Thursday, 12 July 2012

These Fringe Shows Are Worth Your $10 Bucks!

There is only 4 more days of Fringing left so I wanted to make sure to let you know about these fabulous shows.




ANNABELLE'S TAILS FROM JAIL
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
Morgonn Ewen has created a likeable, foulmouthed Annabelle, a Southern prisoner who hoots and hollers to cover a world of hurt. Out on a 1-hour pass to entertain you, Annabelle shares her life stories through songs whose upbeat chords will have you smiling until you catch the lyrics and hear the tribulations--that's when you'll start laughing hard! Because Ewen can actually sing, the songs have the additional impact of being a mellifluous treat for the ears.


REMAINING SHOWS:
Tarragon Theatre (Extra Space)
July 13 01:45 PM
July 15 07:30 PM


DINA: THE BURLAPPED CRUSADER
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
Texting and conversing in person are two forms of communicating, but Dina wants to remind us all that there is a time and a place for each form. Dina (Jenny Salisbury) encourages you to text during the show, but never while she is trying to show you how important and lovely human interaction is. Through physical comedy, some ingenious improvised props, and audience participation, Salisbury is able to deliver her message with non-stop humour that never sounds preachy or negative.






REMAINING SHOWS:
Theatre Passe Muraille
July 12 07:00 PM
July 13 11:30 PM


THE LITTLE MERMAID 
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
I don't know why a belly dancing production of the Hans Christian Anderson version of The Little Mermaid has never been done, but thank you, thank you, Sarah Skinner and the Sisters of Salome! My favourite scene (and there are several  to choose from) in the performance is the dance sequence where the Mermaid (Skinner) learns to use her legs for the first time. Her undulations and the expressions in "First Steps" of both pain and joy are simply and beautifully conveyed to Baed Anak's Far From You (vocals by Beat & Horatio). What a wonderful merging of dance and storytelling! 






REMAINING SHOWS:
Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse
July 13 11:00 PM
July 15 05:45 PM


TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL
July 4 - 15, 2012
TICKETS at-the-door tickets ($10) Available at a show’s venue starting one hour prior to show time, cash sales only, limit of 4/person. advance tickets ($9 + $2 service charge) Available up to three hours prior to the start of a performance: Online at www.fringetoronto.com By Phone at 416-966-1062 In person at the Festival Box Office July 4th – 15th, 12 – 10pm @ The Fringe Club, 581 Bloor St. W.


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