The Second City Tickets
The Second City is a Chicago-based improvisational theater enterprise, famous for its current set of performances. It first opened on December 16th, 1959, and has since become one of the most prolific and influential comedy theaters in the world. The name for the enterprise comes from the title of an article regarding Chicago that appeared in The New Yorker, in 1952. The first show premiered at the 1842 North Wells Street. The theater was created as a place where stories were made via improvisation, using unique methods that were later referred to as Theater Games. And now this theater is headed to your town. Grab The Second City tickets at the earliest.
The Second City Venues
- The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking Aventura Arts & Cultural Center - Aventura
- The Second City Bankhead Theater
- The Second City Carolina Theatre - Durham
- The Second City Lincoln Theatre - Columbus
- The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking Maryland Hall For The Creative Arts
- The Second City Newberry Opera House
- The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking Overture Hall At Overture Center for the Arts
- The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking Sunset Center
- The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking The Barns At Wolf Trap
- The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking Virginia Theatre - Il
- The Second City Whiting Auditorium
- The Second City Wilbur Theatre - MA
The Second City Cities
- The Second City Annapolis MD
- The Second City Boston MA
- The Second City Carmel By The Sea CA
- The Second City Champaign IL
- The Second City Columbus OH
- The Second City Durham NC
- The Second City Flint MI
- The Second City Livermore CA
- The Second City Madison WI
- The Second City Miami FL
- The Second City Newberry SC
- The Second City Vienna VA
The Second City Tickets
- Sun Jan 21 2018Sun Jan 21 2018
- Buy The Second City, Wilbur Theatre - MA Tickets for 01/21 07:00 PM The Second City, Wilbur Theatre - MA tickets for 01/21 07:00 PM at Wilbur Theatre MA, Boston, MA
- Sun Jan 21 2018
- Sat Jan 27 2018Sat Jan 27 2018
- Buy The Second City, Carolina Theatre - Durham Tickets for 01/27 08:00 PM The Second City, Carolina Theatre - Durham tickets for 01/27 08:00 PM at Carolina Theatre Durham, Durham, NC
- Sat Jan 27 2018
- Sun Jan 28 2018Sun Jan 28 2018
- Buy The Second City, Newberry Opera House Tickets for 01/28 08:00 PM The Second City, Newberry Opera House tickets for 01/28 08:00 PM at Newberry Opera House, Newberry, SC
- Sun Jan 28 2018
- Thu Feb 01 2018Thu Feb 01 2018
- Buy The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center - Aventura Tickets for 02/01 08:00 PM The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center - Aventura tickets for 02/01 08:00 PM at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Aventura, Miami, FL
- Thu Feb 01 2018
- Thu Feb 15 2018Thu Feb 15 2018
- Buy The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking, Sunset Center Tickets for 02/15 08:00 PM The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking, Sunset Center tickets for 02/15 08:00 PM at Sunset Center, Carmel By The Sea, CA
- Thu Feb 15 2018
- Fri Feb 16 2018Fri Feb 16 2018
- Buy The Second City, Bankhead Theater Tickets for 02/16 08:00 PM The Second City, Bankhead Theater tickets for 02/16 08:00 PM at Bankhead Theater, Livermore, CA
- Fri Feb 16 2018
- Fri Feb 23 2018Fri Feb 23 2018
- Buy The Second City, Whiting Auditorium Tickets for 02/23 08:00 PM The Second City, Whiting Auditorium tickets for 02/23 08:00 PM at Whiting Auditorium, Flint, MI
- Fri Feb 23 2018
- Sat Mar 10 2018Sat Mar 10 2018
- Buy The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking, Virginia Theatre - Il Tickets for 03/10 07:30 PM The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking, Virginia Theatre - Il tickets for 03/10 07:30 PM at Virginia Theatre Il, Champaign, IL
- Sat Mar 10 2018
- Thu Mar 22 2018Thu Mar 22 2018
- Buy The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking, The Barns At Wolf Trap Tickets for 03/22 08:00 PM The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking, The Barns At Wolf Trap tickets for 03/22 08:00 PM at The Barns At Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA
- Thu Mar 22 2018
- Thu Mar 29 2018Thu Mar 29 2018
- Buy The Second City, Lincoln Theatre - Columbus Tickets for 03/29 08:00 PM The Second City, Lincoln Theatre - Columbus tickets for 03/29 08:00 PM at Lincoln Theatre Columbus, Columbus, OH
- Thu Mar 29 2018
- Fri May 11 2018Fri May 11 2018
- Buy The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking, Maryland Hall For The Creative Arts Tickets for 05/11 07:30 PM The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking, Maryland Hall For The Creative Arts tickets for 05/11 07:30 PM at Maryland Hall For The Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD
- Fri May 11 2018
- Fri Jun 01 2018Fri Jun 01 2018
- Buy The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking, Overture Hall At Overture Center for the Arts Tickets for 06/01 08:00 PM The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking, Overture Hall At Overture Center for the Arts tickets for 06/01 08:00 PM at Overture Hall At Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI
- Fri Jun 01 2018
Let’s take a look at what this theater and its comedy is all about.
