I hope that there is someone out there on this last day of The Fringe combing this blog for a great show to end off with, because I can recommend one. “Beautiful City” by Saints Alive! Theatre Company is a moving musical powered by an amazing collection of young talent. It’s basically a Romeo and Juliet story set in a crumbling city that is being destroyed by warring factions. The basic black costumes and creative use of nesting boxes makes for a simplicity that is Fringe-perfect. The use of familiar tunes from blockbuster musicals makes it immediately accessible and enjoyable. And the diverse and powerful voices and the pure commitment to the characters make it a premiere theatre experience, and not at all in that “I have to say something nice, because they’re young” kind of way. I think that if this play had been scheduled for a couple more shows, it could have given the terrific “6 in Under 60” a run for the coveted “Fringe Hit” designation.

Don’t miss the last show at The Neptune Studio Theatre on September 9 at 7:45. $8

About The Author

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Comments (0)

Add a comment

Add a Comment


Did you vote in advance polls for the 2021 federal election?

Get more Halifax

Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.