Edmonton Fringe Festival, The Beer Tent Reviews- Baba Yaga


Review by Danielle LaRose

In the middle of the forest stands a house. Literally, stands. On legs. There dwells the terrifying child-eating witch Baba Yaga. This Ukranian folktale, part Cinderella story part Hansel & Gretel, is brought to life by Alberta Musical Theatre Company with ingenuity and boundless charm. Kathryn Smith’s original music finds playful flair in the hands of guitarist Dempsey Bolton and soars on the voices of the talented young cast. Marguerite Lawler’s spunky Baba Yaga steals the show, and our hearts, with feisty charisma and effortless sensitivity. Children and adults alike will giggle themselves silly as Camille Pavlenko’s book is a treasure trove of witty one-liners, but it’s the message of light, love, and acceptance that will leave audiences glowing.

Baba Yaga plays at Venue 6, The Strathcona Community League. Tickets and info can be found at the box office or online.

Read these and other Fringe reviews in The Beer Tent Reviews, printed and distributed on the Fringe grounds and at participating venues. Check out @BeerTentReviews!

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