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.”
Barb Popel: “Get your tickets early, as I predict this show will soon be sold out.”