Fringe for Free! Toronto Fringe Ticket Giveaways for Shows on Wednesday, June 29

fringe-for-free-graphicDid you miss us, Toronto? We’ve certainly missed you! Fringe is our favourite time of the year, and we love nothing more than sharing it with you — so every summer, by the kindness of dozens of Fringe Festival companies, we get to literally give it away.

Starting today, we’ll be posting a daily list of 5 shows. Shoot us an email and you might win a pair of tickets to one of the hottest productions in town.

Of course, we’re posting other stuff as well: comprehensive coverage of the festival, with a review of every single production by the end of opening weekend; features, interviews, photographs and summaries; news, analysis, whimsies and warnings, we’ll have it all.

But while this is all fine and well, Fringe is about seeing theatre! So click “Read More” for the contest rules and a little something about the 5 shows we’ve got lined up for June 29, opening day!

Contest Rules

To enter, send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com. Please put the show’s title in the subject line, and ensure we have your full name in the body. (We promise that your email address will not be used for any other purpose: it will not be added to any mailing lists, sold to third parties, or anything like that.)

  • Each email counts as a single entry. If you want to enter all 5 contests, you must send 5 emails.
  • Tickets are non-transferable and are only for the date and time indicated below. Tickets may not be exchanged. Please ensure you can attend the performance listed.
  • All entries must be received by 7 PM on the day before the performance. The drawing will be held shortly after closing, and winners will be informed immediately. Winners are required to confirm their attendance by 10 AM on the morning of the performance.
  • Tickets will be held in your name at the venue box office, available 1 hour before the performance. Tickets will only be held until 15 minutes before curtain: any comps left unclaimed at that juncture may be sold.

Photo of Dance Animal cast

Dance Animal: Toronto

7:00 PM on June 29th / Tarragon Theatre Mainspace. (30 Bridgman Ave)

Dance Animal, the world’s only comedy-dance-tribe, returns with a new TO show & cast. Anchored in the spectrum of city life in the 6ix and mixing the high camp of musical theatre with sketch comedy & character monologues, Dance Animal is your perfect summer cocktail.

Winners of the JFL “Best Comedy” Award & Cirque du Soleil “Best Original Creation” Award.

Performances

  • Wednesday June 29th, 07:00 pm
  • Friday July 1st, 10:30 pm
  • Sunday July 3rd, 05:15 pm
  • Monday July 4th, 01:00 pm
  • Thursday July 7th, 11:00 pm
  • Friday July 8th, 09:30 pm
  • Sunday July 10th, 12:00 pm

Show length: 60min.

To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 7:00 PM show on Wednesday, June 29th please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Dance Animal” by 7pm on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016.

Photo (L to R): Robin Henderson, Leighton Williams, Kat Letwin. All photos by Katherine Fogler Photography.


nickeshia_garrick_and_kyle_holt_brownECHOES: A New Musical

8:00 PM on June 29th / Jeanne Lamon Hall. (427 Bloor St. W.)

I wanted to write a musical about war’s effect on families & relationships.

As I researched journal entries & letters, I began to forget which war I was reading about. All of the stories were the same. Anguish, loneliness, misery… all the same.

This was the story I wanted to tell.

ECHOES is 3 stories of love and loss, and how they are forever connected.

Performances

  • Wednesday June 29th, 08:00 pm
  • Thursday June 30th, 08:00 pm
  • Saturday July 2nd, 08:00 pm
  • Thursday July 7th, 08:00 pm
  • Friday July 8th, 08:00 pm
  • Saturday July 9th, 08:00 pm

Show length: 90min.

To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 8:00 PM show on Wednesday, June 29th please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “ECHOES” by 7pm on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016.

Photo: NICKESHIA GARRICK and KYLE HOLT BROWN PHOTOGRAPHER: RYAN REANEY


rsz_angelsalienspressphoto-1_cred_my_city_photosAngels & Aliens

7:00 PM on June 29 / Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace. (16 Ryerson Ave)

Roommates Sydney and Jeff have sex. It’s bad. To escape the awkward aftermath they download a new app: iBang; a game that lets them govern their own constantly evolving planet. As their relationship deteriorates, the planet undergoes eons of deceit, disaster and human suffering in this edgy, fast paced comedy.

Performances

  • Wednesday June 29th, 07:00 pm
  • Friday July 1st, 04:00 pm
  • Saturday July 2nd, 12:30 pm
  • Monday July 4th, 11:00 pm
  • Wednesday July 6th, 05:45 pm
  • Thursday July 7th, 01:45 pm
  • Saturday July 9th, 05:15 pm

Show length: 60min.

To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 7:00 PM show on Wednesday, June 29th please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Angels and Aliens” by 7pm on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016.

Photo provided by the company.


Poster for fringe show Born With a TaleBorn With a Tale

7:00 PM on June 29th / Robert Gill Theatre. (214 College St)

Storyteller and comedian, Helder Brum, accidentally tests the limits of the human body — specifically, his human body — over and over in this series of personal stories culminating in a showdown with an angry bull. “Born with a Tale” expertly deconstructs machismo and masculinity from head to…

Performances

  • Wednesday June 29th, 07:00 pm
  • Saturday July 2nd, 12:00 pm
  • Monday July 4th, 04:45 pm
  • Wednesday July 6th, 09:45 pm
  • Thursday July 7th, 05:45 pm
  • Saturday July 9th, 07:00 pm
  • Sunday July 10th, 01:00 pm

Show length: 60min.

To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 7:00 PM show on Wednesday, June 29th please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Born With a Tale” by 7pm on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016.


Behold the Barfly

7:00 PM on June 29th / Monarch Tavern. (12 Clinton St.)

From the writer of the smash hit ‘Love is a Poverty You Can Sell’ (***** / NNNNN) comes a surreal and cerebral sketch spectacular featuring some of Toronto’s finest comedy talent! Peer into the pickled subconscious of a slumbering barfly and behold the wonders within: Mirth! Adventure! Mediocre Poetry! Sober contemplation of life choices! Dinosaurs?

Performances

  • Wednesday June 29th, 07:00 pm
  • Thursday June 30th, 07:00 pm
  • Friday July 1st, 07:00 pm
  • Saturday July 2nd, 07:00 pm
  • Sunday July 3rd, 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday July 5th, 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday July 6th, 07:00 pm
  • Thursday July 7th, 07:00 pm
  • Friday July 8th, 07:00 pm
  • Saturday July 9th, 03:00 pm
  • Saturday July 9th, 07:00 pm
  • Sunday July 10th, 07:00 pm

Show length: 75min.

To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 7:00 PM show on Wednesday, June 29th please send an email to contests@mooneyontheatre.com with the subject line “Behold the Barfly” by 7pm on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016.

Photo of Marsha Mason, Ned Petrie, Sarah Thorpe, Tim Walker, Kevin MacPherson, Elizabeth Anacleto by Laura Dittmann.

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