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“A Christmas Carol - Improv”

Unexpected Productions
Ranked #13 of 218 Nightlife in Seattle
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Owner description: For over 30 years, Unexpected Productions has been the heart of improv in Seattle.
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We have gone to the Improv Christmas Carol every year but this will be our last year. The quality of the show has dropped dramatically and unfortunately the cast uses the stage for their own political agenda. I found the sarcasm of political vents annoying and not appropriate for the purpose of the show. Leave politics at the door please and just give a good performance.

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Klwhipple, Public Relations Manager at Unexpected Productions, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I am sorry that we let your and your family down and that you didn't have a good time. A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol is developed from a total of 33 suggestions that come from the audience. The perfromers take the suggestions provided by the audience. The audience creates the show every night. The performers have no agenda they only take the suggestions and go from there. They don't have a script other than the basic framework of A Christmas Carol. The suggestions change nightly.
The election is on the forefront of many people's thoughts so those are the suggestions that are provided. I am sorry if you found it political. Art is not just supposed to be easy and pretty. It should challenge us to think, no matter what side of the political spectrum. If you have been to Unexpected Productions before, then you already know that we satirize current events, ideas, issues, and individuals. During this run, both sides of the political spectrum have been skewered. However, due to the art of improv, we don't create the suggestions, the audiences do. I understand why you were uncomfrtable and I am sorry that we made you feel that way. Happy holidays.

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Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is improve theater. A great way to take a little time to laugh. The talent definitely varies based on the chemistry of the performers, what the audience gives them but it can be funny just to watch the screwups. This is a fun date activity. It could be good for someone not interested in the bar scene or not old enough to drink. There are snacks available and it's a low cost for Seattle entertainment.

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the production of campfire stories. Excellent improve actors, they took 3frightening stories from the audience and twisted them into campfire stories. The actors and production staff were phenomenal. Snacks were affordable.

The theater is in the alley by the gum wall, just past pikes market.

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Depending on when you go or who's performing the show is a hit or miss. We usually go to the Theater Sports events - and we've seen some truly hilarious teams as well as some that are just mediocre.

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

The improv was at times very funny and other times a little over the top. It seemed those that have a great appreciate for improv enjoyed it more then those seeking a comedy show.

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