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The Second City Bringing Blago Back




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    The Second City's bringing back "Rod Blagojevich Superstar!" in a new location.

    The stage comedy about the rise and fall of Blago moves to the Metropolis Arts Centre in Arlington Heights next week.

    The show also includes characters portraying a foul-mouthed Patti Blagojevich, Sen. Roland Burris, Patrick Fitzgerald, Dick Mell and Lisa Madigan.

    The cast is known for continually adding new material to the show, so you can bet there will be plenty of tweaks incorporating the most recent developments.

    Yuk It Up With Rod Blagojevich, Superstar

    [CHI] Yuk It Up With Rod Blagojevich, Superstar
    The curtain goes up on Second City's new show, "Rod Blagojevich Superstar." Get ready to take on the former governor, his wife, Patti, and Illinois' new senator, Roland Burris. (Published Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009)

    After all, truth is stranger -- and funnier -- than fiction.

    August 6 - 18th, Tickets: $28.50 and $33.50