Production History

Kiss the Giraffe Productions is proud to have presented some of the top-selling Fringe shows of the past decade.

More details and archival photos of our past productions—coming soon!

Kiss the Giraffe Productions - Production History - Conclave: The Musical

CONCLAVE: The Musical

"...hilarious songs and snappy comedic timing, this is easily one of the stars of the Fringe..."
"Both ridiculously slapstick and smartly witty"
"...walks the fine line between being wildly offensive and uproariously funny..." - UPTOWN

Kiss the Giraffe Productions - Production History - Bloodsuckers: The Musical

BLOODSUCKERS: The Musical

The premiere musical by Joseph Aragon

"...a sparkling musical debut..." - Winnipeg Free Press
"...this brilliant cast keeps the audience laughing..." - Winnipeg Sun
"...Aragon appears destined to join that long line of famous former Winnipeggers as his lyrics equal many Broadway/off-Broadway things I've heard..." - Janice Sawka, UPTOWN Magazine

Kiss the Giraffe Productions - Production History - ILLUMINATI: The Musical (2005)

ILLUMINATI: The Musical (2005)

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Kiss the Giraffe Productions - Production History - Illuminati 2: The Second One (2011)

Illuminati 2: The Second One (2011)

The sequel to 2005's Illuminati: The Musical. The dreaded secret society meets its match in three Counter-Illuminati agents and a dolphin.

"Illuminati II further cements Joseph Aragon's reputation as a songwriting savant." – Winnipeg Free Press

Production: Winnipeg Fringe Festival, July 2011

Kiss the Giraffe Productions - Winnipeg Fringe Festival Kiss the Giraffe Productions - Production History - Illuminati 3: The End of the World (2012)

Illuminati 3: The End of the World (2012)

The third and final installment of the Illuminati saga! The dread society is mounting its biggest assault ever, and Dexter, Ethel and Echelon the Android must face innumerable logic-defying dangers! Nazis! Gunfire! Fisticuffs! Space battles! And the return of an old nemesis. But our heroes always come through, and by the end, the world will once again be saved!...right?...

"This is one secret society that shouldn't be kept a secret. ★★★★½" - Winnipeg Free Press (Illuminati II, 2011)

Kiss the Giraffe Productions - SondheimFest A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (2013)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (2013)

Broadway's greatest farce is fast-paced, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from the 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.

In this non-stop laughfest, a slave struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan for his young master, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two. This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine—"something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"

Kiss the Giraffe Productions - Production History - The Mystery of Krummhorn Castle (2015)

The Mystery of Krummhorn Castle (2015)

Kiss The Giraffe and White Rabbit Productions unite for a family-friendly spectacle! When a fire destroys their orphanage, Miss Trudy moves her girls to a remote chateau, which mad Professor Needleneidel wants as his dream supervillain lair. Wills clash, lines are drawn - and the castle unveils secrets of its own!

"From the opening notes of the 75-minute show’s first song, Krummhorn holds its audience captive with smart dialogue, solidly amusing performances ... and songs whose toe-tap-inducing charm conceals the lovely comedic complexity of their lyrics. ★★★★½" — Winnipeg Free Press