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Fringe Family Fun Show

Comedy Illusions of Greg Wood / Winnipeg, MB

Posted: 07/11/2011 2:26 PM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 07/16/2011 2:17 PM | Updates

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Argue Building Youth Centre, Calvary Temple (Venue 23), to Friday

The best kids’ shows have a little something for everyone, and the Fringe Family Fun Show fits that criteria with enough magic and humour to keep children and their parents entertained for an hour.

Winnipegger Greg Wood’s fourth fringe appearance uses a circus theme — just like this year’s festival — to present his mixture of illusions, sleight of hand and comedy. The likable performer definitely loves to clown around and admits some of his jokes are as old as his 2,000-year-old Chinese-linking-rings trick, but they keep the show moving and add to its enjoyment. His bag of tricks includes a magic rope, a never-ending jug of water, coins pulled out of thin air, plenty of colourful scarves and a mid-show sing-along.

There is plenty of audience participation and the families and day-care groups in the crowd seemed to have fun, just as the title promised.

— Rob Williams

From the official Fringe Festival program:

"Polished and professional, Wood has a delightful rapport with his audience and keeps the crowd laughing and smiling right to the end" - Winnipeg Free Press

"The charm of this ever-so-well-done 60-minute act is that the entire family can sit and enjoy the performance together; and that, is what families are looking for in a good Kids Fringe show" - CBC

http://fringefamilyfunshow.blogspot.com/

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Fringe-Family-Fun-Show/137233699679602

http://comedyillusions/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnt4in0_caM

Recommended For: Family Friendly

Length: 60 MIN

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $5 for Matinees, Kids (12 & under)

Babes in arms permitted.

Warnings: Potential fits of laughte

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Updated on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 2:17 PM CDT: Adds review

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