The Utility Players “Live at the Sands” is a Grand Slam
Local comedy troupe has sold out five of their first seven shows at Sands Regency
Reno, NV, November 14, 2014: On September 27th of this year, Reno-Tahoe’s “Best Bet” For Comedy, The Utility Players (whose moniker refers to a baseball player who can play any position), launched their 8th Season under new partnership with Sands Regency. “Season 8: Live at the Sands” marks a first for this local comedy hit, whose previous three years have featured a monthly show at the Pioneer Underground in downtown Reno. Season 8 is scheduled to run at the Sands for 13 weeks.
Now, halfway through their first casino run, The Utility Players have officially sold out five of their first seven shows of Season 8. Their show, which features 90 minutes of hard-hitting, side-splitting improv comedy in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, takes place every Saturday night at 8pm inside Jester’s Theater, a space created specially for this troupe, and named after their creator, producer and host, Jessica “The Jester” Levity.
“The anticipation was thick as we dove into brand new territory,” shares Levity. “We knew we had a decent local following that would support us in our new space, but we had no idea the amount of new growth we would experience in such a short time. Turning away an eager patron because we’re sold out is the most bittersweet part of show business. We’re currently working on increasing the amount of seats in our theater for the remainder of the run.”
Pete McHugh, Assistant General Manager of Sands Regency and a long-time fan of The Utility Players says, “Season 8 has been full of fun for everyone at the Sands. This talented group exceeds expectations and we look forward to Season 9.”
There are 5 shows left for The Utility Players - Season 8: Live at the Sands! (There is, however, no show on 12/13, as a Utility Player wedding will be taking place.) Tickets for all shows are available online at www.sandsregency.com, at the cage inside of the Sands, or at the door. Show begins 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.