RELEASE: The Utility Players Return for Season 12 with Themed Shows at the Sands
RENO, Nev. (Sept. 11, 2016) – The Utility Players, Reno-Tahoe's most popular, homegrown comedy show, returns to their stage inside Jester's Theater at Sands Regency for their 12th Season, which runs every Saturday night at 8pm, beginning September 24th. Their show features 90 minutes of Rated R, short-form improv comedy, in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, but this season, they've thrown in a twist by adding themed shows.
"It's still the same, ridiculously funny show fans love, but, with the addition of themes, it allows us to be more adventurous with our marketing, while at the same time spicing up the live show," explains Director of Marketing and the man behind the creative photoshopping, Derek Armstrong.
Some of this season's themes include a tribute to Sands/Reno's Comic-Con on 10/1, Halloween weekend's "Murder!" show, and "Soft Rock the Vote", a spoof of all things election related on 11/5. The full list of themes can be found on the blog page at www.utilityplayerscomedy.com.
Principal Utility Player Amanda Alvey says, "From a production stance, not much will change, since the show is, at its core, completely improvised. But this season Jes [the host of The Utility Players] will shape the 'Ask For' for each game around that night's theme. So, instead of asking audiences to yell out a location or an object, she'll ask for 'a strange character to choose as a cosplay', or, 'an interesting idea for a Presidential campaign slogan'."
Created and hosted by Jessica The Jester Levity, The Utility Players have been playing together since 2009; every improv show is a unique co-creation between The Utility Players and their patrons (only 120 tickets available each show). Tickets for their regular season shows are available at the Sands Regency Box Office, or online at www.sandsregency.com. "The Utility Players have become family to the Sands. Their show is by far the funniest in town and we look forward to another great season," says Pete McHugh, General Manager of Sands Regency.
Tickets are $15, and the show takes place in the new Jester's Theater, next to the buffet at the Sands. See it once, or see it every week, this side-splitting show is always fresh, always funny, and guaranteed to hit the spot.
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