Press Release | Chicago’s famed Second City returns to Walton Arts Center

For Immediate Release

Chicago’s famed Second City returns to Walton Arts Center

Northwest Arkansas (November 23, 2010) – On Saturday, December 11, Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre The Second City will appear at Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall at 6pm and 9pm. Returning for a fifth time, The Second City will perform their Dysfunctional Holiday Revue, which delivers a healthy dose of seasonal satire with holiday film classics, family gatherings, improvised Christmas Carols, even Joseph and Mary – nothing is too sacred for a show that is the perfect alternative to the same old holiday shows. Tickets range from $23 to $33 and can be purchased by calling the Walton Arts Center Box Office at 479.443.5600 or by visiting

The Second City: Improv for Actors class will take place 11am-1pm on Saturday, December 11 in Walton Arts Center’s Starr Theater. Tickets are $25. Taught by Second City actors, this class is perfect for college level improvisers or actors who want to use improvisational techniques to support their text work. For more information, visit

Founded in Chicago in 1959, The Second City has become the premier training ground for the comedy world’s best and brightest. Their alumni list reads like a who’s who of American comedy, as it includes: Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, George Wendt, Martin Short, John Candy, Bonnie Hunt, Tim Meadows, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Horatio Sanz, Ryan Stiles and countless others.

Not only will an evening with The Second City provide audiences with the chance to see comedy stars in the making, but they will also have the opportunity to see hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation – all with a special holiday slant. It’s a fast-paced, interactive comedy revue filled with style and wit – where even Rudolph is fair game. For more information about the The Second City, visit

Second City is part of the Coca-Cola® Night Out Series with media support from KNWA News. For more information about this performance or others, contact the Walton Arts Center Box Office by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ premier center for the performing arts and entertainment. Each year more than 140,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend over 350 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, graduations and more. Approximately 20,000 students and teachers from 30 school districts participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and over 300 volunteers donate more than 15,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 50% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit