Years attending Fringe: 5-9 years
45-54 years old
Lives in... Greater MN
Favorite genre: Comedy
Sara Robinson-Coolidge's reviews
Even when I didn't recognize the person being impersonated, this show was uproariously funny. Don't miss it!
Fruit Flies Like a Banana: WORLD TOUR
This trio is SO AMAZING. Great musicians, but they also include far more with their performances. Don't miss seeing their show!!!
The Wright Stuff, or You'll Believe They Can Fly!
This is a laugh a second show. Don't miss it!
Death in Yosemite: A comedic adaptation of the Non-Fiction Book
Consistently hilarious throughout - and it offers sensible advice for people visiting National Parks. My 14 year old daughter adds that this show is "amazeballs."
The Ballad of Bearclaw Jones
Tight script, great acting, and SO FUNNY.
A live brass quintet, poetry, dance, and a great children's book that involves (non-scary) monsters. I loved this way more than I expected I would.
This is a relatively simple story told in a visually creative way. I've never seen anything like it before - and I loved it. My 14 year old did get quite scared during the show, so be warned that there's a scary aspect (it truly was not that scary, tho).
Spy in the House of Men: A One-Woman Show With Balls
I wish everyone in the would could hear Penny talk about her journey and experiences as a transgender woman. She's funny, honest, and her story is moving.
Much Ado About Nothing (as told by Dogberry and Verges)
This isn't a Shakespeare play that I was familiar with before entering the theater. The actors made this shortened version very clear, engaging, and lough-out-loud funny.
Stranger-er Things: Netflix and KILL
If you are familiar with the Netflix series _Stranger Things_ (or even if you aren't), this is a must see Fringe show. Tom Reed performs the entire first season of the show (8 episodes long!) in one hour, with nonstop laughs. Did I mention that he sings, too?
FUNKiN' Good Time
This is an astonishing show, not only for its unending energy and technically amazing dance, but also because the dancers don't look like stereotypical "dancer" types. Outstanding!
This isn't a happy show but it is reflective of the reality of what hapens when an elderly family member develops dementia. It's very well acted; in particular, the man playiing Lionel, the dementia patient, is excellent. There's a lot of exposition about why Lionel can't be taken care of at home and at points it feels a bit belabored, but overall this is a moving piece.
The Pursuit of Awesome
This Show IS Awesome
Hilarious, fun, and yes, the soundtrack is as awesome as David Harris. Great fun!
Sevlin & Devlin Presents: Seven Evans in Heaven
An hour of unending silliness, wonderfully performed.
Out of the Shadows
But Really More Like Ten Stars
Outstanding on every level - one of the best Fringe shows I've seen in 6 years - and really one of the best shows I've seen in a long time, including professional dance and theater. JUST SO AMAZING!!
The Best of All Possible Worlds
Honest Storytelling with Humor
So funny and honest - David is a captivating speaker.
A Resister's Handbook (for holding onto optimism in shitty times)
Perfect for Our Current Moment
This show is funny and moving and sad and inspiring... and important.
Creative and Brilliantly Performed
Unusual show, very well crafted and performed. I'm so glad I was finally able to get to this at the encore performance and I hope this artist returns to Minnesota Fringe!
Couple Fight 3: Weddings!
Couple Fight shows are on my Must See list for a reason. This one does not disappoint. SO fun and funny!
It's About Love Again This Year
Beautiful dance, beautifully performed.
The Memory Box of the Sisters Fox
Wonderful script, costuming, acting. I loved everything about this, including the historical aspect.
Funny and Honest
This was an entertaining look at how teenagers might deal with a possible pregnancy in the modern era. The teens made many choices that older adults (like me...) find maddeningly stupid, but that's how many teenagers really are. Kudos to this group for a well acted play on a tough subject - and making it funny and accessible, too.
The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society
Old Timey Fun
Fun performances of dated but entertaining radio dramas.
Great music and fantastic dance with a lot of energy. The story they were attempting to communicate wasn't clear, but it was definitely strange. Loved the costumes of the aliens in particular - and the environmental message. Clarifying the role of the aliens would go a long way to making this not just very good but amazing.
Mayor Lear of Townsville
Cute and Humorous
This show is far more Powerpuff Girls than King Lear, but it's fun, has a lot of laughs, and well done.
Intermediate Physical Comedy for Advanced Beginners
Consistently funny throughout
With not a word spoken, Levi and Josh kept me laughing for their whole show. Family friendly and fun!
