Brenda Dunn: “There’s a lot of happy head bobbing and not all of it due to the beats.”
Jared Davidson: “It may be conjecture, but I’d wager that a Venn diagram of improv and D&D fans would be pretty much just a circle.”
Kate Smith & Will Somers are performing HOOTENANNY! at the Ottawa Fringe Festival until Saturday June 17, 2017.
Martin Dockery is performing Delirium at the Ottawa Fringe Festival from June 14–18, 2017.
Mer Weinhold: “When a play in one of the largest Fringe venues sells out on opening night, a review seems superfluous, as the hype will likely keep people attending regardless. Still, it’s nice to know what you might be getting into…”
David Currie: “The Dream Factory is wonderful to behold.”
David Currie: “The opening was a delight to watch, the run is sure to sell out several times before the end of the festival, so get your tickets early.”
To help you make your choices, Apt613 has assembled a crackerjack team of reviewers.
Brenda Dunn: “If there is such a thing as a Fringe award for best tech, I’d like to put this show forward.”
Barb Popel: “The audience had fun at the opening of God! The One-Man Show. I expect most folks would, regardless of their theological beliefs.”
In the midst of all this excitement, the Ottawa premieres of two shows could go under the radar.
Nicholas McBurney: “If seeing some of the darker underbelly of children’s entertainers appeals to your inner TMZ fan, you’ll love HOOTENANNY!.”
Nicholas McBurney: “The show makes for a fun, weird mixture of TV’s Sliders, David Bowie’s Space Odyssey, and Mystery Science Theatre 3000 special effects.”
Mer Weinhold: “I hugely enjoyed Bless You, Bonaparte. Stop by for a show that’s very entertaining and not too mentally demanding, though attentive, geeky audiences can catch a Star Wars quote.”
David Currie: “Incognito: In Wishy Washy is my first (and likely dark horse) pick for Best of the 2017 Ottawa Fringe Festival..”