Classic comedy reimagined! This fun interactive show pushes the boundaries of physical humor, from producers of Seattle Theatresports. In Mouth Wide Shut, our experienced improvisers use your suggestions to create stories, laughter, playful kinetic energy, and a few surprises using only physical humor…without any words. Inspired by silent movies, classical mime, and groups like the Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soliel. Every Friday and Saturday at Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater in Pike Place Market. Don’t say it, play it.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30

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Performing for over eight years, Improv Anonymous, Unexpected Productions’ resident narrative troupe, has presented classic and innovative improvisational formats. They now take off the safety net of carefully rehearsed structures and open it up to you. At each performance, the improvisers will interact with the audience, explore options, and together, you and the performers will choose the night’s format. Every show is a tight rope walk of improv. You’ve heard that no improv shows are ever the same, but it’s never been truer than in Wild Card.

Thursdays at 8:30

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Theatresports is Seattle’s best weekly, high-stakes, competitive improv comedy tournament. Based on audience suggestions, two teams of incredible improvisers rumble, creating exciting fast-paced improv games, stories, scenes, and songs right on the spot and in the moment.

Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30

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Improv Unplugged (formerly Improv Happy Hour) is a wildly unpredictable hour of classic improvisational games, techniques, songs, and stories created from the ideas tossed out by YOU…resulting in hilarious storytelling. It’s a family-friendly show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again. It’s Improv Unplugged!

Fridays and Saturdays at 7

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Murder Isn’t Always Premeditated…Sometimes It’s Improvised. Famous Writers Collide in Murder-Mystery Improv Parody House of Ink. Seven literary giants assemble for a writing retreat only to have one of them turn up dead in House of Ink, an improvised spoof of locked-room whodunits from Unexpected Productions. Imagine Dr. Seuss, Maya Angelou, Carl Sagan, and Stan Lee trapped in an Agatha Christie plot in which you help solve the crime. It’s totally improvised and totally hilarious, with each show a unique mystery. Even the authors change from night to night.

The other six writers are trapped in the house overnight, and one by one, end up dead. Can the remaining authors determine who the murderer is before it’s too late?

Sundays at 8:30

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The Duo Comedy Improv Showcase is Seattle’s ONLY improv open mic. Each show features multiple two-person teams doing what they do best: creating spontaneous scenes on the fly that are so hilarious, quick-witted and perfectly constructed, it’s hard to believe they are made up on the spot.

Wednesdays at 8:30

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Our talented cast of improvisers are inspired to create stories from your true-life secret, personal, and funny stories. It’s The Moth meets Whose Line is it Anyway, only less formatted, more spontaneous and out of control fun! Come share an Inside Story

May 5 at 8:30

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Do you sing in the shower, with the radio, or just to yourself? We have created Sing It Seattle! for people just like you. At each event, snippets of three popular songs. You vote on your favorite, then as a group, we’ll spend the next 90 minutes learning that song with some totally cool vocal harmonies. It’s open to everyone regardless of vocal ability.

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Each object can bring to life a curious story often a funny one. Every Friday and Saturday, our improvisers will share objects that they have found or ask you to share one of yours. Then, together we will craft an on the spot story that explores each object. Different scenes will intertwine in this incredibly entertaining narrative.

Found Objects was created by Randy Dixon, Unexpected Productions’ Artistic Director. Anything goes during this fun show, which features Unexpected Productions’ resident improvisers.

Friday and Saturday at 8:30

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Join us at Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater for The Storytelling Class Student Showcase. Over four weeks these students have been learning storytelling guidelines and step-by-step tools, to create incredible honest stories from their life experiences. Join us as they share these stories that are genuine, generous, and vulnerable in a fun creative space.


Saturday, April, 2o at 5:00

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For well over a decade, Peter Greyy has been teaching a Beginning Stand-Up Comedy Class…and now, he is proud to present the Showtime! Class Graduation Show, for the latest session of his class, here at Unexpected Productions!

Students taking this class only have three classes to learn the basics of stand-up comedy writing and develop their own performance skills before they perform, many for the very first time ever, on the SHOWTIME! Class Graduation Show.

Wednesday, April, 24 at 8:00

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Students of the Improvised Hip Hop class have spent 8-weeks working diligently to learn new improv skills. Students learned how to create fully improvised hip-hop songs. Applying the fundamentals of improv, coupled with freestyling, beatboxing and crowd techniques, students gain a deeper understanding of hip-hop, its roots and how to utilize these elements to amplify scene work and have even more fun on stage. Come lend your support and enjoy a fun, improvised show starring the next generation of improv geniuses. During the show, they flex their new improv muscles in a playful collage of games, monologues, scenes, songs and various formats seen in the UP Improv mainstage shows. Party with the cast after so you can say you knew them when…

Saturday, June 22 at 8:00

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