Before the start of the Toronto Fringe Festival we told you about some of the shows that were most popular amongst our staff. Then, after reviewing all 148 shows in this year’s festival we shared our list of the shows we recommend.
Now it’s your turn; we reveal the list of our readers’ most buzzed about shows based on the popularity of their Mooney on Theatre reviews. So here’s the list of the top ten (ish) most-read Fringe reviews on Mooney on Theatre this year:
1. Summerland (Wexford Performing Arts)
2. Everyone Loves Sea Land (EXFH Productions)
3. Deadmouse: The Musical (Malach Productions)
4. Perceptions of Love in the Pursuit of Happiness (Three Five Productions)
5. That’s Just 5 Kids in a Trench Coat! (Dame Judy Dench)
6. Swordplay: A Play of Swords (Sex T-Rex)
7. You Know I Know (Fourth Gorgon Theatre)
8. Water Choke (The Genuine Human Moment)
9. OverTime (Newface Entertainment)
The next batch of shows were so close in page views that we’ll consider them a dead heat for #10:
10. A Man Walks into a Bar (Circle Circle)
10. The Philanderess (Truth ‘N’ Lies Theatre)
10. Graham Clark Reads the Phone Book (Laugh Gallery)
10. One Good Marriage (Staircase Theatre)
10. Rounding the Bend (Out of the Blue Productions)
Toronto Fringe Festival tickets are $12 in advance, and can be purchased online, by telephone (416-966-1062), or during the festival from the central box office located in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s. (581 Bloor St. W., near Bathurst.)
If any tickets are left as of one hour before showtime, they are sold from the venue for $10 apiece, cash-only. For FringeKids! productions (inclusive of all productions at the George Ignatieff Theatre), tickets for children are always $5. A variety of money-saving multi-show passes are also available, see website for details.
NOTE: Fringe shows always begin strictly on time, and latecomers are never admitted. Set your watch to CBC time and don’t be late.
Photo by Wayne Leung