Saturday, July 11, 2009

Clever girl....

A Twitter saga of dinosaur love lost and found

bitwhizzle: craigslist missed connection for a cast member of Jurassic Park (Silver Stage) !!! #FringeTO (not me btw, i just found)
@bitwhizzle I found her tonight at the Silver Screen of Blue Velvet #FringeTO Found the Missed Connection Velociraptor girl tonight at #FringeTO
bitwhizzle: @Toronto_Fringe we've made a craigslist connection come true!!! we are HEROES!!! #FringeTO

prettypoopie: Apparently I can fog up someone's porthole anytime. Totally going to reply to that misconnection.... ;P #FringeTO

bitwhizzle: i feel like a superhero! #FringeTO brings people together...and craigslist...and Twitter... go get him @prettypoopie (aka Velociraptor 1)!!! prettypoopie: @bitwhizzle lol! Dude, it's just too funny!
postshaggy: @prettypoopie sam got one too!!!postshaggy: @prettypoopie I wish someone would misconnect with me :(
prettypoopie: @postshaggy really?!?!?! Yay!!!! Go Sam!!!
bitwhizzle: I guess people really love those raptors! #FringeTO

bitwhizzle: another craigslist miss.conn. found: this time for OTHER Velociraptor girl!!! wow! #FringeTO
Tonight's the final performance of Jurassic Park, and there are still some advance tickets available; call the Fringe Hotline at 416-966-1062, visit, or pop by the Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick) before 6:30 to buy yours. More will become available at the Bloor starting at 8:30, but we expect those to go fairly quickly.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Buffy, Blue Velvet, Jurassic Park

Blue Velvet on July 1, 4, and 9.

: "Once More, With Feeling" on July 2, 5, and 10.

Jurassic Park
on July 3, 7, and 11.

on July 8, Rocky Horror on July 12.

All start on time at 9:30 p.m. No latecomers admitted.

For advance tickets, visit (direct link) or call the Fringe Hotline at 416-966-1062. Be sure to look for "THE SILVER STAGE." You can also buy advance tickets in person at the Fringe Club, aka the Tranzac (292 Brunswick Avenue, just south of Bloor), from noon until 8:00 p.m. every day.

Advance tickets go off sale three hours before show time (i.e. 6:30). At-the-door tickets then become available at the Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor St. W., at Bathurst) one hour before show time.

Follow the Bloor Cinema on Twitter!

Say you're happy now, once more with feeling...

Photo of Tycoda Gilecki as Sweet by Laura Godfrey.

Tonight's the final night of our Buffy show, and the advance tickets sold out days ago. There will be another 170-180 or so on sale at the Bloor at 8:30 tonight, but we strongly recommend that you get there well ahead of time.

Toronto Newsfix visited a rehearsal a couple weeks ago, and produced this cool behind-the-scenes article and slideshow.

And Torontoist theatre critic Johnnie Walker wrote a lovely review, in which he said that "one of the most exciting things we've seen [at this year's Fringe] is definitely the Silver Stage presentation of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode 'Once More With Feeling'... Although you could tell the audience would have probably just been content to watch the show on the big screen, the shadow cast production brought a whole new element to the experience, making the whole thing unbelievably fun. Whether they're perfectly matching the choreography on screen, or cleverly subverting it with in-jokes and innuendos, the cast is hilarious and pretty much perfect." Read the full review.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Eye Weekly Snaps Blue Velvet

Eye dispatched photographer Ashlea Wessel to take photos of our Blue Velvet opening night on July 1st for their Snaps section. See the full gallery here.

Blue Velvet takes a bow...

Blue Velvet (four stars from Eye!) has its final performance on Thursday night.

We can't believe it's already been a week since we kicked off the festival with Anything That Moves (our Bloor Velvet band) performing on the marquee:

Photos by Diana Vasquez.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Toronto Star recommends Blue Velvet in both of its weekend editions!

Raju Mudhar's cover story for Saturday's Entertainment section, "My perfect '80s day off," cited Blue Velvet at the Bloor as a superior 80s-nostalgia alternative to Transformers 2 — the movie "serves as a gentle reminder that beyond the oft-celebrated '80s fromage there was plenty of good art created in that decade. "

And in Sunday's paper, there was a kind blurb in "The Week," the rundown of upcoming arts events.

And I can still see Blue Velvet through my tears (of laughter!)

blogTO: "This is a laugh-a-minute production - both a spoof and tribute to David Lynch's 1986 film." (full review)

Mooney on Theatre: "What The Silver Stage does is hilarious and brilliant" (full review)

EYE WEEKLY loves us!!!!

Blue Velvet
gets FOUR STARS: "This steamy, silly exercise extends the life of the classic ’80s film with profundity and passion." (full review)

Jurassic Park
gets THREE STARS: "It's the guiltiest, most foolish kind of fun." (full review)

gets FOUR STARS: "Come here to get your kumbayayas out!" (full review)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Silver Stage on CBC!

Alex Woodside (our Silver Stage producer/Jurassic Park director/T-rex) will be appearing on Here and Now this afternoon, along with Brian Dunn (Dr. Alan Grant) and JP costume designer Ashley Lotecki. Tune in to CBC Radio One (99.1 FM) between 5:45 and 6:00 to hear them! You can also listen online.