- $25 for one G-Pass to see The Second City – Happily Ever Laughter (up to $46.50 value)
- When: Friday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Genesee Theatre
- Seating: orchestra rows A–Z
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click to view the seating chart.<p>
How to use your G-Pass: you can enter the venue directly without redeeming your Groupon at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon’s mobile app.<p>
Second City – Happily Ever Laughter
Second City, Chicago’s beloved comedy institution, has been introducing the world to influential comic talent for over 50 years. Early graduates of the school include Bill Murray, Mike Myers, and Gilda Radner, while the following generation debuted future comic royalty such as Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and Amy Poehler. And with each new class of graduates, the comedy world gets even stronger.<p>
In its latest venture, “Happily Ever Laughter,” Second City’s current squad of performers celebrate this legacy, filing the stage with their finest scripted sketches, witty songs, and improvised tomfoolery. From topical humor to scenes collected from over 53 years of hit shows, the troupe weaves comic tapestries out of prepared material and the audience’s suggestions.<p>
Genesee Theatre began its life with a sellout. Opening its doors on Christmas Day, 1927, it welcomed audiences to four sold-out movie screenings, but those flickering stories weren't the only attraction. A $25,000 pipe organ—and that's in old-timey dollars—immediately caught the eye, while Italian marble, a stunning chandelier, and the building's Spanish Renaissance–style architecture dazzled.
Over the years, many changes occurred, the glamorous quotient rising or dipping with the times and the theater closing altogether in 1989. But when it reopened again in 2004, it was back in full force. Antique chandeliers and fixtures of the period had been brought in from around the country, the luxe carpet had been recreated from a 1927 photograph, and all the dust bunnies had been sent packing with generous severance packages. Yet not all the updates were of the old-fashioned sort: the stage was doubled in size, and cutting-edge technology was brought in to give the theatre's high-voltage visitors, from comedians to musicians, the star treatment.
203 N Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085