Circus Shop of Horrors at Toronto Fringe
|July 3, 2018||Filled under Events||
Where: Annex Theatre, 736 Bathurst St
When: July 6-14, 2018
Cost: $13 in advance. Can be purchased at www.fringetoronto.com, by calling 416-966-1062, or in person at the Fringe Patio at Scadding Court, 707 Dundas Street West.
Details: It’s dusk. Your car breaks down on an abandoned forest road, far away from home. Far away from the nearest phone. But there’s a cabin up ahead, with smoke spiralling from the chimney, and a light scent of fresh-baked cookies wafting out the windows. A lucky place to spend the night or make a phone call? Not if you’re in a 90’s horror movie. Enter the Circus Shop of Horrors, an eclectic musical revue, paying homage to beloved horror films, by melding the grotesque, with acrobatics, circus, dance, drag, and illusion! Enjoy seeing if you can identify all our references in the show.
The production team is entirely made up of phenomenal women (still to this day a rarity in Canadian theatre). And the innovative ensemble includes those identifying as LGBTQ+, with content reflecting that in the show.