Join us for seasonal mirth and merriment from Wednesday, November 20 through Tuesday, December 24 as the ‘VTS Channel’ presents Merry Kissmas – A Royal Romance. This is the time of year when screens large and small are filled with sappy, warm-hearted romantic comedies, and the stage at The Improv Centre is no exception.
VTS’ holiday special parodies all the inane clichés and tropes you’d expect to see in any popular holiday TV special or film. Boy (or girl) meets girl (or boy), they fall in love, they have an argument or someone comes between them, they patch things up and the story ends with their nuptials.
In this instance, the fairy-tale romance is made even more unbelievable by building the plot around an impending Royal Wedding in a heretofore unknown small country – Improvanzia. Will the dashing Prince Rudolf fall for the beauteous, but non-royal, Meaghan Sparkle? How will the Royal Parents react? How will the suburban in-laws-to-be fit in with the posh royal relatives?
Overseen by Chris Garland, famous celebrity wedding planner, this romcom parody sees VTS improvisers use audience suggestions to create on-the-spot, never-to-be-repeated comedic versions of stereotypical romcom and royal wedding characters and situations. Flash backs will take the audience to key moments in the couple’s courtship and the action moves forward to the day of the wedding – Kissmas Day.
This show is suitable for families with children ages 8 and up. In addition to evening performances every Wednesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m., VTS will also be presenting four matinee performances:
- Sunday, December 15 at 11:30 a.m.
- Saturday and Sunday, December 21 & 22 at 11:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, December 24 at 2 p.m.
NOTE: The Box Office will be open at 10:30 a.m. on matinee days.
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Programming and shows subject to change without notice.
Was there for the Christmas Show 2018. Loved everything about the night. Definitely a place you can go with friends, family or coworkers. Just all round had a blast and hope more people check it out!!"
If you only do one thing in Vancouver to celebrate the season, then you have to check out Merry Kiss-mas ... the perfect remedy for anyone feeling overwhelmed by the stress that comes with this time of year, planning."
Merry Kiss-mas is the one holiday event that won’t cause you to be warm and fuzzy but rather jiggle your jelly belly with laughter ... By the end of the first half, I laughed so hard that my liquid eyeliner pooled into Lake Erie at bottom of my chin – definitely not a good look for me."
Vancouver comedy troupe skewers Christmas in Merry Kiss-mas. It was a night of great improv comedy. For 90 minutes the audience giggled and howled."