NOVA Center for the Performing Arts -- Billings, Montana

Improv Open


Billings, MT-March 3 & 4 2017, The Improv open has expanded to a two day event! It begins Friday night with a showcase of NOVA’s teen improv troupe The Funky Bunch and continues on Saturday with a competition between Venture Improv (Billings), Improverts (Bozeman), and Gingers and Spice (Missoula).

Doors open at 7:00 P.M. .Festivities will begin at 7:30 P.M. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10 for each night or $15 for both. To purchase your tickets call NOVA’s box office at 406.591.9535, visit, or stop by our location at 2317 Montana Ave.

Venture Improv-Venture Improv has been making audiences laugh for over 20 years! Venture Improv is led by Kevin Schweigert and includes Catherine Langlas Bergman, Sevyn Burrell, Tucker Downs, DeLaney Hardy, Michael McCallum Tiffany Melia, Matthew Melia, Will Thomas, and Danielle Turtainen. Kevin Schweigert, Catherine Langlas Bergman, Tucker Downs, Matthew Melia, Will Thomas will be competing.

Improverts- The Improverts have been performing at the Verge Theater Monday nights for three years. They pair the fun and energy of short-form games like you would see on, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” with long form scenes where they create hilarious characters and storylines on the spot. The Improverts includes Paige Johnson, Beezy Noone, Eb Love, Danielle Thomson, Molly Hannan, John Townsend-Mehler, Bennet Drozic, Kent Davis.

Gingers and Spice- Gingers on Ice is based out of Missoula. Gingers on Ice have described their comedy as, “irreverent,” with some, “absurd,” character sketches. The team formerly known as Gingers and Spice currently hold the golden peacock from 2016’s Improv Open.

NOVA box office hours are Tuesday through Friday 12-6 P.M.

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NOVA Center for the Performing Arts  -  2317 Montana Avenue - Billings, MT 59101
PO Box 11
Billings, MT 59103
Phone: 406-591-9535