(Vancouver, BC) – Elections, mass demonstrations, climate change, impeachment scandals and perennial Vancouver favourite – ‘affordable housing’ dominated the news headlines in 2019. Bid farewell to all that doom and gloom as Vancouver TheatreSports’™ 2019 Year in Review takes an improvised look at these top stories and adds a much-needed comedic perspective as we prepare for the coming year.
Our improvisers may also look behind the scenes of actual (though stranger than anything we could make up), hilarious headlines such as: ‘Picture of Egg becomes Top Instagram Post,’ ‘Woman hospitalized after posing with octopus on her face, ‘Water Girl the hit of the red carpet at The Golden Globes,’ ‘Police stop McDonald’s from selling milkshakes near Nigel Farage rally,’ or this stunning story – ‘ Man Fashions Fabulously Tiny Hats for Toad Who Visits His Porch Every Day.’
No news story, no matter how improbable, is safe from ridicule and, as always, the scenarios will be based on audience suggestions – challenging our quick-witted improvisers to create instant, unscripted comedy. While much of 2019 was no laughing matter, our cast will have you crying tears of joy at their in-the-moment reinterpretations of the news-that-was, and you’ll leave the theatre feeling lighter and happier.
2019 Year in Review performances run from Thursday, December 26 through Monday, December 30, with a special set of New Year’s Eve performances on Tuesday, December 31. Book your tickets for the 11:15 p.m. show on December 31 and enjoy party favours and a complimentary glass of bubbly as we welcome all the hilarity 2020 is sure to offer.
If laughing out the old year isn’t enough, join us January 2 through 4 for 2020 Year of Predictions. Our intrepid ensemble will forecast what the top news stories of 2020 could be. They’ll take the same irreverent approach to predicting the ‘news-that-might-be’ as they exhibited with the ‘news-that-was.’
Prices for 2019 Year in Review and 2020 Year of Predictions start as low as $10.75 online in advance (higher at the door). The New Year’s Eve shows have special pricing ranging from $38.25 – $45.75 online.
Special deal to see both shows: Purchase tickets to 2019 Year in Review online and you will receive a special discount code for 20 percent discount off the online purchase of tickets to 2020 Year of Predictions.
All shows take place at Vancouver TheatreSports’™ home theatre, The Improv Centre on Granville Island. “With all the bad news out there, everyone needs a good laugh right now,” says Artistic and Executive Director Jay Ono. “It’s been said that ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ and I truly believe that.”
Give a ‘buh-bye’ to the old year and welcome the new with laughter as VTS revisits the top stories, celebrity scandals and political fiascos with 2019 Year in Review and fabricates future ones in 2020 Year of Predictions. You’ll laugh ‘til your face hurts. “I went New Year’s Eve with a group. Great night out. The players are so fast. Very funny. I will go again,” Tom S., Google review. Tickets on sale now at vtsl.com
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