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..”
Brian Carroll: “TED Talks are about ideas that are important to everybody… DEB Talks are about ideas that are not worth spreading.”
Brian Carroll: “The jokes are funny. No wonder – the playwright is CBC’s Lorne Elliott of Madly Off in All Directions.”
Jessica Ruano: “The young actors are solid in their choreography, focused and professional. The whole team works very well together.”
David Currie: “He’s a charming performer with good comedic timing, and an impressive ability to use his love of patterns to deliver a good music joke.”
Jessica Ruano: “You can’t take your eyes off [Lesley Carlberg] because she’s hilariously adorable and utterly unpredictable. I would see this show again just to see what she does next.”
Barb Popel: “I can’t tell you much about this performance, because the waiver I signed said that what happens in this show is confidential.”