Submitted. Gallery 7 Theatre is thrilled to launch their 2016/2017 theatre season with the return of Panic Squad and Friends, those masters of super-funny, super-clean comedy improvisation. This one-of-a-kind show runs for one night only on October 14, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Abbotsford Arts Centre.
Those who have watched the hit T.V. show, Whose Line is it Anyway? will know what’s in store for this evening of fun but there will be one distinctive difference: the comedy will be totally clean.
Using only suggestions provided by the audience, Panic Squad leaps in to action, creating scenes right out of thin air. The results are side-splitting hilarity.
“We’re delighted to have The Panic Squad back to open our new season,” explains Gallery 7 Theatre’s Executive/Artistic Director, Ken Hildebrandt. “They never fail to bring on the funny. And because their brand of humour is clean humour, the whole family can enjoy the fun.”
Traversing North America, Panic Squad usually performs with three improvisers. With the show at Gallery 7 Theatre, the Squad invites a few more top-notch performers to create a unique experience not to be seen anywhere else in Canada. This year, they’ve invited Trinity Western University’s 11:07 Improv League co-coordinators, Nathan Stein and Corban Dunn.
“A number of actors in Panic Squad got their start in improv at the 11:07 improv league 24 years ago,” explains Andrew Bright, one of the founders and current leader of Panic Squad. “We started the team in 1996 as a combination of the two top 11:07 teams at the time. Since then, we have recruited a number of top players from that league to join The Panic Squad. This year marks the 30th anniversary of 11:07 and the 20th anniversary of The Panic Squad.”
Joining Stein and Dunn will be regular Panic Squad performers Andrew Bright, Mike De Boer, Elijah Tadema, and Dann Warick.
Panic Squad and Friends runs for one night only on October 14, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. Tickets are only $25 Adults, $20 Seniors and Students and $15 Children aged 12 & under. A special rate of $20.00 is available for groups of 8 or more. Tickets can be purchased at House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, Abbotsford or by calling 604-852-3701 or 1-800-665-8828. For more information or to purchase tickets online, or to purchase season passes to Gallery 7 Theatre’s entire season, please visit www.gallery7theatre.com.