Three new theatres, a brand new Training Centre space, and a new restaurant concept are coming to Toronto in 2020.
Come bask in the neon glow of The Second City’s brand new revue! If I Could #Throwback Time mines comedy gold from treasures like old school video games! Power Rangers! And Canada’s long, complicated history of sweeping social injustices! Set to a soundtrack that’s sure to bring back some of your best (and maybe even less-than-best) memories, The Second City’s totally tubular takedown of life as we know it–and remember it–is full of lust, laughter, and whip-smart satire. Take refuge from climate change inside our theatre, where time is a theoretical construct and improv is an actual superpower.
The press opening is set for Thursday, October 10 at 8:00pm.
If I Could #Throwback Time is performed and written by ensemble members Tricia Black, Clare McConnell, Natalie Metcalfe, Alan Shane Lewis, Sharjil Rasool, and Chris Wilson. Four-time Second City alum Rob Baker directs his first resident stage revue with returning musical director Jordan Armstrong. Kirsten Rasmussen is assistant director and Seann Murray is stage manager.
The producing team includes Andrew Alexander (CEO & Executive Producer), Steve Johnston (President), D’Arcy Stuart (Chief Operations Officer), Jen Hoyt (VP of Production), Christine Groom and Sophie Santerre (Associate Producers).
Tickets start at $28.00 and are available by phone at 416-343-0011 or online at secondcity.com. The Mainstage show schedule for The Second City Toronto is: Tuesdays through Thursdays at 8 pm; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and 10 pm; Sundays at 7:30 pm.
Premiering with an iconic cast that included Dan Aykroyd, Valri Bromfield, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jayne Eastwood, Joe Flaherty, Gilda Radner, and Gerry Salsberg, The Second City Toronto has been winning over Canadian audiences since opening on Adelaide Street in 1973. Since then, The Second City has called four Toronto addresses home, with a brand new location scheduled to open in 2021. The legendary sketch and improv theater’s complete history and legacy are explored in a brand new book, The Second City: The Essentially Accurate History (Agate Midway). Featuring a foreword by Catherine O’Hara, the book is available for pre-order now wherever books are sold and will be on shelves December 17.