Panties in a Twist will be at Wells Theatre this weekend for the fifth anniversary of the all-female sketch comedy show.
On Friday, Push Comedy Theater will host a Panties in a Twist silent auction to raise money for the Muse Writers Center and H.E.R. Women’s Shelter. Here are 10 reasons to go to Panties in a Twist, both the show and the auction.
- It’s really, really funny. This year was my first as part of the cast, and just witnessing the long process of cutting, re-writing, casting, and rehearsing was exhausting. Of the 75+ sketches submitted, more than half were cut in order to fit the best of the best into the two and a half hour show. You will be singing songs, reciting punchlines, and dancing in front of your mirror for weeks after the show.
- It’s in the historic Wells Theatre. This beautiful building is breathtakingly elegant. It’s listed as a National Historic Landmark and has featured several famous performers in its 100+ years of operation, including Fred Astaire and Will Rogers.
- You’ll be helping make history. Panties in a Twist had a lot of firsts this year – new venue, biggest cast yet, and first time performing two shows back-to-back. By coming to the show, you can help set another record – biggest audience to date.
- You’ll be supporting local theater. Panties in a Twist is as homegrown as it gets. It was created by the Pushers five years ago, long before the Push Comedy Theater was around for rehearsal space. The cast and directors rehearsed at local venues, performed at the Norva, and reinvigorated the arts community with profits from the show. While it’s gotten a lot bigger, it’s still comprised of Hampton Roads natives and transplants and gives us something to call our own.
- AND two other great local organizations. Panties in a Twist hosts a silent auction every year before the show which benefits local charities. This year, the Muse Writers Center and H.E.R. Women’s Shelter will receive money raised at the auction on Friday, February 12th.
- Speaking of the auction, you could win a celebrity meet and greet. If altruism isn’t enough reason to check out the silent auction, Panties in a Twist is offering a one-hour acting session or meet-and-greet with LOST actor Terry O’Quinn at the Push Comedy Theater.
- It’s a great Valentine’s Day date idea. Forgot to make reservations at that restaurant your significant other loves? Take him/her to Wells Theatre for a classy (but still fun) afternoon out. There’s beer!
- There’s something for everyone. It doesn’t matter whether your sense of humor is high brow or downright raunchy. With nearly 20 writers behind the sketches, there are jokes for anyone and everyone. It does get dirty though, so I recommend leaving the kids at home.
- You can buy a t-shirt! Everyone likes t-shirts. And these are really cute (see above).
- It will be way better than Zoolander 2. And at least as good as Deadpool.