(Vancouver, BC) – Whether March ‘comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb’ or the other way around, laughter will reign supreme at Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTS) in March.
In addition to its regular roster of laugh-til-your-face hurts improv comedy shows, the company is presenting two special evenings that are sure to tickle your funny bone. All VTS performances take place at their home theatre, The Improv Centre on Granville Island.
International Women’s Day, Sunday March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
VTS celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) with a special show featuring an all-star, all-female cast comprised of current active ensemble members, Rookie League members and some of the company’s illustrious alumni who are returning to the Improv Centre stage for this one night only.
From the very beginning of its 40-year history, women have always played an integral part in Vancouver TheatreSports – this at a time when improv was a male-dominated art form. Some of VTS’ alumni include such female comedy icons as Ellie Harvie, Ellen Kennedy, Christine Lippa, Nancy Robertson, Christina Sicoli, Veena Sood, and Denalda Williams. Watch the website for guest alumni confirmations.
As with all VTS shows, the quick-witted cast relies on audience suggestions to create the improvised scenarios. Past IWD shows have found the funny in scenes involving make-up lessons, becoming the CEO of a company, and caring for aged parents. You never know what is in store when the audience calls the shots.
Celebrate the fabulous women in your life on International Women’s Day at Vancouver TheatreSports. Tickets for this very special performance start at $15.75 in advance online.
Shamrocks & Shenanigans – Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Join VTS for a convivial evening of laughs, Leprechauns and all things Irish at Shamrocks and Shenanigans – the improv comedy company’s St. Paddy’s Day event. Patrons that night will laugh ‘til their faces hurt at a Celtic version of TheatreSports starting at 7:30 p.m.
What is Celtic TheatreSports you might ask? Think of an improv scene with dialogue made up of random Irish expressions, or what happens when someone in a scene turns out to be one of ‘the little people’ (leprechaun). As in all VTS shows, the inspirations come from audience suggestions so neither the cast or the audience have any idea how the show will unfold – it is totally unscripted and created on-the-spot.
The air will be thick with Irish accents with roving Lucky Charm Leprechauns bringing pots of golden merriment to all they encounter and a Celtic Bard improvising custom limericks for guests.
As The Improv Centre is fully licensed, patrons may ‘fancy a few scoops’ (‘partake in the consumption of sociable drinks’) at the Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge with specials on Guinness (what would St. Paddy’s Day be without Guinness?), shots of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey and the obligatory green beer on draft. Don’t forget, audience members can enjoy their beverages inside the theatre as they watch the show.
Tickets for Shamrocks and Shenanigans are value-priced at $19 in advance online (more at the door) and can be purchased at vtsl.com
Patrons will be guaranteed and evening of convivial Celtic cheer and that’s no blarney. Slainte!
About Vancouver TheatreSports™:
Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) brand of improvisation is a highly theatrical fusion of the dramatic elements coupled with the enthusiasm and edge-of-your-seat excitement of professional sport. Since its founding in 1980, Vancouver TheatreSports™ has grown to become a well-respected international leader in the improv art form, entertaining more than 65,000 people per year through 11-13 shows per week, 52 weeks per 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 VTS patrons are welcome to take their beverages into the theatre to enjoy during the show. In addition, VTS owns and operates The Improv Comedy Institute – an improv school offering classes from beginner through to professional level, conducts province-wide school tours and operates Improv for Business, a corporate training division with a diverse portfolio of blue-chip clients. For the fifth consecutive year, VTS was voted the ‘#1 Improv Comedy Company’ at the prestigious ‘2019 Best of Vancouver Awards.’
Vancouver TheatreSports™ appreciates the on-going support of season sponsors: CMHC Granville Island, The Georgia Straight, and The Granville Island Hotel.
For more information on Vancouver TheatreSports™, please visit the following platforms:
Teresa Trovato | 604.897.1939 | firstname.lastname@example.org