Manitoba·★★★ Review

Girl's End: A Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

THREE STARS What's it like to be the girl who does the impossibly stupid — like going into the dark basement to investigate that noise — in a horror movie?

THREE STARS | A developing work, but an awfully fun start

(Current Stage)

Rating: ★★★

Company: Current Stage, Toronto

Genre: Musical

Venue: 6 — Tom Hendry Warehouse

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What's it like to be the girl who does the impossibly stupid — like going into the dark basement to investigate that noise — in a horror movie?

​Jenna Warriner and Daniel Abrahamson's one-woman musical provides an entertaining, if not quite wholly satisfying, answer.

Left behind while her pals escape a zombie apocalypse, our hapless and clueless heroine hides out in a storage locker with only her cellphone and selfie stick for company.

With energetic tunes and witty lyrics ("If anyone's seeing this, you'll know I survived/This sh—y cellphone video's proof I'm alive!"), there's lots of fun to be had here. And Warriner's got a great comedic presence, not to mention a powerful voice. 

But with not much really happening over the brief 40 minute show, the gag starts to feel a little one-note. And what should be a "girl power" ending feels a bit rushed. 

It's apparently a developing work, and I'd love to see a more fleshed-out version. 

What's here, though, is an awfully fun start.

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