Hello Darlings, On Friday, my friend and hair stylist Rob invited me to With Somebody Who Loves Me: A Gay Dansical that is part of the popular Toronto Fringe Festival.
The show is a combination of musical and dance performance, with unique twists such as no dialogue and some bondage action :) Between each dance performance is a brief video clip highlighting an event that happens within the lives of the main characters Manny, Lynne and Dina.
There is obviously a gay theme, but despite the title it's a fun show for a date night - with your boyfriend (mine loved it!) The music is fun including songs like You Give Me Fever and of course I Wanna Dance With Somebody. The cast is AMAZING, especially lead dancer Brenner Smith, and co-leads Jennifer Mote and Patrizia Gianforcaro. Although playing a supporting role, it's also worth noting the performance of Ross Wirtanen from Vancouver, who has amazing moves and is very talented.
My favourite part was the Mr. Right Now scene where the full male cast danced to the hard core Nine Inch Nails song Closer. The lead (Brenner) had made himself a blind date with illusions that he was meeting a nice guy, but instead showed up to a hard-core masked man. Some serious spice for the story-line, with some interesting character development :)
I AM WEARING:
Zara Graphic Linen Tee
7 For All Mankind Roxanne Jeans
Sergio Zelcer Chill Leopard Sandal c/o OceanDriveShoes.com
Kate Spade Retro Sunglasses
Tai Weave Crystal Bracelet
Ettika Handmade Friendship Bracelet
While the Toronto Fringe Festival is finished on July 15th, there is a two-week run of With Somebody Who Loves Me: A Gay Dansical at the Tarragon Theatre starting in a few weeks and running from August 8th - 19th. To reserve tickets, click this link.