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Mopco's Family Improv Show

  • The Mopco Improv Theatre 10 North Jay Street Schenectady, NY, 12305 United States (map)

The Mopco Family Improv Show 

An all-ages comedy show for kids, teens, and adults 

Doors Open @ 1:30pm, Show Starts @ 2:00pm 

Join us for this highly interactive, family-friendly improv show! We use audience suggestions and willing volunteers to create stories, characters, and songs off the top of our heads in this one of a kind performance. Younger audience members will have plenty of opportunities to be a part of the action and help our actors create the show. With plenty of opportunities to fill-in-the-blank and make their voice heard the fast-paced action will keep parents and kids at the edge of their seats. 

At intermission, our Dance Party Lifeguard opens up the stage for an amazing dance party while the disco ball spins. Always fun for the natural performers in the crowd and helps get any wiggles out before the second half. 

Feel free to bring along sippies and bags of cheerios. We also have plenty of snacks at our concession stand for hungry theatergoers including grilled cheese, kosher hotdogs, popcorn, fresh-baked cookies, soda, candy and more! Restrooms are close at hand for any mid-performance potty breaks. 

FAQs

Will we get picked on by the comedians?
Absolutely not. Improv is about getting inspiration from the audience to help us invent scenes and songs on the spot. So don't you fret, nobody is ever forced to volunteer. You can be as active a participant or as passive an observer as you like. We celebrate your contribution to the show because you are part of it. Any volunteers we ask to join us onstage we GUARANTEE will be 110% cooler than they were when they were in their seat.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There are no minimum age requirements for attendees. Our performances are improvised so the content is largely determined by the audience and the suggestions you give. With our family-oriented shows, provided the audience keeps others in attendance in mind, our performers have no problem creating a fun, entertaining show for parents and kids alike. 

Do you have a late policy for seating?
Yes. Our shows begin promptly. If a performance is sold out, unused tickets will be released to the waitlist beginning at five minutes to curtain. So on busy nights, please arrive early so that your ticket is not re-sold. There are no refunds within 24 hours of show time. Exchanges for a comparable performance can only be made up to two hours prior to a given performance.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Street parking is available on Union and N Jay street by our Theatre. Parking is available in the lot behind Perecca's as well as other public lots within a short walk of the theatre. The lot directly across from us is reserved for the Rossi & Ditorro Funeral Home NOT AVAILABLE for parking. DO NOT park in the lot by JoJo’s Auto Service or you will be towed. Find out more and see a detailed map of parking options available to us here.  

What's your snow cancellation policy? 
“The show must go on” and, if at all possible, it does at the Mopco.  In the event of very extreme weather or natural disaster, we will email ticket holders with the news 3 hours before showtime that we had to cancel. In the event of a show cancellation, ticket holders will be offered alternate dates to choose from to attend a show of equal or lesser value. 

For more up-to-the-minute information you can also call us at (518) 577-6726. 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can reach us at hey@mopco.org with general inquiries or shows@mopco.org with specific questions about the show times and details. You can also call us at 518-577-6726. We’re also pretty good at getting back to your on Facebook messenger as well.  

What's the refund policy?

Please contact us 24 hours or more before the day of the show to be eligible for a full refund.  


Earlier Event: November 9
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Later Event: November 21
Mopco's Monthly Improv Jam!