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Rise/Fall (Malcontent Theatre Company) 2017 Toronto Fringe Review

Photo for Rise/Fall

A site-specific show, Rise/Fall produced by Malcontent Theatre Company is playing at the 2017 Toronto Fringe. A small and inexperienced military group come face to face with their morality as they defend the wall from those on the other side. The audience, split by a wall, witnesses the effects of segregation in a Toronto dystopia. Continue reading Rise/Fall (Malcontent Theatre Company) 2017 Toronto Fringe Review

Adventure Theatre Danceband presents “The Fateful Agenda!” 2017 Toronto Fringe Review

Poster of Fateful Agenda

Adventure Theatre Danceband presents “The Fateful Agenda!” is playing at the 2017 Toronto Fringe. After losing his wife, the producer of a rag tag group of traveling dancers struggles to keep the Danceband going on his own. The audience helps him out by choosing the course of the show!

With a simple show description of “A rowdy gem of choose-your-own…” I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I knew it was going to be an exciting way to end a long day of Fringe reviewing.

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Bad Baby Presents: Rules Control the Fun (Lark & Whimsy Theatre Collective) 2017 Toronto Fringe Review

Photo of Janelle Hanna by Scott Murdoch – Five by Five Photography

An emotionally moving, clowning look at doing a Fringe show, Bad Baby Presents: Rules Control the Fun produced by Lark & Whimsy Theatre Collective was an delightful surprise!

It’s Bad Baby’s (Janelle Hanna) first time at the 2017 Toronto Fringe and she’s not clowning around… well kind of. She has set up all the rules to deliver a hit show, but as she runs late to her own production, all of her rules become harder to follow.

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Mutts or: 101 Libations (Gracie May Theatre Company) 2017 Toronto Fringe Review

Mutts or: 101 Libationsblack and white poster of a dog by Chloé Olson produced by Gracie May Theatre Company is playing at the 2017 Toronto Fringe. Warren and Bruce are long time buddies and fellow alcoholic dog-nappers. They both find themselves at rock bottom, ready to give up their lives of crime and their friendship. As their last heist goes awry, they come face to face with the consequences of their addictions and unhealthy relationship.

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Shirley Gnome: Taking It Up The Notch (Heartichoke Arts) 2017 Toronto Fringe Review

Photo of Shirley Gnome by Rufio Van Hoover

Boorish, bold… and bushy, Shirley Gnome: Taking It Up The Notch presented by Heartichoke Arts is a show not to be missed. Playing at the 2017 Toronto Fringe, Shirley’s one-women-comedy-country-cabaret explores love, vaginas, farts, political correctness, and everything in between!

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REVIEW: Double Bill featuring Work-In-Progress and Rafters (Dancemakers 2017 Minifest)

Double dance bill challenges expectations on the Toronto stage

This last Tuesday, I stepped out of my theatre comfort zone and attended Dancemakers’ double bill of Amanda Acorn’s untitled work-in-progress and Andrea Spaziani’s Rafters. Acorn’s work-in-progress is a collaborative dance piece featuring Robert Abubo, Lori Duncan, Bee Pallomina, and Ann Trépanier. Rafters explores the thoughts and voice of Andrea Spaziani with collaborators Alicia Grant and Julia Male. As a part of Dancemakers’ 2017 Minifest, these two pieces pushed the constructs of dance and movement. Continue reading REVIEW: Double Bill featuring Work-In-Progress and Rafters (Dancemakers 2017 Minifest)