The Second City’s 55th Anniversary Tour in Rockford Nov. 21

• Event is a benefit for Spectrum Progressive School of Rockford

Staff Report

Chicago’s comedy powerhouse The Second City is opening up their vaults to celebrate 55 years of laughter. Spectrum Progressive School of Rockford welcomes The Second City’s 55th Anniversary Tour Friday, Nov. 21, at Giovanni’s Restaurant, 610 N. Bell School Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and show starts at 8 p.m.

Be there for this ultimate peek behind the curtain as the superstars of tomorrow present the legendary theater’s best of the best, created by some of the biggest names in the business. It’s the perfect fusion of Second City’s hysterical history, the comically cutting edge future and world-famous improv.

The Second City continues to deliver the funny while touring the globe. Many of comedy’s biggest names have hit the road with The Second City Touring Company, including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Bill Murray, Jason Sudeikis, Key & Peele’s Keegan Michael Key and Saturday Night Live’s current “Weekend Update” co-anchor, Cecily Strong.

Tickets for The Second City’s 55th Anniversary Tour are $40 a ticket or 10 tickets for $600 with a reserved table. Tickets can be purchased at www.spectrumschool.org or by calling (815) 877-1600.

Spectrum Progressive School of Rockford’s goal is to make their progressive education experience accessible to all, which is why proceeds raised from this event will support programs such as the Scholarship and Financial Aid Fund. Spectrum Progressive School of Rockford follows a multiple-intelligence theory to teaching, which provides for a rich, stimulating educational environment and allows children with diverse learning styles to flourish.

For more information, call Spectrum School of Rockford at (815) 877-1600.

Posted Nov. 20, 2014

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