"Depraved New World" is a hit.


“Jesse Case triples as musical director, composer and sound designer - and Depraved New World offers the most complex use to date at The Second City of music, sound and sampling. Case truly is a seventh cast member.” - THE WINDY CITY TIMES | FULL REVIEW

“Second City’s latest mainstage outing sees the storied institution in top form. With indispensable piano accompaniment and musical direction from Jesse Case, Depraved New World is especially rich sonically - this is one of the most musical mainstage productions in recent memory.... Depraved New World sounds fantastic." - CHICAGO THEATER BEAT | FULL REVIEW

“Musical Director Jesse Case either has four arms or the ability to slow down time, effortlessly flying through an unending series of musical cues and stings... Depraved New World is one of the most enjoyable, well-crafted sketch shows you're likely to see.” - CHICAGOIST | FULL REVIEW

There’s a whole lot of singing, which means this talented group of people has more ability than is fair – and that the show moves along at a nice clip. The accompanying music by musical director Jesse Case is lively and fun.” - THE LOCAL TOURIST | FULL REVIEW

“With the wonderful Jesse Case on piano... Depraved does its best to challenge its audience to consider not only the wildly absurd, but also focus on the emotionally honest. And hey, there's a violin-driven homage to the late Cid Caesar. That's class.” - BROADWAY WORLD | FULL REVIEW

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