Toronto Fringe: Twisted good times with Chelsea Manders in Don’t Tell My Dad

dont_tell_my_dad.web_-250x250Chelsea Manders will sure have a whole lotta s’plainin’ to do if her Dad ever sees this show.

Don’t Tell My Dad, directed by Hayley Gilgan, is Manders’ one-woman explosion of songs and stories, taking the audience on a wacky trip through time, from her supportive middle-class upbringing in Victoria, B.C. to the delightfully fucked-up Toronto gal we see today.

A one-woman showboat, Manders changes up music styles, as well as costumes, in this big fun, naughty show. Hilarious observational humour abounds in twisted songs like “So You Want to Be a Princess” and “Little Existential Baby” – not to mention totally nailing it with a satirical jab at Bountiful, B.C. Manders can blame it on all the poor life choices and tequila she wants, but this gal’s got chops and sass!

Don’t Tell My Dad is a ballsy, storytelling, folk singing bundle of energy and warped, dirty fun.

The show just wrapped its Toronto Fringe run at the Theatre Passe Muraille main space, but you can check out Manders’ upcoming gig schedule, which includes Edinburgh Fringe, and purchase music from the show online.



Published by life with more cowbell

Multidisciplinary storyteller. Out & proud. Torontonian. Likes playing with words. A lot.

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