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Open House: The Second City Hollywood

 

 

THE SECOND CITY HOLLYWOOD OPEN HOUSE

Sat• Jan 6 • FREE Workshops & Shows

The Second City Hollywood is giving back to the community with a day of free workshops & shows on Sat, January 6th! Reservations are recommended but walk-ups on the day are always welcome. Come see what The Second City is all about, take a workshop, see a show, enjoy our amazing community! We have classes and shows for actors, writers, singers, stand-ups, rappers, and long form improvisers so whether you’re just starting out, are a working actor, or just want to try something new, come play for the day, we’d love to meet you!

 

FREE WORKSHOPS

Reservations Recommended • 323.464.8542

 

NOON-2PM                                    

ADULT IMPROV

MUSICAL IMPROV

WRITING FOR TV/FILM

WRITING COMEDY

STAND-UP

 

1-3PM

KID IMPROV (6-7)   

KID & TEEN IMPROV (8-18)

 

2-4PM                                                                              

ADULT IMPROV

HIP HOP IMPROV

WRITING COMEDY  

WRITING FOR TV/FILM

LONG FORM IMPROV              

IMPROV DROP-IN

 

4-6PM

ADULT IMPROV

MUSICAL IMPROV

LONG FORM IMPROV  

IMPROV DROP-IN  

WRITING COMEDY  

WRITING FOR TV/FILM

STAND-UP

 

FREE SHOWS

Reservations Recommended • 323.464.8542 

*12pm & 3pm shows are family friendly

 

*12pm: The Really Awesome Improv Show

Fun (and appropriate) for all ages, The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation, great for the whole family, and was voted “Best Kids’ comedy Show” by LA Magazine! This is a family friendly show.

*3pm: The Really Awesome Improv Show

Fun (and appropriate) for all ages, The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation, great for the whole family, and was voted “Best Kids’ comedy Show” by LA Magazine! This is a family friendly show.

4pm: Party Boat & Ghost Face Kittens

•Party Boat -Pack your sh*t. You’re going. Featuring:, David Frankel, Matt Fulcher , Ryan Goldsher, Rochele Gutierrez, Joe Hospodor, MEgan Koziej, Sarah Oliver, Sue Shaheen. Director: Nancy Hayden, Musical Director: Kevin Stafford

•Ghost Face Kittens: Our newest Hip Hop Improv house team, directed by Rich Baker. They are Seamus Mulholland, Jeremy Klein, Kyle Reese Klein, Zoe Moacanin, Christian McClure, Sophie Brabenec, Jack Sharpe, and Michael Kolb. Musical Direction by Hughie StoneFish.

6pm: Office Hours

Office hours on campus is time set aside for students and faculty to meet outside of class.  Come see what it looks like at The Second City, when the teaching faculty and office staff pull students up on stage to play with them. Cast: Rob Belushi, Tim Stoltenberg, Jaime Moyer, Jen Hoyt + students!

7pm: Bingo hosted by Triumph

Bingo is where students are chosen from the hopper to play with seasoned Second City Alumni Amanda Blake Davis, Celeste Pechous and Kate Duffy from Triumph.  

7:30pm: Number One Son & Black Don’t Crack

•Number One Son is an all Asian Am, female team known for their high energy, off-the-walls comedy. They’re loud. They’re rambunctious. And they’re rowdy. Strap in because it’s going to be one crazy ride.

•Black Don’t Crack was formed by the common desire to engage in comedic activities and essential oil swaps.  Formed at Second City, Hollywood, they realized the need for a unique POV that didn’t rely on tokenism.  Their mantra:  “Keep home alive, stay black, and can’t we all just get along?”

