Tommy’s Top 10 2009—Part 2


[Today, Tommy will be the guest blogger for the second part of his Top Ten List.] 5. Hogg and the Humors ‘Hogg and the Humors’ is, in a word: hilarious. Done in the style of a late-night talk show(with guests included), the show has lots of great comedy. There was one point in the show where they did a ‘preview’ of a show (‘Afterlife’) and the guys did it completely based on the description! Oh, and by the way, it is NOT FOR KIDS.

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4. Silent Poetry 2 ‘Silent Poetry 2’ is beautiful. Very beautiful. Remember that ‘Silent Poetry’ show I raved about last year? This sequel of sorts doubles everything about the first ‘Silent Poetry’: the stage, the size, and even the performers! The skit ‘The Chase’ shows lots of mime illusions, and the hilarious ‘One Sunday Morning’ skit is back – and expanded. 3. The Harty Boys and The Case of the Limping Platypus ‘The Harty Boys and The Case of the Limping Platypus’ is an awesome parody of adventure books. They spoof everything from left to right: the girl in trouble, the big ‘plot twist’, and the suspect that seems like he did it but didn’t. You must see this show, especially of you love books like ‘The Hardy Boys’ or ‘Nancy Drew’. 2. Sideways Stories from Wayside School ‘Sideways Stories from Wayside School’ is an excellent trip through Memory Lane. Having read the books about a year ago, I must say that the people who did this have excellently captured the weird scope of the books. All of the classic stories are there: From Ms. Gorf, the teacher who turns her students into apples, to Ms. Zarves, the teacher who doesn’t seem to exist, the show is hilariously well-polished. You must see this show if you’ve read the ‘Wayside School’ books. 1. Jurassic Dork ‘JURASSIC DORK’. IS. AWESOME. A one man version of the film ‘Jurassic Park’, the show conveniently mocks – and endorses – the film for which the show was inspired. There are seemingly endless jokes about the film. Overall, is absolutely deserves first place on my Top 10 list this year. Also, the shows ‘Alliteral Selection: The True Tale of a Wayward Wallaby‘ which had an interesting topic but suffered from slow pacing, and ‘Untitled Duet with Houseplant‘, a funny solo show where there are great jokes, including a…’duet’ with a houseplant, deserve an honorable mention, as I saw them after I conceived this list. ‘Wayward Wallaby’s run has ended, but Untitled Duet With Houseplant still has one more showing today at 7:00. ‘Harty Boys’ still has a showing at 5:30, as does Mutant Squad and In Another’s Size. Two Short Operas has also landed a Fringe Encore at 8:30. Alas, the runs of all the other shows have come and gone, so a big hurrah to those who saw them! And this is where it ends. Wendy Gennaula is a singer and actress in the Twin Cities. She is the mother of two extraordinary Fringelings.

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