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Colin Up Close and Personal Thursday May 24 2018 at 7:30 PM

The Improv Centre
× Colin Up Close and Personal
Thursday, May 24, 7:30 p.m. at The Improv Centre

This very special evening includes two improv sets starring Colin playing with members of the VTS ensemble followed by a Q&A session with him where audience members ask the questions. There are also a very limited number of tickets (only 40) for an exclusive, post-performance reception* where guests will personally meet, and socialize with Colin in the Improv Centre’s Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge. That evening the Bar will be introducing ‘The Colin’ – a cocktail specially designed in Colin’s honour based on his favourite alcoholic beverage - red wine. Show tickets $89 and $99, exclusive reception add-on $50. *Reception tickets must be bought in conjunction with performance tickets, they cannot be purchased on their own.

Performance to benefit the Improv Comedy Institute’s Colin Mochrie Scholarship Fund. Established in 2014, the scholarship provides assistance to people wishing to study improv but are unable to do so because of financial barriers.

Special Event - No passes, coupons or vouchers

Mixed Improv Arts Thursday May 24 2018 at 9:15 PM

The Improv Centre
× Tonight's performacne has been Canceled. Please join us Next Thursday May 31st.

In this winner-takes-all contest you won’t see a ‘Peruvian necktie’ or a ‘Rubber guard’ but you will see opponents face off in a fierce competition of wits for who can win the most laughs. In MIA, two Improv Directors go head-to-head as they put a team of improvisers through a set of grueling and hilarious improv formats.
Throughout, as in all VTS improv, the audience is called upon to assist the action with their suggestions and shouted encouragement. No one knows what will happen next in these edge-of-your-seat matches.
Online sales for performances close 90 minutes prior to the start of the show.Tickets may still be available at the box office
Online sales for workshops close 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop.
Please see above for any show specific notes

Murder on the Improv Express Friday May 25 2018 at 7:30 PM

The Improv Centre
× Picture this - a luxury train trapped in the Canadian Rockies with a passenger list that includes a prominent socialite, a retired military officer and a famous detective, and oh yes, there’s a corpse. What you have are the makings of a classic murder mystery. Welcome to Murder on the Improv Express – A Killer Comedy.

As in countless whodunnits, this one is set in the 1930’s and involves many of the set characters and scenarios you’d expect to find. However, what isn’t known is who is the victim, who is the killer and how the dastardly deed was done. These are just some of the things that will be established by audience suggestions during the course of the show. What is known is that audience members will die laughing at all the improbable plot twists and turns.

The Colin Mochrie Experience - the Vogue Friday May 25 2018 at 7:30 PM

The Vogue
× THE COLIN MOCHRIE EXPERIENCE at The VOGUE Theatre
Friday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday night sees Colin take the stage at the 1200-seat The Vogue Theatre located in the heart of Vancouver’s Entertainment District. This performance once again features the improv master with some of your favourite VTS players in a free-wheeling improv laugh-fest. The Vogue’s size allows for a wider range of seating options with prices ranging from $39 to $65.
Tickets are available through Ticketfly
Performance to benefit the Improv Comedy Institute’s Colin Mochrie Scholarship Fund. Established in 2014, the scholarship provides assistance to people wishing to study improv but are unable to do so because of financial barriers.

Special Event - No passes, coupons or vouchers
Online sales for performances close 90 minutes prior to the start of the show.Tickets may still be available at the box office
Online sales for workshops close 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop.
Please see above for any show specific notes

TheatreSports Friday May 25 2018 at 9:30 PM

The Improv Centre
× Relying on razor-sharp wit and lightning-fast reflexes, two teams of performers are pitted against each other in competitive improv matches. Using audience suggestions to fuel scenes, teams must create totally improvised situations on the spot.

Ok Tinder–Swipe Right Comedy Friday May 25 2018 at 11:15 PM

The Improv Centre
× The good, bad and the really ugly of Vancouver’s dating scene.
Don’t have a date? No problem, come anyway, you might meet your perfect match at the show.
There’s Plenty of Laughs to be had by all.

Spontaneity (Pre-Req: No) Saturday May 26 2018 at 1:00 PM

ICI Studio
× This Workshop will take place over TWO afternoons
Saturday May 26th 1pm to 5pm
Sunday May 27th 1pm to 5pm

Colin & Friends Saturday May 26 2018 at 7:30 PM

The Improv Centre
× COLIN AND FRIENDS
Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m., The Improv Centre

On Saturday, Colin returns to The Improv Centre, VTSL’s home on Granville Island. Seating only 186 people in a mixture of cabaret and theatre seats, The Improv Centre is a very welcoming experience where every seat is a great seat. Colin will be joined on stage by improvisers from the Vancouver TheatreSports ensemble for an evening that is sure to tickle your funny bone. The Improv Centre is fully-licensed and guests are welcome to take their beverages with them into the theatre to enjoy during the show.
Performance to benefit the Improv Comedy Institute’s Colin Mochrie Scholarship Fund. Established in 2014, the scholarship provides assistance to people wishing to study improv but are unable to do so because of financial barriers.

