Open House: The Second City Hollywood

 

THE SECOND CITY HOLLYWOOD OPEN HOUSE
Saturday • August 24 • FREE Workshops & Shows

The Second City Hollywood is giving back to the community with a day of free workshops & shows on Sat, Aug 24! 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, 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 • Sign Up For Workshops HERE or by calling 323.464.8542

12-2PM
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
MUSICAL IMPROV
WRITING COMEDY
WRITING FOR TV/FILM
LONG FORM IMPROV

4-6PM
ADULT IMPROV
MUSICAL IMPROV
LONG FORM IMPROV
IMPROV DROP-IN
WRITING COMEDY
WRITING FOR TV/FILM
STAND-UP

*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.
●“Highly recommended.” -Patton Oswalt
●“Kids (and adults) will LOVE!” -Susan Yeagley
●“Impressive, quick on their feet (and wit) troupe.” -Tolucan Times
●”A rotating cast of seven quick-thinking goofballs.” -LA Magazine

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.
●“Highly recommended.” -Patton Oswalt
●“Kids (and adults) will LOVE!” -Susan Yeagley
●“Impressive, quick on their feet (and wit) troupe.” -Tolucan Times
●”A rotating cast of seven quick-thinking goofballs.” -LA Magazine

4pm: Party Boat & Winnebago
Second City Sketch Ensembles!

Party Boat: Pack your sh*t. You’re going. Featuring: David Frankel, Derick Otto, Joe Hospodor, Megan Koziej, Rochele Gutierrez, Ryan Goldsher, Becca Arnold, and Sue Shaheen. Director: Nancy Hayden. Musical Director: Kevin Stafford.

WINNEBAGO: Quick Bob, get the kids in the RV, there’s a new sketch team in town! Cast: Adario Mercadante, Bridget Flaherty, Kristina “Beanie” Graef, Courtney Doyle, Binish Uzma, Claire Riffle, Jessie Fant and Christina Hsu. Music direction by Kevin Stafford, Directed by Pepper Berry.

5pm: Office Hours
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, and Jaime Moyer combine every week with other faculty, admin staff, and students to improvise with them. Come check out the entire community improvising together!

7pm: Canuck as F*ck
Canadians aren’t nice and polite; we’re passive aggressive a-holes who manage to keep a low profile because we spend half the year in hibernation. Enough is enough! It’s time to speak our truth, and tell you what we really think a-boot the state of the world. Sorry, not sorry! This original premium sketch show was written and performed by Jason DeRosse, Ayumi Iizuka, Paul PK Kingston, Allison Price, and Leslie Seiler. Directed by Doug Morency. Assistant Director, John David DeFour. Musical Director, Tony Gonzalez.
●”It’s really good.” -Hollywood Times
●”Smartly funny, often hilarious…a must-see.” -CastingNetworks.com
●”You can’t go wrong…impressed with the level of talent” -Goldstar

7:30pm: Puppets Amok
A team of cool puppets and their nerdy humans make up the improv team Puppet’s Amok, trained in puppeteering by a Jim Henson schooled puppeteer, Amie Enriquez, and the collective improv training at The Second City, UCB, and Groundlings. Cast: Hilary Kay, Jaime Soria, Josh Han, Melanie Pleasant, Robbie Erickson and Stefanie Malouf.

8:30pm: MORE GUNS! A Musical Comedy About the NRA
The National Rifle Association is here to save the day – through song and dance! Praise the lord and NRA-men! With songs like “Semi-Automatically”, “Everybody Do The Lobby!” and “Liberal Love”, MORE GUNS! is a satire of the NRA, the “woke” left, and all those boring moderates in between. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Philip Labes and Michael O’Konis. Directed by Zach Siegel. Assistant Director, John David DeFour. Musical Director, Michael O’Konis. Band: Scott Anthony, Michael O’Konis, and Ian Wurfl. Choreographer, Dahlya Glick. Cast: Andrew Pifko, Mike McLendon, Caroline Thrasher, Marnina Schon, Chala Savino, Philip Labes, Dor Gvirtsman, Ricky Abilez, Dahlya Glick, and Jack Norman.
●“Clever, tuneful, unexpectedly heart-filled…a non-stop delight.” –Stage Scene LA
●”Witty. Entertaining. Educational. A surprising MUST See!!!” –Goldstar

9pm: Sweet Enough 
A stand up show that features some of LA’s (and Erin Tracy’s) favorite comedians. No cookies, just comedy, because well… this lineup is sweet enough. The idea is simple: great comics doing longer sets. It’s just like getting to eat your dessert first.

10pm: Life in Boobs
The new, comedic musical, Life In Boobs, honors the milestones of women’s lives from training bras to breast cancer through comedy and the power of all original songs. Through musical numbers, scenes and monologues, it highlights the true trials and tribulations of boobs everywhere. With Books & Lyrics by Casey Christensen (The Donkey Show), Music by celebrity vocal coach Rachael Lawrence (Grey’s Anatomy, Glee), Conceived by Jennifer Goodman. This show will make you laugh, cry, and laugh again. It’s a show for women and men and alike. Women from all walks of life will relate to these true stories and so will the men who love them. 18+

 

SUGGESTIONS FOR THE WORKSHOP
ALL IMPROV – Wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in easily and closed toed shoes, do not wear flip flops or sandals.
WRITING- Bring pen/paper or a laptop.

HELPFUL INFO!
Address: 6560 Hollywood Blvd. LA, CA 90028
Phone: 323.464.8542

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
See all parking structures close to Second City HERE.
The closest pay lots are 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!