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Second City 50th Anniversary Celebration – Panel/Screening tickets still available!

By: Second City | Dec 11, 2009 Comments

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Listed below is a complete schedule of events for the weekend. Throughout the days ahead we will post updates regarding ticket availability.

Friday, December 11th, 2009

  • 7:00 & 10:00pm:
    LIVE PERFORMANCE: “The SCTV Cast Reunion” – Starring Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Harold Ramis, Martin Short and Dave Thomas
    (The Second City Mainstage Theatre – Tickets $175-$750)
    SOLD OUT!

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

  • 10:00am:
    PANEL DISCUSSION: “The Colbert Report” – Featuring Stephen Colbert, writers Peter Grosz and Peter Gwinn as well as co-Executive Producer Tom Purcell
    (The Second City Mainstage Theatre – Tickets $25)
    SOLD OUT!
  • 10:00am:
    SCREENING: “The First Cast with Bernie Sahlins” – Bernie Sahlins will lead a moderated panel/screening featuring scenes from the 1961 tape and conversation with original cast members including Mina Kolb and Paul Sand.
    (The Second City e.t.c. Theatre – Tickets $15)
  • 10:00am:
    PANEL DISCUSSION: “A Talk with David Shepherd” – Compass Theatre co-founder David Shepherd is interviewed by Jonathan Pitts of the Chicago Improv Festival to discuss the origins of The Second City’s work at the Compass
    (Donny’s Skybox Studio Theatre – Tickets $15)
  • 11:30am:
    PANEL DISCUSSION: “SCTV” – Featuring Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty, Catherine O’Hara and Dave Thomas
    (The Second City Mainstage Theatre – Tickets $25)
    SOLD OUT!
  • 12:00pm:
    PANEL: “The Legacy of Paul Sills” – Featuring Carol Sills, Shelley Berman, Paul Sand, Melinda Dillon, Dick Schaal and Richard Libertini.
    (The Second City e.t.c. Theatre – Tickets $15)
  • 1:00pm:
    PANEL DISCUSSION: “Voices of Diversity at The Second City” -Featuring Chicago’s own Aaron Freeman, Keegan Michael Key of “MAD TV” and “Gary Unmarried,” Angela Shelton and Frances Callier of “Frangela,” Suzy Nakamura of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “The West Wing” as well as current Second City resident company actors Christina Anthony and Anthony LeBlanc
    (The Second City Mainstage Theatre – Tickets $25)
  • 2:00pm:
    LIVE PERFORMANCE: “The Jeff Garlin Combo Platter” – Featuring Jeff Garlin, David Pasquesi and Fred Willard
    (The Second City e.t.c. Theatre – Tickets $25)
    SOLD OUT!
  • 2:30pm:
    PANEL DISCUSSION: “Second City and the State of the Sitcom” – Featuring Scott Adsit, Kay Cannon, Liz Cackowski and Jack McBrayer of “30 Rock,” Peter Murrieta Executive Producer of “The Wizards of Waverly Place” and more
    (The Second City Mainstage Theatre – Tickets $25)
    SOLD OUT!
  • 7:00pm:
    LIVE PERFORMANCE: “The Second City Alumni: One Night Only” – Presented in both our Mainstage and e.t.c. Theatres, the revues will feature alumni from every generation performing classic scenes from The Second City archives. The list of alumni slated to return to the theatre is still growing, but currently includes such former Second Citizens as Scott Adsit, Jim Belushi, Danny Breen, Frank Caeti, Larry Joe Campbell, Steve Carell, Dan Castellaneta, Stephen Colbert, Kevin Dorff, Robin Duke, Brian Gallivan, Martin Garcia, Jeff Garlin, Ian Gomez, Peter Grosz, Mike Hagerty, Isabella Hoffman, Bruce Jarchow, Fred Kaz, Tim Kazurinsky, Keegan Michael Key, Richard Kind, Robert Klein, David Koechner, Mina Kolb, Bob Martin, Jack McBrayer, Susan Messing, Colin Mochrie, Jane Morris, Bob Odenkirk, David Pasquesi, Harold Ramis, David Rasche, Horatio Sanz, Jim Staahl, Betty Thomas, Nia Vardalos, George Wendt, Fred Willard and many, many more
    (The Second City Mainstage and e.t.c. Theatres – Tickets $125)
    SOLD OUT!
  • 8:00pm:
    LIVE PERFORMANCE: “Women Fully Clothed” – Toronto alumni troupe featuring Kathryn Greenwood, Robin Duke, Jayne Eastwood and Teresa Pavlinek
    (Donny’s Skybox Theatre – Tickets $25)
    SOLD OUT!
  • 10:00pm:
    LIVE PERFORMANCE: “All Girl Revue”- Los Angeles based troupe featuring Edie McClurg, Jane Morris, Dee Ryan, Ruth Rudnick, Kathleen Campbell and Mary Wachtel
    (Donny’s Skybox Theatre – Tickets $20)

