By Amber Landgraff
When picking shows to see at this year’s Fringe I tended to gravitate towards comedies. I can always do with a good laugh and Everybody Panic!, presented by Apocalypse Later, was a comedy after my own heart.
The four-person cast featuring Jocelyn Geddie, Marcel Dragonieri, Ann Pornel and Brandon Hackett, was strong all around. They knew how to play off of each other and had great energy. The audience was laughing from beginning to end.
Continue reading Everybody Panic! (Apocalypse Later) – 2010 Toronto Fringe Review
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Apparently we’re in musical mode right now. Last night we had a draw and sent someone to see the musical comedy Joe White and the Seven Divorcees for free. Tonight we’re going to do a draw for a pair of tickets to The Flying Avro Arrow, another musical comedy.
This is one that Mooney on Theatre has already reviewed, sort of. It was involved in the 2010 New Ideas Festival at Alumnae Theatre and Sam checked it out. She loved it.
In fact, I’m pretty sure she’s going to the show tonight…
For your chance to win a pair of free tickets to tonight’s 8pm show, just send an email to email@example.com with the subject line "Avro Arrow Contest". A random draw will be held for the winner at 6pm. Include your name in the email, and if you have a cell number, include it so that if you win, we can text you and let you know.
As always, we won’t do anything untoward with your email address, the only thing we’ll use it for is this specific contest.
Check out The Flying Avro Arrow press release below for more information.
Continue reading Fringe For Free! The Flying Avro Arrow Thurs July 1 at 8pm
by Lucy Allen
Texting is the name of the game for this Toronto Fringe show.
Aaaaand they’re off! The 2010 Toronto Fringe kicked off last night. The Fringe tent was full of buzz, the Art Wank alley was full of talent, and I started things off with a late night show, called L8R MTL in the Tarragon Extra Space. Continue reading L8R MTL (Next Play Theatre Company)- 2010 Toronto Fringe Review
By Adelina Fabiano
Wedding bliss comes to the 2010 Toronto Theatre Fringe
With only one month to go before I marry, I had a lot to relate to in my first Fringe show of the year. All or None (Handlar Productions), written and directed by Andrew Hanna and Kristoffer Pedlar, takes a look at the internal chaos festering inside the mind of a bride-to-be. Continue reading All or None (Handlar Productions)-2010 Toronto Fringe Review
By Megan Mooney
A speculative quasi-history lesson about Shakespeare takes the stage at Toronto Fringe
Okay, so, the title of this one is actually longer than the above subject heading would suggest. The full title is: The Shakespeare Show: Or, how an illiterate son of a Glover became the Greatest Playwright in the World The show is as fun as the title.
Since the mid 1800s people have been debating who actually wrote Shakespeare’s plays, and there have been several different opinions put forward about several different potential writers. The most common and viable one put forward these days is Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford. This play presents us with what that might have looked like.
Continue reading The Shakespeare Show (Monster Theatre) – 2010 Toronto Fringe Review
By Sam Mooney
The Fringe program says that TJ Dawe is a “Fringe god”. I don’t know if TJ wrote that or if someone at Fringe wrote it but it doesn’t matter. TJ Dawe is wonderful. How is it that I’ve never seen him before? I’ll certainly make sure I see him again.
Lucky 9 is a monologue about life. It kind of zigs and zags around a bit, sometimes hops from one thing to another, and is lovely.
Dawe’s presentation is low-key for the most part although he was very animated when he was talking about the Olympics – and tax attorneys.
He talked about his childhood, his sister’s knitting and crafting, his mother, his father’s enthusiasm about The Wire, Dr. Gabor Mate’s books (I’m definitely buying two of them), the Enneagram of personality, addictions and chasing dopamine, and his own personal develop.
Continue reading Lucky 9 (TJ Dawe) – 2010 Toronto Fringe Review
By Crystal Wood
The story of Jack the Ripper has gone unsolved for 120 years, so don’t expect any answers by seeing this production of Saucy Jack at Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. What you will see is a 60-minute exploration of the infamous serial killer that feels more like a lively university lecture than a dramatic narrative.
Continue reading Saucy Jack: Tethersend Productions – 2010 Toronto Fringe Review
By Amber Landgraff
Have you ever wondered why our hearts do the things that they do? Have you ever felt the extreme emotions of a break-up and thought that you’d be better off without a heart to break? Heart-Strings, created by Tanya Elchuck and Amy Crnkovic, uses physical theatre and clown influence to explore the story of one Girl and her Heart.
Girl bemoans the fact that her Heart didn’t come with instructions, and looks for answers about why it acts the way it does. Eventually, tiring of the emotional ups and downs that come with having a heart, Girl decides that she would be better off getting rid of Heart altogether. She discovers that getting rid of your Heart isn’t that easy after all.
Continue reading Heart-Strings: Tanya Elchuck – 2010 Toronto Fringe Review
Contest post by Megan Mooney
Enjoy Joe White and the Seven Divorecees tonight at 10:30 – if you’re feeling lucky enter the contest and see it for free!
So, tomorrow is a holiday, which means you get to sleep in, so I think a perfect way to spend this evening is going to a musical comedy at 10:30 at night.
Mooney on Theatre is giving away a pair of tickets to tonight’s 10:30 performance of Joe White and the Seven Divorcees, and winning is dead easy.
Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "Joe White Contest" and you’ll be automatically entered. Don’t worry, we won’t use your email for anything other than this contest.
The draw will be held at 8pm tonight. If you have a cell phone you may want to include your number in the email so that we can text you if you’re the winner.
Check out the press release below to find out more information about Joe White and the Seven Divorcees.
Continue reading Fringe for Free: Win a pair of tickets to tonight's performance of Joe White and the Seven Divorcees