“The actors make a cohesive ensemble, and they can also sing. In four-part harmony. And the tunes, with able accompaniment by Jesse Case, are both clever and bitingly funny.... One of the best revues I’ve seen from Second City in some time.”

“The caliber of the performers themselves was a highlight of the show. The set was an immersive element, and Jesse Case’s music was equally additive and stunning.”

“The Second City e.t.c.'s 35th new revue, has practically everything you could wish for. It's funny through and through. Accompanied by the talented and versatile musical director Jesse Case.... Second City e.t.c. taps into America's great optimism by also tempering it with realistic doom and gloom.”

FROM IAN BERTORELLI FOR NORTH AVENUE MAGAZINE | FULL REVIEW

FROM SCOTT C. MORGAN  FOR THE WINDY CITY TIMES | FULL REVIEW

FROM BOB BULLEN FOR CHICAGO THEATER ADDICT | FULL REVIEW

“One of the sharpest and funniest productions in recent Second City history, e.t.c or Mainstage. The musical accompaniment by Jesse Case on keyboard, guitar, and drums (and a brief vocal contribution) enhanced the success of the evening considerably.”     

FROM DAN ZEFF FOR THE CHICAGOLAND THEATER REVIEW  | FULL REVIEW

“The show would be nowhere near as effective without the musical direction of Jesse Case. He’s there providing the gun shots, piano underscoring, ukulele playing, pace-defining drum beats, and more. His work is as much of an integral part of the success of this show as anyone.”

FROM JOHN ROST FOR CHICAGO THEATER BEAT  | FULL REVIEW

- THE 2011 JEFF AWARD WINNER FOR BEST REVUE, BEST NEW WORK, AND BEST ACTOR TIM BALTZ

SKY’S THE LIMIT (WEATHER PERMITTING)

THE SECOND CITY  e.t.c. STAGE. JULY 2011

MUSICAL DIRECTOR / SOUND DESIGNER / ORIGINAL MUSIC