The Pushers have room to improv on Granby Street
This is not a joke: The sketch comedy group The Pushers - the funny and raunchy performers who bring New York to Norfolk - plan to open a small theater near downtown for classes and performances.
The local group has found success with its own shows and with comedy classes that members teach in Norfolk, so The Pushers are confident they have the audience to support a theater.
"We've been wanting to do it for years," said founder Brad McMurran. "I'm in love with Hampton Roads."
The theater would be located at 763 Granby St. in what is becoming an arts district. Many buildings along that stretch of Granby - between Brambleton Avenue and Virginia Beach Boulevard - are vacant, but the strip was given life last spring when the city brought in a consultant to illustrate what the area would look like if it were full of businesses and art.
If plans stay on schedule, The Pushers want to open the theater by summer.
The biggest comedy show in Hampton Roads is back!!!
That’s right! The Pushers are bringing back Panties in a Twist!
Panties In A Twist 3: The All Female Sketch Comedy Show!!!
"So what does that mean?" you might ask yourself. Well we’ll tell ya… All women on stage, all women writers, and all women technicians.
Why are we doing this? Because we frikkin’ can!
We want to showcase the many funny, talented, beautiful women this area has! We don’t need no stinking men!
Plus, some of the proceeds will go toward a local charity! Hell yeah!
Just like previous years, the show will be in downtown Norfolk at the NorVa. It will be the evening of Saturday, February 22nd at 8pm.
We will rehearse the show from February 6th to February 21st. This a a tight rehearsal schedule, so being aware of possible scheduling conflicts beforehand is crucial.
Auditions will be held Saturday, February 1st, at 1pm at The Muse Writers Center.
Auditions will consist of cold reads from scripts as well as some improv, but you do not need to have improv experience to be part of this show!
If you have something prepared, we’d love to see it! However, you are not required to prepare anything.
If you have a head shot and resume, we’d love to see that, too! Again, you are not required to have either of these things.
Just bring yourself and be ready for anything!
AUDITIONS for Panties In A Twist 3
Saturday, February 1st at 1pm
The Muse Writers Center
16-A Orapax St., Norfolk
If you cannot make this audition time, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by January 25th. We will try our best to work something out for you.
DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE PUSHERS STARTING A COMEDY THEATER AND IMPROV SCHOOL IN THE NORFOLK ARTS DISTRICT?
By Jesse Scaccia/AltDaily.com
"The minority of people who take our classes want to make it a career," said Sean, who went to First Colonial. "The majority are looking for something missing in their lives."
Get ready Norfolk!!! The Pushers are unleashing the next generation of sketch comedians in a show of epic proportions... The Great Big Sketch Show.
The writers from The Pushers sketch writing class are coming at you with a show about Dating after 30, Yoga, Addiction, the Elderly, Superheroes, the All-American Musical and more!!!
Don't miss these hilarious new writers as they unveil a colossal comedy show!
The Pushers and Muse Writers Center proudly present
The Great Big Sketch Show
Saturday, January 25th at The Iguana
1083 W. 37th Street
Norfolk, VA 23508
The Pushers and the Muse Writers Center present 'Not Quite Nobody and The Armando Show: Two Totally Improv Shows
Not Quite Nobody:
Not Quite Nobody is Hampton Roads' next generation of comedy superstars!!! Don't miss this awesome group of teen wonders as they hit the stage for a night of short-form improv comedy.
The Pushers have been working this super talented group for the past few months... and they are going to blow you away!
The Armando Show:
You start with a very true, very personal story based on the audience's suggestion. Then a group of improvisers create a montage of scenes and characters (Were going to need a montage) inspired by the story. And that makes an Armando.
The Pushers' Teen and 101 level improv students present Not Quite Nobody and The Armando Show... and it's totally free.
The Pushers will be performing a special improv set to close out the show.
Not Quite Nobody and The Armando Show: Two Totally Free Improv Shows
Friday, January 3rd at The Iguana
7pm. Totally Free.
1083 W 37th Street . Norfolk
Remember all those wonderful Christmas Specials you loved as a kid?
Remember the singing and the dancing and the loads of holiday cheer?
We sure do!
That's why we're proud to present our very own warped version of those timeless, holiday classics...
A Very Pushers Christmas (An Inappropriate Comedy Show).
The Pushers are back with their 4th Annual Christmas Special. Don't miss Hampton Roads' newest holiday tradition.
A Very Pushers Christmas (An Inappropriate Comedy Show)
Saturday, December 21st at 9pm
1083 W 37th St, Norfolk
Get ready for Panties in a Twist 3: The All Female Comedy Show... Saturday, February 22nd at The NorVa.
Auditions and ticket information coming soon.