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The Laundry List (Vintage Taps) 2019 Toronto Fringe Review

Picture of Six Dancers in The Laundry List

‘S wonderful… ‘s marvelous… ‘s The Laundry List, a toe-tapping musical by Vintage Taps at the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival.

My extremely discerning and highbrow critical response on leaving this show was, and I quote, “So fun!” And it was! If you’re a fan of tap dancing and old MGM musicals, The Laundry List is guaranteed to please.
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Middle Raged (Gary Pearson) 2019 Toronto Fringe Review

Picture of Gary Pearson and Geri Hall in Middle Raged

Getting older definitely sucks, so if you find yourself feeling Middle Raged, you can laugh along with Gary Pearson and Geri Hall at the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival. Hall and Pearson wrote and perform this handful of sketches about parenting, sex, and body issues. Since both performers are alums of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, they definitely know what they’re doing in the comedy department.
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It Girls (Emily Richardson) 2019 Toronto Fringe Review

Picture of Full Cast in It Girls

If you enjoy fast-paced comedy and the smooth jams of early 2000s girl groups, I highly recommend Emily Richardson’s play It Girls, on now at the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival. This musical comedy centers around the former mega-phenomenon band It Girls, who are reuniting after a 15-year break. Tensions are high among the women and musical tastes have changed, but the show must go on… if it isn’t mysteriously sabotaged first.
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The Grass Is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome (High Park Productions) 2018 Toronto Fringe Review

Cast of The Grass is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome with playwright Michael Ross Albert

Who decides the value of art, either artistically or financially? It’s a question that’s been debated for ages, and the characters of The Grass is Greenest at the Houston Astrodome, presented by High Park Productions at the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival, spend one drunken late night trying to come up with some answers of their own.

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