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IL Duo: Because The World Needs More Tenors

Il Duo Productions

Posted: 07/7/2011 3:24 PM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 07/17/2011 3:14 PM | Updates

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Augustine United Church (Venue 19), to Sunday

It may be difficult to believe, but there is a chance during this 60-minute musical comedy you will laugh till you cry at a grown man singing like a cat in heat. I mean really, you might wonder, what’s so funny about this?

But the two tenors of Il Duo, Ron Long and Clint Hagel (they got kicked out of the supergroup Il Divo, they explain, and are trying to get back), are so appealing they can get audience members to do almost anything. Even wear a coolie hat and mime a Mikado number, or sing along to Kenny Rogers. Really.

The official fringe program prepares audiences to expect the Smothers Brothers, but when these Edmonton boys drop the shtick and just sing, they are truly sublime.

The world needs more tenors like these. Just don’t sit too close; they’re irresistible.

— Margo Goodhand

 

From the official Fringe Festival program:

After standing ovations at the Edmonton Fringe, Il Duo is excited to bring their style of musical comedy to Winnipeg.

Il Duo is a musical comedy group in the style of The Smothers Brothers and Wayne & Shuster, which pokes fun at Il Divo, the Canadian Tenors and the rash of other tenor groups popping up all over.

Recommended For: Family Friendly

Length: 60 MIN

Tickets: $10

Warnings: None

www.ilduo.com

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Updated on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 3:14 PM CDT: Adds review

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