By Will Harris
Virginian-Pilot correspondent
February 21, 2014
Saturday evening, The NorVa will host the third annual production of “Panties in a Twist,” a comedy show by local sketch and improv comedy group The Pushers that they proudly promote as featuring “all women on stage, all women writers, and all women technicians.”
It’s an interesting tag line, considering The Pushers are mostly male – three-fifths of its core membership carry the Y chromosome. And of the two female Pushers, Tiffany Chilcott is currently living in New York.
That leaves Alba Woolard to lead the ship for this annual, all-female comedy show. Obviously, she has some help – from local actresses and production aides who aren’t part of The Pushers’ ranks.
But this year’s “Panties,” which includes members of The Pilot staff, is all about Woolard, who joined The Pushers in 2007. She’s taken the reins by herself, and although she admits that any sense of power she may feel is often countered with an equal sense of terror, her comedy cohorts have been confident in her abilities from the very beginning.
We know, because they told us.

Panties 3 Is Almost Here!!!

Get your tickets now!


Auditions for Panties in a Twist 3!!!

That’s right! The Pushers are bringing back Panties in a Twist!

Panties In A Twist 3: The All Female Sketch Comedy Show!!!

"So what does that mean?" you might ask yourself. Well we’ll tell ya… All women on stage, all women writers, and all women technicians.

Why are we doing this? Because we frikkin’ can!
We want to showcase the many funny, talented, beautiful women this area has! We don’t need no stinking men!

Plus, some of the proceeds will go toward a local charity! Hell yeah!

Just like previous years, the show will be in downtown Norfolk at the NorVa. It will be the evening of Saturday, February 22nd at 8pm.

We will rehearse the show from February 6th to February 21st. This a a tight rehearsal schedule, so being aware of possible scheduling conflicts beforehand is crucial. 

Auditions will be held Saturday, February 1st, at 1pm at The Muse Writers Center.

Auditions will consist of cold reads from scripts as well as some improv, but you do not need to have improv experience to be part of this show!

If you have something prepared, we’d love to see it! However, you are not required to prepare anything.

If you have a head shot and resume, we’d love to see that, too! Again, you are not required to have either of these things.

Just bring yourself and be ready for anything!

AUDITIONS for Panties In A Twist 3
Saturday, February 1st at 1pm

The Muse Writers Center
16-A Orapax St., Norfolk

If you cannot make this audition time, let us know by emailing pantiesinatwistcomedy@gmail.com by January 25th. We will try our best to work something out for you.


February 22nd at The NorVa

Audition information coming soon

Big announcement coming Monday!

Big announcement coming Monday!

Panties In A Twist 2

Panties In A Twist is back!!!

It was the biggest show of 2012… and we promise this one is going to be even bigger.

The Pushers have gathered Hampton Roads’ finest and funniest female writers, actresses and comedians for the most kick ass comedy show ever seen!!!

Panties In A Twist is a sketch comedy show written by women… starring women… and brought to you on Norfolk’s biggest stage, The NorVa.

With all these funny women in one place, this is guaranteed to be a huge event!!!

Last year it was one of Hampton Roads’ most talked about shows… so make sure you’re part of history again and get your tickets now!

The Pushers present Panties In A Twist 2
The All Female Sketch Comedy Show

The NorVA
Saturday, February 9th at 8pm.
$12.50 in advance. $15 Night of the show.

Tickets available at Ticketmaster, Norvatickets.com and at 
The Jewish Mother Backstage.