Her final mainstage show is tonight at 7 PM.
Ruby Streak, who for more than three decades provided all manner of musical accompaniment for Second City shows at Piper's Alley on N. Wells and elsewhere, bows out after Sunday's 7 p.m. mainstage performance of "Taming of the Flu."During "Taming of the Flu," she had a solo spot.
Having begun her long stint with the Chicago-based comedy institution's touring company in 1977, Streak was a founding member of the e.t.c. theater in the early 80s and eventually replaced the legendary Fred Kaz as mainstage music director.
Throughout her tenure, she worked with such future stars as Jim Belushi, Dan Castellaneta, Bonnie Hunt and many others. "Ruby represents all the best qualities of Second City," said Andrew Alexander, Second City's chief executive officer & executive producer.
"Smart, funny, and most of all, the quintessential ensemble player. She has made an enormous contribution to the work and will always be remembered as a Second City gem. She is a very hard act to follow."