Symphony Pops & Specials

The Second City Guide to the Symphony

A Humorous Celebration of the Symphony Orchestra
by the premier comedy theater, The Second City

"This show simply has to come back. It’s the funniest two hours I spent in a theatre this year...a brilliantly written, skillfully staged and impeccably performed piece of musical theatre."
Toronto Star

"Self aware and funny...a fun departure from what unconverted members of the audience assumed a symphony was."
The Washington Post

"...a night audiences won't soon forget...Director Chris Earle arranged these sketches and musical pieces with all the finesse of an orchestra conductor, leaving the audience laughing even as they headed for the door. And, in many cases, with a sudden desire to go to the symphony."
DC Metro Arts


The Second City is the world’s premier comedy theater and school of improvisation, specializing in sketch comedy and improvisation and has been delighting audiences for over 50 years with permanent theaters in Chicago and Toronto as well as an International Touring Company. The Second City is well known as the incubator of some of the best-known comedic talent in North America, including Martin Short, Tina Fey, John Candy, Stephen Colbert, Catherine O’Hara, Mike Myers, Andrea Martin – too many to list in this space.

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