Fiday Night Live explores 'Life' through the lens of musical improvisation. And through that lens we know for certain, as we become present in each moment, the richness of life is fully realized. Life is not lived in a past remembered or a future imagined .... it is lived in the present moment.
Friday Night Live is a weekly improvised community experience which invites people of all ages to connect as community through the lens of performing arts. Throught this, we celebrate the interconnectedness of us all.
Expert improvisers take the stories offered by the community, and craft musical reflections of those stories. The Ad Libretto company, a troupe of professional improvisers who specialize in music and comedy improvisation, (Alan Marriott, Artistic Director) offer this weekly exploration of "living in the moment" - kind of spiritual practice akin to meditation, except that participants enjoy the wonder of seeing their own stories and suggestions in the unfolding skits and "altered consciousness" is achieved through laughter, humour, and music.
Each week is centered around a positive and uplifting theme - improvised. All performances are family friendly.
A special guest joins the AdLibretto cast each week - singers, musicians, story-tellers, magicians, actors, composers... offering their varied talents, along with a brief interview exploring inspiration, challenges, and other insights into artistic life.
Admission is $10 (kids under 12 are free, and group/student discounts are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 604 987 2114). Doors open at 7pm for the 7:30 show for a chance to grab a complimentary coffee from our friends at Lynn Valley Waves and (while it lasts) a slice of pizza from Boston Pizza on Marine Drive. Wine is available for purchase at two shows per month. (liquor regulations!)
Most shows will be held in the Community Room at Lynn Valley Public Librabry (affectionately called "the Cube") at 1277 Lynn Valley Road in North Vancouver. A plethora of shopping and dining opportunities are available before or after the show.
Learn more about upcoming guests, cast members, see clips of past performances and guest bios, which nights are 'Wine Nights' at the Friday Night Live website at www.fnlnorthvan.com
As with many arts programs, the price of admission does not fully cover the cost of the production of the show. Lynn Valley United Church and LynnValleyLife.com sponsor this program, as well as a number of community businesses, groups and individuals. If you would like to be a sponsor or support the production team by volunteering, we'd love to hear from you!
If you are interested in being a guest for Friday Night Live, please be in touch with Alan Marriott at email@example.com!