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Fringe Show Reviews

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Lavignia: A Modern Fairy Tale of Gigantic Proportions

Monster Theatre / Vancouver, BC

Posted: 07/19/2009 12:02 PM | Comments: 0

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Daffable: A smooshing together of "daffy" and relentlessly "affable."

That’s the only word to describe Vancouver’s Tara Travis as Lavignia, the eight-foot-three, 380-pound giant of an eight-year-old girl who wants nothing more than to fit in. She decides: "Ballet is gonna fix me!" But when the class doesn’t exactly welcome her, she runs away and finds herself far from home on a quest to defeat an evil queen.

The statuesque Travis brings the lovable and unwavering playfulness of her inner ballerina to the stage. This family-friendly production had an opening-day audience composed entirely of adults laughing their way through Lavignia’s adventure. What this show needs is some kids in the seats!

— Wendy Burke
 

From the Fringe Festival official program:

One giant girl. One huge dream. One massive adventure. From the company that brought you last year’s smash hit, THE SHAKESPEARE SHOW, comes this puppetational, inspirational and heartwarming tale about a girl who just wants to dance.

*****! --Winnipeg Free Press
"There are few things funnier than Tara Travis and Ryan Gladstone…" --Plank Magazine
"Wildly funny, wonderfully crafted and brilliantly acted - Flawless!" –CBC.

Starring Tara Travis with direction and dramaturgy from Fringe superstar Ryan Gladstone.

www.monstertheatre.com
RECOMMENDED: Family Friendly

60 min.

Venue#3 The Playhouse Studio 180 Market Ave (Entrance on Main St)

Tickets: $9
Discount Tickets: $8 for Kids (12 & under)

Babes in arms permitted.

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