THE FRINGE: TORONTO'S THEATRE FESTIVAL featuring local, national and international companies at 28 venues. Opens Wednesday (July 5) and runs to July 16. $10 or less, $2 surcharge on advance tickets, discount passes. Advance tickets sold up to three hours prior to showtime by phone, online or in person at the Fringe Club (292 Brunswick). At least half of all tickets for each performance go on sale one hour before showtime at the venue; first show of the day available a half-hour before showtime. No latecomers. Fringe hotline 416-966-1062; advance 416-967-1528, www.fringetoronto.com. See Fringe listings, page 106. Check out NOW's Fringe updates beginning July 5 at www.nowtoronto.com/fringe.
The 18th Fringe Fest opens Wednesday (July 5) with 136 shows in 28 venues, totalling more than 1,000 performances. What to see? What to skip? In the first of two previews, NOW steers you toward the big hits.
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