Showtime: Sunday, March 15th at 5:00pm ($10)
Off Key Improv (Vancouver) performs completely improvised musicals and musical-themed shows. Using suggestions from the audience, the Off Key cast & band create music, lyrics, characters, stories, and choreography all on the spot. Off Key musicals are truthful explorations of complex characters and their stories. Shows can be funny and light-hearted to sad, shocking and thought-provoking. The group blends musical and improvisational skills, structures and forms in order to provide audiences with shows that they can connect to while being dynamic, and progressive in style – plus jokes, of course.
Formed in Vancouver, Canada, in 2012, Off Key Improv is eleven local improvisers and two dynamite musicians. The group was co-founded by Jennifer Pielak and Peter Abando and is currently helmed by Julia Lank (AD) and Daniel Simmons (MD). For the past two years, Off Key has performed monthly long-form shows at the Havana Theatre in Vancouver. Previous runs include Love Musically, BroadWHAT?! A Revolutionary, Improvised Musical, and Wheel Of Music. Off Key has also performed at the Vancouver International Improv Festival, the New York Musical Improv Festival, and the rEvolver Theatre Festival, among others.