Thursday, October 14, 2010

Second City is coming back to Dixon!

On Saturday, Nov. 6, Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre The Second City will appear at the Historic Dixon Theatre in downtown Dixon at 7:30 p.m.. The Second City’s Dysfunctional Holiday Revue delivers healthy dose of seasonal satire with holiday film classics, family gatherings, improvised Christmas Carols, even Joseph and Mary – nothing is too sacred for a show that is the perfect alternative to the same old holiday shows.

"This is the second year in a row that we have brought The Second City to Dixon for a show, and we couldn't be more excited for the event," Dixon Main Street Executive Director Josh Albrecht said. "This is top-notch comedy. I guarantee you will not stop laughing the entire night."

Founded in Chicago in 1959, The Second City has become the premier training ground for the comedy world’s best and brightest. Their alumni list reads like a who’s who of American comedy, as it includes: Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, George Wendt, Martin Short, John Candy, Bonnie Hunt, Tim Meadows, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Horatio Sanz, Ryan Stiles and countless others.

Not only will an evening with The Second City provide audiences with the chance to see comedy stars in the making, but they will also have the opportunity to see hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation – all with a special holiday slant. It’s a fast-paced, interactive comedy revue filled with style and wit – where even Rudolph is fair game.

"This is a great night of entertainment at a fraction of what it would cost you to travel into Chicago for a show," Albrecht said. "With our great restaurants in downtown Dixon, you can really make a night of it with this event. And best of all, we have free parking in downtown Dixon."

Tickets for The Second City are $20 each, $15 each for groups of 5 or more, and can be purchased at Venier's Jewelry, Trein's Jewelry and the Crystal Cork in downtown Dixon. Or you can order by phone by calling 815-288-2308

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