The Second City Brings New Show to Cape Playhouse 9/5- 9 !

The Second City Brings New Show to Cape Playhouse 9/5- 9 !The Second City, Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater, returns to The Cape Playhouse for a special fall engagement with a new show, The Best of The Second City. This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City's 55-year history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more-- as well as their trademark improvisation. Come see where it all began during this special 5- performance engagement, playing September 5-9.

Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny,? The Second City is celebrating 55 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy's best and brightest.

The Second City made their Cape Playhouse has played two sold-out engagements, Fully Loaded in 2015 and Free Speech! (While Supplies Last) in 2016.

Playing September 5 through 9, performances are Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm, and Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm.

Tickets, priced at $29.00-$49.00, can be purchased at CapePlayhouse.com, at the Cape Playhouse Box Office (820 Main Street, Route 6A, Dennis, MA), or by phone at 508-385-3911.

About The Cape Playhouse

The non-profit Cape Playhouse was founded in 1927 by Californian Raymond Moore, who spent several summers in Provincetown painting scenery, writing plays, and acting in local theatre. His vision, however, was to have a theatre of his own-a smart, sophisticated summer theatre that would bring Broadway to Cape Cod. He purchased a 19th-century former Unitarian Meeting House for $200, had it moved to 3½ acres of pasture land fronting the Old Kings Highway in Dennis, and converted it into a professional theatre. The Cape Playhouse has been kept true to its original structure-even the original pews still serve as seats. The opening performance on July 4, 1927 was The Guardsman, starring Basil Rathbone. Over the years, many big- name stars from Broadway and the silver screen have acted there, including Bette Davis (who first worked as an usher), Gregory Peck, Gertrude Lawrence, Lana Turner, Ginger Rogers, Humphrey Bogart, Tallulah Bankhead, Helen Hayes, Julie Harris, and Paulette Goddard. It's no wonder the Cape Playhouse is known as "The Birthplace of the Stars." Many young, aspiring performers have spent their summers here. In 1956, a young student was given a small part in The Male Animal, starring Henry Fonda (his daughter, Jane)! Today, most of the stars still come from Broadway, but it seems that almost every well-known star of stage, screen, and TV has walked the stage of the Cape Playhouse.

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