Quarter Life Crisis: The Musical – Toronto Fringe 2015 Press Release

“Join Lenora’s adventures through therapy, hookups, and finding hope despite life’s challenges.”

Quarter Life

Excerpted from Press Release

Quarter Life Crisis the Musical is a tale of graduating in the era of unemployment, insecurity, and…Facebook. Join Lenora’s adventures through therapy, hookups, and finding hope despite life’s challenges.

Quarter life crises seem to be the theme of the millennial generation. Over 70 people applied to be involved with this production, many citing that they identified strongly with the themes in the musical. Song titles include: “I’m in Love with the Internet”, “I’ve Moved Back Into My Parents House”, “I’m in Love With My Therapist”, and more.

Playwright Jennifer Turliuk wrote one of Forbes Greatest Hits, and has also written for Venturebeat, Strategy Magazine and more. She wrote a 10-minute version of this musical which was in InspiraTO (Canada’s largest 10-minute play festival) in 2014. Composer and MD Lee Cohen is Musical Director at Second City who won the 2012 Shaw Festival Ragtime Piano contest.

Actor James Cheng performed in the 2010 Toronto Fringe with Asiansploitation as a writer/actor/singer and the troupe received Patron’s Pick and ‘Just for Laughs, Best Comedy of the Toronto Fringe’.


  • July 01 at 08:15 PM
  • July 04 at 05:15 PM
  • July 06 at 01:00 PM
  • July 07 at 06:30 PM
  • July 08 at 03:30 PM
  • July 10 at 09:15 PM
  • July 12 at 12:00 PM

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3 thoughts on “Quarter Life Crisis: The Musical – Toronto Fringe 2015 Press Release”

  1. I had high hopes going into this play, but unfortunately it turned out to be one of the worst I’ve seen. The actors did alright, the piano/guitar player was great even though the volume was louder than the voices actors, but the storyline was terrible, stage production was off, lighting was okay, and sound was atrocious with microphones not working, giving feedback, or crackling. Halfway through it seemed to be getting okay, then just took a dive after the unnecessary R-rated scene, the character development fell apart, and it turned into an embarrassing high-school musical storyline where the protagonist completely loses her independence despite ending in a fairytale happy ending.

    Kudos to the cast for putting in the work, and sorry for the harsh critique, but to anyone contemplating seeing this, save your $10 and 90mins unless you’re alright with a D-grade Avenue Q.

  2. I feel bad writing this now… Some of it WAS good, the singers gave their all, and some of the tunes were catchy. TV dinners will forever be stuck in my brain.

  3. For DE- I think he is somewhat correct in that the live music/microphones were not in correct volume at times- I was at opening night and this should have been corrected by performance 2 or 3. This should be ironed out ASAP> The live music was exceptional however!

    I thought that the plot/subplots at times were complicated by some meandering through some scenes with just a bit too much detail for the average patron. To say the storyline was terrible- well I disagree. While I won’t give this play an A- I would be fibbing if I thought it was D grade- this was a solid imaginative play/musical that could be tightened up in places.

    Go back and see this play again by end of the week and I will wager that some of the deficiencies noted are corrected. This is an outstanding effort by a rookie director. Life itself is imperfect as you are aware- and after talking with several females in the audience- the stuff discussed/treated in this musical is very very real and current. How it gets translated and presented- is another issue that will likely be attended to quickly.

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