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  • Approximate running time: 2 hrs

    Contains some adult content—parental guidance suggested

Back together again!

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City—hot on the heels of their hugely successful, sold-out January 5 collaboration, The Second City Guide to the Opera—present a run of shows at the Civic Opera House, with audience members seated onstage.

The May-June run of The Second City Guide to the Opera features two opera singers and ensemble members of The Second City.

Wait staff provides table service—full bar selection and light savories—starting 75 minutes before the show begins, with beverage and light food service continuing throughout the evening.

House lights will be fully illuminated in the Ardis Krainik Theatre for more than an hour before each performance so patrons can take pictures from the stage and enjoy the beautiful Art-Deco space while waiting for the show to begin. Souvenir pilsner glasses will be available for purchase.

Tickets $35-$75. General Admission (GA) onstage seating—first-come, first-seated; please note our Pedersen Room Diners will have seats reserved onstage. Prices subject to change.

The Pedersen Room Restaurant at Lyric will have dinner seating 90 minutes before each show; reservations are not required but are encouraged to guarantee seating. While you dine, general admission seats will be reserved in your onstage ticketed section so you may enjoy your meal!

 The Second City Guide to the Opera is a project of  Lyric Unlimited.

 *May-June performances do not feature January guest hosts Renée Fleming and Patrick Stewart. 

The Second City Guide to the Opera presented by PNC Bank.

Joey Bland

Ensemble
Joey Bland

Molly Brennan

Ensemble
Molly Brennan

Lili-Anne Brown

Ensemble
Lili-Anne Brown

Lauren Curnow

Mezzo-soprano
Lauren Curnow

Bernard Holcomb

Tenor
Bernard Holcomb

Beth Melewski

Ensemble
Beth Melewski

Tim Ryder

Ensemble
Tim Ryder

Timothy Sniffen

Writer/Ensemble
Timothy Sniffen  

 

Kate James

Writer
Kate James

 

Billy Bungeroth

Director
Billy Bungeroth

 

Jesse Case

Writer, Musical Director, Composer/Arranger
Jesse Case