REVIEW: Musical For The Endtimes

Simply too ambitious to accomplish all it sets out to do.

By Miki Zwarich

Will Harlow (Dane Bjornson) got dumped, and now he’s got to write a play to appease the leader of an oil-worshipping cult in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, formerly known as Edmonton.

Regrettably, standout vocal performances by Jordan Empson (Kathleen) and Trey Maruyama (William Shakespeare) are not enough to redeem the clunky script that’s riddled with vague political references, excessive recurring jokes, and plotlines that go nowhere.

Musical For The Endtimes is simply too ambitious to accomplish all it sets out to do, but maybe that’s why we’re all here. Taking risks at the Fringe, after all, is as commonplace as the alluring aroma of mini donuts, and that’s a beautiful thing.


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