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26th Season of Shows!

Posted Aug 25, 2017 in Announcements, Shows, Words

To kick off its 26th season of improv comedy shows, Jet City Improv is thrilled to announce a slate of new productions!

“This season is truly a reflection of where our audience is at this moment,” says Andrew McMasters, Former Artistic Director of Jet City Improv. “It reflects their concerns, fears and hopes, and I can’t wait to see these shows in action!”

Want to catch an improv comedy show? Here’s the season:

Oct 5-Nov 10 (except Oct 27) // Thu-Fri at 8 pm
Jet City Improv Presents Show
Created and directed by Michael Yichao

Everyone loves a musical. This one just happens to be about the end of the world. Dystopia! The Musical takes a lighthearted look at the apocalypse. This playful improvised musical is half existential dread and half glitter. You tell us how the world ends. Then we tell you what happens in song.

Oct 14-Nov 18 // Sat at 10:30 pm
Jet City Improv Late Night Show
Created and directed by Margaret Erickson

Do you dare enter the horrible haunting world of the mind? The Nightmare Society tells the tale of a commune of artists who realize nightmares at the sound of a grandfather clock. This twisted improv comedy show explores the eeriness and absurdity of nightmares. You write down your fears. Then we bring them to life.

Nov 24-Dec 23 // Fri-Sat at 10:30 pm
Jet City Improv Late Night Show
Created and directed by Doug Willott
WARNING: FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY
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You better watch out. You better not cry. It’s the 10 Year Anniversary of Uncle Mike Ruins Christmas. This obscene improv comedy show centers on Uncle Mike, a vulgar perverted monstrosity of a man, who twists cheerful Christmas stories into disgusting disasters. You write down a heartwarming holiday memory. We re-enact it. Then Uncle Mike ruins it.

Nov 30-Dec 22 // Thu-Fri at 8 pm
Jet City Improv Presents Show
Created and directed by Katy Nuttman
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Danger. Deception. SCHOOL DANCES. Nancy You follows the adventures of Nancy, a typical teenager turned super sleuth. This wholesome improv comedy show spotlights the awkward world of teenagers and the wonderful world of detectives. You tell us a mystery. Then we solve it.

Jan 11-Feb 9 // Thu-Fri at 8 pm
Jet City Improv Presents Show
Directed by Kate Drummond
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Biting social commentary. Awesome empowering comedy. Bechdel Test is a sharp satirical critique inspired by the Bechdel-Wallace test, which examines gender equality in movies. In order to pass the test, a movie simply needs to feature two named female characters talking to each other about something other than a man. This all-female improv comedy show invites you to live in a world unlike our own where all movies pass the test. You name a movie. Then we make it pass.

Jan 6-Feb 10 // Sat at 10:30 pm
Jet City Improv Late Night Show
Created and directed by Graham Downing
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Half karaoke. Half comedy. Empty Orchestra is a hilarious high-energy celebration of all things karaoke. This supportive improv comedy show temporarily transforms an entire theater into the world’s best karaoke bar, complete with drinks, fog machines and lasers. You sing a song. Then we make you laugh.

Mar 1-9 // Thu-Fri at 8 pm
Jet City Improv Limited Edition Show
Created by The National Theatre of the World
Directed by Dave Clapper

One part script. Two parts improv. Script Tease is a brave new collaboration between the scripted and improvised theater communities. This courageous production challenges a playwright to write the first six pages of a brand new play. You see us perform a staged reading. Then we drop our scripts and improvise the rest.

Mar 15-Apr 20 // Thu-Fri at 8 pm
Jet City Improv Presents Show
Created and directed by Joe Koenen

Sexy, spooky and downright darling. Roxy Music Horror Show follows the story of two squares who find themselves in a mansion filled with campy characters. This fantastical improvised musical is all singing, all dancing and all fun. You shout out suggestions. Then we re-imagine this cult classic in song.

Half improv comedy. Half drinking game. All fun!

Mar 31-May 12 // Sat at 10:30 pm
Jet City Improv Late Night Show
Created and directed by Nathan Cox

Shot Prov blurs the line between comedy and drinking game. You’ll be entertained by Seattle’s funniest improvisers as they start out sober and end up drunk. Each show boasts a random set of rules. Every time an improviser breaks a rule, they have to take a shot. After they take 5 shots, they’re booted out of the game. Here’s the catch: the improvisers don’t get to see the rules. Our bar (cider, beer, liquor and wine) will be open throughout the show! Let’s wind down and drink up!

May 19-Jun 30 // Sat at 10:30 pm
Jet City Improv Late Night Show
Created by Mandy Price

ASSBUTTS (Amazing Spectacular Super Bold Unscripted Terrific Theater Show). Seattle’s favorite improvisers from CSz Seattle, Unexpected Productions and Jet City Improv do whatever they want. Zero plans. Zero rules. All comedy!

8 to 6

May 3-Jun 8 // Thu-Fri at 8 pm
Jet City Improv Presents Show
Created by Mandy Price and Doug Willott
Directed by Laura Turner

A modern twist on an old classic. 8 to 6 follows the story of three female employees who get revenge on their disgusting boss. This empowering improv comedy show examines the experiences of women in the workplace. You shout out suggestions. Then we give the boss his just desserts.

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