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Hey, Princess

 

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Hey, Princess! takes the audience on a fairy tale adventure through a land of witches, princesses, and song in search of ingredients for a magic potion that grants wishes. Written, directed, and composed by Spencer Gilchrist, he finished the first edition of Hey, Princess! when he was in Grade 10—and it definitely shows. Most of the actors are all high school or just post high school students, and in general, the play feels just a bit juvenile. The Princess in the play can’t sing, and that’s what sets them off on the journey for the potion, but after the first half hour of her screechy singing along in character, it starts to get a little old. The play also runs for 90 minutes, which seems incredibly long, and tends to drag in quite a few places. The kids in the audience seemed to love it, though. – Alex Sorochan 
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2.5/ 5


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  • 4:30 pm - 2018/08/17
  • 2:15 pm - 2018/08/19
  • 8:45 pm - 2018/08/21
  • 5:00 pm - 2018/08/22
  • 12:15 pm - 2018/08/24
  • 11:15 pm - 2018/08/25



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4 Reviews


  1.  
    Janet

    Considering the origins of the theatre company, the company mostly consisting of up and coming young artists, Hey princess was an impressive feat.

    It was obvious at some points that the humour in the show was geared more towards children, but I still found it enjoyable.




  2.  
    Neil

    This was my first fringe show and not what I was expecting. Family and friends of the performers may have enjoyed it but it was like watching a mediocre high school play. The storyline wasn’t great and more importantly the whole play is about a princess who can’t sing. It is grating and there is a lot of shrieking, whining, and yelling. Overall, not an enjoyable experience. None of my wife, my 10 year old son, 11 year old daughter or I enjoyed it.




  3.  
    Marian

    Seemingly frivolous story turns out to have a pretty deep message in the end! Lots of fun musical numbers and a quirky sweetness about it. A bit long in some places but impressive for an original musical. The kid I was sitting next to was having such a good time, I couldn’t help but get caught up in his excitement!




  4.  
    Mel

    This family-friendly show will leave your children with a deep wondering of what they would do if they had one wish. Would they grant themselves something superficial or something deep and meaningful? The music, written and composed by the director, was impressive considering his youthfulness. It was evident he placed all his heart into his first Fringe production.

    My kids couldn’t stay in their seats for the excitment of it all. For my daughter, the fairy stole the show- her dancing was on point, her costume beautiful, and she gave a humourous nod to all mothers. My son’s laughter was contagious while he watched the characters wrestle with each other.

    We’re glad this was our kids’ first Fringe experience.





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