Reno, NV, January 18, 2016: Reno/Tahoe’s #1 Comedy Troupe, The Utility Players, are returning to their rightful throne at the newly revamped Jester’s Theatre, inside the Sands Regency! Season 11 of this uproarious and irreverent improv show is positioned to be the greatest season the Players have ever had; now with a larger cast, an updated repertoire of games, and an unlimited potential for laughter! Shows this season begin February 6th, 2016 (the troupe's seventh birthday), and run every Saturday thereafter at 8pm through April 30th.
The show is 90 minutes of hard-hitting, side-splitting improv comedy in the style of Whose Line is It Anyway?. Creator and Host, Jessica Levity (Homeslice Productions), takes suggestions from the audience, allowing patrons to co-create the experience with the actors; each live and unscripted show is always fresh and always funny. Players invent characters, environments, and situations on the spot, based upon those suggestions from the audience. There’s a little bit of something for everyone: musical games, guessing games, and all-original games that The Utility Players have developed over their seven years as a troupe. Fans of the troupe will tell you that you’re guaranteed to laugh until your face hurts. That’s exactly why everyone from first-timers to longtime fans (called ‘Utilitarians’) can expect a one-of-a kind, unforgettable show, each and every week.
“I’ve heard multiple audience members, both newbies and those that we consistently see at shows, describe our last season as ‘on fire,’” said Jessica “The Jester” Levity, The Utility Players’ producer and host. “We are working with fervor to carry that ‘fire’ into our shows this coming season, and grow it larger than it’s ever been before.
Tickets for The Utility Players Season 11 are now available online at www.sandsregency.com, at the cage inside of the Sands, or at the door. Shows begin at 8:00pm, doors open at 7:30pm. The show is Rated R for language and adult themes. For more information about the troupe and the show, check out www.utilityplayerscomedy.com.
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Local Comedy Troupe to Present Original Murder Mystery for Artown
The Utility Players bring the comedic mayhem as Sands Regency brings the quality cuisine for latest joint venture
Reno, NV, June 30, 2015: Local improv comedy troupe, The Utility Players, takes to the restaurant floor again with a part-improvised, part-scripted, original murder mystery dinner at the Copa Bar & Grill inside Sands Regency July 21st. The comedy troupe joined forces with the casino for the same murder mystery twice in the past with great success, and they’re planning to host it again, this time as an official Artown event.
“We are excited to join forces with The Utility Players for our 3rd Murder Mystery Dinner Theater show. The Copa Bar & Grill serve up a killer menu, while The Utility Players deliver the interactive theater show. The whole evening is hilarious, engaging, and keeps everyone on the edge of their seats,” says Erica Fink, marketing director for The Sands.
The show itself is entitled “Pack of Rats”, and is centered around the birthday of a fictional 1950’s-era Reno mob boss who is choosing a successor to run his criminal enterprise. Guests will enjoy a throw-back atmosphere, as well as beer, wine, and quality Italian buffet-style cuisine.
Christopher Daniels, veteran Utility Player and creator of the murder mystery, says, “Pack of Rats is an immersive theatrical experience. From the moment patrons walk in, they are transported and get the opportunity to lose themselves in the ambiance of this intriguing mystery.” Guests are encouraged to dress up in 1950’s style mob outfits to add to that effect. Prizes are raffled among those who correctly solve the mystery.
Tickets are only $50 pp (gratuity not included) and are available for purchase by calling 775-348-2295 or using PayPal by going here.
"Pack of Rats - A Utility Player Murder Mystery at the Sands" is proud to be part of the 20th Anniversary of Artown and the July 2015 Festival. The month-long summer arts festival features approximately 500 events produced by more than 100 cultural organizations and businesses in locations citywide. Artown receives major funding from the City of Reno, and is sponsored by U.S. Bank, NV Energy, IGT, Grand Sierra Resort, University of Nevada, Reno, Wild River Grille, Washoe County, Reno Tahoe USA, Fox 11 News 4 and My21TV, Reno Media Group, RGJ Media, KUNR Public Radio and KNPB Public Television. Additional support is received from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Utility Players return to Jester’s Theater with Season 9: The Sands
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