High School Symphony – Toronto Fringe 2018 Press Release

From Press Release

Last year, the immerse marching band theatre company, The Teeny Tiny Music Show premiered in Toronto with their show of the same name in the 2017 The Toronto Fringe Festival and are returning this year with their brand-new play, HIGH SCHOOL SYMPHONY, a Big-Band “Mean Girls” tale of friendship, revenge, and if we ever REALLY
got over what happened in high school. This musical whirlwind is premiering July 5th, 2018, 7:00 pm at The Randolph Theatre, located at 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto.

A remarkable friendship between two young, Catholic grade school girls is tested when they get suspended for sexual harassment towards their teacher. The drama unfolds with a cast that consists of two BFF’s and a hidden eight-piece marching band, who crawl out of the woodwork during the duration of the show and double as hot teachers, best friends, the guy who only plays “Wonderwall”, and of course, the enemy popular group. Our marching band has decked the soundtrack with video game references, anime theme songs, and slicked-up sounds from the early 00’s that got every millennial through their pimply prepubescence!

Written by and starring Hayley Pace. The show was conceived after Pace revisited a Ziplock bag of over one hundred origami notes addressed to her from her high school girlfriends that were tucked away in her hometown bedroom for almost a decade. Within these notes were touching stories of first love’s lost, fleeing the friend-zone, provoking teachers, infamous dick jokes, and asking what matters most – boys or besties?

Details

  • High School Symphony plays at the Randolph Theatre. (736 Bathurst St.)
  • Tickets are $13, including a $2 service charge. The festival also offers a range of money-saving passes and discounts for serious Fringers.
  • Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone (416-966-1062), from the Festival Box Office at Scadding Court (707 Dundas St. W.), and — if any remain — from the venue’s box office starting one hour before curtain.
  • Content Warnings: Mature language; Sexual content.
  • This venue is wheelchair-accessible through a secondary route. We recommend checking in with the venue box office at least 15 minutes before showtime.
  • Be aware that Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and that latecomers are never admitted.

Performances

  • Thursday July 5th, 7:00 pm
  • Sunday July 8th, 1:15 pm
  • Monday July 9th, 2:30 pm
  • Wednesday July 11th, 3:30 pm
  • Thursday July 12th, 11:00 pm
  • Friday July 13th, 5:15 pm
  • Saturday July 14th, 3:30 pm

Photo of the cast by Ron Van Zutphen

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