(Vancouver, BC) — You’ve fallen in love with her on You Tube and now the indomitable Michelle Gidard (played by VTS ensemble member Angela Galanopoulos) is coming to the live stage. Starting Monday, May 6th Vancouver TheatreSports will present Improv Mondays with Michelle – Fake Stories, Real Improvisers hosted by the character Michelle from the popular web comedic soap opera Michelle’s.
The original web series, created by Galanopoulos and fellow VTS ensemble member Andrew Barber, is set in the mythical restaurant Michelle’s in Hope. The VTS show diverges from the original concept as each performance is not necessarily set in Hope – the locations and contents of each story will vary dependent on audience input. What will be consistent is that all will be over-the-top funny with the larger-than-life Michelle in charge. The first half of the show consists of short-form scenarios and the second half of the show will be a mini soap opera – all based on audience contributions. Each scene’s comedic melodrama will be enhanced by live musical underscoring by pianist Matt Grinke.
Get your week off to a laughing start and join Michelle and friends for a night of improv comedy. With tickets starting at only $10 (advance online) what’s not to like?
Improv Mondays with Michelle will run Monday nights only at 7:30 p.m. from May 6 through July 29 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Tickets available any time online at https://tickets.vtsl.com/ or at the door starting at 6 p.m.
About Vancouver TheatreSports™:
Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) brand of improvisation is a highly theatrical fusion of dramatic elements coupled with the enthusiasm and edge-of-your-seat excitement of professional sport. Voted Vancouver’s #1 Improv Comedy Company (2018, 2017 & 2016 ‘Best of Vancouver Awards’), Vancouver TheatreSports™ is a well-respected international leader in the improvisation art form – entertaining more than 65,000 people per year through 11 shows a week, 52 weeks a year at its own theatre, The Improv Centre, located on Granville Island. The Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge tucked in the back of The Improv Centre, offers specialty cocktails to complement the productions in addition to a full menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. As The Improv Centre is a fully-licensed facility, 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 – a theatre school offering improv and acting classes from beginner through professional level. VTS’ corporate training division, Improv for Business, provides numerous team-building and leadership workshops for a portfolio of blue chip clients. Vancouver TheatreSports™ appreciates the support of season sponsors: City of Vancouver, CMHC Granville Island, The Georgia Straight, and The Granville Island Hotel. For more information on Vancouver TheatreSports™, please visit the following platforms:
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