Vancouver Fringe Festival 2010: The Exquisite Hour & Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along

Comments 39 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Continuing my Vancouver International Fringe Festival series I have tickets available for two more productions coming up this month.

The Exquisite Hour
by Stewart Lemoine
Directed by Julie McIsaac, featuring Josue Laboucane and Nevada Yates Robart
Carousel Theatre Studio
1411 Cartwright Street (on Granville Island), Vancouver

“Are you satisfied with what you know?”
A seemingly well-adjusted bachelor finds his life forever altered on a summer evening in 1962 when an alluring encyclopaedia saleswoman materializes in his backyard to make an unusual sales pitch… The next hour of real time will surprise and delight in this witty and romantic screwball comedy by Fringe favourite Stewart Lemoine.

Showtimes: September 10th – 14th, 17th – 19th

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
Created & written by Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon & Zack Whedon
Music by Joss Whedon & Jed Whedon
At the Firehall Arts Centre
280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver

Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog is a live theatre production based on Joss Whedon’s popular online short film. This hilarious musical tragicomedy sees young Billy takes on the status-quo as he sets out to change the world under the guise of Dr. Horrible. Aspiring to join the infamous Evil League of Evil, Billy inadvertently introduces his nemesis, Captain Hammer, to Penny, the girl of his dreams.

Showtimes: September 10th – 14th, 16th – 19th

To enter to win tickets, please leave a comment stating which of these two shows you would like to attend. I will draw a winner for each show on Monday, September 6th, at 9:00am. 

The Vancouver International Fringe Festival launches next week with over 600 performances from 83 shows at over two dozen venues around the city. From September 9th until the 19th Fringe will host shows from pop-up “Bring Your Own Venues” outdoors around Vancouver to seven main stages.

Update My winners are Jessica (Dr Horrible’s) and Parker (The Exquisite Hour).

Update September 22, 2010: Dr Horrible’s has won PICK OF THE FRINGE and to celebrate, I have 2 tickets available for an encore performance tomorrow night. This is a Twitter-only contest so post the following to be entered to win: 

“Dr. Horrible’s wins Pick of the Fringe – RT to enter to win tix for an encore show tomorrow night!”

I will draw one winner from all Tweets tonight at 8:00pm.

39 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Toby SullivanThursday, September 2nd, 2010 — 5:10pm PDT

    I have to pick one?! Arrrg. Okay, I guess I can’t go wrong with Dr. Horrible!

  2. JenniferThursday, September 2nd, 2010 — 5:11pm PDT

    I’d love to see Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog!

  3. NavidaThursday, September 2nd, 2010 — 5:51pm PDT

    I’d love to see The Exquisite Hour. Looking forward to this year’s Festival!

  4. lucThursday, September 2nd, 2010 — 6:12pm PDT

    “The Exquisite Hour” sounds intriguing!

  5. Paul ZekeThursday, September 2nd, 2010 — 6:47pm PDT

    with my freeze ray I will stop … the pain

    I love Dr. Horrible’s Sign Along Blog!!!

  6. ErinThursday, September 2nd, 2010 — 7:14pm PDT

    I’d love to see Dr. Horrible. I wanted to road trip to Calgary to see it. I’m so happy it’s coming to Vancouver.

  7. klparrotThursday, September 2nd, 2010 — 7:44pm PDT

    Oh my god, perfect timing! I’m working down in California right now, but Sept 11-12 weekend I’m back home to beautiful Vancouver for a wedding. It would be fantastic to go see Dr Horrible on the Sunday! So glad I might get a second chance, after I missed seeing the SFU Choir perform it this spring.

  8. PaulCThursday, September 2nd, 2010 — 7:50pm PDT

    To see Dr Horrible live would be bliss…

  9. JillThursday, September 2nd, 2010 — 7:58pm PDT

    The status is not quo!

    (I would like to be entered for Dr. H, please.)

  10. JessicaThursday, September 2nd, 2010 — 9:33pm PDT

    i would love to see Dr. Horrible! been a huge fan of it forever and i’m so excited that there is going to be a live production!


  11. TracyThursday, September 2nd, 2010 — 10:12pm PDT

    I would love to see Dr. Horrible!

  12. ANDREAFriday, September 3rd, 2010 — 12:16am PDT

    I’d love to see Dr. Horrible!

