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 Cities
- The Second City Boston MA
- The Second City Everett WA
- The Second City Fort Lauderdale FL
- The Second City Kansas City MO
- The Second City Medford OR
- The Second City Milwaukee WI
- The Second City Vienna VA
- The Second City Washington DC
- The Second City Naples FL
- The Second City Oklahoma City OK
- The Second City Tulsa OK
The Second City Tickets
- Wed Sep 26 2018Wed Sep 26 2018
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- Sun Jan 13 2019
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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 26-Sep-18 until 15-Feb-19. Upcoming show will be staged at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, Kansas City; whereas the last one will be held at the Artis-Naples, Naples. For the complete list of dates and venues, please visit our website.
|The Second City||Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland||Kansas City, MO||Wed Sep 26 201809/26 08:00 PM|
|The Second City: Made In America - Some Assembly Required||Williams Theatre at Tulsa Performing Arts Center||Tulsa, OK||Sat Sep 29 201809/29 08:00 PM|
|The Second City: Made In America - Some Assembly Required||Amaturo Theater at Broward Ctr For The Perf Arts||Fort Lauderdale, FL||Sun Oct 07 201810/07 06:00 PM|
|Second City||Tower Theatre - OK||Oklahoma City, OK||Thu Oct 11 201810/11 07:00 PM|
|The Second City||Vogel Hall Marcus Center||Milwaukee, WI||Fri Oct 19 201810/19 07:30 PM|
|The Second City||Vogel Hall Marcus Center||Milwaukee, WI||Sat Oct 20 201810/20 07:30 PM|
|The Second City||Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater||Medford, OR||Fri Nov 09 201811/09 07:30 PM|
|The Second City: Dysfunctional Holiday Revue||Everett Theatre||Everett, WA||Fri Nov 16 201811/16 08:00 PM|
|The Second City: Love, Factually||Kennedy Center Theatre Lab||Washington, DC||Tue Dec 04 201812/04 08:00 PM|
|The Second City: Love, Factually||Kennedy Center Theatre Lab||Washington, DC||Wed Dec 05 201812/05 08:00 PM|
The Second City Tickets Prices
The average price for The Second City Tickets start from $64. The minimum get in price is $41 for The Second City Tickets at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, Kansas City. 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||Kansas City||26-Sep-18||$171||$41|
|The Second City: Made In America - Some Assembly Required||Tulsa||29-Sep-18||$538||$75|
|The Second City: Made In America - Some Assembly Required||Fort Lauderdale||7-Oct-18||$132||$52|
|Second City||Oklahoma City||11-Oct-18||$208||$110|
|The Second City||Milwaukee||19-Oct-18||$64||$56|
|The Second City||Milwaukee||20-Oct-18||$65||$56|
|The Second City||Medford||9-Nov-18||$174||$75|
|The Second City: Dysfunctional Holiday Revue||Everett||16-Nov-18||$227||$164|
|The Second City: Love, Factually||Washington||4-Dec-18||$133||$79|
|The Second City: Love, Factually||Washington||5-Dec-18||$133||$79|
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