Kelly Bedard

Click Here to read all our reviews from Toronto Fringe 2024.    Rooted: A Musical Poem (A) Ambitious, substantive, and memorable, this full-scale musical is one of the most polished pieces at the Fringe and definitely deserves a bigger run in a larger theatre. Jewelle Blackman’s book is a bittersweet and deceptively mature Giving-Tree-esque coming of age […]

  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

The Toronto Fringe Festival runs July 3-14 at locations throughout the city.   We’ll be on site reviewing as much as we possibly can so be sure to check back at MyEntertainmentWorld.ca as well as @MyEntWorld on Instagram to read all our reviews as they’re published.   In the meantime, we asked the artists to send […]

  Kelly Bedard

Woking Phoenix (Silk Bath Collective & Theatre Passe Muraille) Anchored by an incandescent performance from Phoebe Hu as a single mom trying to raise three kids while running a small town’s only Chinese restaurant, Woking Phoenix is a delicate and moving tribute to immigrant parents, created by Silk Bath Collective and currently onstage at Theatre […]

  Kelly Bedard

The word “ambitious” has become nearly synonymous with Shifting Ground Collective, a small company barely two years into its existence but already more established and productive than a lot of indie companies ever become. Everyone who runs Shifting Ground is young and hopeful, their clear eyes and full hearts guiding them headfirst into the hazardous […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2023 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series.   One of the most exciting new voices in Toronto’s young musical theatre scene is Colette Richardson and her ambitious company Shifting Ground Collective. They’re shepherding new works and producing existing ones, including 2023’s hit Ordinary […]