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House Ensembles

Conservatory graduates are invited to audition for our house ensembles. Performing with the house ensembles are an individual's best chance to be considered for employment by The Second City. Ensemble members begin with Twisty performing fully-improvised shows. Members are selected to continue with the groups Moxie and Next to create material for the staging of their own sketch comedy revue.
 
Auditions for the house ensembles are held periodically throughout the year. These auditions are only available to Conservatory graduates. Information will be updated here as it becomes available.
 
Graduates of the Music Improv program are encouraged to audition for the Music Improv House Ensemble Infinite Sundaes.

 

Twisty and House Improv Ensembles

Twisty performs every Saturday night in the de Maat Theater with regular rehearsals preceding each performance. We recommend that you attend Second City Training Center House Ensemble performances on Saturday nights at 7:30, 9:00, and 10:30pm in the de Maat or Skybox Theaters before auditioning. It is in your best interest to attend these shows often if you hope to be part of the ensemble at some point.

Prerequisites: Open to graduates of the Conservatory only.

The next auditions are TBA. Audition slots may ONLY be reserved by signing up through the Training Center website. We will not take appointments by phone or email at any point.

For graduates who finished the Conservatory before 2011 and have not previously contacted the office for the audition approval, please create a student profile for yourself if you do not already have one and email chicagoadmissions@secondcity.com to ensure that you have the audition approval added to your profile. Students currently enrolled in Conservatory Level 6 will not be eligible.

If you are able to secure a slot, please bring a headshot and resume to the audition. Include your phone number and email address on your resume, and dress in professional performance attire.

If you are not able to secure an audition slot, you may email Stephanie Case with a request to be added to the wait list. In the event that we are able to accommodate you with an audition slot, we will contact you prior to the audition day with your audition time. There will not be a standby waiting list on audition days.

 

Music Improv Ensembles

The Second City Musical Improv House Ensemble is a showcase for some of the best singprov talent in the city. The ensemble performs every Sunday on one the Training Center stages.

Prerequisites: Open to graduates of the Music Improv Program or Conservatory only.

The next auditions are on Friday, January 9, 2015. Audition sign-ups will open on Friday, December 19 at 10am and will be online only. No phone calls will be taken. Audition sign-up is available here.

For graduates who finished the Music Improv or Conservatory before 2011 and have not previously contacted the office for the audition approval, please create a student profile for yourself if you do not already have one and email chicagoadmissions@secondcity.com to ensure that you have the audition approval added to your profile.

If you are not able to secure an audition slot, you may email Stephanie Case with a request to be added to the wait list. In the event that we are able to accommodate you with an audition slot, we will contact you prior to the audition day with your audition time. There will not be a standby waiting list on the audition day.