Reviewed by Julia Bueneman
AL Connors: DJ Detective
by AL Connors
52 min / Comedy / PG
A sweet mix of anecdotes, chatting with the crowd and good dance music are what makes up DJ Detective: and it’s lovely.
The music begins before each story. He takes requests and uses them throughout the show. The stories are a combination of personal life experiences and a fantastic set of instructions on how to keep the party going for as long as you possibly can. I thought that the songs were a lovely tie-in for the whole show, though occasional technical difficulties arose on opening night and took away from the music and the show somewhat.
If you’ve ever wanted to be put in the mindset of the DJ for a night, had any questions about the art of the trade or just like good music and dancing, I would highly recommend the show. It’s funny, quirky and awkward while simultaneously being informative and comically insightful – and the fantastic music played throughout is even more of a bonus!
A great show for wiggling in your seat, throwing you back to some favourite songs and learning a thing or two about the mindset of the music man in control of your party.
AL Connors: DJ Detective is playing at Studio Léonard-Beaulne (135 Séraphin-Marion) until Sunday June 18, 2017. Tickets cost $12 online and at the door. Visit ottawafringe.com for the show schedule and box office info. Apt613 is trying to see every show on opening weekend of the 2017 Ottawa Fringe Festival. Read more reviews at apt613.ca/fringe.