Edmonton Fringe Festival Picks

Ty Jordan's Fringe Picks!

The largest Fringe festival in North America kicks off today!

The Edmonton Fringe Festival, one of my favourite events in the entire city! 

I have picked 5 unique shows for you to check out depending on your interests!!!


1) Physical - For those who want to see preformers thrust themselves into something unique that you wont find elsewhere at the Fringe! 

Flight (https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/performances.php?eventId=601:2965)

Straight from Off-Broadway, FLIGHT premieres in Edmonton. Three acrobats morph into cactuses, waves, and far-off islands as audiences discover The Little Prince like they've never imagined. "Ingenious!" -New York Times. "*****" -Winnipeg Free Press. "The show is magic, with a heart as big as the ocean!" -Best NY Comedy.

Duration: 50 minutes


2) Improv - For those who want to see something made up on the spot. You're at the Fringe to have a good time and stay loose, maybe have a few drinks. 

Drinking At The Movies (https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/performances.php?eventId=601:3104

A cast of six improvise a never before seen movie based on audience suggestions and influences. The audience is the director! There's only one thing better than watching a movie and that's Drinking at the Movies!

Warnings: Violence, Sexual Content, Adult Language, Cartoonish Violence, Death

Duration: 45 minutes


3) Drama - You want to learn something at the Fringe, you love a good story with some good comedy worked in!

The Wright Sisters Present: The Wright Brothers (https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/performances.php?eventId=601:3139)

Will people ever fly? Will man ever traverse the sky in a contraption built by human hands? What about a woman dressed as a man? In this drag-influenced journey to the past, the Wright Sisters take you into the lives and minds of the men who walked on air.

Warnings: Death

Duration: 45 minutes


4) Musical - You want to see some singing! Like singing you paid for, not just someone randomly singing on the street. This is fun. Singing on the street not so much.

The 11 O'clock Number (https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/performances.php?eventId=601:3133)

An award winning improvised musical comedy from Edmonton's Grindstone Theatre. "This telepathic crew won me over from the first note - Hilarious!" 4.5 stars - Edmonton Journal, "Fabulous foolishness in four part harmony" - CBC , "Solid laughs no matter when you go! Ten out of Ten!" -Orlando Sentinel

Warnings: Adult Language, Cartoonish Violence

Duration: 60 minutes


5) SOMETHING DIFFERENT - You have been to the Fringe before, and nothing gets you more exscited than a unique, strange, show you have come to love at the Fringe.

Carey-OK! (https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/performances.php?eventId=601:3026)

WINNER: FAVOURITE PERFORMER (Victoria Fringe) SOLD-OUT RUN (UNO Fest) Fringe fave, Wass (RIDE THE CYCLONE - **** Globe & Mail) unleashes a one-man a cappella musical that blends singing, beatboxing, rapping, and dance into a series of uplifting song-o-logues. **** "HILARIOUS" -Check The Program

Duration: 60 minutes


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