June 17 2009
We’re bringing improv back! You read that right! We’re returning to Richmond, actually Glen Allen to perform our ComedySportz Show and The Scene!
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen has announced the addition of the 2nd Stage performance series. 2nd Stage will take place in the Cardinal Ballroom inside The Center complex. Richard Koch, Performing Arts Manager states, “We want to create a program that compliments our Center Season. Whereas our Center Season presents international, national, regional and local performers, this series will focus more on local and regional talent. With the addition of this cabaret seating style venue, we’ll be able to offer the Richmond residents more events at lower prices.” The series includes local musicians as well as local performing arts groups with food and beverage available for purchase from Catering by Jill.
The headliner group for 2nd Stage will be the local favorite comedy troupe, ComedySportz Improv Theatre. Beginning Friday, July 25 and continuing on Friday, July 31, Friday, August 7 and Friday, August 14, they will offer two performances per evening. The 7pm performance, ComedySportz Improv, features a comedy show that is great for the entire family. In the show, two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot. The audience votes for the winners, a referee calls the fouls. The national anthem is even played before each match! The 9:30pm show, “The Scene” Improv offers a more mature comedy show. Each showing of The Scene features three different groups entertaining you with their own unique style of comedy, if you’ve seen Chicago style improv you’re in for a real treat! Christine Walters, Muse of Merriment and Grand Poobah of ComedySportz Richmond, states, ” We are very excited to bring ComedySportz to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. The players have been getting antsy not having a home and are ready to bring da funny back to Henrico!” Beginning in September the performance schedule continues with performances on Friday, September 4, Friday, October 30, Friday, November 27 and Friday, January 22. Tickets for each show are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Pretty exciting stuff if you ask us! We can’t wait to make you laugh again.