  13. LeannaFriday, September 3rd, 2010 — 12:26am PDT

    Dr Horrible,
    I always love the bad boys
    Evil Mastermind.

  14. Patrick M.Friday, September 3rd, 2010 — 3:08am PDT

    I’ll go with Exquisite Hour, I plan on paying to see Doctor Horrible either way, and my odds of seeing something I might not normally see grow somewhat by entering Exquisite Hour 😛

  15. Kerri W.Friday, September 3rd, 2010 — 6:51am PDT

    I had no idea Dr. Horrible was a play. Brilliant!!
    Would there be room for my freeze ray?

  16. Jeff RoseFriday, September 3rd, 2010 — 7:42am PDT

    Hey Rebecca – this is a great contest.

    My husband and I would love to see Doctor Horrible – he’s SUCH a fan of all things Joss, and has watched the videos, sung the songs and generally LOVED Doctor Horrible since it premiered.

    Fingers crossed!

  17. ParkerFriday, September 3rd, 2010 — 8:35am PDT

    The Exquisite Hour would be awesome!!

  18. SusanFriday, September 3rd, 2010 — 9:42am PDT

    The Exquisite Hour please! Oh yes!!!

  19. LarissaFriday, September 3rd, 2010 — 10:14am PDT

    Dr. Horrible would be sweet!

  20. The Nefarious PierreFriday, September 3rd, 2010 — 10:19am PDT

    Dr. Horrible, if you please! Actually, I must say, “I command you!”, otherwise, my membership in the Evil League of Evil will be revoked.

  21. Teresa KFriday, September 3rd, 2010 — 10:53am PDT

    The Exquisite Hour

  22. amyFriday, September 3rd, 2010 — 12:42pm PDT

    Going to a live version of Dr Horrible would be AWESOME!!

  23. StellaFriday, September 3rd, 2010 — 2:28pm PDT

    Dr. Horrible’s sing a long would be awesome to see live!!!

  24. BrianFriday, September 3rd, 2010 — 3:37pm PDT

    The Exquisite Hour for sure! (No hate Dr. Horrible, no hate)

  25. BrendaFriday, September 3rd, 2010 — 5:36pm PDT

    “The exquisite hour” sounds great!

  26. JeffSaturday, September 4th, 2010 — 6:54am PDT

    I’m a huge fan of Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog

  27. ScottSaturday, September 4th, 2010 — 2:04pm PDT

    I’d love to see Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along not on my laptop screen but in person!

  28. JessicaSaturday, September 4th, 2010 — 6:31pm PDT

    I would love to see Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along! Joss Whedon turns everything into gold that he touches. Bring back Firefly!

  29. MarySunday, September 5th, 2010 — 1:48am PDT

    I would love to see Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog live! What an experience!

  30. FabienneSunday, September 5th, 2010 — 10:48am PDT

    I’d love to see The Exquisite Hour!

  31. GaelleSunday, September 5th, 2010 — 11:05am PDT

    Dr horrible sing along blog!! That would be awesome!

  32. TravisSunday, September 5th, 2010 — 11:43am PDT

    Dr. Horrible’s sing along blog would be a lovely way to spend an evening

  33. JesseSunday, September 5th, 2010 — 11:58am PDT

    I would absolutely love to see Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog!

  34. KorySunday, September 5th, 2010 — 12:00pm PDT

    Dr. Horrible! Please pick me!

  35. BeniSunday, September 5th, 2010 — 9:34pm PDT

    I would love to see either of them, or both. 🙂

  36. CindyMonday, September 6th, 2010 — 7:25pm PDT

    I would love to go see Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, but I wouldn’t mind the other!

    I love the Fringe Festival. 🙂 Volunteered two years myself, but once I got to university, work, extracurriculars and all the things that require time in the first month got in the way. I’d love to find some time to see some of the shows though!

  37. TaraTuesday, September 7th, 2010 — 2:37pm PDT

    Would love to see Dr. Horrible’s Sing-ALong Blog!

  38. dorisTuesday, September 7th, 2010 — 7:28pm PDT

    Dr. Horrible sounds fun 🙂

  39. CalvinSaturday, September 11th, 2010 — 12:52am PDT

    Felicia Day was in town not too long ago, pity she can’t grace us with her presence during the fringe showing.

    I’d love to see Dr. Horrible! =]

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