The Christmas Queen returns all December at Vancouver’s Improv Centre

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The Christmas Queen is back for a third season of uproarious comedy at Vancouver Theatre Sports League. This episode of The Christmas Queen saga sees HRM (Her Royal Meanness) as the star of her own reality show. She insists that the finale be filmed and aired live on Christmas Eve and her poor, brow-beaten director Bob Matchit can’t talk her out of it.  Not only will his Christmas be ruined but her plan is to ruin the Christmas of all her suitors.

The Christmas Queen 3: The Bachelorette Edition runs Wednesday’s through Saturday’s at 7:30 p.m. November 23 to December 23, PLUS two additional performances on Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Her beaus-in-waiting represent some of the ‘Who’s Who’ of the holiday season – Elf on a Shelf, Jack Frost, Scrooge, The Grinch and even Santa himself are among the many possibilities. And boy, are they ever good. Everyone is hilarious, coming up with witty one liners and strange happenings almost immediately. They make improv look almost effortless, even when the machinations are clearly pointed out to the audience.

Those of you who saw last year’s Christmas Queen 2 will remember that The Queen and Santa have ‘history’ together. Will the flames of passion be re-ignited and melt The Queen’s cold heart?  Or will Jack Frost win the coveted rose with his icy demeanour? Perhaps the all-knowing Elf on a Shelf will use his knowledge to coerce The Queen into choosing him. It was a great parody of the Bachelor franchise, which is one of my favourite things anyway, but they added in a lot of great characters you could really get behind. Maybe they were creepy like the Elf on a Shelf or sympathetic like the director, but either way they got their laughs and made me love this show.

No two shows are ever the same thanks to the unpredictable nature of the suggestions and the creative talents of the players. This spectacle of holiday hilarity was a great start to the season. More information and tickets are available at vtsl.com

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