Kelly Bedard

Click Here to read all our reviews from Toronto Fringe 2024.    Desperate Measures (A) Cameron Kneteman and Hilary Wirachowsky anchor this charming but thoughtful comedy about financial desperation with charisma and chemistry. Rachel Moore & Catherine Teichman’s script is funny but not too goofy and rooted at all turns in believable human behaviour. A fresh […]

  Kelly Bedard

Click Here to read all our reviews from Toronto Fringe 2024.    Rat Academy (A) Crystal clear dramaturgy, impeccable character work, and impressive technical skill mark this clown duet about endangered Albertan rats as a can’t-miss oddity. Honouring the heart of clown tradition with a classic White/Auguste pairing, Katie Yoner and Dayna Lea Hoffmann’s Fingers […]

  MyEntWorld Staff

The 2024 Toronto Fringe Festival kicked off on July 3, running through July 14. Two of our writers, Kelly and Lisa, were on hand to see as many shows as possible. This year that number was 46.   Listen to our Preview Piece to hear the artists pitch their work then check out the links below […]

  Kelly Bedard

Holiday! (Bad Dog at The Assembly Theatre) I made it out to Bad Dog Theatre Company’s Comedy on Queen Festival at The Assembly Theatre for one night only, to see an improvised musical based on Sondheim’s Company. With a rotating cast featuring more than a few favourites, I knew it wasn’t one I wanted to […]

Toronto’s favourite improv company Bad Dog Theatre is taking over the Assembly Theatre’s Parkdale space this month for a Comedy on Queen Street festival featuring 60+ shows and countless fantastic artists. We caught up with a pair of those artists to discuss one of the shows on offer: Holiday! An Improvised Musical    Based on […]

  Kelly Bedard

When the Court House Theatre closed in 2017 and the Shaw Festival downgraded to just three formal venues, the easy assumption was that the festival would accordingly shrink. On the contrary, the expansion of programming in the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre has kept the average mainstage number around 10 or 11 every summer while current […]

  Kelly Bedard

Click Here to read the rest of our reviews from Toronto Fringe 2023.    Fatal Charade (A) The best show I’ve reviewed so far this Fringe, this dark comedy about a criminal sentenced to death by theatre in Ancient Rome balances a compelling dramatic premise with bright humour and well-defined character arcs. Reflected in Leslie Rennie’s […]

  Dom Harvey

Click Here to read the rest of our reviews from Toronto Fringe 2023.    Frankenstein(esque) (A) Many reimaginings of an iconic work coast on the original’s charm while their own contribution droops off the text, just happy to be there. Silent Protagonist Theatre’s Frankenstein(esque) is a worthy homage to Mary Shelley’s classic but also so much […]