The Second City turns 60 on Tuesday, Dec. 16. However, the celebration kicks off this month with special events and launches that give audiences a peek behind the curtain of the comedy theater.
The company will commemorate its diamond anniversary with the release of a new coffee table book. The Second City: The Essentially Accurate History (Agate Midway), by The Second City with Sheldon Patinkin and Liz Kozak, will be released Wed., Dec. 17. The book is now available for pre-order wherever books are sold, but customers who purchase at SecondCity.com/book now through Dec. 8 will receive a free Second City logo sticker, free gift wrapping for the holidays and entry into a drawing to win their choice of one of three grand prizes.
The Second City is participating in the Design Museum of Chicago's free public exhibit "Setting the Stage: Objects of Chicago Theatre," which overlaps with the city's Year of Chicago Theatre initiative. Visitors can see the famed bentwood chair through Sunday, Jan. 5.
To honor Second City's Wednesday night opening in 1959, the theater will offer a special ticket pricing of $19.59 for select Wednesday performances, starting in January.
Second City's Diversity & Inclusion program will hold sixty mentorship meetings with new and current talent to support diverse comedic talent, starting in February.
The Second City Training Center will award sixty scholarships to students, starting in March.
See SecondCity.com .