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Chicago’s famed Second City comes to FMU’s Performing Arts Center

FLORENCE – Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre, “The Second City” will appear Friday, Feb. 10 at Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center. 

The show, part of the group’s Laugh Out Loud Tour, will feature some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations  from “The Second City’s” forty-five year plus history.

Founded in Chicago in 1959, “The Second City” has become the premier training ground for the comedy world’s best and brightest. Their alumni read like a who’s who of American comedy including Joan Rivers, John Belushi, Dan Aykrod,  Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and countless others. 

Not only does the show provide audiences with the chance to see comedy starts in the making, but they will also have the opportunity to see absolutely hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation. No topic or subject matter is off limits for “The Second City”. If your parents asked you not to speak about it at the dinner table, chances are it will be made fun of in an evening with “The Second City”. 

The performance is the third of four performances in the “Variety Series” that will conclude with the show “War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II” on May 26. 

In addition to the “Variety Series” there are four others during the PAC’s season that runs until May of 2012.  Those series include Broadway shows, concerts, family oriented shows and a dance series as well as a wide range of acts in the smaller, more intimate Black Box Theatre. Information on the complete season is available at

Tickets for the show start at $15 via telephone at (843) 661-4444, and at the FMU Performing Arts Center Box Office. Telephone and personal ticket sales are available Monday through Friday between 12-5 p.m., subject to availability. Tickets may be available for purchase at the door. 

The PAC is located in downtown Florence at the intersection of Dargan and Evans Streets.


Last Published: February 10, 2012 9:38 AM
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