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Mooney on Theatre’s Most-Read Reviews for the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival

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After reviewing all 149 shows* in this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival we shared our list of the shows our staff recommend.

Now it’s your turn; we reveal the list of our readers’ most buzzed-about shows based on the popularity of their Mooney on Theatre reviews. So here’s the list of the top ten (ish) most-read Fringe reviews on Mooney on Theatre this year**: Continue reading Mooney on Theatre’s Most-Read Reviews for the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival

Mooney on Theatre Recommends – 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival

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This past weekend Mooney on Theatre sent its dedicated team of 22 writers and editors to cover all 148 shows* in this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival! With the sheer number of shows available at the festival, picking the ones you want to see can be a daunting task.

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the number of shows and you’re looking for a place to start, we’ve asked our staff to tell us about their favourite shows they’ve seen at this year’s festival. We hope our staff picks can help you navigate the Fringe.

If you’ve seen something you think is amazing that you think others should go see please let us know by leaving a comment.

And don’t forget to check out our complete list of Fringe reviews.

Happy Fringing!

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Announcement: 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominees (With Links to MOT Reviews)

2019 TAPA Dora Awards logoSoulpepper, The Musical Stage Company & Young People’s Theatre lead noms for the 40th Dora Awards

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) revealed the nominations for the 40th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards. The Dora Awards seek to recognize excellence in the Toronto performing arts community. This year’s ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 25 at the Sony Centre for the Performing arts, and will be hosted by Dora and Gemini award-winning writer/director/actor/musician/educator, Rick Miller.

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Write for us! Coverage of the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival

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Cover Toronto Fringe with Mooney on Theatre!

Mooney on Theatre is looking for folks to review shows at the Toronto Fringe Festival, which runs from July 3 – 14, 2019.

In many ways, Fringe Festivals embody what Mooney on Theatre holds dear: making theatre more accessible. The Fringe features inexpensive shows attended by a wide range of people, many of whom are not theatregoers the rest of the year.

With this in mind, we put an intense amount of effort into providing as much coverage of the Toronto Fringe Festival as we can. To get an idea of what that coverage looks like, check out the Fringe Festival category on this site.

Among other things, this coverage includes reviewing each show in a relatively substantive way by the end of the first weekend. This task takes a lot of writers. Each year, to make it happen, we bring on additional contributors. Maybe this year that will be you.

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Mooney on Theatre’s Hot Tickets for Toronto Fringe 2018

This year, Mooney on Theatre is bringing a team of more than 25 correspondents to the Toronto Fringe Festival. With a team this big and diverse, no matter what you’ve got to show us, we have someone who wants to see it — and we will! As always, Mooney on Theatre will post a longform review of every show in the festival (~160 shows in all!) by the end of opening weekend.

But for now, a little buzz: our Hot Tickets are the shows which excited, attracted, intrigued and interested our team more than any others. These are the pieces which turned our heads, tickled our brains, and caused stampedes at scheduling time. Presenting, in no particular order, Mooney on Theatre’s Hot Tickets for Toronto Fringe 2018!

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