Ed’s 10 Nerdy Picks of the 2016 Victoria Fringe Festival (and these Artists Tour Worldwide!)

3 Aug

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DISNEY’S CAMP ROCK
ST. MICHAELS UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL MUSIC THEATRE INTENSIVE

DATES:
Thu Aug. 25– 7pm
Fri Aug. 26 – 7pm
Sat Aug. 27 – 2pm
Sat Aug. 27 – 7pm

LOCATION: St. Michaels University School (Fringe Venue 8)

Only James Shaw, my writing partner, can be a downer. I saw the musical Camp Rock and yes, while it’s a version of High School Musical, how can you hate the music? I’m sure my buddy will find a reason to, but I’m more open to today’s trends of hip hop and beat rock. Although Lady Gaga is not my thing, I am curious as to how Camp Rock can be played out at the space which makes up the auditorium at St. Michael’s University School. They have yet to let me down with a frolicking night.

Now if this production was Teen Beach Movie, a throwback to the surfer movies of the 1960’s, I’d definitely be grooving. Let’s face it, how can you not hate “That’s How We Do,” the huge musical number from the second film? I digress, but hey, I’m more open to seeing this film recreated for theatre than Camp Rock, but at least I’m willing to give it a chance.

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EFFIE & THE VAMPIRE,
A LESBIANISTIC MUSICAL MELODRAMA
DRAGON MONKEY THEATRE

DATES:
Fri Aug 26 – 6:15pm
Sun Aug 28 – 2:00pm
Mon Aug 29 – 5:00pm
Tue Aug 30 – 6:45pm
Sat Sep 3 – 8:45pm
Sun Sep 4 – 2:45pm

LOCATION: Langham Court Theatre (Fringe Venue 5)

This show sounds like a huge cabaret show, and it’s going to be set in Fort Victoria circa 1890’s. It’s hard to say what this product is exactly about, but I’m sold when vampires are involved! The guide describes the show as: Iron-willed Lady Rockland has a huge crush on Lord Carnsew, but he’s been promised to her daughter, Lady Margaret. Meanwhile, the beautiful servant Effie secretly adores Lady Margaret ! And what’s going on between Floozie McSwill and Bridget the housekeeper?

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THE LION, THE B***H & THE WARDROBE
SHARON MAHONY

DATES:
Thu Aug 25 – 9:45pm
Sat Aug 27 – 3:45pm
Sun Aug 28 – 8:15pm
Mon Aug 29 – 6:00pm
Wed Aug 31 – 9:45pm
Sat Sep 3 – 5:30pm

LOCATION: The Roxy Theatre (Fringe Venue 7)

This show sounds like a parody of a particular fond C.S. Lewis classic. As for whether there’s more, I suspect there’s going to be some self-analysis required afterwards as to what this show means. There’s comedy in this product, and in what I’ve been hearing about this product is how the protagonist is examining mental health. Perhaps what’s found here is a battle between the identification, ego and super-ego. Hopefully, a session with Sigmund Freud isn’t needed afterwards.

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