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 Fringe Festival Part IV. Reviews by GL and ARL.

8) Gadfly: Sam Steiner Dodges the Draft by Rebecca Steiner

9) Till Death Do We Part:

10) Romance by David Mamet

Gadfly: Sam Steiner Dodges the Draft (running time 60 mins)
Created by Rebecca Steiner & Theatre of the Beat
Venue: Revue Stage, Granville Island
Still to come:
Thu, Sep 13, 8:35
Sat, Sep 15, 7:15

The preshow beat of Credence Clearwater Revival's Proud Mary  and the Rolling Stones' I...

JERSEY BOYS: The story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Directed by Des McAnuff
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music by Bob Gaudio
Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Choreography by Sergio Trujillo
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
September 5 - 23, 2012

Vancouver, BC:  I loved JERSEY BOYS. In fact, I actually have tickets to see the show again later this week.

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 Fringe Festival Part III. Reviews by GL and ARL.

In an interesting convergence of programming, there were common threads running through the three plays we saw in sequence at Studio 16 relating to ideas of recurring nightmares and to life moving off course. What we think our life will be and the way it actually plays out causes many of us anxiety.  What happens when the path we thought we were on diverges from our reality? In many ways, these three plays work to answer that question, although that's where the similarity of content ends.

4) Alpha by Evan Frayne...

 Fringe Festival Part II.   Guest Reviewer: Jo Ledingham.

4) Underbelly by Jayson McDonald

Underbelly (running time 60 minutes)

Written and performed by Jayson McDonald
Venue: Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
Still to come:
Sun, Sep 9, 3:35pm
Mon, Sep 10, 9:40pm
Fri, Sep 14, 10:40pm
Sun, Sep 16, 6:45pm
 
What turns out to be a full-blown, brain-assaulting rant against everything from democracy (“offering the illusion of participation”) to just about everything, begins innocently enough. Inspired
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Vancouver Fringe Festival 2012: Day One:

It's September and in Vancouver that means it is Fringe Festival Time. With a plethora of performances  on and around Granville Island, off-island theatres such as the Firehall, The Cultch and other venues like the CBC Studio or the  Waldorf Hotel, there is no shortage of choice whether your taste runs to comedy, drama or musical reviews. Check out the shows and events at the 2012 Vancouver...

Toronto's Summerworks 2012 Festival Picks
By Guest Reviewer: Jackie Mack

This summer’s attendance at Summerworks, unlike previous years where I was watching colleagues work, was dedicated entirely to reviewing what was seen. Thus rather than arranging my picks in an order of attendance, the following reviews have been arranged in my ascending order of preference. 

The Fever by Wallace...

Stationary: A Recession Era Musical
Directed by Laura McLean
Written by  Christine Quintana
Music and Music Direction by Mishelle Cuttler
Rap Lyrics by Brad Cochrane
Presented by Delinquent Theatre as part of the Neanderthal Arts festival
The Cultch

Vancouver, BC. This "recession-era" musical may be about doom and gloom...

The Music Man
Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Director: Sarah Rodgers
Choreographer: Dayna Tekatch
Music Director: Christopher King
Theatre Under the Stars
Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park
Until August 18, 2012

Vancouver, BC: You know that The Music Man is going to be a popular show...

Titanic –A New Musical
Story and Book  by Peter Stone
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Director/choreographer Max Reimer
Musical Director Kevin Michael Cripps
Theatre Under the Stars
Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park
Until August 18th, 2012

Vancouver, BC: For an avid ballroom dance cruiser who has set sail, so to speak, on 2 ocean liners and several large and small cruise ships in the past three years, a musical about...

The Taming of The Shrew by William Shakespeare
Directed by Meg Roe,
Bard on the Beach
Bard Mainstage, Vanier Park,
May 31 till September 22, 2012

Vancouver, BC: When I reviewed the 2007 Bard production of The Taming...

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