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The Broken Ballerina

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Set in a slightly sinister Dirty ’30s travelling sideshow, this blend of live action, dance, trick body costumes and nifty shadow puppetry tells the story of Lucy, a small-town girl who joins the circus after failing a ballet audition. But this is no common carnival. It’s a collection of misfits and freaks, all ruled by the bitter “Magician,” who is rumoured to make people disappear... for good. When Lucy’s becomes the Magician’s favourite performer, her long-sought star status puts the others at risk. Will she choose fame over friendship?

The large, 10-person cast handles the performance admirably, particularly Nick and Steph Dupuis as the bickering co-joined twins, who steal almost every scene they’re in. The convertible sideshow wagon -one of the most impressive props you’ve ever seen at the fringe — it’s almost worth the price of admission alone!

A family-friendly fantasy that will delight young and old. Step right up!

— Janice Sawka

 

From the Fringe program:

Enter the world of the carnival sideshow as its resident barker spins the tale of a young, downcast dancer who is offered the role of her life. But does it come at too high a price?

A family-friendly fantasy adventure filled with oddball characters, hilarious antics and eccentric puppetry.

Proceeds to go to Springs Inner City's Kids' Programs.

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Warnings: None

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