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Solid Gold Moore
Ronald George Moore has performed at the fringe for 20 years. Maybe that’s why he apparently skipped the tech rehearsal...
Indeed, most of the opening-night laughs came from too-short power cables, misbehaving microphones and malfunctioning projectors. To his credit, Moore managed to work many into the act.
Otherwise, the set consisted of his various parody songs (chosen by audience members by spinning a wheel labelled with the titles), and a few skits on video. Moore plunged along, constantly asking the booth tech how much time he had left and bellowing out the songs in that loud, painful style you can hear for free in any drunken karaoke bar. Sure, there were a few flashes of brilliance (his Gord Downie impersonation is undeniably hysterical) and the song lyrics were clever and skewered their targets accurately, but overall the show appeared sloppy and thrown together, and Moore appeared genuinely exhausted by the end.
For Moore fans only — or hit the beer tent first.
— Janice Sawka
From the Fringe program:
On his 20th Anniversary of performing at The Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the comedian formally known as Ronald George Moore (Brave New Weasels, Ron Moore Is Missing, Rhyme Machine) belts out his absolute funniest sketches and songs.
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 mins.
Discount Tickets: $8 for Matinees
Updated on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 3:50 PM CDT: