Daily Rehearsal: Who will be Second City's next SNL star?

February 20, 2012

1. "Everything about them was a statement. Their clothes, a rejection of materialism. Their drugs, a quest to get closer to God. Their long hair, a flag of freedom. They were hippies, the social watch dogs of the 1960s, and they played a pivotal role in American pop culture." That's right, Hair is back and remember, it's rated R for adult language and content (more specifically, "a dimly lit 20-second scene with nudity that is non-sexual in nature." At the Paramount starting March 14.

2. Cutest press release ever: "the World's #1 Harry Potter Site, Six Hours Short is thrilled to announce a new Wizard discount for its fantastical comedy Chester and the Unbearable Burden, Parts I and II....Wizards, or those who dress like them, will receive 2 for 1 tickets to any performance of Chester. Tickets must be bought at the door, and all participants must show two wizardly items. Muggles, or those who dress like them, can't cash in on the wizard discount." It's at the Anthenaeum through March 4.

3. Andromac, scheduled to open at Think Tank, "will not see the daylight" due to "unforseen circumstances" says a press release from Belgian Company about town Salomme Speelt, who we last saw do Date Me! at Stage 773.

4. Good headline

A truly superior ‘Superior Donuts’ at Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.

5. Someone taking issue with the Redeye? Say it ain't so! TimeOut responds to what they felt was false advertising by the publication with their preview of Second City's UP. The cover, seen here, says they'll guess who from the famed comedy company will make it to SNL, but the article inside has no such follow through. You're covered though: "I don't want to criticize our esteemed colleagues at the RedEye, but since their paper offers no hints or insights as to who might break out at Second City next, allow me to fill in a few blanks with some thoughts of my own," says Jason Heidemann, before naming familiar faces like Katie Rich and Holly Laurent as his picks.

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