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Cincinnati Playhouse Extends Hit Production, The Second City’s HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE Through Jan. 8

pip_holidazed-extended(CINCINNATI) –  The Playhouse is offering a hilarious opportunity to recap and/or recover from your holiday experiences — an additional week of THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE, which is the perfect antidote to seasonal stress. The show, which had been set to close on Dec. 31, now will run through Jan. 8, 2017.

The extension adds eight new performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5; 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7; and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8.

A sold-out tradition in the Windy City, THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE rolls in with a blast of holidazed laughter to blow away the emotionally-charged chaos of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and everything in between.

The cast of THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE includes Tyler Davis, Katie Kershaw, Charles Pettitt, Emma Pope, Amy Thompson and Nate Varrone.

THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE is sponsored by The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.

Ticket prices for remaining performances of THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE start at $40. Prices are subject to change, and patrons are encouraged to buy early for the best seats at the best prices. The show is appropriate for adult and older teenage audiences.

Tickets to 7 p.m. Sunday College Night performances are priced at just $10 for college students with a valid school ID. Student tickets are just $15 on the day of the show for all other performances.

Discounted ticket prices for teens and students are always available for $30 and $45, depending on seat location.

Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets to THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE are on sale now. For more information, call the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888 (toll-free in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana at 800-582-3208) or visit www.cincyplay.com. Call 513-345-2248 for Telecommunications Device for the Deaf accessibility.

The 2016-17 Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre season is presented by Heidelberg Distributing Co., and the Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre season design sponsor is the Allan Berliant and Jennie Rosenthal Berliant Family Fund. The season sponsor of new work is the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE Runs Nov. 5-Jan. 8

pip_dazed-and-confused-promo1THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Nov. 5-Jan. 8
Eden Park

Send your inner Grinch packing.
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!
Advisory: THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE is appropriate for adult and older teenage audiences. It contains adult language and mature themes.

  • In preview Sat, Nov. 5 at 8pm & Sun, Nov. 6 at 7pm
  • In preview Tue-Wed, Nov. 8-9 at 7:30pm
  • Thu, Nov. 10 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Nov. 11 at 8pm
  • Sat, Nov. 12 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 13 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Thu, Nov. 15-17 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Nov. 18 at 8pm
  • Sat, Nov. 19 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 20 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue, Nov. 22 at 7:30pm
  • Wed, Nov. 23 at 1pm & 7:30pm
  • Fri, Nov. 25 at 8pm
  • Sat, Nov. 26 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 27 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Thu, Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Dec. 2 at 8pm
  • Sat, Dec. 3 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 4 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue, Dec. 6 at 7:30pm
  • Thu, Dec. 8 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Dec. 9 at 8pm
  • Sat, Dec. 10 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 11 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Thu, Dec. 13-15 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Dec. 16 at 8pm
  • Sat, Dec. 17 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 18 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Thu, Dec. 20-22 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Dec. 23 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Mon-Thu, Dec. 26-29 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Dec. 30 at 8pm
  • Sat, Dec. 31 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Tue-Thu, Jan. 3-5 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Jan. 6 at 8pm
  • Sat, Jan. 7 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Jan. 8 at 2pm & 7pm

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Improv Workshops at PIP on May 3 & 4

PIP_logoBring a friend, bring a date, or just come because you think you are funny.

Two Days Only! Classes taught by Tim Stoltenberg, cast member of Second City 2: Less Pride, More Pork, brought to you by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (www.cincyplay.com).

Workshop 1: Improv for Beginners – Saturday, May 3, 7:00–9:30PM – $50

This workshop will focus on making choices right away and get that scene moving. We will explore how to use environment and character to support your choices and make the scene fun for you, your partner, and the audience.

Workshop 2: Improv Master Class – Saturday, May 4, 1:00–3:30PM – $50

For experienced improvisers who have been doing this for a while, a workshop to rekindle that excitement and inspiration of doing improv. We’ll break down old habits, patterns, and get you out of your head, as well as look at scene relationships in a different way to keep every scene fresh and exciting.

Call 513-421-3888 to register.

Both classes are taught at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202 in the Marx Rehearsal Hall.

Tim Stoltenberg appeared at the Playhouse in 2012 in The Second City 2: Less Pride, More Pork. He has worked with Second City since 2008, and is a current member of Chicago’s iO (Improv Olympics) and the Improvised Shakespeare Company. He has also worked with Baby Wants Candy, Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, Laughing Matters Improvisation, and ComedyCity of Green Bay, Wisconsin. He taught several wildly successful improvisation classes for Cincinnati Playhouse in the summer of 2012.

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Playhouse Musical Improv Classes

Whether you are polishing your performance skills or exploring something new, you will have a great time in a fun, fast-paced, and encouraging environment. Matthew Loren Cohen was hired in 2009 by Chicago’s famed Second City to music direct a revue aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Gem. Since that time, he has worked steadily for the Second City, including music directing and writing music for Second City revues at such regional theaters as Arizona Theatre Company, Baltimore’s Centerstage, Actors Theatre of Louisville and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Basics of Musical Improvisation, June 2 and June 9, 9:30 AM – 12 PM, with Matthew Loren Cohen. For registration information, visit http://ticketing.cincyplay.com/auxiliary/auxlisting.aspx.

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THE SECOND CITY 2 Ensemble Earns LCT Award

THE SECOND CITY 2: LESS PRIDE…MORE PORK Ensemble
Earns League of Cincinnati Theatres Award
for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

The cast of THE SECOND CITY 2: LESS PRIDE…MORE PORK. Photo by Sandy Underwood.

(CINCINNATI, MAY 9, 2012)– Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of THE SECOND CITY 2: LESS PRIDE…MORE PORK has earned a League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) Award for its acting ensemble. The show, an all-new follow-up to last year’s record-breaking fall production by The Second City, closes the theatre’s Thompson Shelterhouse season.

In THE SECOND CITY 2, the Chicago comedy troupe once again sets its razor-sharp sights on Cincinnati, with a special emphasis on stories that have captured the city’s attention since their last visit. The streetcar once again plays a role, as well as the Reds and the opening of the Banks. The first Second City Playhouse production was the longest running and highest grossing in Shelterhouse history.

According to LCT panelists, the show’s cast “did a fantastic job with the script and were really funny. … Overall, an excellent show.” The ensemble includes Cody Dove, Sayjal Joshi, Amy Roeder, John Sabine, Tim Stoltenberg and Travis Turner.

THE SECOND CITY 2 continues through July 1. Tickets are available at www.cincyplay.com.

The League of Cincinnati Theatres was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnati’s theatre community. LCT provides its member companies and individual members with education, resources and services to enhance the quality and exposure of the theatre community in Cincinnati and increase community awareness, attendance and involvement. More information about the League can be found at www.leagueofcincytheatres.info.

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