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Alberto the Dancing Alligator, presented by Fringe Theatre Adventures (FTA) and Kompany Family Theatre

October 28th, 2015

What happens when a little girl gets a pet alligator for her birthday? Why, she teaches him to tango, of course!

Fringe Theatre Adventures (FTA) and Kompany Family Theatre is thrilled to take Edmonton audiences on a magical, musical adventure in Alberto the Dancing Alligator, November 13-15, 2015 in the Westbury Theatre in the ATB Financial Arts Barns (10330-84 Avenue) as part of the Arts at The Barns Presentation Series!

Cheer on the circus rats, laugh with the joke-telling frogs, and watch Alberto escape the dangers that lurk under the city as he journeys home to his best friend and favorite dance partner.

Alberto the Dancing Alligator played to sold-out audiences at the 2008 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, delighting children and families. It is an original musical based on the award-winning children’s story by Richard Waring. Book & lyrics are by local playwright Jan Taylor and music is by Richard Link; formerly from Edmonton, now residing and working in London, England.

Cast: Jessica Andrews as Carlo Dello Ratto, Butterflies, Old Lady, Plummer, Teenager, Little Girl, Cowboy, Housewife, and Valley Girl, Tanis DeBoon as Tina, Bruno, and Frog, Kaden Goddu as Butch Everglade, Butterflies, Mario, Frog, and Policeman, Matt Montgomery as Alberto, and Butterflies, Shanni Pinkerton as Letter Carrier, Amanda Bandana, Butterflies, Franco, and Frog, Accompanist: Ryan Sigurdson.

Kompany Family Theatre presents
Alberto the Dancing Alligator
November 13-15, 2015
Westbury Theatre | ATB Financial Arts Barns

Creative Team:
Playwright: Jan Taylor
Composer: Richard Link

Direction: Jan Taylor
Music Direction: Richard Link
Production Design: Daniel VanHeyst
Production Music Direction: Ryan Sigurdson
Stage Management: Trent Crosby
Lighting Design: Trent Crosby

Performance Schedule
Friday, November 13 | 7pm
Saturday, November 14 | 3pm
Sunday, November 15 | 2pm
ATB Financial Arts Barns (10330 – 84 Ave.) (780) 448-¬‐9000
Rating: Suitable for children 3 years of age and older.
Run Time: 60 minutes

Adult: $20.00 | Student/Senior: $15.00 Children 12 & under: $10.00

Purchase Online:
Over the Phone: 780-409-1910
In Person: Fringe Theatre Adventures Administration Office in the ATB Financial Arts Barns.
Hours: Monday-Friday | 9am-5pm
Box Office: Located in the ATB Financial Arts Barns Lobby
Hours: The Box Office will open one hour prior to show time on the performance date.

Photos and interviews available by request. For more information about Kompany Family Theatre please visit
About FTA
FTA strives to support local artists and the performing arts by providing a home year-round through the ATB Financial Arts Barns facility, the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival and the Arts at The Barns Presentation Series. We are recognized for giving audiences vibrant Edmonton theatre that challenges audiences while celebrating the cultural fabric of our community.

Join us for an exciting series of theatre in the Arts at The Barns Presentation Series! Visit for listings. See you at the Arts Barns!

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