Monster Makers
North Kildonan Community Players - Winnipeg, MB
V.1 - John Hirsch Mainstage 
The Canadian premiere of MONSTER MAKERS; a musical triple-feature inspired by the tales of the most famous monster movies in history!

In 1920s Germany, Bram Stoker’s estate sues the production of Nosferatu for copyright infringement on Dracula. In 1930s Hollywood, make-up artist Jack Pierce fights to create the iconic look for Frankenstein’s monster. In 1970s England, actor Peter Cushing races to finish horror sequels before the studio shuts down. These monster makers discover that sometimes, real-life can be more frightening than the movies!

Laurie Fischer, Alana Penner, Jordan Phillips, Richard Smith, Pamela Roz Fischer, Julian Vanderput

Show Info:
75 Minutes



No warnings

Thu July 14 11:00 AM*
*(2 for $12)
Fri July 15 4:30 PM
Sat July 16 8:15 PM
Sun July 17 2:45 PM
Wed July 20 2:30 PM
Thu July 21 4:15 PM
Fri July 22 6:15 PM
Sun July 24 1:00 PM

Monster Makers

North Kildonan Community Players—John Hirsch Mainstage

I love monster shows; I love horror; and I love to be scared (although I’ve never seen a Fringe show that truly scared me—many are disturbing, but nothing downright scary). To be fair, the performance delivered on everything it promised in the guide write-up. It was my own fault that I expected to see a “monster show” when it was a show about monster-making (duh—shudda read the title better).

To be fair, I can only review part of the show because a medical emergency halted the performance after Act 2. Perhaps a mob-full of monsters appear in the final act?! The cast promised a final Act full of excitement and frenzy. They and MTC offered comps to all the patrons to re-see the show. Alas, as a reviewer, our schedules are very tight, and I will not have the opportunity to visit this show again

To this point, the acting was very professional and the singing superb. There was a lot of energy and fun through the scenes and the trip through time was fun.

Huge compliments to the excellent reactions of the audience, the staff at MTC, and the cast for the professional way they handled the crisis. Last word was that everything would be ok. Big cheers for that.

Editors Note: There was an update sent out over Twitter saying the Audience Member had Heat Stroke and was at home recovering.

Ray Yuen