Bendy Sign Tavern – Toronto Fringe 2017 Press Release

From press release:
photo of Kaitlin Morrow by Connor Low
Sex T-Rex presents BENDY SIGN TAVERN at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival
A musical rom-com. With puppets.
Veteran comedic theatre company Sex T-Rex returns to at The Toronto Fringe Festival for the fifth year in a row to premiere their first-ever puppet show, Bendy Sign Tavern, from July 5th to the 15th, 2017.
Bendy Sign Tavern is a puppet show unlike any you’ve seen before. Set in Toronto’s third oldest bar, The Paddock Tavern, this is not just a show for kids. It’s more of an animated Cheers where audiences will be able to order pints from a puppet, catch the latest puppet sports on TV and get caught up on puppet politics as they eavesdrop on the bar staff falling in love, breaking up bar fights, serving rude businessmen, and breaking out into song.
Actor and musician Elliott Loran (Morro and Jasp, Snack Music) has co-written the show’s original songs and will make his Sex T-Rex debut as the Human Piano Man, performing live music throughout. Bendy Sign Tavern will also feature appearances by different Fringe artists at every performance. The puppets have all been masterminded by core company member Kaitlin Morrow, recent recipient of My Entertainment World’s 2016 Honourary My Theatre Award for invigorating the art of puppetry.
The story follows bartender and aspiring musician Joan and her love-struck co-worker Bob as they try to prepare Bendy Sign for the opportunity of a lifetime – hosting the after-party of double-platinum pop star Tim Rek! Of course, it won’t be easy. Everything from diabolical health inspectors to drunken bachelorette wolves to giant man-eating spiders stand in their way, but it’s nothing that can’t be fixed by a heartfelt musical montage.
Sex T-Rex is a multi award-winning comedy company (2016 Second City Award for Most Outstanding Comedy, 2015 Just For Laughs Best Comedy) since 2008, with six original plays and hundreds of improv shows under their cretaceous belts. A company in residence at Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, they also regularly perform at such venues as The Second City and Comedy Bar.
The Paddock Tavern 

178 Bathurst St.

Performances
Wednesday, July 5 – 7.30pm 
Thursday, July 6 – 7.30pm
Friday, July 7 – 7:30pm

Saturday, July 8 – 7.30pm

Sunday, July 9 – 8.30pm*

*(special “late-night” show!)

Monday, July 10 – 7.30pm
Tuesday, July 11 – 7.30pm
Wednesday, July 12 – 7.30pm
Thursday, July 13 – 7.30pm
Friday, July 14 – 7.30pm
Saturday, July 15 – 7.30pm

Tickets
$10 + $2 fee
On sale now online or by phone
By phone: 416-966-1062
In person during the festival: Box Office at The Fringe Club
at Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas St. West)
For more information: sextrexcomedy.com
Created and performed by Sex T-Rex
Josef Addleman
Conor Bradbury
Julian Frid
Elliott Loran
Kaitlin Morrow
Seann Murray
Danny Pagett
 
Praise for Sex T-Rex
2016 Canadian Comedy Award finalists for Best Ensemble
Winners of the 2016 Second City Award for Most Outstanding Comedy for Wasteland
Winners of the 2015 Just for Laughs Best Comedy Award for SwordPlay
 
“A stellar cast, imaginative choreography and non-stop laughs” ★★★★★ -CBC
“Comic gold” – NNNN, Critics’ Pick – NOW Magazine
 photo of Kaitlin Morrow by Connor Low

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