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Improv at the Magenta

After this last crazy month of hurricanes, flooding, quakes, and ashfall from epic wildfires, not to mention the teensy weensy possibility of nuclear war, we could all use a laugh. Fortunately for all you world-weary souls, Magenta Improv Theater is here to hit the “refresh” button on your personal laugh track. There’s one last improv show of the summer, and it’s happening at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16—and this show is special, because it’s the 43rd show in the troupe’s eight-year history! Actually, 43 is kind of random. BUT THAT’S WHY IT’S FUNNY.

Anyhow, more about Magenta Improv Theater: it’s completely family-friendly, so bring the kids AND grandma. The Magenta Theater has air conditioning and concessions—and if you want to come early or stay late for a bite to eat, there’s Niche Wine Bar and Willem’s on Main nearby. The show, which is modeled very loosely after “Who’s Line Is It, Anyway?” and encourages audience participation for suggestions and narrative embellishments, is different every time.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door, while supplies last. Tickets are available at http://www.MagentaTickets.com/tickets or at the box office on the day of the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Magenta Theater is located at 1108 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. To learn more about this popular community theater, visit www.magentatheater.com.

Improv at the Magenta

Magenta Improv Theater (MIT) presents a night of sidesplitting fun with a new host, Tony Provenzola, in his Solo Hosting Debut (yes, that deserved to be capitalized). Magenta’s homegrown improvisational team is absolutely guaranteed to fill the the theater with hoots, howls, giggles, chortles, chuckles, wheezes, and full-on belly laughs. MIT is always family-friendly, which means its safe to bring your kids AND your grandparents! The air-conditioned building will keep audiences cool while personal temperatures soar with the laughter.

The next show is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19. Tickets are $10 per person in advance, and they’re also available for $12 at the door (until they run out, that is). To purchase tickets now, click here. Magenta Theater is located at 1108 Main St. There’s no reserved seating available; you’ll just have to wrestle with the other improv-lovers to get the best ones. To learn more about upcoming events at Magenta (like the staged reading of “The Sleeper,” on Sept. 9), visit www.magentatheater.com or “like” them on Facebook.

Improv at the Magenta

Magenta Improv Theater (MIT) presents a night of sidesplitting fun with a new host, Tony Provenzola, in his Solo Hosting Debut (yes, that deserved to be capitalized). Magenta’s homegrown improvisational team is absolutely guaranteed to fill the the theater with hoots, howls, giggles, chortles, chuckles, wheezes, and full-on belly laughs. MIT is always family-friendly, which means its safe to bring your kids AND your grandparents! The air-conditioned building will keep audiences cool while personal temperatures soar with the laughter.

The next show is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19. Tickets are $10 per person in advance, and they’re also available for $12 at the door (until they run out, that is). To purchase tickets now, click here. Magenta Theater is located at 1108 Main St. There’s no reserved seating available; you’ll just have to wrestle with the other improv-lovers to get the best ones. To learn more about upcoming events at Magenta (like the staged reading of “The Sleeper,” on Sept. 9), visit www.magentatheater.com or “like” them on Facebook.

Above image: the 2017 MIT troupe in a candid moment

Improv at the Magenta

Magenta Improv Theater is offering its third, side-splitting improv show of 2017 at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8. The doors of the Magenta Theater will open at 7 p.m. so that you can get wine, beer, candy, chips and other tasty snacks in the lobby and then find a good seat for the family-friendly show. Do come early—or better yet, buy tickets in advance—because MIT performances are a wildly popular blend of spontaneity, oddity, wit and a bit of pure joy.

The completely unscripted Magenta Improv show is appropriate for all ages, with rib-tickling improv after the manner of “Who’s Line Is It, Anyway?” and plenty of audience interaction. Tickets are $10 per person in advance, and they’re also available for $12 at the door (until they run out, that is). To purchase tickets now, click here.

Magenta Theater is located at 1108 Main St. There’s no reserved seating available; you’ll just have to wrestle with the other improv-lovers to get the best ones. To learn more about upcoming events at Magenta (like the staged reading of “Over the River and Through the Woods,” on July 13), visit www.magentatheater.com or “like” them on Facebook.

