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The Broken Ballerina
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.
Updated on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 5:24 PM CDT:
Updated on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 3:47 PM CDT: