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HYPROV: Improv under Hypnosis Starring Colin Mochrie & Asad Mecci

Time: November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Historic Academy Theatre
Cost: $20 – $67

Academy Member Presale begins Monday, July 8, 2024. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on Friday, July 12, 2024. All sales begin at 10 AM EST.

The most interactive comedy show in the world!

“Hilarious and Fascinating” – Time out New York

HYPROV (pronounced hip-rawv) is coming to after 100 cities toured, a 70-show run OffBroadway in New York City and a six month residency in Las Vegas!! HYPROV is “hilarious and fascinating” (says Time Out New York) and is “catnip for those who relish spontaneity and informality,” (The Wall Street Journal). The New Yorker says, “say yes to HYPROV,”!

The 90-minute live show combines hypnosis and improv – two art forms that have mystified and entertained fans, skeptics and everyone in between worldwide – for a totally unique comedy experience that The Times of London declared “a celebration of the human imagination.”

Your evening begins with World Renowned Hypnotist, Asad Mecci welcoming 20 volunteers* on stage to be hypnotized. The most receptive to hypnosis then join Colin Mochrie (Whose Line is it, Anyway?) to improvise the rest of the show, while hypnotized.

In the hands of two experts, and solely crafted from the volunteers’ uninhibited, unconscious minds and audience suggestions, each show is an entirely original and completely unforgettable theatrical experience.

Whether in the audience or on stage performing, get ready to have the time of your life!!

On Sale Days/Times:

Academy Member Presale begins Monday, July 8, 2024. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on Friday, July 12, 2024. All sales begin at 10 AM EST.

Academy Members Level 5+ Pre-Sale: Monday, July 8, 2024
Academy Members Level 4+ Pre-Sale: Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Academy Members Level 3+ Pre-Sale: Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Academy Members Level 1+ Pre-Sale: Thursday, July 11, 2024
General Public On-Sale: Friday, July 12, 2024

Tickets:

Box Seat: $67*
Pit Seat: $57*
Premium Seat: $48*
Standard Seat: $39*
Value Seat: $29*
Obstructed Seat: $20*

*Plus taxes and fees

For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Bank of the James Ticketing Office at (434) 846-8499.

Sponsored By:

The Mike Show Radio 434
 
National Endowment for the Arts

Know before you go:

Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this event unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

Camera Policy

Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.

Content Advisory

The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at [email protected].

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time. House doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.

Parking & Directions

Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. Our parking map (linked below) shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.

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Ticketing Policies

Ticketing purchases are non-refundable. By purchasing a ticket to an event at The Academy Center of the Arts, you are agreeing to our ticketing policy. View our full ticketing policy.

Volunteer

Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Contact Mele Thompson, [email protected]for more information.