Don’t Tell My Dad – Toronto Fringe 2014 Press Release

From Press Release

Nefarious Projects & the Toronto Fringe Festival present

A solo musical comedy stand-up tour-de-force about how Chelsea overcame her supportive middle-class upbringing to become the disturbed woman she is today.

Having perfected her razor sharp wit, biting banter and twisted musical musings on profound issues like Existential Babies, Slutty Facebook Cousins, and Cannibalism, comedic folk singer Chelsea Manders is ready to bring the house down – again – at Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace July 2-13 as part of the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival –  just Don’t Tell [her] Dad! Tickets are available beginning June 12 via, by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door.

Savagely Funny Comedy” ~ NOW Magazine, NNNN

Effortlessly combining comedy and folk music, the naughty songbird has a hilarious new show mixing old favourites like Commonwealth Bordello and Talk Dirty En Français with new classics such as Anne of Green Gables (who Dances on Tables), and The Plaguey Princess Song; gems about how her stockbroker father saved her from drowning when she was two, and the trauma of being a teenager in headgear who plays the oboe to make DON’T TELL MY DAD equal parts “Brand New”, “Best Of” and definitely “Must See!”

“A fantastic voice, not to mention
a wicked sense of humour.”

Already a Canadian Fringe circuit favourite (Producers Pick, Critic’s Pick, Outstanding Performance, Best Solo Show) with a long list of impressive comedy credits (CBC’s legendary radio series As It Happens, CTV/Comedy Network’s Cream of Comedy Special, Toronto International Sketch Comedy Festival, National Lampoon, and Canadian Comedy Awards ‘Best of Fest’ Gala) Chelsea Manders is gearing up to go International. After hitting the Ottawa and Toronto Fringe Festivals this summer, Chelsea joins the illustrious list of Canada’s export of amazing comedy heading to the Edinburgh Fringe where she will perform at one of the top venues, The Assembly George Square.

Hayley Gilgan, Chelsea’s long-time partner in comedic crime – together these two ladies made up the critically acclaimed Black Roses – collaborates on and directs DON’T TELL MY DAD.

“Fringe at its funniest!”            “Stinging Social Satire”
~ NOW Magazine                             ~ London Free Press

Venue: Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto.

Dates & Times:
Thu. July 3 @ 10:30pm
Fri. July 4 @ 9:15pm
Sat. July 5 @ 12:30pm
Mon. July 7 @ 6:30pm
Wed. July 9 @ 2:00pm
Fri. July 11 @ 12:30pm
Sat. July 12 @ 4:00pm

$10 at the door (cash only) or $12 in advance (Visa or MasterCard, service charge included)
Beginning June 12 via, by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door.

Show running time is 60 minutes.    **Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating**