The Second City Touring Company brings the cure to Fredonia
Comedy takes a turn on stage when Rockefeller Arts Center presents The Second City Touring Company: Cure for the Common Comedy on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia.
Featuring “topical sketch comedy, hilarious songs, and on-the-spot improvisation,” The Second City Touring Company gives audiences the opportunity to see the “comedy stars of tomorrow in the making.”
The cast for the performance includes Amy Thompson, Katie Kershaw, Emma Pope, E.J. Cameron, Mark Campbell, and Saurabh Pande. The stage manager is Fernando Alvarez and the music director is Anthony Sanders.
With an alumni roster including John Belushi, Tina Fey, Gilda Radner, and Bill Murray, Second City has been the central beginning venue for comedy stars. The Chicago-based troupe started in 1959 as a small, cabaret theatre in Chicago. Over the years, alumni gradually commented on Second City’s reputation for inspiring top comedic talent. By the 1980s, Second City had opened a company in Toronto for a new era of innovation in improvisation.
The Second City continues to produce media in television and film as an entertainment company, in addition to live performances. Second City Training Centers are located in Chicago, Toronto, and Los Angeles, four touring companies perform in North America and abroad, and Second City Communications provides improve-based methods to the corporate sector.
The Second City Touring Company: Cure for the Common Comedy is presented as part of the Lake Shore Savings Season. This performance may contain adult subject matter.
This event is part of Family Weekend at Fredonia. The Spectrum Entertainment Board, a Student Association group, and The Office of Campus Life are supporting this event, financially. Special ticket prices are available for Fredonia students and their family members.
Tickets are available through the Fredonia Campus Ticket Office in the Williams Center, by phone at 673-3501, and online at fredonia.edu/tickets.