GROWING UP: A Funny Improv Fundraiser Announced At TheatreSports

GROWING UP: A Funny Improv Fundraiser Announced At TheatreSportsUnexpected Productions is holding nothing back at its gala, "Growing UP: A Funny Improv Fundraiser," on Nov. 17th 8:30 -10:00 (doors open at 7:00 for drinks and appetizers). Please join us as we have some laughs, win prizes, change a few lives and have fun. Put on your best red and black clothes and get ready to laugh the night away and make memories to last a lifetime! It is a night of laughter provided by UP's professional ensemble and special guest stars. Just like improv, we can't do this without YOU!

Unexpected Productions started out 35 years ago in a Chinese restaurant in Pioneer Square, and evolved into a leader in improv in Seattle, the greater Pacific Northwest and the world. UP Improv created what is now known as the "Seattle style" of improv now taught around the world. The Seattle Times called UP Improv "The most polished improv troupe in the city," and "clearly Seattle's most popular improv company."

"Growing UP: A Funny Improv Fundraiser," demonstrates the talent that created that reputation. UP's regular ensemble members will be joined by a few surprise guests. There are only 200 seats for this magical night.

There is a buzz of excitement in the air when you walk past the Gum Wall to this special 21+ event. People are lined up to enjoy special hor'dourves created by The Alibi Room and drinks by Il Bistro and Pike Brewing Company. At the bar they are serving special improv drinks created for the evening. Everyone is here to laugh and celebrate Seattle's original improv company. As you enter the theater, you feel the beat from the music. BAM! Get ready for a Gala event that has never been experienced before and will never happen again. UP's improvisers and guests create spontaneous scenes on the fly that are so hilarious, quick-witted and perfectly constructed, it's hard to believe they are made up on the spot. Using your suggestions to fuel the funny fire, these death-defying acts of improvised hilarity will have you rolling in the aisle.

For 35 years Unexpected Productions has been offering shows that are unique and affordable ($5-$15). Their all-ages programming offers a variety of shows that entertain family and adult audiences. It has created well over 175 original improv shows. In addition to creating original works, Unexpected Productions' has produced and presented Seattle TheatreSports, the first TheatreSports in the United States, and Seattle's longest running show.

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