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Dreams Really Do Come True! (and other lies)

Dreams Really Do Come True! (and other lies)

"High-octane hilarity... You'll laugh your head off" - Toronto Star

The Second City's Fall 2011 Mainstage Revue

Dreams Really Do Come True! (and other lies)

Yes, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. Who needs a retirement plan when you have Lotto 649? You really can lose 30 pounds in 30 days!

These are just the type of the lies we tell ourselves (and each other) every day. Of course, you’re the best lover I’ve ever had. No, you’re not way, way, way too old to pull off that outfit. You will meet your soul mate someday.

It’s time to face some hard but hilarious truths. Don’t worry -- we’ll dole it out with love, compassion, and whole lot of laughs. And, if necessary, a few drinks. (What wine goes well with crushed dreams?)

Dreams Really Do Come True! (and other lies) is a night of good honest fun, created and performed by Toronto’s very best comedic actors, and filled with hilarious sketches, songs and improvisations about the all too familiar foibles of the human race. You’ll laugh so hard the truth just spills out. Best of all, a visit to The Second City is so affordable, you don’t even need to be a lottery winner, oil tycoon, or hedge fund manager to enjoy it. Hey, wait a minute, maybe dreams really do come true!

Written & Performed by: Ashley Marie Comeau, Jason DeRosse, Nigel Downer, Alastair Forbes, Inessa Frantowski & Carly Heffernan.

Directed by: Kerry Griffin
Assistant to the Director: Leslie Seiler

Musical Director: Matthew Reid
Stage Manager: Steve Del Balso
Set Designer: Sean Mulcahy
Lighting Designer: Michelle Ramsay


Tuesday January 31, 8:00pm - $24.00


Tuesday February 14, 7:00 pm
Tuesday February 14, 9:30 pm

Tickets (show only): $24.00

Valentine's Package: $61.50

  • Package includes 3-course dinner, show, plus chocolates and drink
  • Packages must be reserved from the box office in person or by phone: 416-343-0011

Prices are per person, and do not include tax nor gratuities.

Hotel Rooms: Reserve a room at the nearby Marriott Residence Inn at the special rate of only $139/night.

  • Includes buffet breakfast, late check-out, and discounted parking.
  • Must be reserved from the box office in person or by phone at 416-343-0011

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The Second City's 2012 Season Packs and Gift Cards are now available.

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Recent Reviews
  • “"Second City’s Dreams Ring True"
    - Steve Fisher, Torontoist Read Full Review
    Torontoist, 9/22/2011
  • “"Second City is back on track with Dreams Really Do Come True! (And Other Lies), a high energy, high laughs show by a talented ensemble with lots of promise."
    -Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine Read Full Review
    NOW Magazine, 9/6/2011
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