Fringe for Free – Candida, Tuesday 7:15pm

contest-web-graphic 5 stars isn’t a particularly common sight over at EYE weekly’s Fringe coverage, but Candida managed it.  Now, as mentioned previously, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but this one garnered several postive comments, including: “Niagara On The Lake is in trouble, because now I can get top notch Shaw performances in Toronto – and for only ten dollars!”  It was also “recommended” 15 times on the article.

Wanna see what all the fuss is about?  Well, by now you have probably guessed that we have a pair of tickets to give away.  These are for the 7:15pm performance of Candida at the Innis Town Hall (Venue 20) on Tuesday July 7th.

To enter the draw, all you need to do is leave a comment* sometime before 5:15pm Tuesday.

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Fringe for Free: Charlie’s Having a Baby, Tuesday 3:15

contest-web-graphic Here at Mooney on Theatre we’re big believers in beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.  It’s one of the reasons we don’t do starred reviews.  I may love something that you would hate, and vice versa.

Well, the Fringe is an excellent place to see this effect in action.  Take Charlie’s Having a Baby for instance.  It didn’t fare so well by the EYE reviewer, but then received 5 positive comments, and 7 ‘agree’ clicks to the comments talking about how enjoyable the show is.

Not having seen it I can’t comment, but from what I’ve read it seems like a fun way to spend an hour.  You may not walk away with a lesson, but who needs a lesson anyway?

And…  You can see it for FREE!  We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the Tuesday, July 6 performance at 3:15 at St. Vladimir’s Theatre (Venue 1).

To enter the draw, all you need to do is leave a comment* sometime before 1:15pm Tuesday.

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Fringe for Free: Brother, Can You Spare Some Pants – Tuesday at 4:15 at the Fringe Club

contest-web-graphic  Okay folks, you’re in for a treat here.  Technically we haven’t reviewed this one yet, but I went to it even though someone else on the Mooney on Theatre team had claimed it.  So, I won’t go into details, but I will say, the Williamson Playboys were fabulous.  Probably one of my favourite Fringe experiences so far this year.

With all that said, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to Tuesday’s 4:15 showing of Brother can you Spare Some Pants at the Fringe Club (Tranzac Club).

To enter the draw, all you need to do is leave a comment* sometime before 2pm Tuesday to be entered for tickets to the show.

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Fringe Review: Blue Velvet – The Silver Stage

By Crystal Wood

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Shadowcasting is cool!

Wait, what is shadowcasting, you say? I didn’t know either before I went to see David Lynch’s Blue Velvet at the Bloor Cinema last night. Wait, cult movies at the Fringe? I know, it just keeps getting better!

Essentially, shadowcasting is when actors stand in front of a movie screen and re-enact what’s being projected behind them, with a healthy dose of improv, silly props and live music. The performers behind The Silver Stage are all young and energetic. At last night’s show, I especially enjoyed Emily Armstrong playing Laura Dern playing Sally and Ryan G. Hinds playing “various roles.” (Hmm, describing actors playing actors playing various characters, is that right?) I also enjoyed Carmen Elle, who doubled as Dean Stockwell’s Ben and accompanying guitar/vocals.

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