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2024 B次元官网网址 Fringe Festival: A complete guide with reviews and our critics鈥 picks

The B次元官网网址 Star鈥檚 theatre critics Joshua Chong, Glenn Sumi and Karen Fricker will review dozens of shows throughout the 2024 B次元官网网址 Fringe Festival.

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The 2024 B次元官网网址 Fringe Festival runs from July 3 to 14 at theatres across the city.聽

Hundreds of theatre artists are taking to the stage this month as the B次元官网网址 Fringe Festival returns for its 36th edition, running from July 3 to 14 at venues across the city. This summer’s festival features 77 productions, ranging from new Canadian musicals and ensemble dramas to solo comedy shows and puppetry for kids.聽

The event comes after a near devastating year of funding cuts for the venerable arts organization, which recently welcomed a new leader in Rachel Kennedy but has seen close to a one-quarter reduction in programming聽compared to last year’s iteratio苍.听

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From left, Paulina Pino Rubio, Kate-Rose Connors and Bella Ciccone star in “Cabaret of Murder.”聽

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The cast of “Saskatchewan: An Aspirational Polyamorous Adventure” in a promotional photo.


Laura Landauer delivers a decent impression of the Quebecois songstress in “Being Celine.”聽


Anesti Danelis generates big laughs with “Artificially Intelligent.”聽


From left, Allan Price, Janelle Hutchison, Chris Gibbs and Kristi Woods star in “Dead Right.”聽


Dayna Lea Hoffman (left) as Fingers and Katie Yoner as Shrimp in a promotional photo for “Rat Academy” at the B次元官网网址 Fringe Festival.聽


Members of the cast of “Unfurnished” in rehearsal. Spencer Pearson and Luis Sanchez’s farce plays at Tarragon Theatre during the B次元官网网址 Fringe Festival.聽


Playwright/performer Frosina Pejcinovska in “Gulp” at the B次元官网网址 Fringe Festival.聽聽


Tuna G眉meli from “The Unexpected Mayfly.”


Gabriel Hudson (centre, in red t-shirt) plays the title character in “Boy Boy and the Magic Drum,” Jewelle Blackman and Chantal Forde’s new Trinidad-set musical at the B次元官网网址 Fringe Festival.聽


Jobina Sitoh (left) and M脿iri Jacobs in “Bus Stop” at the B次元官网网址 Fringe Festival.聽

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Kayo Tamura and Ryo Nishihara in “Are You Lovin’ It” by Theatre Group GUMBO.

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From left, Lizzie Moffatt, Mackenzie Kelly and Cassie Davidson in “Girls Night Cabin Fever.”聽


Connor Bradbury (left), Julian Frid, Seann Murray and Lowen Morrow kill in “Crime After Crime (After Crime).”聽


Julia Rodrigues, Murilo Salvador, Barbara de la Fuente and Ben Sohi from “My Time Will Come.”


Heather Cherron (left) and Tricia Williams confront explore concepts of beauty in “Disarming Venus.”聽


Elizabeth Friesen, Joel Haszard, Cathy Shilton, Jan Boase and Paul Bilodeau from “The Apartment.”聽


Srutika Sabu (right) executes a dance move with the help of narrator Mahdi Mozafari in “1 Santosh Santosh 2 Go: Tosh Finds His Groove.”


Alejandra Angobaldo, isi bhakhomen, Mercedes Isaza Clunie, Katarina Fiallos, Gloria Freire, Julianna Olave, Rachel Quintanilla and Zoe Marin from “Gringas.”

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Matt Eldracher, Jen Kehoe, Sydney Kier and Beatrice Kwan from “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant.”聽


Iris Bahr in “See You Tomorrow.”聽


Heeyun Park, Lily Librach, AJ Bridel, Kyle Brown, Gabi Epstein, Rhoslynne Bugay and Andrew Seok from “Rosamund: A New Musical.”聽


“You, Hamlet” runs at East End United.聽

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Emily Elizabeth as Madame Winifred in “Madame Winifred’s Circus of Wonders.”聽


Mark Keller, left, and Alan Shonfield in “Poz.”聽

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Anne van Leeuwen, left, and Kaitlin Race star in “Patty Picker.”聽


Jada Rifkin, left, Joel J. Pettigrew and Thomas Sarrigiannidis dig up the past in “Tape.”聽


Elizabeth Rodenburg, Carson Somanlall, Luke Kimball, Mia Hay, Ben Yoganathan, Marianne McIsaac and Jackson Doner from “86 Me: The Restaurant Play.”聽


Jay Hill channels his inner 鈥50s suburban housewife in “Sheila The Musical.”聽

Joshua Chong

Joshua Chong is a B次元官网网址-based culture reporter for the Star. Follow him on X: .


Glenn Sumi聽is a B次元官网网址-based freelance journalist who writes for the Star鈥檚 Culture section. Reach him via email:聽SoSumiContact@gmail.com

Karen Fricker

Karen Fricker聽is a B次元官网网址-based freelance contributor for the Star, writing about theatre. Follow her on Twitter:聽.


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