Off Key Improv performs completely improvised 2-act musicals and musical-themed shows. Using suggestions from the audience, the Off Key Cast & Band create music, characters, songs, stories and choreography all on the spot. Off Key musicals are truthful explorations of complex characters and their stories. Shows can be funny and light-hearted to sad, shocking and thought-provoking. The group uses a blend of different musical and improvisational skills, structures and forms in order to provide audiences with shows that they can connect to while at the same time being dynamic, truthful and progressive in style.
Formed in Vancouver, Canada, in 2012, Off Key Improv is made up of a charming and talented cast of local performers and musicians. The group was co-founded by Jennifer Pielak (2012 – 2016 Artistic Director) and Peter Abando (Musical Director) who together co-wrote the Ovation Award-nominated Connected: The Musical along with fellow Off Key Improviser Alison Chisholm.
Off Key Improv regularly appears at various locations in and around Vancouver. Our biggest shows to date were our holiday show, Love Musically in December 2015, as well as our most recent 2016 show BroadWHAT?! A Revolutionary, Improvised Musical, which both premiered at Studio 1398. Prior to this we have performed at Vancouver’s Improv Fight Club, at Pacific Theatre, The Cultch in Vancouver as part of Upintheair Theatre‘s rEvolver Theatre Festival, at the Vancouver International Improv Festival, and at the New York Musical Improv Festival following a highly successful Indiegogo fundraising campaign. Many thanks go out to our wonderful supporters for coming to shows and helping us grow as a company!
Looking ahead, we are excited to bring you something completely different for this coming Winter/Spring season! Check out our Shows page for updates and details!
– Your Off Key friends