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  America: All Better! at Second City

America: All Better!

Second City
1616 N. Wells St Chicago

Its official – the United States is moving forward. We have a new President taking office, sweeping international economic crisis, and the effects of global warming all around us. It’s time to fire up the Rahminator and transplant a little Midwestern charm to Washington making America: All Better!

Thru - Nov 29, 2009

Tuesdays: 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm & 11:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm & 11:00pm
Sundays: 7:00pm

Price: $20-$25

Stage: Mainstage

Show Type: Improv

Box Office: 312-337-3992

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  America: All Better! Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
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Chicago Tribune - Highly Recommended

"...The best Second City revues have strong overarching worldviews—preferably involving our deepest insecurities. This stellar new show is right up there with the classics. It benefits from a cast of unusually diverse styles and talents."
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Chris Jones

Chicago Sun Times - Recommended

"...This flamboyant revue, directed by Matt Hovde and featuring Lauren Ash, Joe Canale, Shelly Gossman, Brad Morris, Anthony LeBlanc, Emily Wilson and O'Brien -- arrived just a week after Second City e.t.c. debuted its newest show. So the inevitable question was: After riffing on Barack Obama's victory, the ever-more catastrophic economy and those dependable old standbys (sex and relationships), would there be anything left to spoof?"
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Hedy Weiss

Examiner - Recommended

"...As always, Ruby Streak’s musical direction provides verve, snap and polish. American is not, of course all better. But even if it were, we suspect Second City would still find plenty to skewer."
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Catey Sullivan

Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...It seems the Second City company would rather leave the breaking news to television’s comic commentators, like SNL, Jon Stewart, D.L. Hughley, and Stephen Colbert (a Second City veteran). The choice makes sense: TV can respond much more rapidly to changing events than a long-running sketch revue can. But not even the sharpest on-air satire can match the distinctive experience of a live performance in an intimate cabaret, and America: All Better! is at its best when it celebrates that."
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Albert Williams

Chicago Free Press - Recommended

"...The ensemble deliver the goods with a high interest rate, never more charming than when Gossman plays a trash-talking WWE wrestler while, as her rival, Lauren Ash delivers maddeningly thoughtful and compassionately restrained responses to her foul-mouthed taunts. This is vintage S.C. magic, where the character-based jokes defy expectations to strip dangerous familiarity from a stupid stereotype."
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Lawrence Bommer

Centerstage - Highly Recommended

"...It's the rare show that may actually manage to please all people, all the time. Whether you’re a local Chicagoan on a night out or an out-of-towner looking for a good time, The Second City Mainstage delivers the goods."

Zach Freeman

   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

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