AM I PRETTY NOW? Comes to Toronto Fringe

The first ever musical on plastic surgery and the trials and tribulations of going under the knife! Comedian, Stephanie Herrera, delves into a journey of insecurity and "never quite fitting in". We get a first hand account, from "Ugly Duckling" to "MILF" and why she pays homage to Colin Mochrie in her song "Thank you Colin Mochrie for my boobs!" Whether you are curious about plastic surgery or you just can't fathom why anyone would do such a thing, this show will keep you laughing and tapping your feet as Stephanie examines race, gender, motherhood, and Liza Minnelli in 60 min.

Directed by Conrad Coates (Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Tron: Legacy, Star Trek: Discovery, CBC's Save Me, and Acting Professor at Seneca College and at his own studio: Coates and Company), this unique look at the world's obsession with youth and beauty will be hilarious and touching. Based on her actual life, Herrera examines race and first generation Canadians living just outside the norm, and recounts her surgeries (in detail) all in the pursuit of trying to feel "pretty".

Written and starring, Stephanie Herrera, a Toronto native who moved to Durham Region to have a family and ended up also creating the not-for-profit Durham Improv Collective Inc., producing a plethora of plays, and hosting/creating/producing five shows on Rogers TV in Oshawa. Stephanie is a Canadian Comedy Awards and Latin American Achievement Awards nominee and winner of the "Best Entertainment" Art of Transition Award and is a THEA winner for Best Female in a Musical. She is an actor, director, producer, writer, singer, and voice-over artist who has just released her first book: The Ten Commandments...of Improvising!

Herrera's original musical score will be backed up by local piano man extraordinaire, Donald Guinn, and yes, Colin Mochrie makes an appearance, albeit, in photo form.

Location:

At the Al Green Theatre - 750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor)

Performances:

July 7th 1:15pm

July 8th 8:45pm

July 9th 10:15pm

July 10th 6:45pm

July 12th 7:00pm

July 13th 1:30pm

July 15th 9:45pm

Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.


Tickets:

Tickets go on sale: June 8, 2017

Purchase online: fringetoronto.com or at amiprettynow.com

By Phone: 416-966-1062

In Person: During the festival at our main box office at the Fringe Club at Scadding Court - 707 Dundas Street West.



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