The Second City's Holidazed & Confused Revue

Thompson Shelterhouse | Nov. 5 - Jan. 8, 2017

Performances added through Jan. 8 due to popular demand!
With the holiday season comes time-honored traditions: setting up a 6-foot fire hazard in the living room, watching your kid howl on Santa’s lap at the local mall and gaining a solid 12 pounds from stress and seasonal lattes. Thankfully, The Second City has a holiday experience you can actually look forward to and enjoy! With a sack full of seasonal sketches, The Second City’s Holidazed & Confused Revue is a riotous send-up of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and everything in-between. The show is the perfect antidote to your holiday malaise and is guaranteed to make you laugh until your cheeks flush with ho-ho-holidazed joy!

"If the holidays leave you feeling dazed, confused and a bit like the Grinch, this show could be just what you need.” — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Advisory: The Second City's Holidazed & Confused Revue is appropriate for adult and older teenage audiences. It contains adult language and mature themes.

Running Time: The show runs approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including one intermission.



Production Sponsor

Season Sponsor

Season Design Sponsor

Allan Berliant and Jennie Rosenthal Berliant Family Fund

Season Sponsor of New Work

The Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation

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Holidazed Fun

Prologue, October 2016

Blame Charles Dickens, Clement Moore and even Norman Rockwell for the outrageous expectations we face toward modern holiday celebrations, expectations that only seem to grow larger with each generation. The “season” now encroaches upon Thanksgiving … and Halloween may be next.

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A Chat with The Second City’s Nate DuFort

Prologue, October 2016

Nate DuFort, a producer in The Second City’s theatricals division and the producing director of its touring companies, discusses The Second City’s Holidazed & Confused Revue.

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Preview Performances

Nov. 5, 2016, at 8 p.m.; Nov. 6, 2016, at 7 p.m.; Nov. 8, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 9, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

Be among the first to see the show before opening night and save! Preview performance tickets are discounted and begin at just $35. Not valid with other discounts.

Opening Night

Nov. 10, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

Share the excitement of Thursday opening nights with a lively post-show cast party with complimentary hors d'oeuvres by Vonderhaar's Catering.

Meet the Artists

Nov. 13, 2016, at 2 p.m.; Nov. 20, 2016, at 2 p.m.; Nov. 23, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 8, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

Join in stimulating discussions with cast and crew following the performances.

Improv Workshop with The Second City

Nov. 19, 2016, at 10 a.m.
Registration cost of $50 per person

The Playhouse is excited to offer the chance to learn improvisation basics from members of Chicago’s acclaimed The Second City. Our two-hour Improv for Beginners workshop will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. The Second City’s Improv for Beginners class focuses on teaching the building blocks of improvisation to adults with little to no experience as they have a great time learning and playing with the troupe’s touring company members.

The Second City’s educational programs are based on the idea that improvisation in all forms can improve your life by encouraging teamwork and collaboration, building confidence, tying success to a model of listening and support of others, and creating a safe space to take risks and encourage creativity. The cost of the workshop is $50 per person. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now through the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888. 

The Second City's Holidazed & Confused Revue



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