Fringe for Free! Toronto Fringe ticket giveaways for shows playing on Friday, July 4th

HAPPY FRINGE! The Toronto Fringe Festival opens today with over a hundred theatre productions performing from now until July 13. Here at Mooney on Theatre, we’ll have our full Fringe coverage complete by Friday so be sure to check in regularly for reviews to help secure your Fringe picks. Don’t forget to book your tickets in advance as 100% of the tickets to each show are available for pre-sale this year.

But wait! Here’s your chance to check out some great theatre for free on Day 3 of our Fringe for Free contest!

For every day of the festival, we’ll be giving out tickets to 5 shows. Exciting, right? What’s even more exciting is how easy it is to enter – you can enter each of the five contests by sending us an email (more details below).

Remember, you need to enter each contest individually. If we pick your name, you’ve got two tickets heading your way.

Check out the list of the 5 shows playing on Friday July 4th after the break.

Contest Rules:

To enter, send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com. Please put the show’s title in the subject line, and ensure we have your full name in the body. (We promise that your email address will not be used for any other purpose: it will not be added to any mailing lists, sold to third parties, or anything like that.)

  • Each email counts as a single entry. If you want to enter all 5 contests, you must send 5 emails.
  • Tickets are non-transferable and are only for the date and time indicated below. Tickets may not be exchanged. Please ensure you can attend the performance listed.
  • All entries must be received by 7 PM on the day before the performance. The drawing will be held at 9 PM, and winners will be informed immediately. Winners are required to confirm their attendance by 10 AM on the morning of the performance.
  • Tickets will be held in your name at the venue box office, available 1 hour before the performance. Tickets will only be held until 15 minutes before curtain: any comps left unclaimed at that juncture may be sold.

Today’s Toronto Fringe Festival Contests

Baker’s Dozen – 4:45 PM on July 4th (Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue)

To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 4:45 PM show on Friday, July 4th please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Baker’s Dozen” by 7 pm on Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Show Details:
Rub-­a-­dub-­dub, the Baker was found dead in the tub! Ever wonder what the Butcher, the Baker, and the Candlestick Maker were doing in that tub together? Take a peek into the Butcher’s murder trial to find out. A single puppeteer transforms one puppet into 12 jurors. The Butcher’s future rests in the jury’s hands in this one-man puppet courtroom dramedy.

Show times:
July 02 at 10:00 PM
July 04 at 04:45 PM
July 05 at 05:00 PM
July 07 at 11:00 PM
July 08 at 08:30 PM
July 09 at 03:00 PM
July 11 at 07:00 PM
July 13 at 04:00 PM

Show length: 45min.

Fantastic Extravagance – 11 PM on July 4th (Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street)

To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 11:00 PM show on Friday, July 4th please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Fantastic Extravagance” by 7 pm on Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Show Details:
Fringe NEW PLAY CONTEST short-lister about a self-loathing author’s epic battle with fame & the haunting consequences of killing off your protagonist.

Show times:
July 03 at 07:00 PM
July 04 at 11:00 PM
July 06 at 05:15 PM
July 08 at 05:00 PM
July 10 at 12:00 PM
July 11 at 09:15 PM
July 13 at 01:45 PM

Show length: 60min.

Tarrare: A Story of Hunger – 1:45 PM on July 4th (Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue)

To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 1:45 PM show on Friday July 4th please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Tarrare A Story of Hunger” by 7 pm on Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Show Details:
Having eaten his family out of house and home, nomadic Tarrare’s exploits included taking up with a band of whores and vagabonds; a harrowing career as an international spy; and surviving the Terror on the streets of Paris. While pursuing a cure for his hunger, the disappearance of a toddler caused speculation that Tarrare’s appetite had finally gone too far.

Show times:
July 04 at 01:45 PM
July 06 at 07:00 PM
July 07 at 04:45 PM
July 08 at 02:45 PM
July 10 at 11:30 PM
July 11 at 09:45 PM
July 13 at 04:30 PM

Show length: 55min.

Hey ’90s Kids, You’re Old – 9:15 PM on July 4th (St. Vlad’s Theatre, 620 Spadina Avenue)

To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 9:15 PM show on Friday July 4th please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Hey 90s Kids You’re Old” by 7 pm on Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Show Details:
A sketch comedy ’90s nostalgia show that’s set in the present. What if the Midnight Society still told stories? What if you started using your CD Player again? Where is Waldo, anyway? Hey ’90s Kids You’re Old will bring you back to yesteryear, but will also examine what it means to be a ’90s kid in a post ’90s world.

Show times:
July 04 at 09:15 PM
July 05 at 04:00 PM
July 07 at 06:30 PM
July 09 at 11:15 PM
July 10 at 09:15 PM
July 11 at 12:30 PM
July 13 at 01:00 PM

Show length: 60min.

 

If It’s Not too Much Trouble – 1:15 PM on July 4th (Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, 79 St George Street)

To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 1:15 PM show on Friday July 4th please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “If it’s Not too Much Trouble” by 7 pm on Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Show Details:
Winner of the 25-Hour Playwriting Competition at last year’s FRINGE Festival, “If It’s Not Too Much Trouble” follows the Davis children (and an overwhelmed boyfriend) as they prepare for their parents’ 25th wedding anniversary party. Lasers, miscommunication, and mild celebrity-stalking prove that crazy–is just another word for family.

Show times:
July 04 at 01:15 PM
July 05 at 09:15 PM
July 07 at 10:45 PM
July 08 at 04:45 PM
July 10 at 09:30 PM
July 11 at 05:15 PM
July 12 at 07:00 PM

Show length: 55min.