The Arts Club is bringing to the stage a holiday one-man show. Starring Ryan Beil as Crumpet, The Santaland Diaries offers one elf's experiences in the New York world of Macy's Santaland. And if you like your Christmas entertainment on the sarcastic side, this may just be for you.
Risk Everything, is a different story featuring R.J. (Sebastion Kroon) and Denise (Marisa Smith), the main characters from Problem Child. It is a little unclear as to when this story takes place as the question of their future with Christine is virtually dropped with a quick mention. As a self-contained story, it doesn’t really matter.
I admit it. It wasn’t easy to watch all six plays from George F. Walker’s Suburban Motel. The hotel room was hot, it was packed with people, and I was sweating in my seat. I love George F. Walker’s work but was I crazy? Had I gone insane? Why would anyone sit through this much theatre?
It kicked ass, that's why. It was worth every awkward adjustment.
Half an hour before the show started, the Firehall was already packed with an upbeat vibe. Everybody was ready to start this year's Vancouver Fringe Festival with a high note. Did this show deliver tonight?...yes it did!
The Hip.Bang! Improv duo of Devin Mackenzie and Thomas Hill provide some decent entertainment. They both have clearly mastered – well, learned – the tricks of the trade that can keep their audience engaged.
Wow. I can't believe an entire year has gone by. I remember like it was yesterday when I wandered into my first performance in 2011. I was pumped and excited to be involved with the Vancouver Fringe. I was ready to write as many reviews as possible and get as much exposure for the performers as I could.
In the end, because one of the players bombastically kissed the audience, I realized Hot Pepper may have been more interesting than I suspected. This conclusion came only in retrospect. Why… did I have to work so hard and …stew so long to get it? …to get that it may not be more complicated than this; around the world, folks connect over corporate office culture. Good or Bad, discuss:
Allyson McGrane’s show does ‘Vision’ accompanied with much conviction and moving lights. The idea is to find the theatrical big thing, that true artistic vision that appeals to everyone. Just like Justin Bieber.
Figment is a difficult play to recommend. I would say that if you are going out for an evening of fun and delight with friends, I would not recommend this play.
I’m a fan of improv. I even took an improv class twice down at Granville Island. I wasn’t very good at it, which only made me even more jealous of those who could do it well. Coming up with ideas instantly and running with them in ways that aren’t merely amusing, but actually entertaining, is a tough skill to master.