Princess Confidential: A Familiar Melody

We are so excited to be working with Promise Productions again, this time on the sequel to a design we did a few years ago. If you have little ones, I highly encourage you to bring them to the Fringe and check out Princess Confidential: A Familiar Melody. 

Here are the show details:

Princess Confidential: Familiar Melody is much anticipated sequel to Promise Productions' 2013 Sterling nominated Fringe hit, Princess Confidential. This film noir fairy tale is sure to thrill ages 6 to 106, and audiences don’t need to have seen part one to catch this caper!

Written and Directed by Ellen Chorley
Featuring Merran Carr-Wiggin and Neil Kuefler
With special assistance from Mel Bye, Kieran Dunch, Clayton Plamondon, Sam Michaelchuk, Mathew Hulshof, Dave Krywolt, Patrick Chorley, Ivy Marie DeGagne and Jake Oleskiw
Photos and images by dbphotographics.ca

Edmonton International Fringe Festival 2015 VENUE #11 PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns

Friday, August 14 at 4:30 pm
Saturday, August 15 at 11:00 am
Monday, August 17 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, August 18 at 12:45 pm
Wednesday, August 19 at 1:00 pm
Thursday, August 20 at 3:00 pm
Saturday, August 22 at 11:00 am
Sunday, August 23 at 4:45 pm

TICKETS NOW ON SALE https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/performances.php?eventId=601%3A391
or call (780) 409-1910 to purchase tickets.

Amy & Ian are Married

What an awesome day! We had so much fun with these two. When Amy & Ian laid out the design of the space where the ceremony and reception were taking place, neither Brad or I could help but get excited. 

It was a beautiful room, gorgeously lit. The Westbury Theatre at Fringe Theatre Adventures can be an intimidating space. These two pulled it off magnificently. The day was so smooth. It included a much appreciate drink and appetizer stop at MKT which allowed us to get some pretty great photos.

Thanks so much for letting us be a part of the big day guys. I hope you dig the shots as much as we do.

The Rambler at the Edmonton Fringe

It is that time of year again. The Edmonton International Fringe Festival is under two weeks away. For this year's entry, me and my good friend Mark Stubbings are presenting The Rambler.

This show is a big departure for us as it showcases music specifically written for this show. Lacking song-writing experience ourselves, we cast some of the best Edmonton has to offer in the forms of Andy Northrup, Brian Bergum and Lindsey Walker.

The show runs Aug 16-25 at Red Square Vodka House.

All shows at 7pm. 

Tickets can be purchased in advance here

The Rambler

By Mark Stubbings

The Rivet family has been playing “true” country music for more than a decade. But with music venues closing and their Father’s ability waning, Nate and Kenny Rivet are in a tough spot. Kenny is desperate to find a new “sound”, Nate is busy defending himself from his violent on again off again girlfriend Becky and their old man has had it with the both of them. When a family secret is revealed, Kenny and the old man hit the road in search of a lost love with Nate in pursuit. A story about lost love, arthritis, naked polaroids and the things we don’t know about the people we love. 

Original songs performed by Andy Northrup, Lindsey Walker and Brian Bergum with lyrics by by Mark Stubbings.

Cast:

Old Man Rivet: Andy Northrup
Nate Rivet: Mark Stubbings
Kenny Rivet: Brian Bergum
Becky: Lindsey Walker

Stage Manager: Crystal Oleksyn
Producer: Joshua Semchuk
Sound Designer: Brian Bergum
Technical Advisor: Trent Crosby
Director: Dave DeGagné

Can't wait to see you there!

- dave

A Brontë Burlesque - Held Over!

Send in the Girls Burlesque had another amazing fringe run. Their show, 'A Brontë Burlesque' was sold out once again and was held over by Fringe Theatre Adventures for two additional sold out performances.

I had the pleasure of shooting the first of the two hold over shows. These ladies outdid themselves this year. I can't wait to see what is up their sleeves for next year's festival.

Check out other shows we have shot in the Events section of our site.

- dave

Bromance Show Shots

Hello all!