The Last Bombardment
SciFi/Horror Done Well
I enjoyed this a lot - great concept, well acted. The script works well in one hour but could still be tightened up towards the beginning, where it felt a little slow. Overall, great show!
Swords & Sorcery: The Improvised Fantasy Campaign
I Finally Understand D&D
My son and husband both enjoy Dungeons and Dragons, while I've never understood the appeal (tried it in high school and I Really Didn't Get It). This show was so fun and hilarious, and the audience was so into it, that now I do kind of get it. Hilarious, clever, and exciting show! Occasionally I was unable to hear what the actors were saying, but otherwise... loved this!
Jefferson Township Sparkling Junior Talent Pageant: A New Musical
Silly concept taken to a perfect extreme. The music and singing is great, too!
This could have used a little extra polish (as other reviewers noted), but it was *very* funny and creative.
It Can't Happen Here
This felt distressingly familiar (which it obviously is supposed to), and is well acted. The message is really clear and that's important - although I'm not sure the people who need to hear it ever will do so. More to the point, the script is trying to pack a lot into the one hour allowed by Fringe and I think this story likely needs more time to be told perfectly. Still, great acting and an important message are presented here.
RomCom-Con: A Meet-Cute Musical
This concept is ridiculous, and that's what makes this show fun. The integration of some elements of other "nerd cultures" is clever and quite well done.
Fun Silliness with Noir and Puns
This show is a lot of fun. It's not deep, but it's funny and enjoyable. The cast does a great job in their roles as well.
Dancing with the Enemy (and Other Celebrations of Life)
Belly dancing, other traditional Middle Easter dances, and a guest artist (the one we saw was a trans woman with a fantastic message). Very enjoyable!
Excellent use of the space and unusual choreography. Loved the poetry interspersed within the dance.
Impressive Dance Piece
Depression isn't something that it's easy to represent but these dancers do a nice job of expressing one person's depression journey. Technically excellent dancing and a great concept.
The Simple Mind of Dillon Magee
Simple But Very Good
A very simple story about a sad situation. Great acting. Would love to see this with more detail about Dillon's recovery.
This dance show has the vibe of a dance recital, with many different types of dance showcased, and dancers of varying levels. There were some outstanding pieces and some excellent dancers. It's a good show, not rising to the level of some of the more professional level work I've seen at the Fringe, but overall I enjoyed it.
Dame daDA & the Meta Show
Clever and Fun
Silly, funny, thoughtful at times... and there's a fair amount of audience participation.
To The Quick: A trio of short plays that cut deep
Three Interesting Stories
Three short short stories - understated but well acted. The scripting is good but could use more tension.
First Year Queer
Great Information, Presented Positively
This show takes on a LOT - bisexuality, non-monogamous relationships, kink, and issues of safety and consent. It's funny and honest. Because the content is so broad, it suffers slightly from a lack of focus. Overall, though, if you're interested in a positive take on the less commonly discussed areas of sexuality, this is great stuff.
Themselves They Made Immaculate: Clara Barton at Andersonville
Based on Clara Barton's Congressional testimony in 1861, this show illuminates aspects of the slave experience, Reconstruction, and the horrors of Andersonville prison.
The Murmur of Murder
Humorous But Doesn't Hang Together Well
This had a lot of funny moments, but the script needs overall tightening.
The End of the World Sing-Along Hour
Great Concept and Singing
This is a great idea with some wonderful voices. The sing-along aspect was really fun (and my daughter was delighted to gain a kazoo). It probably needs a couple more songs and a bit more fleshing out to become a truly amazing show.
Light and Humorous
Clever concept and a lot of humorous but not outright hilarious moments.
Small Time Dicks
This is a clever idea and it did offer some laughs. The script needs tightening and the overall production felt a little flat.
Several dance pieces are showcased. I loved some of them, and found one of them intriguing but difficult to grasp. The dancers are quite good technically.
Full Metal Rabbit
I liked this overall and it had some fun laughs. The script could have been tighter and the Watership Down references much clearer. I really did love that training montage.
Thor: Jurassic Park
Fun Concept But...
I love this idea, and there are a few genuinely amusing moments. However, the script needs work and the acting needs polishing. There are endless two or three sentence scenes that involve people running off the stage and some screaming. I hope they rework it and bring it back in the future.
Sara Robinson-Coolidge's Queue
by The Theatre Cosmic
by Mortimer Productions
by Change! Your! Life! Productions