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The Second City, Chicago's Famous Improv Theater Troupe, Returns to Philadelphia for "We're All in this Room Together," February 3-4, 2017

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Chicago’s kings & queens of comedy are back - @TheSecondCity brings their legendary sketch comedy to @KimmelCenter’s Perelman Theater 2/3-4

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Amanda Conte

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aconte@kimmelcenter.org

THE SECOND CITY, CHICAGO’S FAMOUS IMPROV THEATER TROUPE, RETURNS TO PHILADELPHIA FOR WE’RE ALL IN THIS ROOM TOGETHER, FEBRUARY 3–4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, December 22, 2016) –– Famed comedy troupe The Second City – where many of today’s top comedy superstars got their start – will visit the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Perelman Theater for three performances of their show We’re All In This Room Together, Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4.  The show features improvised comedy, audience interaction, and of-the-moment sketches and songs from the legendary sketch comedy archives.

“We are thrilled to welcome the return of The Second City to the Kimmel Center campus for another hilarious weekend,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “A creative blend of comedy, music and improvisation, this generation of comedians will have everyone in the room howling with laughter.”

The Second City began in December 1959 and is now the world’s predominant comedy club and improv school. From the beginning, the club has been a platform for comedians, actors, and directors working in show business with live shows every night in Chicago, Toronto, and Hollywood. Made up of the next generations of the comedy world’s best performers, the talented comedians of Second City ensure the audience never gets the same show twice. Each performance features entertaining sketch comedy and The Second City’s trademark improvisation.

Other upcoming comedy performances at the Kimmel Center include Ryan Raftery is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion: The Anna Wintour Musical (February 9, 2017 - February 11, 2017, SEI Innovation Studio), Spend the Night with Billy Crystal (March 20–21, 2017, Verizon Hall), and Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection Where The Audience Asks The Questions (April 11, 2017, Academy of Music).

THE SECOND CITY: WE’RE ALL IN THIS ROOM TOGETHER

Perelman Theater

February 3, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

February 4, 2017, 4:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Tickets

Tickets are available now and start at $39.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at kimmelcenter.org.

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2016-2017 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.

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