Here is a sampling of the shots I took on our final performance of Bromance at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival. We had an amazing run. It was completely sold out and it seemed that our audiences really had a good time.

A huge thanks to the Red Square Vodka House for hosting us and being so accommodating throughout the festival.

Till next year.

- dave

Bromance at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival

This is weird.

In the last few years, I have done so much work for others that it is kind of strange working on something of my own. But yes, I am stepping back into the theatre world with my good friend Mark Stubbings, and we are mounting a brand new show at Red Square Vodka House for this year's fringe festival.

Bromance, a new comedy by Mark Stubbings. It has the awesome talents of Mark and Taylor Chadwick as club promoters Butch and Marcel who are about to have their lives changed by a woman played by Elena Porter. Even douchebags need love too. I am directing this baby.

This is going to be a fun show and I hope to see you down there.

Here are the details for when and where you can check it out!

last night productions presents:

Bromance

August 17-25 @7 PM

Red Square Vodka House

10351 82 Ave

Tickets available at Fringe Theatre Adventures.

Check out our Facebook event!

Please be advised the show contains: Awkward Topics, Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Adult Language, Strobe Lights
Restricted - No Minors Allowed

Check out other posters we've done in the Design section of the page.

Happy Fringing!

- dave

A Brontë Burlesque

Send in the Girls returns with their new soon to be Edmonton International Fringe Festival hit, A Brontë Burlesque!

These sold out mavens of burlesque are bringing their unique spin on the Tudor Queens, and this time applying it to the lives of Charlotte, Anne, Emily and Branwel Brontë. Once again I had the pleasure of being their official photographer and poster designer.

The idea was to keep it similar to last year's design while at the same time coming off fresh and original. To add to that, this is the first time I also designed Facebook Timeline cover photos for each of the ladies to display on their personal pages as well as a group one for the Send in the Girls Burlesque page.

It was a lot of fun and I'm really proud of how it turned out. Really hope to see you at the show this August.

For more, check out the Design section of our page. 

- dave

Freak Show - Swallow-A-Bicycle Theatre Collective

During the Fringe, my old friend Charles asked if I could come in and take photos of their Freak Show, that was taking place in a tent on the Fringe grounds.

I had no idea what to expect but was awesomely surprised. His company, Swallow-A-Bicycle Theatre ran a 20 min show that showcased two freak show performers who airing their dirty laundry for all to see. The show has not just your standard carnival show, but a great story with some awesome characters and some solid performers.

Here are some shots from the show I attended. I they ever roll through your town, I definately recommend checking them out.

- dave

On the Edmonton Journal site...

Two images from the Fringe that I took for separate shows are currently gracing the Fringe page of the Edmonton Journal site.

Both shows are doing really well and are getting great reviews.

Check out the write up for:

The Not Evil Stepmother in the Edmonton Journal today

and

Tudor Queens: A Burlesque in Vue Weekly.

So happy I could be a small part of these two awesome productions.

- dave

The Not Evil Step Mother

I love working with Ellen Chorley and her company, Promise Productions. Year over year, she produces smart, entertaining and creative theatre shows that challenge young audiences and generally turn known stories on their heads.

This year at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival, Ellen is bringing us a MUSICAL. The show is called The Not Evil Step Mother and she quotes it as saying that it, "turns every fairy tale you’ve ever heard topsy turvy."

I also have to admit that I have a vested interest in the show this year as my wife Derrique is directing it. It promises to be a really fun show for all ages.

Here are the details:

The Not Evil Stepmother plays at the Venue 11 (PCL Studio at the TransAlta Arts Barns) on the following dates/ times:

Saturday, August 13 at 11:00 am
Sunday, August 14 at 4:30 pm
Tuesday, August 16 at 6:45 pm
Wednesday, August 17 at 3:00 pm
Friday, August 19 at 11:00 am
Saturday, August 20 at 2:45 pm
Sunday, August 21 at 4:30 pm

Tickets are available at the door, in advance by calling the Fringe Festival Box Office at (780) 409-1910 or visiting www.fringetheatreadvenutres.ca.

Check out the Promotion section of the site for other images for this show.

- dave