Posted on July 17, 2010
When most people think of the Fringe Fest, they don't immediately think of music. Maybe they should. This year's Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival has a healthy dose of music, not only from the popular Old Market Square outdoor stage but also from the venue stages themselves.
There are a dozen music-related events on the schedule, from perennial favourites Die Roten Punkte and The Fugitives to expat Bob Wiseman's comedic multimedia piece about his post-Blue Rodeo solo career.
Local indie jazz/rock outfit Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers is getting in on the musical action with its new original rock opera, The Wild Things. Inspired by Maurice Sendak's classic children's book, Where the Wild Things Are, the musical follows main character Max across the ocean to the sinister Monster Island. The production comes complete with dynamic set pieces, ghoulish costumes, a small orchestra, and the band's unique musical sensibilities.
No strangers to musical theatre, Flying Fox most recently presenting two popular productions of Jesus Christ Superstar with The Liptonians.
You can catch The Wild Things at Venue 6, aka Tom Hendry Theatre at MTC Warehouse, July17-23. Click here for times and ticket info.
Head to Fringe Central in Old Market Square for free concerts by Mas Headspace, Melissa Plett, Lindsey White, SitDownTracy, b.u.m.p., Ingrid Gatin, Enjoy Your Pumas, Oh My Darling, and more. Click over to the Live Music Calendar for the complete Fringe concert schedule.