MTL Fringe 2018: Anesti Danelis premieres at Montreal Fringe with acoustic musical comedy “Songs for a New World Order”

Featured 2018 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival Production

MONTREAL, May 28th, 2018. After a successful premier at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival, and an officially selected run at The Second City Toronto’s John Candy Box Series, very woke musical comedian Anesti Danelis, makes his Montreal Fringe debut with his delightfully dark acoustic comedy Songs for a New World Order, playing at the Black Theatre Workshop Studio from June 7 – 17.

“Anesti Danelis delivers the funny with a hefty side of heart. Not only were his songs expertly composed, his lyrics were freaking hilarious.” — Mooney on Theatre

Songs for a New World Order is an acoustic romp of sharp, witty, and ridiculous, genre-hopping songs that skewer both the state of the world, and those freaking out about it. From the deep dark secrets we suppress (shhh) to the slow walkers we can’t surpass (why can’t they just f*@#-ing move?) the show searches for the love in a loveless world, while offering a surreal take on the mundane struggles threatening our humanity. With a style that sits deadpanned between Flight of the Conchords and Tim Minchin, “Danelis is goofily charming, and self-deprecatingly hilarious as he works his way through a series of comedic songs” – My Entertainment World

Musical Comedian Anesti Danelis debuts At Montreal Fringe after a successful premier At Toronto Fringe (Photo: Nicolas Melo)

“This guy on the sidewalk was yelling at an ambulance trying to get through traffic. He was following the truck and yelling at them to turn down their sirens.” Anesti explains. “It reminded me that we’re just a bunch of self-involved weirdos floating through space, so let’s laugh at each other, and that’s why I made this show.”

Written and performed by Anesti Danelis, (official selections: Montreal Sketchfest (2017), Chicago Sketchfest (2017, 2018), and Fresh Notes Fest (2018)), and directed by Tricia Black (Songbuster: An Improvised Musical NNNN – Now Magazine, The Sketchersons: Sunday Night Live) these catchy tunes promise to leave your heart full, and your mind woke. But not just regular woke. Woke af…ap. Woke as fast as possible.

The 2018 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival presents
“Songs for a New World Order”

Written and performed by: Anesti Danelis
Company: Yassou Malaka
Directed by: Tricia Black
Stage Managed by: Alia Rasul

Venue: Black Theatre Workshop Studio
(3680 Jeanne-Mance, suite 460)

Show times:
Thursday, June 7th @ 7:45pm
Friday, June 8th @ 11:15pm
Saturday, June 9th @ 1:30pm
Sunday, June 10th @ 9:15pm
Friday, June 15th @ 8:45pm
Saturday, June 16th @ 11:30pm
Sunday, June 17th @ 5:00pm

Admission: $10 General Admission | $8 Students and Seniors

Ages: 16+ | Language: English | Run time: 55 | Latecomers: No

Tickets and Info: 514 849-FEST

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