Final Four
by Kamal Chioua & Deejay Dayton
ZList Productions - Winnipeg, MB
V.1 - John Hirsch Mainstage 
Freddy Fabulous hosts Final Four, a reality show in which the audience chooses who stays and who goes. Four unusual contestants compete in song and dance, trivia and personal revelations, while mired in their own romantic issues.
Because the audience chooses the competitions and the winner, there are multiple ways the show could go. A different play every night!
Created by the people behind Barbaric Cultural Practices - The Musical and What Would Emma Goldman Do?, Final Four promises to be just as wild and bizarre!

Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12

Genre:
Play-Comedy

Audience:
General
No warnings
Wed July 18 6:15 PM
Fri July 20 5:30 PM
Sat July 21 1:45 PM
Sun July 22 8:00 PM
Wed July 25 6:30 PM
Thu July 26 3:15 PM
Sat July 28 12:00 PM

Final Four

ZList Productions—John Hirsch Mainstage

Part Gong Show, part Survivor, and part Big Brother, with the magnetism of none. From the description, this show had so much potential. It could have been a serious show with real competitors and genuine talent, or it could have been a comedic farce filled with laughter. I’ll give it credit for trying the latter but it just wasn’t that funny.

Problems start with the initial conception of the talent contest. Ok, you have a he-man, macho type—that’s good. Then you have a geeky type—that’s good too. However, the geeky entrant should use his brain to outwit his competitors; instead, there was nothing cerebral about his character at all. Enter the prissy participant who gets by on appearance—that’s fine too, but they never played that up. There should have been prancing about and soliciting votes by enticement. What’s the story with the mass murderer and the hippie? I understand the farce is supposed to be silly but this is just silly without merit or direction.

Ray Yuen