Comedy on Tour
Nov 11, 2014 09:39AM
● By Amy
From left to right; Christine Tawfik, Rachel LaForce, Paul Jurewicz, Lisa Barber, Adam Schreck, Nick Rees. Photo by Kristen Miccoli, courtesy of AT&T Performing Arts Center
You can always use a good laugh, and starting Thursday, you’ll have no excuse not to have a good one. Don’t miss The Second City – 55th Anniversary Tour taking place this Thursday, Nov. 13, through Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Dallas City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District. A presentation of the Center’s Off Broadway on Flora series, The Second City will be performing four shows.
As part of the Touring Company’s two-act review, performers will draw from the archives of material The Second City is famous for. With its own brand of topical sketch comedy, hilarious songs and improvisation that changes with every performance, The Second City has resident stages in Chicago and Toronto, and a touring ensemble that combined entertain more than 1 million audience members each year.
Now familiar faces on television programs and movies, many actors in comedy got their start with The Second City such as; John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, Tina Fey, Steve Carell and more than 500 others. An evening with The Second City provides audiences with the chance to see comedy stars in the making.
The Second City is a winner of more than 30 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations in Chicago and more than 35 Dora Award nominations in Toronto honoring excellence in professional theatre. Tickets are now on sale for the four performances; Thursday, Nov. 13 and Friday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov.15 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Just a heads up, performances may contain adult content and language.