For Immediate Release, November 17, 2017
(Vancouver, BC) – The holiday period is a time of imbibing indulgence with egg nog, mulled drinks, specialty cocktails and bubbly adding to the conviviality of the season.
Paul Belsito, manager of the Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge at Vancouver TheatreSports’™ (VTSL) The Improv Centre, has been getting into the festive spirits designing special beverages to complement VTSL’s two holiday shows: Christmas Queen 4-Secret Santa (CQ4) and Christmas Queen Drag Race (CQDR) . Both shows star HRM (Her Royal Meanness) The Christmas Queen, with drag star, The Unstoppable Conni Smudge joining her as co-host of Christmas Queen Drag Race on Saturday evenings.
“I’ve designed drinks to complement the ‘spirit’ of the shows – fun, a little naughty but very nice”, says Belsito.
- Jolly Juice: Amaretto, vanilla vodka and cranberry juice, garnished with a mini candy cane – bright red in honour of Santa
- North Pole: Rumchata, spiced rum, eggnog with a sprinkle of cinnamon, garnished with a mini candy cane – frosty white. It’s the elves’ favourite pick-me-up after a shift in the Workshop
- Royal Baubles: personal-sized, mini bottles of Henkell Rosé. Everyone knows that pink bubbles are the favoured libation of Queens.
These Scrooge-approved beverages are value-priced at $8.75 for the cocktails and $9.75 for the mini-bottle of bubbly. Pretty as a string of Christmas lights, these holiday drink specials are available only through the run of Christmas Queen 4 (Nov.22- Dec.23) and Christmas Queen Drag Race (Nov.25 – Dec.23) , VTSL’s holiday drinks are sure to put even the Grinchiest Grinch in a festive mood.
Join us for a little holiday cheer and festive spirits Tuesday through Sunday evenings from 6:30 p.m., November 22 through December 23 in the Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge tucked in the back of the The Improv Centre, 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. The fully-licenced Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge is a convenient place for theatre patrons to meet for pre or post-show drinks. Patrons can also take their beverages into the theatre with them to enjoy during the performance.
About Vancouver TheatreSports™:
Voted the ‘#1 Improv Comedy Company’ at the prestigious ‘2017 Best of Vancouver Awards’ Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTSL), since its founding in 1980, has grown to become a well-respected international leader in the improv art form, entertaining more than 60,000 people per year through 12 shows a week, 52 weeks a year at its own theatre, The Improv Centre, located on Granville Island. An intimate space, The Improv Centre is a fully-licensed facility with its own Bar & Lounge over-looking False Creek Marina and VTSL patrons are welcome to take their beverages into the theatre to enjoy during the show. In addition, VTSL owns and operates The Improv Comedy Institute – an improv school offering classes from beginner through professional level, conducts province-wide school tours and operates Improv for Business, a corporate training division with a diverse portfolio of blue-chip clients. Vancouver TheatreSports™ appreciates the on-going support of season sponsors: City of Vancouver, CMHC Granville Island, The Georgia Straight, and The Granville Island Hotel, and promotional show sponsor PINQ.
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