The reviews are in!
“[Director Olivia Latta] gives her actors plenty of latitude with the script’s well-placed jokes, puns and one-liners, and it shows in the crowd’s constant ripple of laughs. Actors Carina Morton (Annie) and Joshua Lee Cross (Rigby) as principals, in addition to Laena Anderson and Robyn Slack deliver slightly off-kilter stereotypes with just the right cartoonish quirks.”
– Anna Borowiecki, St. Albert Gazette
“As I sat watching the show in silent admiration, I realized how unsurprising it was that it had sold out every night it’s been put on. With its non-stop laughs and impressively subtle twists, it is the undeniable progeny of an unrestrained love for all things nerdy, coupled with an innate understanding of the fundamentals of good storytelling.”
-Brad OH, local blogger
Robyn and Laena also stopped by the What It Is podcast during their live tapings on the Fringe grounds for a brief interview, which you can check out here. Only two shows left, and we’ve sold out every other night of the run, so get your tickets fast!
Our 2015 Fringe Production received FOUR STARS from Vue Weekly, who noted that “it’s a great mashup of genres and tropes, and the show is full of robot dinosaurs, temporal paradoxes and hilarious, time-freezing fight scenes.” Read the full review here!
Rigby Muldoon has also sold out every night of its run so far, so if you’d like to see the show, get your tickets fast!
Finally, if you’d like to learn a little more about the show, you can read director Olivia Latta’s interview with Jenna Marynowski at After The House Lights, or check out her appearance on local podcast What It Is. See you in the Fringe grounds!
Success 5000 is proud to debut our new original production at the 2015 Edmonton International Fringe Festival! Rigby Muldoon: Time Traveller For Hire is an action-packed, noir-infused sci-fi comedy written and produced by Success 5000. The show runs August 14th-23rd at PCL Studio in Edmonton, and you can buy your tickets right now! For more information, you can also check out rigbymuldoon.com!
For the rest of the summer, Success 5000 is performing pretty much CONSTANTLY, and it all starts this week! First off, you can catch our free monthly comedy show at the Buckingham this Tuesday, July 28th, at 9pm! As always, there’s an amazing lineup of local talent and prizes for the audience to win, PLUS this month features TWO SPECIAL GUESTS. It’s ridiculous!
But why two special guests? Well, it’s our way of making up for the fact that we won’t be there! We’re hitting the road to perform at the 2015 Saskatoon Fringe Festival. Our show is a musical comedy cabaret featuring all our hit songs strung together with a hilarious through-line with nothing less than THE FATE OF THE WORLD hanging in the balance. Invite all your Saskatchewan-ian friends to this show!
After that, we’ll be back in town for the Edmonton Fringe, where we’ll be debuting an all-new original production. Check back often for more details!
We’ll be playing a big, fat, juicy set of all our number one summer jams tonight at the Black Dog on Whyte. It’s the Underdog Comedy Show, everyone’s favourite part of Thursday! 9pm, downstairs at the Black Dog, free as anything!
Funny Business returns to the Buckingham on Whyte this Tuesday, June 30th, at 9pm! Featuring special guests, raunchtastic musical comedy duo the Dirrty Show! Hosted as always by decidedly non-raunchtastic musical comedy duo Success 5000! Also featuring a STACKED lineup of stand-up and sketch comedy, all for the low low price of FREE. Don’t miss this show!
You can catch Success 5000 this Friday, June 26th, at 4:30pm as part of Found Fest. The outdoor stage is located in the park at 104th St and 83rd Ave, just off Whyte Ave. Come party with us!