Looking for Calgary Fringe Festival Reviews?
Hi folks – I know a lot of you have discovered this site because you’re looking for reviews for shows playing at the Calgary Fringe Festival. Because I focus on musicals, I’ll only be covering a fraction of the shows there (and even then, will only be doing some of them as previews/interviews). I’ll likely GO to a bunch of other shows, but I won’t be writing about them here.
Here are links to websites of the big three yyc theatre critics, who will be posting reviews regularly. It’s worth checking them out, but they won’t be going to every show so it’s worth just going down to the grounds, getting the word on the street, taking a chance and making up your own mind. Because that’s what the Fringe is all about!
Applause Meter (Jessica Goldman) - she also does weekly reviews on CBC Radio 1
You can also find a lot on twitter - The Festival’s hashtag is #yycfringe (although you’ll see a few things up at #calgaryfringe from people who guessed wrong). If I see anything I really like, I’ll shout it out there, whether musical or not. You can follow the Fringe as well. Their twitter handle is @calgaryfringe. The Fringe also has a blog and Facebook site. You can find these and links to their social media at www.calgaryfringe.ca
PS. To avoid line-ups and disappointment, THIS is the weekend to check out the Fringe, before Calgary comes back from its collective long weekend camping trip and the word gets out about not-to-be-missed shows!