Allison Tolman is turning heads as the lead in FX's 'Fargo', Before landing blockbuster roles, Allison was taking classes at The Second City Training Center and working hard to get ahead. Check out the inspirational Sun Times article on Allison below to find out more.4/17/2014 Comments (0)
Apr 17 2014
Apr 10 2014
SC alum, Stephen Colbert, has officially been named the new replacement for David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show." For more information, click here.4/10/2014 Comments (0)
Apr 9 2014
Lake Forest College alumnus Kelly Leonard ’88, executive vice president of Second City, will be the keynote speaker at Commencement on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Honorands will be Christine Chakoian, pastor and head of staff at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest and Rabiah Mayas PhD, director of science and integrated strategies for the Museum of Science and Industry.4/9/2014 Comments (0)
For the quarter-century since his own college graduation, Kelly has been with The Second City, where he oversees all live theatrical operations and has worked with such celebrated alumni as Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler and Keegan Michael Key. He co-founded Second City Theatricals which produced “The Second City Guide to Opera” with Lyric Opera Chicago, “Twist Your Dickens” at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles and an upcoming collaboration with Hubbard Street Dance titled “The Second City Guide to Dance.” He is the man who brought The Second City to the high seas when he brokered a partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line that is entering its tenth year. Additionally, he works with Second City’s television and film division, developing content for broadcast television and new media. His first book, on innovation and improvisation, will be published by Harper Collins in 2015.
For more information, click here.
Apr 2 2014
Earlier this year, The Second City opened "The Second City's Incomplete Guide to Everything." We love it and it has gotten rave reviews. Thanks to the Chicago Tribune, we're able to share a little taste of it with you here. Ladies and gentlemen, we present, "Tinder."
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- Apr 1 2014
Mar 25 2014
Second City Chicago Mainstage alum, Cindy Caponera, just released a new book called, "I Triggered Her Bully." Take a look as Cindy explores the world of insecurity and injustice in hilarious and poignant essays that travel all the way from the South Side of Chicago, where bar fights are sport and families large, to New York and Hollywood where you might run into Joni Mitchell at your local deli. Cindy looks both outward and inward with fearless honesty and wicked wit. Whether describing her family’s dysfunction or the perils of dating, her stories will stick with you, like those pop songs from the ‘70s she loves so much.3/25/2014 Comments (0)
- Mar 25 2014
Mar 21 2014
A memorial has been scheduled to celebrate the life of Fred Kaz at The El Portal Theater (5269 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601) on Monday, March 31st at 6:30p (doors will open at 6:00p). Parking is available across the street from the theater at the structure belonging to the Art Institute of California. A reception will follow the memorial with light appetizers and beverages.
To attend, please RSVP by March 28. You may either click here to RSVP.
The El Portal Theater
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
For directions or additional location information: www.elportaltheatre.com
A Chicago memorial is being planned. We'll post information once details have been confirmed.3/21/2014 Comments (0)
Mar 18 2014
Chicago, IL -- The Second City is proud to announce the opening of The Second City’s 102nd Revue, “Depraved New World.” Reviewing press are invited to attend on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at The Second City Mainstage Theatre (1616 N. Wells St). A Grand Opening is scheduled for Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Ever wonder what people are really thinking? Maybe its positive and sweet. Maybe its weird and dirty. From musical orgies, blind dates and the innocent beginning of an international email scam, “Depraved New World” takes you on a wild ride to see what’s happening behind the eyes of the beholder.
Returning to The Second City Mainstage, prolific Jeff Award-winning director Mick Napier leads returning cast members Steve Waltien and Tawny Newsome with new cast members Chelsea Devantez, John Hartman, Mike Kosinski and Emily Walker. Jesse Case takes his place behind the piano as the new Musical Director and Composer and Craig Taylor returns to the booth as Stage Manager. The producing team for “Depraved New World” includes Andrew Alexander (CEO & Executive Producer), Kelly Leonard (Executive Vice President), Alison Riley (Producer) and Jeremy Smith (Associate Producer).
Tickets for “Depraved New World” start at $23.00 and are available by phone at 312-337-3992 or online at www.SecondCity.com. The show schedule is as follows:
Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 p.m.
Cast and Crew Information
CRAIG TAYLOR (Stage Manager) has stage managed more than 35 revues for The Second City and has been asked to provide the impossible for numerous Second City directors. 3/18/2014 Comments (0)
Mar 12 2014
The Second City's theatre in Toronto opened its 73rd Mainstage Revue, titled Sixteen Scandals, on Tuesday night, and received a standing ovation from the packed audience, including members of the media and dozens of Second City alumni.
Early reviews have been overflowing with enthusiastic praise. In his four star review, Richard Ouzounian, theatre critic for The Toronto Star, wrote:
"When a Second City show is as fast, fierce and funny as Sixteen Scandals, which opened on Tuesday night, all you have to do is give thanks to the theatre gods, buy your tickets and start laughing."
Read full review here.
Directed by alumnus Chris Earle, Sixteen Scandals is written and performed by Ashley Botting, Craig Brown, Sarah Hillier, Allison Price, Connor Thompson and Kevin Vidal. Musical Director Matthew Reid once again provides the show's score and soundtrack, with Christina Cicko serving as Lighting Designer and Stage Manager.
The production runs each Tuesday through Sunday evening at The Second City theatre through June.
Show time and ticket information is available online.3/12/2014 Comments (0)