Open House: The Second City Hollywood

 

 

THE SECOND CITY HOLLYWOOD OPEN HOUSE

Sat• June 23rd • FREE Workshops & Shows

The Second City Hollywood is giving back to the community with a day of free workshops & shows on Sat, June 23rd! 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 • Sign Up For Workshops HERE or call 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

 

FREE SHOWS

Reservations Recommended • Reserve Free June 23rd Tickets By Clicking On Show Link Below Or Call 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: 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 + teachers & students!

5pm: Spanglish and Friends! 
Caliente! Picante! Pa’ Lante! Spanglish, will instantly make you feel like part of La Familia. Get ready for our Latin Sazon to add some flavor into your life!  We are one Spicy recipe.

7pm: Super Sexy Sexy Superhero 
Super Sexy Sexy Superhero is a scathingly satirical musical journey into the world of contemporary Hollywood, but in the style of classic Hollywood. Join us as the men who run XYZ Studios set out to make The Most Feminist Movie Ever Made. It’s like Singin’ in the Rain, but with sex scandals. This Hollywood musical has it all: action heroes, casual misogyny, sassy sidekicks, overt misogyny, and lasers! Cast: Paul Bianchi, Jeffery Hammerstein, Takaaki Hirakawa, Brendan McCay, Kaeli Quick, Darby Rae, Becky Sanders, and Alison Yates. Directed by Nicole Williams. Music & Lyrics by Dan Wessels. Musical Director, Jose Acain.

7:30pm: Heyday + Emergency Contact + Shimpo
•Heyday: We’re seasoned improvisers exploring the harold and ourselves one bit at a time.
•Emergency Contact is a Long Form House Ensemble coached by Ithamar Enriquez. Cast: Justin Baker, Sandra Akins, Katie Dill, Annie Thompson, Conor Garrison, Cat Ring, Dewey Cassady, and Derrick Hackett.
•Shimpo is a Long Form House Ensemble coached by Holly Laurent. Cast: Megan Reisberg, Japheth Gordon, Zack Colonna, Alyssa Gill, Ryan Coil, Dean Sharpe, Elizabeth Schantz and Celeste Busa.

8:30: 177Fox 
Seventeen Seventy Fox is the true story of the Constitution as told by the heroes at “Fox And Friends.” Learn the true meaning of Free Speech, The 2nd Amendment, and Christmas. MERRY CHRISTMAS, BY THE WAY. “It’s like ‘Hamilton’ for loud, angry uncles!” – Uncle Matt. This Second City Hollywood Premium Show stars Jason Ryan Bornstein, Lauren Frost, Chase Ingrande, Derick Otto, Brendan McCay, Jessie Sherman and Jacklyn Uweh. Written and Directed by David Colan. Assistant Director, John David DeFour. Music & Lyrics by Wessels. Musical Director, Tony Gonzalez. ● “Makes you wish you paid more attention in school!” -LA Weekly

9pm: Summer Nights + Snacks + Day Job
•Summer Nights is long form improv made up of some of Chicago’s heavy hitters. Fast, funny, insane. Cast: Punam Patel, Mike Kosinski, Chris Witaske, Tim Stoltenberg, John Hartman and Emily Walker.
•Snacks is a Long Form House Ensemble coached by Amanda Blake Davis. Cast: Nick Bezmaterny, Priscilla Davies, Sean Kamkar, Ruman Kazi, Chris McGowan, Jeff Whitaker, Alex Rose Wiesel, and Ai Yoshihara.
•Day Job is a Long Form House Ensemble coached by Craig Cackowski. Cast: Macklen Machloghi, Justin Uretz, Libby Doyne, Nathan Ballard, Juan Velasco, Emily Bolcik, Ellie Race-Moore, and Jenna Torrisi.

10pm: The Hootenanny
A 60-minute improvised comedy show inspired by audience suggestions. Our celebrity guest host (The Hootenanny) shares personal and truthful stories that inspire a cast composed of veteran Chicago and Los Angeles improvisers. This propels hilarious interchanges between Hootenanny’s monologues and the company’s scenes.

 

SUGGESTIONS FOR THE WORKSHOP

ALL IMPROV – Wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in easily. 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.
  • 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!