Posts tagged "Second City"

A Clown Car Named Desire (Second City e.t.c.): Firing on all cylinders

A Clown Car Named Desire (Second City e.t.c.): Firing on all cylinders
Reviewed by Tom Lawler Second City e.t.c. presents A Clown Car Named Desire. With the recent passing of Bernie Sahlins, the last surviving member of the trio that opened The Second City in 1959, it’s a worthy time as any to reflect on how this venerable comedy institution is holding up in its middle age.... Read more »

"The Second City Guide to Opera" (Lyric Opera): Distinctly Chicago

"The Second City Guide to Opera" (Lyric Opera): Distinctly Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City combine forces to present The Second City Guide to the Opera. Upon arrival, it’s obvious that something is different. The usual bustling in the majestic Lyric foyer is missing.  Hints of pop music are trickling through the Aisle 5 entryway.  We follow the music into the vast, beautiful and unoccupied Ardis Krainik... Read more »

Off Book Chats A Red Orchid, Second City and unlocks casting secrets at Chicago Shakes and Steppenwolf

Off Book Chats A Red Orchid, Second City and unlocks casting secrets at Chicago Shakes and Steppenwolf
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews “In A Garden” at A Red Orchid Theatre and “Let Them Eat Chaos” at Second City.  Our special guests are Erica Daniels, Associate Artistic Director at Steppenwolf Theatre and Bob Mason, Artistic Associate/Casting Director at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. This April 26th episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten... Read more »
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"Let Them Eat Chaos" (The Second City): LOL... LOL...LOL!!!

"Let Them Eat Chaos" (The Second City): LOL... LOL...LOL!!!
The Second City presents their 101st Revue, Let Them Eat Chaos.  It’s a little improv. It’s a little sketch. It’s a little singing. It’s a little rapping. It’s a whole lot of comedy. Second City launched the careers of Tina Fey, Bill Murray, John Candy and many more megastars. Part of TSC’s appeal is a natural curiosity for... Read more »

We’re All In This Room Together (Second City e.t.c.): Feisty, Fast and Loose Sketch

We’re All In This Room Together (Second City e.t.c.): Feisty, Fast and Loose Sketch
Reviewed by Tom Lawler The Second City e.t.c.’s 36threvue states its mission at the top: Let’s dock our iPhones, close up our Facebooks and stop feeding our Twitters. For two hours, anyway. Although this latest production from Second City’s feisty e.t.c. cast opens with this somewhat militant message for today’s always-connected generation, don’t worry. The... Read more »