The Second City presents its fall mainstage revue. Wed 8 pm, Thu-Sun 7:30 pm late show Fri-Sat 10 pm (see website for additional dates/exceptions). No shows Dec 24-24. $25-$29, stu $16-$18.
This isn’t as solid as Second City’s last two revues, but there’s still lots to enjoy, particularly from veteran ensemble members Connor Thompson and Ashley Botting. Thompson scores big laughs as an Owen Sound layabout who has a gift for giving directions, as well as a children’s performer accidentally hired to sing at a Remembrance Day ceremony. Botting gets two big solos that showcase her sassy range. But under director Reid Janisse, many of the sketches need polish, presenting jokey types rather than people.
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