Fringe Review: Head First – Femmes du Feu

By Crystal Wood

You know how sometimes you see an opening act at a concert, and you think “Wow, these guys are really good. Who even needs the main act?” And then actually you see the main act, and you’re like “Never mind. Yeah, this is what I paid for.” Head First is like that. The three pieces are all just fine separately, but the third piece so eclipses the ones before it that you feel a little bad for the other two. Fortunately, they’re all from the same company, so I don’t feel that bad for them.

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Fringe for Free – Harper Girl – 8pm show on Saturday

contest-web-graphic Being compared to Steven Colbert has to feel pretty good.  EYE says: “If the CBC’s comedy line-up had an equivalent to The Colbert Report, the show would somehow have to involve Ruby Jones, a.k.a. Harper Girl, a.k.a. Rusa Jeremic. Like Colbert, Jeremic veils her political savvy under an exaggerated right-wing caricature, smartly poking holes in the Conservative establishment, from John Turner to Conrad Black.”

Wanna see Harper Girl for free?  Well then, enter the contest to win free tickets to her 8pm show tonight at Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Ave)!

To be entered to win a pair of free tickets to Saturday’s show all you need to do is leave a comment* sometime before 6:30pm Saturday.

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Fringe for Free: Waiting for Dad, Saturday July 11, 1:45pm

contest-web-graphic This was a late addition to this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival, which means it’s not in the program, and therefore is in danger of being overlooked.

So, I’m thinkin’ we need to show this Cape Breton guy that Toronto can offer some ol’ support and hospitality.  So, check out his show playing at the Royal St George Auditorium, (120 Howland Avenue) on Saturday at 1:45pm.

Need more motivation?  Okay, well, how do free tickets grab you?

To be entered to win a pair of free tickets to Saturday’s 1:45pm showing of Waiting for Dad at the Royal St. George Auditorium all you need to do is leave a comment* sometime before 11:30am Saturday.

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FringeKids for Free: The Sleuth Sisters, Saturday July 11, 6:50pm

contest-web-graphic This is another one you can bring a crowd to.  We are giving away a package of four tickets to The Sleuth Sisters.

For your chance to win four tickets to to Saturday’s 6:50pm showing of The Sleuth Sisters at the Palmerston Library Theatre all you need to do is leave a comment* sometime before 3:00pm Saturday.

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FringeKids for Free: Derrick, Supreme Ruler of the World, and Mister Sock, Saturday July 11, 5:10

contest-web-graphic We have four tickets to give away to Derrick, Supreme Ruler of the World, and Mister Sock.  So, if your family is a bit bigger, or your little one wants to bring a friend, here’s your chance to go as a group!  We’re also giving away a set of four tickets to The Sleuth Sisters which immediately follows Derrick and Mr. Sock, so maybe you’ll win both sets!

For your chance to win four tickets to to Saturday’s 5:10pm showing of Derrick, Supreme Ruler of the World, and Mister Sock at the Palmerston Library Theatre all you need to do is leave a comment* sometime before 3:00pm Saturday.

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FringeKids for Free – Ancient Woods, Saturday 3:45pm

contest-web-graphic The third offering in our FringeKids focus is Ancient Woods, a show full of audience participation to keep kids engaged.

To be entered to win a pair of free tickets to Saturday’s 3:45pm showing of Ancient Woods at the Palmerston Library Theatre all you need to do is leave a comment* sometime before 11:30am Saturday.

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FringeKids for Free – Scaredy Kat, Saturday 2:05pm

contest-web-graphic Once you’ve seen As You Puppet then stick around for Scaredy Kate, which has garnered 4 stars from EYE and also features a few puppets.

To be entered to win a pair of free tickets to Saturday’s 2:05pm showing of Scaredy Kat at the Palmerston Library Theatre all you need to do is leave a comment* sometime before 11:30am Saturday.

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FringeKids for Free – As You Puppet, Saturday 12:25pm

contest-web-graphic As You Puppet is a critic’s pick from NOW, and got 5 stars from EYE.  Definitely a lot of positive buzz on this one.  And, I suspect that it’ll be sold out, but lucky for you, there are a couple of tickets set aside for some lucky Mooney on Theatre reader.

To be entered to win a pair of free tickets to Saturday’s 12:25pm showing of As You Puppet at the Palmerston Library Theatre all you need to do is leave a comment* sometime before 10:30am Saturday.

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FringeKids focus for this weekend’s Fringe for Free

So, this weekend is a perfect time to check out the FringeKids.  So, I’ve got contests going on to help you on your way.  Enter them all, you never know, maybe you’ll win them all and get a full day of free Fringing out of the deal!

On Saturday I’ll be giving away FringeKids tickets to:

As You Puppet

Scaredy Kat

Ancient Woods

Derrick and Mr. Sock

The Sleuth Sisters

 

The contest will be posted shortly, stay tuned!