8pm: Trump in Space

Winner of the 2017 LA Fringe Festival Encore Award, Trump in Space is Star Trek meets Avenue Q meets Trump. This original parody musical is an epic space adventure filled with all the sci-fi tropes we love and all the politics we love to hate. 400 years in the future, the fallout of the Trump administration has left humans stranded in search of a new planet because due to crazy Trump shit, the earth blew up! If you’re tired of American politics, don’t worry—this will make you laugh about ‘em. Performed by Gillian Bellinger, Landon Kirksey, Scott Palmason, Jim Shipley, Nicole Pellegrino, Jessie Sherman, Mary Lou, Joy Regullano, and Rob Warner. Directed by Frank Caeti. Assistant Director, Jenna Torrisi. Written by Gillian Bellinger and Landon Kirksey. Music by Tony Gonzalez and Sam Johnides. Lyrics by Gillian Bellinger and Landon Kirksey.

9pm: Winnebago & Mom’s Favorite

•Winnebago: Featuring Nathan Wolff, Alex Dominguez, Mikey Nau, Jeffrey Hammerstein, Libby Wahlmeier, Sarah Oliver, Senta Moses, Bridget Flaherty, Sarah Martellaro. Director: Pepper Berry. Musical Director: Kevin Stafford.

•Mom’s Favorite, directed by Emily Walker, is a dynamic long form improv team based at The Second City Hollywood.  These well-mannered kids, will sure win your laughter with their high energy and fire-cracker spirit! Come see why they’re Mom’s favorite! Mom’s Favorite is a house improv team comprised of Jonathan Wiggs, Stanson Chung, Nate Wolff, Bridget Flaherty, Marinna Benzon, David Danipour, Derick Otto, and Sarah Martellaro.

9:30pm: Some F*cking Advice  

A powerhouse cast of Queer, Gay, Bisexual, Asexual, Trans and Straight performers, are taking everything out of the bedroom and putting it all onto the stage! Second City Hollywood is setting out to explore the private lives of individuals as they question themselves, their relationships, and their fantasies, all leading to the point where they seek out Some F*cking Advice. Inspired in part by Sex & Love advice institutions, such as Dr Ruth, Loveline, and Savage Love. This original sketch comedy is performed by Paul Bianchi, Reed Brice, Camirin Farmer,  Alan Masa, Lauren Michaels, Mikey Mulhearn, April Showers and Libby Wahlmeier. Written by the cast and Tim Paul. Directed by Tim Paul. Assistant Director, Kathryn Hammond. Musical Direction by Tony Gonzalez. BE ADVISED, this show contains nudity and is for 18+ audience. 

SUGGESTIONS FOR THE WORKSHOP

ALL IMPROV – Wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in easily, no skirts. Please wear closed toed shoes, do not wear flip flops or sandals.
WRITING– Bring either pen/paper or your laptop.

HELPFUL INFO!

 

DIRECTIONS

From East of Los Angeles:

  • Take the 2 or 10 Freeway West to the 101 Freeway toward Hollywood
  • Exit Cahuenga
  • Go South on Cahuenga to Hollywood Blvd.
  • Go West to Hollywood Blvd. to 6560 Hollywood Blvd.

From West of Los Angeles:

  • Take the 10 Freeway East
  • Exit La Brea North
  • Go North on La Brea to Hollywood Blvd.
  • Go East on Hollywood Blvd. to 6560 Hollywood Blvd.

From North of Los Angeles:

  • Take the 101 Freeway South
  • Exit Cahuenga
  • Go South on Cahuenga to Hollywood Blvd.
  • Go West on Hollywood Blvd. to 6560 Hollywood Blvd.

From South of Los Angeles:

  • Take the 5 or 405 Freeway North to the 101 Freeway towards Los Angeles
  • Exit Cahuenga
  • Go South on Cahuenga to Hollywood Blvd.
  • Go West on Hollywood Blvd. to 6560 Hollywood Blvd.

PARKING

  • Here’s a link to parking structures close to Second City: http://bit.ly/1eI8Prf
  • There are also flat pay lots directly behind our building on Schrader and also on Wilcox.
  • Be VERY careful about parking at a meter. Nothing ruins a fun day more than getting towed!