Vancouver TheatreSports Firecracker Dynamite Ladies

Comments 21 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver’s improv scene is getting an explosive infusion of guest talent this summer as Vancouver TheatreSports (“VTSL”) explores what it means to be a woman in Vancouver. Themes such as dating and romance, career and work/life balance, female friendships and body image will all be examined through the audience suggestions motivating the improvisers’ wicked wit.

Vancouver TheatreSports Firecracker Dynamite Ladies

FirecrackerVTSLStarting Thursday, July 21st and running every Thursday evening at 9:15pm, VTSL presents Firecracker Dynamite Ladies. Explosive comedy. “One of VTSL’s mandates is to increase the diversity in our company, and in the improv world,” states Executive Director Jay Ono.

“I am very proud of the fact that VTSL’s ensemble includes very strong female improvisers. In addition, almost 50 percent of our Rookie League and Improv Comedy Institute (ICI) are women. This is an exciting time for the development of the art form thanks to these amazing improvisers – they rank among the best anywhere.”

Inaugural shows will honour a special female guests whose stories of their life, work and achievements will inspire the performance. We are delighted to have the following guests join us for these performances:

  • July 21: Me! Rebecca Bollwitt
    Miss604, Blogger/Social Media Maven
  • July 28: Cassandra Anderton
    Good Life Vancouver, Wine/Food Writer, Life-style Commentator
  • August 4: Briana Buckmaster
    Actress, Sheriff Donna on Supernatural
  • August 11: Sadie Campbell
    Singer, songwriter
  • August 18: Burgundy Brix
    Burlesque entertainer
  • August 25: Beverley Elliott
    Actress, ‘Granny on ABC’s hit series Once Upon a Time
  • September 1: Morgan Brayton
    Comedienne, CBC’s The Debaters , Girls Like Me
  • September 8: Nicole Oliver
    Actor, Producer, Director, the voice of Princess Celestia on My Little Pony

Subsequent performances may not always include special guest. However, all will celebrate the fun and foibles of female life in early 21st Century Vancouver.

As in all VTSL productions, audience suggestions about the show’s theme will play an integral role in determining and driving the improvised action. All shows are at the Improv Centre on Granville Island. Tickets, priced at only $10 at the Box Office (slightly higher online) are on sale now.

Founded in 1980 Vancouver TheatreSports™ League is Vancouver’s #1 improv comedy company and a well-respected international leader in the art form. Female alumni include Ellie Harvie (The New Addams Family, Stargate SG-1), Nancy Robertson (Corner Gas) and Veena Sood (The X-Files, Supernatural). Boasting six International Improv Comedy Awards, Vancouver TheatreSports™ League entertains more than 60,000 people per year through 11 shows a week, 52 weeks a year at its own theatre, The Improv Centre, located on Granville Island – Vancouver’s arts and culture hub.

Win Tickets

I have a four-pack of tickets to give away to Firecracker Dynamite Ladies on July 21st, where I’ll be on stage! Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win @VanTheatreSport tickets from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Sunday, July 17, 2016. Follow VTSL on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

Update The winner is Kathe!

21 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Jason BMonday, July 11th, 2016 — 3:50pm PDT

    It is a firecracker contest…

  2. MarjorieMonday, July 11th, 2016 — 3:50pm PDT

    I saw this post on fb and am leaving a comment to be entered to win the 4 tickets giveaway to TheatreSports Firecracker. Good luck to me! 🙂

  3. DanMonday, July 11th, 2016 — 4:05pm PDT

    This would be an awesome event to take my girlfriend on her birthday week! Yes, it lasts a week :). She totally digs female comics so I would be a super-hero. With or without the fancy spandex underpants.

  4. MichelleMonday, July 11th, 2016 — 8:20pm PDT

    I’m a firecracker. You’re a firecracker. Let’s crack fire together. 🙂

  5. MichelleMonday, July 11th, 2016 — 9:38pm PDT

    Love their shows!

  6. moniqueTuesday, July 12th, 2016 — 8:55am PDT

    This is gonna be so much fun!

  7. Ariel CTuesday, July 12th, 2016 — 2:43pm PDT


  8. adamTuesday, July 12th, 2016 — 2:44pm PDT

    great prize

  9. candace whitlockTuesday, July 12th, 2016 — 3:46pm PDT

    sounds like an awesome night!

  10. EileenTuesday, July 12th, 2016 — 9:57pm PDT

    Sounds like a fun night!

  11. AngelaTuesday, July 12th, 2016 — 10:25pm PDT

    Fun night!

  12. KatheWednesday, July 13th, 2016 — 9:04am PDT

    Nothing like good local funny stories on a hot summer night

  13. MichelleWednesday, July 13th, 2016 — 12:01pm PDT

    Have gone to VTSL the past two weekends for their Improv and boy oh boy was it a great time! Glad they’re expanding their repertoire!

  14. Peter KhooWednesday, July 13th, 2016 — 3:46pm PDT

    Looks like an awesome night!!

  15. lindaThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 10:46pm PDT

    Women + Improv + Vancouver > Sounds dynamite!

  16. StephanieThursday, July 14th, 2016 — 10:53pm PDT

    Sounds super fun!!

  17. Lewis MorrisonFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 1:58pm PDT

    Love TheatreSports League!

  18. BrentFriday, July 15th, 2016 — 4:02pm PDT

    Should be a great show!

  19. JessicaSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 11:19am PDT

    I would love to check this out. I became a BC resident this past January and I have yet to really explore Vancouver. I’ve been quite pent up in my little bubble. 🙂 The idea of this show is fantastic and I think it would be quite interesting, especially to a female newcomer like myself! Good luck to everyone!

  20. JohnSaturday, July 16th, 2016 — 2:49pm PDT

    Great comedy

  21. AnitaSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 7:49am PDT

    Would love to see the show, and I will, regardless if I win tickets or not.
    I do wish however that these awesome female performers would be given more of a chance to highlight their talents with a prime Sat night spot!

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