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Encore run for ‘Second City Guide to Opera’

Updated: February 10, 2013 6:04PM



The curtain barely came down on the first-ever “Second City Guide to the Opera,” presented Saturday by the Second City and Lyric Opera of Chicago at the Civic Opera House, before it was time for an encore.

Due to its overwhelming success, Lyric Opera and Second City announced Tuesday that they will reprise the event — with new material — for several dates in June. Tickets, $35 and $45, will go on sale online Jan. 23 at lyricopera.org. VIP tickets are available for $75.

Furthermore, for the June dates, 300 seats will be added onstage, so patrons can get in on the action.

In addition to improv, “the show will include completely new scenes as well as a reprise of some of the best scenes created for the inaugural performance of ‘The Second City Guide to the Opera,’” said Kelly Leonard, executive vice president of the Second City in a statement. “Audiences will be treated to cabaret-style seating, with libations and table service available throughout the performance.”

Specific dates and additional details will be announced in the next week or so. Phone sales will begin in April.



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