“★★★★★ Serious music by seriously talented musicians in a show that doesn't take itself seriously at all." - CBC
“★★★★★ The music is flawless and their timing impeccable." - Winnipeg Free Press
"I think that Winnipeggers stand too eagerly for ovations - and it takes something spectacular to get me on my feet. Today is the first time I'm on my feet in a decade." - Jenny Revue
"They have the unique ability to not just play the music, but to seemingly become the music." - Orlando Sentinel
"With broad appeal across all age groups, this year's threepeat proves that the positive buzz about this bunch is no fluke." - Orlando Weekly
"Hanging upside down, twirling around, lifting each other up in the air, or pulling each other around on chairs or the wheeled vibraphone, they entertain the crowd young and old with their unique antics." CherryAndSpoon.com
"They're a warm, engaging and frequently funny trio that shows great grace whether playing Erik Satie upside down or improvising both dances and solos to Dave Brubeck." - Pioneer Press
"They sweep the audience up into a ball of energy right from the start and you'll find yourself smiling from start to finish at all the unexpected surprises that they nestle into the show." - One Girl, Two Cities
"The Fourth Wall's Fruit Flies Like a Banana was unlike anything else in the Fringe last year, and there's nothing like it in this year's festival either. Grab yourself a ticket and delight in its uniqueness." - SWFringeGeek.blogspot.com
"What...huh? I have no clue what your show is....."
That's ok. Sometimes it's hard to explain. We're musicians who act and dance while we play our instruments. For example, if we're going to perform a tango, we're going to dance it while we're providing our own soundtrack. We're classically trained at fancy music conservatories, but we prefer not to put any pieces or composers on pedestals in a museum. We enjoy taking classical favorites that most people have heard and perform them in a way that has never been done before. We also enjoy performing new music by living composers because music is a living art and is more than just Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart.
"I don't really like classical music."
That's ok. This show isn't about sitting down, shutting up, and clapping at the right times. You definitely don't have to be a classical music lover to enjoy it.
"I saw 'Fruit Flies Like a Banana' last year. Why should I see it again?"
Why? Because we're bringing Minnesota a completely new show! We also have HOVERBOARDS! And a huge circus prop that we call the Hamster Wheel (though we set it up like a giant boat). We're doing traditional music on traditional instruments from Ireland, traditional music with traditional foot percussion from Canada, and a new piece by our trombonist that he will perform on didgeridoo! Come on, guys! DIDGERIDOO!! If you don't know what a didgeridoo is, you should come find out. It's bigger, more dangerous, and seriously....hoverboards.
"You guys are always fun! Can I bring my 3 year old?"
That's totally fine by us. We say the show is best for 7 and up because it's an hour long and not all 3 year olds can sit through an hour show. That being said, we've seen plenty of young audience members have a great time at our shows.
"I thought you weren't coming back this year! Why am I just finding out about this?"
The waitlist gods smiled down upon on us and said "Yeah, ok you can go back to Minnesota Fringe". Please don't anger the waitlist gods by not coming to our show and saying hello.
"You're in Theatre in the Round this year?? But...but... it's ROUND!!!"
We knoooooooow!!!! We're so excited! Oh man, guys. The hoverboards are going to be so freaking cool in there.
"Why're you using this space as if you need an FAQ section?"
Well, because it's 1:00 am in Winnipeg and we really need to get something on the MN Fringe website NOW so audiences know we're coming back.