. (NC17)
Romance Week ‘climaxes’ with My Funny Valentine – VTS’ special Valentine’s Day event on Thursday, February 14 – which will be hosted by none other than Cupid along with the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. My Funny Valentine features an all-out love battle of epic proportions as three ‘improv couples’ duke it out in an audience-inspired competition to prove that love conquers all. This full evening event will also include special roving characters, a ‘Love Astrologer’ who will check your ‘Love Chart’ (are your sun signs compatible?), personalized improvised love sonnets you can take with you, and drink specials such aspersonal-size bottles of sparkling Henkell Rosé.
Romance week isn’t just for couples, grab your single friends and celebrate your friendships on a fun night out. Memories created by an evening of laughter will last a lot longer than any bouquet of roses.
Create your memories as Vancouver TheatreSports presents Romance Week, Tuesday February 5 to Thursday February 14, 2019, at The Improv Centre on Granville Island.
Ticket prices start at $10.75 (cheaper than chocolates!) and are available online at vtsl.com.
Vancouver TheatreSports alumnus and star of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Colin Mochrie, has added another show to his upcoming run of performances with VTSL. Join Colin for four shows benefiting the Colin Mochrie Scholarship Fund at VTSL’s theatre school, The Improv Comedy Institute. Since 2014, the scholarship provides assistance to those wishing to study improv but are unable to do so because of financial barriers.
The Colin Mochrie line-up of shows is;
COLIN UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL – Thursday, May 24 | 7:30pm | The Improv Centre
The first performance takes place at VTSL’s home theatre on Granville Island – The Improv Centre. This is your chance to see Colin up close and catch every expressive comedic nuance in an intimate space. This very special evening includes two improv sets starring Colin, along with members of the VTSL ensemble, followed by a Q&A session where audience members ask the questions. There are also a very limited number of tickets (only 40) for an exclusive, post-performance reception where guests will personally meet, and socialize with Colin at The Improv Centre’s Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge. That evening the Bar will be introducing ‘The Colin’ – a cocktail specially designed in Colin’s honour based on his favourite alcoholic beverage – red wine.
THE COLIN MOCHRIE EXPERIENCE – Friday, May 25 | 7:30pm & 9:45pm (added show) | The Vogue Theatre
Friday night sees Colin take the stage at The Vogue Theatre, located in the heart of Vancouver’s Entertainment District. This performance once again features the improv master with some of your favourite VTSL players in a free-wheeling improv laugh-fest.
COLIN AND FRIENDS – Saturday, May 26 | 7:30pm & 9:30pm (added show) | The Improv Centre
On Saturday, Colin returns to The Improv Centre, VTSL’s home on Granville Island. Seating only 186 people in a mixture of cabaret and theatre seats, The Improv Centre is a very welcoming experience where every seat is a great seat. Colin will be joined on stage by improvisers from the Vancouver TheatreSports™ ensemble for an evening that is sure to tickle your funny bone. The Improv Centre is fully-licensed and guests are welcome to take their beverages with them into the theatre to enjoy during the show.
Tickets are on sale now and available online at www.vtsl.com.
Vancouver Theatresports League (VTSL) has brought out the big guns this summer with their new show; Firecracker! Dynamite Ladies. Explosive Comedy.
Making its debut last night at the Improv Centre on Granville Island, Firecracker! is the VTSL’s first all-female show. The VTSL cast has always included many different female performers, Firecracker! highlights these funny ladies and provides encouragement to up and coming comediennes.
During the run of Firecracker!, throughout the summer, the show will feature a cavalcade of special guests from the community. On opening night, Rebecca Bollwitt of MISS604.com made her improv debut, showing a natural flare for comedy, managing to crack-up the cast and audience.
The upcoming special guest performers are; lifestyle writer Cassandra Anderton of Good Life Vancouver, singer-songwriter Sadie Campbell, actors Briana Buckmaster, Beverley Elliott, and Nicole Oliver, burlesque entertainer Burgundy Brixx, and comedian/host Morgan Brayton.
Firecrackers! Dynamite Ladies. Explosive Comedy. plays every Thursday at 9:15pm until September 8th. Tickets are on sale, from $10, at vtsl.com. Add a drink at the Improv Centre’s Neil Mcrae Lounge and enjoy the beautiful summer sunsets before the show.