The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue

The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue

Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theatre presents the perfect addition to your holiday season: The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue!

This show captures all of the magic, mystery and mayhem of the season with original songs, brand-new sketches and some classic favorites. The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue will have you and yours laughing all the way through this festive season. A terrific setting for holiday celebrations and perfect antidote to the traditional office party... Bring your boss, your teenager and your best friend. The Second City's
Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue is a great addition to your list of holiday traditions - don’t miss it!

Nicole C. Hastings

NICOLE C. HASTINGS, a native of Northern California, has been performing improv in Chicago for a couple of years. Since training at the Second City Conservatory and Music Improvisation program as well as iO, Nicole has performed with the Second City Training Center's SketchCo and Infinite Sundaes, and she proudly continues to perform with her all-female team Eleanor. A graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University in New York, she has a life goal of going somewhere entirely new every year. Nicole thanks her mom, family and friends for their unending support.

Adam Peacock

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 Schitck Mahorn. He would like to thank his mom, grandparents, the entire Motley Crew, the Wolfpack and all of his pals.

Asher Perlman

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 ( 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

PAT REIDY Performing with the talented members of the Second City Touring company is a dream come true for Pat. He 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. Pat would like to thank The Second City for this amazing opportunity, as well as Mick, Jen, Nick, his family, and his wife Ali for all their love and support.

Sarah Shook

SARAH SHOOK is excited for the opportunity to perform with Second City's Touring Company. She previously performed at Second City with Bench Co and Twisty. You can also catch her at the iO theatre with The Adventurers 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 2 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

EMILY WALKER hails from the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. She has studied improv, sketch comedy and musical improv with The Second City and I.O. 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 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 Second City for this amazing opportunity.

The Crew

SCOTT FLORES-DETER (Stage Manager) is excited to be working with 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.

VINNIE PILLARELLA (Music Director), a native Chicagoan, has been playing and teaching music in the city for ten years. He studied music with guitarist and educator Tom Clippert, and earned an education degree from DePaul University. Catch him locally with rockers The Dirty Rooks and behind the keys at the Piano Man Bar in Wrigleyville. Thrilled to be working with such a talented and inspiring cast at The Second City, he can only hope you enjoy the show as much as he does!

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



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Care for dinner and a show? World Cafe Live at the Queen offers many delicious dining options for your enjoyment! We accept Reservations in Upstairs Live and recommend scheduling a reservation 1½ to 2 hours before the show start time. Downstairs Live offers a full service bar and specialized food menu at most shows. Please read the Restaurant Info here.
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