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

  • 10:00am:
    SCREENING: “Second to None” – A newly edited version of the documentary that followed the process of creating the classic revue “Paradigm Lost,” featuring Scott Adsit, Kevin Dorff, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Jenna Jolovitz, Jim Zulevic and Mick Napier
    (The Second City e.t.c. Theatre – Tickets $10)
  • 12:00pm:
    SCREENING: “Improv Legends” – A new documentary by Second City alum Marc Warzecha featuring interviews with Andrew Alexander, Mick Napier, Sheldon Patinkin, David Shepherd, George Wendt, Fred Willard and more
    (The Second City e.t.c. Theatre – Tickets $10)
  • 1:00pm:
    PANEL DISCUSSION: “Second City: From Stage to Screen” – Featuring Jim Belushi, Betty Thomas, Jeff Garlin, Dan Castellaneta and Harold Ramis
    (The Second City Mainstage Theatre – Tickets $25)
    SOLD OUT!
  • 2:00pm:
    LIVE PERFORMANCE: “Women Fully Clothed” – Featuring Kathryn Greenwood, Robin Duke, Jayne Eastwood and Teresa Pavlinek
    (Donny’s Skybox Theatre – Tickets $25)
  • 2:00pm:
    SCREENING: “From the Vault” – A mixed bag of rare Second City footage featuring such alumni as Bill Murray, Bonnie Hunt, Fred Willard, Mike Myers, Ryan Stiles, Chris Farley and more
    (The Second City e.t.c. Theatre – Tickets $10)
  • 2:30pm:
    PANEL DISCUSSION: “Saturday Night Live” – Featuring SNL alums Tim Kazurinsky, Horatio Sanz, Rachel Dratch and Tim Meadows as well as current SNL staff writer John Lutz
    (The Second City Mainstage Theatre – Tickets $25)
    SOLD OUT!
  • 4:00pm:
    PANEL DISCUSSION: “Second City in the Sixties” – Featuring Fred Willard, Robert Klein, David Steinberg, original cast member Mina Kolb along with Second City co-founder Bernie Sahlins and Artistic Consultant Sheldon Patinkin
    (The Second City Mainstage Theatre – Tickets $25)
    SOLD OUT!
  • 4:00pm:
    LIVE PERFORMANCE: “All Girl Revue” – Featuring Edie McClurg, Jane Morris, Dee Ryan, Ruth Rudnick, Kathleen Campbell and Mary Wachtel
    (Donny’s Skybox Theatre – Tickets $20)
    TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
  • 6:00pm:
    LIVE PERFORMANCE: “Switchboard” – Featuring Deb Downing, Rebecca Sohn and Jean Villepique
    (Donny’s Skybox Theatre – Tickets $20)
    TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

All events will be held at The Second City and Piper’s Alley complex at North and Wells. Tickets range from $10.00-$750.00 and will be available for purchase at The Second City Theater Box Office in Chicago at 312-337-3992 beginning at 10:00amCT Thursday, November 5th, and online at http://www.secondcity.com/. Performers are subject to change.

Proceeds from the shows will go to The Second City Alumni Fund. The Alumni Fund of the Second City was established by Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, and Martin Short to assist and aid current, former or retired performers, technicians, support staff or other members of the creative and productions teams employed by The Second City theatres and in connection with the SCTV television series.

Sponsors for The Second City’s 50th Anniversary Festival Weekend are Miller Lite, Southwest Airlines, PUMA, Hub 51, Cafe-Ba-Ba-Reeba, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Food Life and Lou Malnati’s.

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