Improv at the Magenta

Magenta Improv Theater is offering its third, side-splitting improv show of 2017 at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8. The doors of the Magenta Theater will open at 7 p.m. so that you can get wine, beer, candy, chips and other tasty snacks in the lobby and then find a good seat for the family-friendly show. Do come early—or better yet, buy tickets in advance—because MIT performances are a wildly popular blend of spontaneity, oddity, wit and a bit of pure joy.

The completely unscripted Magenta Improv show is appropriate for all ages, with rib-tickling improv after the manner of “Who’s Line Is It, Anyway?” and plenty of audience interaction. Tickets are $10 per person in advance, and they’re also available for $12 at the door (until they run out, that is). To purchase tickets now, click here.

Magenta Theater is located at 1108 Main St. There’s no reserved seating available; you’ll just have to wrestle with the other improv-lovers to get the best ones. To learn more about upcoming events at Magenta (like the staged reading of “Over the River and Through the Woods,” on July 13), visit www.magentatheater.com or “like” them on Facebook.

Improv at the Magenta Theater

Magenta Improv Theater is bounding back onto center stage at Magenta Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. The doors will open at 7 p.m. so that you can get wine, beer, and tasty snacks in the lobby and then find a good seat for the show, which is usually pretty crowded because MIT’s family-friendly productions are funnier than 10,000 cat videos plus 5,000 videos of people falling down or bashing into things or otherwise hurting themselves, multiplied by a degree of spontaneity, oddity, wit and a bit of pure joy. Although, sadly, there aren’t any ACTUAL cats on stage. But the MIT actors do occasionally fall down or bash into things.

The completely unscripted Magenta Improv show is appropriate for all ages, with rib-tickling improv after the manner of “Who’s Line Is It, Anyway?” and plenty of audience interaction. Tickets are $10 per person in advance, and they’re also available for $12 at the door (until they run out, that is). To purchase tickets now, click here. Magenta Theater is located at 1108 Main St. There’s no reserved seating available; you’ll just have to duke it out with the other patrons to get the best ones. To learn more about upcoming production (like “Little Shop of Horrors,” which opens on Oct. 7), visit www.magentatheater.com, or “like” them on Facebook.

Improv at the Magenta Theater

Magenta Improv Theater is bounding back onto center stage at Magenta Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. The doors will open at 7 p.m. so that you can get wine, beer, and tasty snacks in the lobby and then find a good seat for the show, which is usually pretty crowded because MIT’s family-friendly productions are funnier than 10,000 cat videos plus 5,000 videos of people falling down or bashing into things or otherwise hurting themselves, multiplied by a degree of spontaneity, oddity, wit and a bit of pure joy. Although, sadly, there aren’t any ACTUAL cats on stage. But the MIT actors do occasionally fall down or bash into things.

The completely unscripted Magenta Improv show is appropriate for all ages, with rib-tickling improv after the manner of “Who’s Line Is It, Anyway?” and plenty of audience interaction. Tickets are $10 per person in advance, and they’re also available for $12 at the door (until they run out, that is). To purchase tickets now, click here. Magenta Theater is located at 1108 Main St. There’s no reserved seating available; you’ll just have to duke it out with the other patrons to get the best ones. To learn more about upcoming production (like “Little Shop of Horrors,” which opens on Oct. 7), visit www.magentatheater.com, or “like” them on Facebook.

Above image: members of MIT bound onto the stage for their last performance on July 9. Photo courtesy of…well, ME.

Improv at the Magenta

Magenta Improv Theater is bounding back onto center stage at Magenta Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 9. The doors will open at 7 p.m. so that you can get wine, beer, and tasty snacks in the lobby and then find a good seat for the show, which is usually pretty crowded because MIT’s family-friendly productions are funnier than 10,000 cat videos plus 5,000 videos of people falling down or bashing into things or otherwise hurting themselves, multiplied by a degree of spontaneity, oddity, wit and a bit of pure joy. Although, sadly, there aren’t any ACTUAL cats on stage. Meow.

The completely unscripted Magenta Improv show is appropriate for all ages, with rib-tickling improv after the manner of “Who’s Line Is It, Anyway?” and plenty of audience interaction. Tickets are $10 per person in advance, and they’re also available for $12 at the door (until they run out, that is). To purchase tickets now, click here. Magenta Theater is located at 1108 Main St. There’s no reserved seating available; you’ll just have to duke it out with the other patrons to get the best ones. To learn more about upcoming production (like “Hallelujah Girls,” which opens on June 10), visit www.magentatheater.com, or “like” them on Facebook.

