Ingénue: Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland, and the Golden Age of Hollywood
Written & Performed by Melanie Gall
Melanie Gall Presents (2) - St. Albert, AB
V.21 - MTYP - Mainstage 
Melanie Gall's award-winning musical is back! Chosen as one of the top Fringe shows worldwide and mounted off-Broadway at SoHo Playhouse.
Judy is an icon, loved as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. But in the 1930s, Deanna, Winnipeg's Sweetheart, was the bigger star. While Judy struggled for success, Deanna became the idol of millions. Ingénue tells the true tale of the lifelong friendship - and rivalry - of these teen idols of Old Hollywood.
"Gall is astonishing" - Metro Art
5 STARS - Adelaide Advertiser
4 1/2 STARS - Winnipeg Free Press

Show Info:
60 Minutes

Parental Guidance

Fri July 21 4:15 PM
Sun July 23 9:45 PM
Fri July 28 5:15 PM
Sun July 30 6:45 PM

Epidermis Circus (Ingrid Hansen’s Spicy Puppet Show)

SNAFU—PTE – Colin Jackson Studio

This is one of those shows that Fringe regulars rave about. This is my first outing and I have no idea what to expect. The black outfit and ominous intro music suggested it would be a dark outing. I’m not sure I would call it “dark” in the theatre sense of the word, but it sure is twisted.

This is the wildest take I’ve seen yet done to The Blue Danube Waltz, and the antics to Carmina Burana are just outrageous. The Bolero comes on and that piece is somewhat warped itself.

All the skits are ludicrous, but they’re meant to be, and they’re also ludicrously funny. I’m sure glad (and so is my partner) that I don’t wear a mustache.

Ray Yuen


Epidermis Circus (Ingrid Hansen’s Spicy Puppet Show)—PTE – Colin Jackson Studio

“Epidermis Circus is everything a fringe show should be. 5 STARS” — Randall King, Winnipeg Free Press

“Both live and magnified onscreen, in cunningly angled cameras and mirror images, we see Ingrid Hansen, presiding from a table of simple found objects, create characters from her own hands, fingers, tongue. She sets them in motion in a saucy and jostling vaudeville of ‘stars’. NUTTY, INGENIOUS, MESMERIZING.” Liz Nichols, 12th Night

“LAUGHED MY FACE OFF.” – Cryssie Jones @eissyrc