Musical comedy troupe to bring “Second City’s Guide to the Symphony” to Jacksonville


Comedy troupe Second City will bring its unique “Guide to the Symphony” to Jacksonville under conductor Albert-George Schram this month.

The Chicago-based troupe will bring its stylings to the Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts Feb. 24-25 at 8 p.m. As a world-premier comedy club, theatre and school of improvisation, Second City has produced notable alumni including Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, John Candy, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Martin Short and Jane Lynch. Guest conductor Schram is known for his work in both classical and pop realms, working alongside artists such as Lang Lang and James Taylor.

This show is presented as part of the Fidelity National Financial Pops Series and sponsored by Florida State College at Jacksonville. Tickets start at $27 and are available online at by by calling the box office at (904) 354-5547. Concert-goers under the age of 18 are admitted free. Some material may not be suitable for children.