Special Event - No passes, coupons or vouchers

Ok Tinder–Swipe Right Comedy Saturday May 26 2018 at 11:15 PM

The Improv Centre
× Tonight's Performacne has been Canceled. Please join us next Friday June 1st for our next performance of Ok Tinder.

The good, bad and the really ugly of Vancouver’s dating scene.
Don’t have a date? No problem, come anyway, you might meet your perfect match at the show.
There’s Plenty of Laughs to be had by all.
Online sales for performances close 90 minutes prior to the start of the show.Tickets may still be available at the box office
Online sales for workshops close 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop.
Please see above for any show specific notes

A Star-Studded Sci-Fi Fundraiser Sunday May 27 2018 at 2:00 PM

The Improv Centre
× Theirs are some of the most impressive names in the sci-fi sphere: Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1, Sanctuary); Simon Barry (Continuum, Ghost Wars); Leah Cairns (Travelers); Aleks Paunovic (Van Helsing, War for the Planet of the Apes); Chelsey Reist (The 100); Rukiya Bernard (Van Helsing). And now, these sci-fi standouts are coming together for a single out-of-this-world afternoon in support of a 4-year-old sci-fi fan who needs all the help the universe can muster.

Straight Out of Sci-Fi: A star-studded sci-fi fundraiser for 4-year-old Luke McLetchie puts these sci-fi stars in conversation with award-winning film and TV journalist Sabrina Furminger (YVR Screen Scene). The event offers a kind of “Inside the Actors Studio” but with a sci-fi – and charitable – twist. Also on the schedule: silent and live auctions of rare and unique items; photo opportunities with the stars; refreshments available for purchase; the opportunity to sign up to be a bone marrow donor with Canadian Blood Services’ OneMatch program. More info about donating here: https://blood.ca/en/stem-cell/onematch-information-new-registrants

EVENT SCHEDULE

**1:00 PM – 1:45 PM: Register to become a stem cell and/or blood donor!

2:00 PM: DOORS OPEN - silent auction is ready; drinks are sold

2:30 PM - 2:40 PM: introductory remarks

2:40-3:30: a moderated lively discussion about life in the sci-fi sphere, with lots of BTS anecdotes and laughter; ends with audience Q&A, and live auction

3:30 PM -3:45 PM: live auction

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM: -silent auction continues / half-hour for pre-purchased photo op with esteemed guests / mingling and drinks / ability to sign up to be a bone marrow donor. ONLY 18 tickets available for professional photo opportunities with Sci-Fi stars (select BENCH SEATING)

4:30 PM: final goodbyes

It’ll be a one-of-a-kind, out-of-this-world, intimate afternoon. All funds raised will be donated directly to Luke's family.

** 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM: Are you a 17-35 year old male? This is YOUR chance to BE A HERO! OneMatch Stem Cell & Marrow Network will be onsite registering young males to become potential stem cell donors. Fill out a form, swab your cheek and you might just be the one match to save someone’s life! Not a 17-35 year old male? Sign up to become a blood donor! No ticket needed for this portion. Chelsey Reist from The 100 will be available for photos and signing autographs. Attendees during this time will be entered into a draw. Four names will be drawn and those people will get to stay and participate in the rest of the afternoon's activities

WHO IS LUKE MCLETCHIE? 4-year-old sci-fi fan Luke McLetchie has been diagnosed with severe Acquired Aplastic Anemia (AAA), which is a rare, life-threatening bone marrow disease. Only 2 children in one million are diagnosed each year in North America. His bone marrow is not producing red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets which puts him at risk for an overwhelming infection or hemorrhage. The best treatment for AAA is a bone marrow transplant however his brothers and parents are not a match. A world-wide search for an unrelated bone marrow donor has been started. Meanwhile Luke is receiving blood transfusions and platelet infusions on a regular basis and has started treatment of immunosuppressant drugs at BC Children's Hospital.

If you are: - Male between the ages of 17-35 - General good health - Willing to help all patients - Willing to provide a cheek swab - Have valid provincial health care coverage

YOU ARE ABLE TO REGISTER! Join us from 1pm-1:45pm on Sunday May 27th (before the event begins). OneMatch Stem Cell & Marrow Network will be onsite registering young males to become potential stem cell donors. Fill out a form, swab your cheek and you might just be the one match to save someone’s life! Not a 17-35 year old male? Sign up to become a blood donor! Chelsey Reist from The 100 will be available for photos and signing autographs. You do not need to purchase a ticket for this portion. Attendees during this time will be entered into a draw. Four names will be drawn and those people will get to stay and participate in the rest of the afternoon's activities.

If you are unable to attend you can start the registration process online at https://blood.ca/en/stem-cell/onematch-information-new-registrants
You can also donate directly to the family at https://www.gofundme.com/fighting-for-luke

Extremely grateful to our main sponsors: YVR Screen Scene, Vancouver TheatreSports and Yellow Heart Pictures

Rookie Night Sunday May 27 2018 at 7:30 PM

The Improv Centre
× Rookie Night puts our up-and-coming improvisers to the test in front of a hungry crowd. They may just be the future stars of tomorrow. This 105 minute performance of improv will showcase the talent of these new players and prepare them for the bright lights of mainstage.