Kirsten Van Ritzen
These pages list a whole lot of stuff about her career, mostly written in the third person - updated monthly.
She then played a Pigeon sister in THE ODD COUPLE, who, along with Karen Brelsford "plunged the second half into madcap hilarity", "provided welcome comic relief" and "hilarious catastrophe" in a "well-honed ensemble cast."WRITING: Following a research trip to New York, Kirsten wrote a full-length play MAD LADY PEEL. She looks forward to workshopping the script. Her humour novel THE COMEDY DIVA DIARIES is garnering good reviews. http://www.comedydivadiaries.com/
TV/FILM: Kirsten Exec produced SHE KILLS ME with Less Bland Productions for APTN, a 13 episode TV series featuring funny women. Broadcast dates TBA. http://lessblandproductions.com/
COMEDY: Kirsten hosted THE SHOWDOWN, TWELVE GAUGE COMEDY, RATFISH SELECT and performed at PHILLIPS COMEDY NIGHT.She is an improvisor, and Artistic Producer of Broad Theatrics, the theatre company that produces SIN CITY THE LIVE IMPROVISED SERIAL. This popular weekly show, directed live by Ian Ferguson, returns in November for its 4th hilarious season. This year the action takes place in a Medieval Castle with "KINGDOM OF THRONES". www.sincityimprov.com
Kirsten Van Ritzen
8pm Tuesdays Nov. 5 to Dec. 17 SIN CITY: KINGDOM OF THRONES Victoria Event Centre (and weekly to April 29, 2014)
8pm Monday, Nov. 25 CHORUS/LINE Cabaret - Gotta Getta Gimmick presents songs by composer Marvin Hamlisch. This evening of musical theatre always sells out. Belfry Studio
"think Carol Burnett with sex appeal.”
“an outstanding performance”
“dances and sings up a storm”
“a voice that would have sent Ethel Merman considering a career change”
“vamps with the best of them”
“as though Marlene Dietrich had come back to life”
“Van Ritzen can improvise a compelling scene with nothing but a broomstick”
“an effervescent performance”
“extraordinary comic repartee”
"wealth of talent"
"dazzling to watch"
“Kirsten Van Ritzen is superb”