I was gifted tickets to this show. All opinions are my own.
If you are looking for something different to do in Vancouver this spooky season, I highly recommend checking out Stage Fright 2: Murder at the Disco. The Improv Centre is a great idea for a date night or girls night out. I highly recommend either staying sober or having a few extra drinks depending on your comfort level of potentially being asked to participate in the scene. I personally am so thankful that I have never become part of the show.
I feel like laughter is one of the best ways to relieve stress and to just have fun. The fantastic thing about improv is you really never know what is going to happen next or where they are going to take the story. You get lost in the show and the experience. No show is ever the same. I am such a Halloween girly and love everything about the season. I like spooky, scary and silly. To me, the season represents fun and almost reminds me of the joy it brought in childhood.
The first half of this show is some warm-up games. I would consider doing a quick Google search of fun 70’s themes or historical events before the show so you have some creative ideas to shout out for when the actors are asking for ideas to incorporate into the show. Some ideas might be: Vietnam War, Richard Nixon, prison conditions, school desegregation, abortion rights, Star Wars, Happy Days, first pride parades, and walkman was released. One audience member was brought up to play a game called body moves in which they move the actors body parts to do the physicality of the scene they are acting.
The last half of the show focuses on the murder of a dancer at the disco. If you want the chance to flex your acting skills, you might have a chance to get on stage to help solve the case. What I absolutely loved about this part is that the show can take unlimited turns at this point depending on what questions the lead detective asks or who is ultimately gets named the murderer. You could see the show multiple times and never get to see the same show. The costumes and the music also make this show so much fun.
Where: 1502 Duranleau St., Vancouver
Date: September 28 – October 28/ Fridays & Saturdays
Doors: 6:30pm | Show 7:30pm
Duration: 90 minutes including an intermission.
Parking: Free after 6pm
Rating: PG – Some material may not be suitable for some audiences
Plot: It’s 1975 and the Diamond Disco is all abuzz as it’s time for their annual disco-til-you-drop-a-thon. Everyone is ready to boogie to the max to win a MAJOR cash prize…but this disco might be their last! This WHODUNNIT is full of hilarious hijinks inspired by YOUR suggestions. In fact… YOU might be the one to solve The Murder at the Disco!