Where: Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, 79A St. George Street (South of Harbord)
When: July 4-14, 2019
Cost: Tickets are $11 and and can be purchased at fringetoronto.com or 416-966-1062
Details: Spend Your Kids’ Inheritance is a reverse coming-of-age musical about four seniors who plot to regain their independence. 2019 Canadian Comedy Award winner, Andrew Lamb, director of the hit musical My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, directs this new musical premiere at the Toronto Fringe.
In Spend Your Kids’ Inheritance, a newcomer upsets the status quo at a retirement home, unleashing repressed desires and igniting conflict between staff, residents and their adult children. A trio of seniors go AWOL from the home, embarking on a journey that forces them to wrestle with the power of choice and its consequences, and challenges stereotypes about age, love, family, friendship … and freedom.
The team has collectively worked on over 40 Toronto Fringe Shows. The stars of this musical, Charlotte Moore, Denise Norman, Jillian Rees-Brown and Rick Jones, are talented actor/singers who each bring decades of experience to the stage.
Book and lyrics by Catherine Frid, music by Frank Horvat, directed by Andrew Lamb, musical direction by Giustin MacLean. Stage managed by Malcolm Byrne, design by Megan Cinel.