Improv at the Magenta

Magenta Improv Theater is bounding back onto center stage at Magenta Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. The doors will open at 7 p.m. so that you can get wine, beer, and tasty snacks in the lobby and then find a good seat for the show, which is usually pretty crowded because MIT’s shows are family-friendly and funnier than a presidential election, which is actually turning out to be not funny at all, so let’s just ignore that comparison and say that MIT IS REALLY, REALLY FUNNY.

The completely unscripted Magenta Improv show is appropriate for all ages, with rib-tickling improv after the manner of “Who’s Line Is It, Anyway?” and plenty of audience interaction. Tickets are $10 per person in advance, and they’re also available for $12 at the door (until they run out, that is). To purchase tickets now, click here. Magenta Theater is located at 1108 Main St. There’s no reserved seating available; you’ll just have to duke it out with the other patrons to get the best ones. To learn more about upcoming production (like “Hallelujah Girls,” which opens on June 10), visit www.magentatheater.com, or “like” them on Facebook.

 

Improv at the Magenta

Magenta Improv Theater is bounding back onto center stage at Magenta Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. The doors will open at 7 p.m. so that you can get wine, beer, and tasty snacks in the lobby and then find a good seat for the show, which is usually pretty crowded because MIT’s shows are family-friendly and funnier than a presidential election, which is actually turning out to be not funny at all, so let’s just ignore that comparison and say that MIT IS REALLY, REALLY FUNNY.

The completely unscripted Magenta Improv show is appropriate for all ages, with rib-tickling improv after the manner of “Who’s Line Is It, Anyway?” and plenty of audience interaction. Tickets are $10 per person in advance, and they’re also available for $12 at the door (until they run out, that is). To purchase tickets now, click here. Magenta Theater is located at 1108 Main St. There’s no reserved seating available; you’ll just have to duke it out with the other patrons to get the best ones. To learn more about upcoming production (like “Hallelujah Girls,” which opens on June 10), visit www.magentatheater.com, or “like” them on Facebook.

MIT & Black by Popular Demand

On Saturday, May 3, see the funniest show on the North Bank (or the South Bank, for that matter) when Magenta Improv Theater (fondly known as MIT) takes the stage from 7:30 to 9:15 p.m. MIT is a family show: good, clean, FUNNY fun that your kids can enjoy right along with you. Later that same evening, from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m., you'll be able to see "Black by Popular Demand," a local, "long-form" improv troupe that combines the oral tradition of black culture with the comedic tradition of improvisational theater. The group utilizes audience suggestions to inspire stories about community, relationships, and the predicaments that ensue. The cost is $10 per person for MIT and an additional $6 for Black by Popular Demand.

Improv, Bad Agent & Lighting Up

The most marvelous thing about First Fridays in downtown Vancouver—one of which is happening this Friday, May 2, from 5 to 9 p.m.—is that no matter how many times you go, there's always something new to discover. For example, did you know that Magenta Theater has a house band, Bad Agent, that plays at venues all over town? Yup. And this Friday, they'll be jammin' at the Magenta while guests are invited to tour the theater and enter a raffle to win tickets or gift certificates.

MITCome back on Saturday, May 3, to see the funniest show on the North Bank (or the South Bank, for that matter) when Magenta Improv Theater (fondly known as MIT) takes the stage from 7:30 to 9:15 p.m., then stick around for the "Black by Popular Demand" show from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. (Editor's note: Seriously, MIT is hysterical. We caught the show last year, and we laughed so hard we pulled a muscle. Plus, MIT is a family show: good, clean, FUNNY fun that your kids can enjoy right along with you.)

But here's something that's no laughing matter, and we're compelled to bring it to light: the theater is housed in a rather old building, with rather old lighting. It's hard to put on a show when you're standing in the dark—so Magenta has begun a "Lights Up at 606 Main Street" fundraising campaign to update its lights. The theater has been awarded a partial grant from "Gifts for Our Community" and the Magenta team has also launched a crowd-sourced campaign through IndieGoGo, but they need your support to make it happen. So go ahead…give them a light! For more details, visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/lights-up-at-606-main-street#home.