History of The Second City
The Second City opened its doors in Chicago, on a snowy, winter night in the December of 1959. Since then, it has grown to become the world’s premier comedy club, school of improvisation and theater. It features live shows every night in various cities such as Toronto, Chicago and Hollywood. The group based its performances on what it learned from the book of improvisation techniques by Spolin and recreated these according to their own individual style.
In recent years, the project was head by Andrew Alexander and his recently deceased partner, Len Stuart. They acquired The Second City in 1987. Alexander led the Second City for nearly 42 years and produced various television programs, including “Second City Presents”, “SCTV” and “Next Comedy Legend”.
Founders of The Second City
The Second City was founded by three partners, who dedicated a lot of their energy and time into making The Second City a worldwide success.
Bernard Sahlins – This American writer, comedian and director was born in Chicago in 1922 and was a University of Chicago graduate. He had also received an honorary doctorate from Columbia College in Chicago. In 1959, he opened The Second City, where he continued as a producer and eventually became one of the directors in the 1990s. He hired many talents, including the likes of John Candy, Harold Ramis and Bill Murray.
Howard Alk – Born in 1930, Alk was a Chicago-based filmmaker who was also enrolled in the University of Chicago. According to Bernard Sahlins, Howard Alk can be attributed with coming up with the group’s name, The Second City. He worked with the group initially but left around the early 1960s.
Paul Sills – Also a graduate of the University of Chicago, Paul Sills was an American director, who originally directed The Second City in Chicago. He was also an improvisation teacher. His mother was the teacher and writer, Viola Spolin, who is credited to have authored the first book on improvisation techniques, Improvisation for the Theater.
Since the debut of The Second City, many comedians, actors, directors and other working in the show business have launched their careers via this platform. Big names who have launched their careers from The Second City include Alan Arkin, James Belushi, John Candy, Jane Lynch, Andrea Martin, Amy Sedaris, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Gilda Radner, Harold Ramis, Joan Rivers, Stephen Colbert and Ian Gomez.
Tina Fey, the American actress, writer and comedian, known for her performance with Saturday Night Live, has also been a part of The Second City. She first broke into the comedy scene as a featured player in The Second City, before landing her big role in SNL.
Another famous name that came out of The Second City is Bill Murray. The 66-year old actor got his start with The Second City through an invitation from his older brother, Brian. He gained further exposure with his role on Saturday Night Live, which also earned him his first Emmy Award. The actor has starred in numerous comedy films since then, including Meatballs, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Tootsie. His critically acclaimed role in Lost in Translation (2003) earned him various awards.
Steve Carell is another big name that came out of The Second City. He performed with the comedy troupe in 1991 and later went on to pursue other career goals. He has worked on various projects since, including movies such as Get Smart (2008), Evan Almighty (2007) and Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011).
If you want to catch the show that helped launch all these amazing careers, you need to grab The Second City tickets now. The show is all set to take place in California, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
The Second City Schedule
Some of the best theatre productions have released their schedules. The Second City will run at the venues from 21-Jan-18 until 1-Jun-18. Upcoming show will be staged at Wilbur Theatre - MA, Boston; whereas the last one will be held at the Overture Hall At Overture Center for the Arts, Madison. For the complete list of dates and venues, please visit our website.
|The Second City||Wilbur Theatre - MA||Boston, MA||Sun Jan 21 201801/21 07:00 PM|
|The Second City||Carolina Theatre - Durham||Durham, NC||Sat Jan 27 201801/27 08:00 PM|
|The Second City||Newberry Opera House||Newberry, SC||Sun Jan 28 201801/28 08:00 PM|
|The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking||Aventura Arts & Cultural Center - Aventura||Miami, FL||Thu Feb 01 201802/01 08:00 PM|
|The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking||Sunset Center||Carmel By The Sea, CA||Thu Feb 15 201802/15 08:00 PM|
|The Second City||Bankhead Theater||Livermore, CA||Fri Feb 16 201802/16 08:00 PM|
|The Second City||Whiting Auditorium||Flint, MI||Fri Feb 23 201802/23 08:00 PM|
|The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking||Virginia Theatre - Il||Champaign, IL||Sat Mar 10 201803/10 07:30 PM|
|The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking||The Barns At Wolf Trap||Vienna, VA||Thu Mar 22 201803/22 08:00 PM|
|The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking||The Barns At Wolf Trap||Vienna, VA||Fri Mar 23 201803/23 08:00 PM|
The Second City Tickets Prices
The average price for The Second City Tickets start from $72. The minimum get in price is $32 for The Second City Tickets at the The Barns At Wolf Trap, Vienna. For a detailed look at ticket prices and amazing discounts, visit our website.
|Name||City||Date||Average Ticket Price||Get In Price
|The Second City||Boston||21-Jan-18||$141||$38|
|The Second City||Durham||27-Jan-18||$137||$51|
|The Second City||Newberry||28-Jan-18||$104||$55|
|The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking||Miami||1-Feb-18||$72||$55|
|The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking||Carmel By The Sea||15-Feb-18||$241||$188|
|The Second City||Livermore||16-Feb-18||$164||$50|
|The Second City||Flint||23-Feb-18||$165||$60|
|The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking||Champaign||10-Mar-18||$147||$50|
|The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking||Vienna||22-Mar-18||$209||$32|
|The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking||Vienna||23-Mar-18||$638||$141|
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