Valentine's Weekend at the VIC, 2011

Ventura Improv Company
(a 501c3 non-profit)
34 North Palm Street
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 643-5701
Link to VIC media kit

Ventura, CA — February 6, 2011  — Two comedy improv shows will be dedicated to exploring all aspects of love during the Ventura Improv Company’s special Valentine’s weekend, Friday and Saturday, February 11 and 12. Families, couples, and singles are warmly welcomed.

On Friday, February 11, at 8pm, musical improvisers from the Ventura Improv Company (VIC) will sing about the search for love, and all the mysteries and passions contained within. Based on titles and anecdotes provided by the audience, the talented musicians and singers will make up songs on the spot. A long-form, Broadway-style musical will complete the second half of the evening. The admissions for the night’s show will be $10.

On Saturday, February 12, at 8pm, the VIC will present its yearly (and ever-popular) Valentine’s Show. Performers will create improvised scenes, games, and musical numbers about love and romance. The cost of admission includes the show, champagne and cider, roses and chocolates for the audience, a photo area, and raffle of prizes. Special admission price is $15.

The VIC, now in its 21st year, is a fixture of downtown Ventura. Audience members, many of them loyal attendees for years, always enjoy this yearly Valentine’s event. “It’s a departure from our usual weekend improv shows,” says Judy Gottlieb, Vice President of the VIC. “We love offering the special extras to the audience, and the night is often hilarious and touching at the same time.”

Reservations are recommended. More information or reservations can be obtained by calling  (805) 643-5701 x2, emailing, or accessing

About Ventura Improv Company

In 1989, an improviser from the Bay Area TheatreSports™ group came to visit her mother in Santa Paula and while there she put on an improv workshop. At that time, there were a handful of performers doing improv in Ventura, and several of them, including current leaders of the group, Gary Best and Tom Mueller, attended that workshop. The two considered that workshop “a revelation,” and went on to form a local TheatreSports™ league.

In the years since then, Ventura Improv Company (VIC)  has grown in both size and scope, offering improv workshops for adults and youth, other movement classes, and comedy improv shows every Friday and Saturday night. Located in the historic Livery area of downtown Ventura, the theatre is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. Both the VIC performers and theatre space are available for private events.