Panic Squad Returns Sept. 21
Written by Ken Hildebrandt   
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 11:54

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Those masters of super-clean, super-funny comedy improv are back! Gallery 7 Theatre is thrilled to be hosting Panic Squad and Friends for a special, one-of-a-kind, not to be seen anywhere else in Canada performance that will have audiences in stitches the whole night long. Based out of the Pacific Northwest, Panic Squad is an international touring comedy improv team and will be launching Gallery 7 Theatre's 2012/2013 Theatre for Life! season.


"Audiences love Panic Squad for their hilarious antics and clean sense of humour," says Gallery 7 Theatre's Artistic Director, Ken Hildebrandt. "We're delighted to bring this very professional and seriously funny team to our stage. They do a great job of keeping people in stitches while helping us take life just a little less seriously."


For over 10 years, Panic Squad has successfully performed for hundreds of churches, conferences, businesses, and top Fortune 500 corporations across the United States and Canada. Their show is very similar to TV's Whose Line is it Anyway? and Theatre Sports in that they create spontaneous comedy scenes based on audience suggestions and participation. While the team's goal is to present high quality comedy, that also want to make their shows all-inclusive and all-clean.


"What makes the Panic Squad and Friends show at Gallery 7 Theatre truly unique is that they invite a number of other highly talented improvisors to create an expanded show that doesn't happen anywhere else in Canada except at Gallery 7," explains Hildebrandt. "This allows the team to try out new games that have been workshopped but not yet performed in front of an audience, making the show even more dynamic and fun."


At the helm of Panic Squad is founding member, Andrew Bright of Lynden, WA. He will be joined on stage at Gallery 7 Theatre by Michael DeBoer of Vancouver, BC, Dave Swan of Langley, B.C., Frank Nickel of Richmond, BC, and John Voth of Vancouver, B.C.


The 90-minute Panic Squad & Friends show runs one night only on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 7:30 PM at the MEI Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Tickets are $20.00 Adults, $18.00 Seniors & Students, $17.00 for groups (10+) and $12.00 for children (12 & under) and can be purchased through the House of James at 2743 Emerson Street, Abbotsford or by calling 604-852-3701.


Season passes are now available for the entire 2012/2013 "Theatre for Life!" 22nd annual theatre season at significant savings over regular ticket prices. For information, or to order season passes, please visit the Gallery 7 Theatre website at


"Don't miss out on this evening of fun," concludes Hildebrandt. "It'll be a side-splitting, tear-rolling night of hilarity that promises to be both super-clean and super-funny."

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