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COMPASS GREAT LAKES The Second City is second to none The Second City “A successful trip to Chicago consists of deep-dish pizza, a selfie at the Bean, and most important, a visit to the leg- endary Second City, famously known as the ‘Harvard of Comedy,’” says group sales and events manager Heather Scholl. “Beginning as a small cabaret theater in 1959, The Second City has become a true temple of political satire that boasts 60 years of celebrity alumni, from Steve Carrell to Keegan-Michael Key, Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey, and Chris Farley to Bill Murray.” Group reservations are available for parties of 16 or more with a list of perks that are no joke (but they’re cer- tainly something to smile about): • Waived service fees, a savings of $5 per ticket • A flexible refund policy, allowing groups to drop up to half the tick- ets one week prior to the show • Seating together • Dinner packages for dining at the on- site restaurant, 1959 Kitchen & Bar • Availability of private events and custom shows Another perk left to chance is spot- ting alumni, who are known to often return to see a show or sit in on the nightly improv sets with current cast members. “With performances every night of the week, including late nights on week- ends, and a variety of different shows to choose from, you never know what or who you may see here,” Scholl says. For more information, contact Scholl at hscholl@secondcity.com or go to secondcity.com. A GRAND GROUP DESTINATION Experience the history and unique hospitality of Grand Hotel. Stay overnight and enjoy a full breakfast and dinner daily. Or visit for the day and enjoy our legendary Grand Luncheon Buffet, a multiple-year winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Call Julia Luckey at 906-847-3331 or grouptours@grandhotel.com 1 - 8 0 0 -3 3 GRAN D • gr andh o t el.c om 40 August/September 2018