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The Second City's NUT-CRACKING HOLIDAY REVUE
The Second City's NUT-CRACKING HOLIDAY REVUE

December 12 - December 14, 2013

This seasonal blend of hilarious scenes, songs and improvisation is the perfect alternative to the same old holiday shows.

 

ADAM PEACOCK grew up just outside of Detroit and attended Eastern Michigan University. He was a cast member in the Theatrical The Second City's Got Balls: An Evening of Sports Comedy in Detroit, and most recently was a cast member for The Second City on the NCL Spirit and NCL Pearl. Adam can also be seen performing with Ghostman and Schtick Mayhorn. He would like to thank his mom, grandparents, the entire Motley Crew, the Wolfpack, and all of his pals.

ASHER PERLMAN is delighted to perform with The Second City. A Wisconsin native, Asher can be seen performing with iO, ComedySportz Chicago, Comedy Partners with Blair Beeken, and ATV Comedy (www.atvcomedy.com). He is also a contributor to The Second City Network. Past credits include sailing the high seas as a member of The Second City aboard the NCL Epic and performing in the TBS "Just for Laughs" festival. Big thanks to his family for their support and The Second City for the opportunity. He is a dog person.

PAT REIDY has appeared in many original productions with sketch groups Cowboy Don, Batch 285, and his original show Pat Reidy Fails: LIVE!!! He is proud to have been a part of many productions at the Annoyance Theater where he also teaches improv. Performing with the talented members of The Second City Touring Company is a dream come true for Pat. He would like to thank The Second City for this amazing opportunity, as well as Mick, Jen, Nick, his family, and his wife Ali for their love and support.

MARLENA RODRIGUEZ is a writer, improviser, and stand-up comedian who is thrilled to be working with The Second City Touring Company. She is a Second City Comedy Studies alumni and has worked with Just Great! A Weekly Revue, Paperweight magazine, and The Second City's Urban Twist. Marlena has performed across the country at comedy hubs, such as iO Chicago, The Lincoln Lodge, StandUp NY, Zanies, The Comedy Studio, The Del Close Marathon, and Boston's Women in Comedy Festival. She can be seen regularly at Double Feature, Chicago's monthly stand-up comedy and short film festival at The Lincoln Lodge. Marlena was recently named one of 50 Hot Women in Comedy by AfterEllen.com Follow her at @MarlenaRodrigz

SARAH SHOOK is excited for the opportunity to perform with The Second City's Touring Company. She previously performed at The Second City with Bench Co and Twisty. You can also catch her at the iO Theatre with The Adventures and the Del Tones, doing sketch with Punam Patel, or performing with her all-female team, FANNY. Sarah is from the Baltimore suburbs, has never seen "The Wire," loves Linda Ronstadt, has two cats named Velma and Edith, bakes pies, and has climbed an active volcano. She would like to thank her family, friends, and Droomz!

EMILY WALKER hails from the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. She has studied improv, sketch comedy, and musical improv with The Second City and iO. She's performed in numerous sketch and improv shows all over Chicago and in NYC, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Louisville, and Nashville. She was a part of The Second City's Training Center's House Ensemble, with whom she performed Six Degrees of Desperation, and has performed for The Second City on the NCL Spirit and EPIC. She and Chelsea Devantez make up the musical comedy duo "Ding!" She would like to thank The Second City for this amazing opportunity.

DANE HALVORSON (Music Director) is thrilled to be joining BlueCo at The Second City. Dane is an actor and piano player who has worked at various Chicago theaters including Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Writers' Theatre, Provision Theater, Strawdog Theatre Company, Route 66 Theatre, and the iO Theater. A graduate of the CCPA at Roosevelt University, Dane comes from Big Sky country and how calls Chicago home. He would like to thank his family and friends, and Kaitlyn for all their love and support.

ANTHONY LEBLANC (Director) is from Beaumont, TX. He performed with Boxaganga while obtaining a Computer Science and Physics BS at Loyola University in New Orleans. An original member of DSI: The Beatbox, he wrote two main stage revues for The Second City Chicago: America: All Better and Taming of the Flu. He hopes that The Second City helps him one day realize his dream of wroking for NASA, programming A.I. computer systems. He thanks Mom, Dad, David, Bond, Kennedy, his friends...and of course...Stephen Hawking.

SCOTT FLORES-DETER (Stage Manager) is excited to be working with The Second City. He has been a stage manager in the Chicagoland area for many, many years now. Some of his favorite productions include Pinkalicious: The Musical (SM - Emerald City Theatre Company), The Nutcracker (SM - Peoria Ballet), and Late Nite Catechism (SM - Nuns4Fun Entertainment). When he's not on the road touring with a show, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son.

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