Blink's Garden
Created by John Janzen
Fat Blue Productions - Winnipeg, MB
 www.siloam.ca/2016/10/blinks-garden-available-for-pre-order-now/
V.31 - Kids Venue: MTYP - Mainstage 
4 STARS - CBC, Winnipeg Fringe 2015
Blink's Garden began as a short parable told in schools by Siloam Mission's community educator about "seeing beauty where others can't see." It grew into a 77-stanza "musical epic kid's poem" that has been performed at the Winnipeg, Edmonton and Toronto Fringe Festivals.
Blink and Moeh are stuck in a barren land beside a huge dividing wall. Slowly but surely, Blink and the people in her land come to see that the health of Blink's rejected garden and the health of their community are tied together.

Cast:
Madison Mosher, Markus Head, Mike, Sarah, and Sam Labun, Mick, Simon, and John Janzen

   
Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $10

Audience:
Kid Friendly
No Warnings
Fri July 21 6:00 PM
Sat July 22 10:00 AM
Sun July 23 11:30 AM
Tue July 25 10:00 AM
Sat July 29 4:30 PM
Sun July 30 11:30 AM

Blink’s Garden

Fat Blue Productions—Kids Venue: MTYP – Mainstage

A lovely gem of a musical, this one hour play follows Blink in her quest to see over the wall while tending to her rejected and lonely seeds. Don’t worry, it’s not a Trump musical (although there are a few jokes thrown in about the reference). The music was fantastic and featured beautiful harmonies. If your worried that this play is only for kids, there were quite a few jokes that had only the adults howling. It is a very cute show that both you and your kids will enjoy. The play was also followed by a delightful talk moderated by John Janzen (the plays writer and creator) who stressed the importance of difference for a healthy garden/community. I did like the play but mic issues as well as generally quiet performers led to quiet a few volume issues. It was hard for me at times to understand what was going on because I couldn’t hear. Working on projecting volume as well as investing in a few more microphones for the younger performers might have helped. All in all a cute musical with a delightful cast and important message of acceptance. A great one for the whole family.

Kaitlyn Kriss