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109th Mainstage Revue 'Together at Last' Opens October 14th

109th Mainstage Revue 'Together at Last' Opens October 14th

'Happy to Be Here' becomes 'Together at Last' starting 10/14!

The Second City e.t.c. Presents 'The Best Decision You've Ever Made'

The Second City e.t.c. Presents 'The Best Decision You've Ever Made'

Holiday programming 'Deck the Hallmark' and 'The Best of the Holidays' returns, too!

The Second City’s COVID-19 Commitment

The Second City’s COVID-19 Commitment

The Second City takes the health and safety of our patrons and students very seriously.

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