Am I Pretty Now?: A Musical Romp Through Plastic Surgery – Toronto Fringe 2017 Press Release

From Press Release

The first ever musical on plastic surgery and the trials and tribulations of going under the knife! Comedian, Stephanie Herrera, delves into a journey of insecurity and “never quite fitting in”. We get a first hand account, from “Ugly Duckling” to “MILF” and why she pays homage to Colin Mochrie in her song “Thank you Colin Mochrie for my boobs!” Whether you are curious about plastic surgery or you just can’t fathom why anyone would do such a thing, this show will keep you laughing and tapping your feet as Stephanie examines race, gender, motherhood, and Liza Minnelli in 60 min.

Directed by Conrad Coates (Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Tron: Legacy, Star Trek: Discovery, CBC’s Save Me, and Acting Professor at Seneca College and at his own studio: Coates and Company), this unique look at the world’s obsession with youth and beauty will be hilarious and touching. Based on her actual life, Herrera examines race and first generation Canadians living just outside the norm, and recounts her surgeries (in detail) all in the pursuit of trying to feel “pretty”.

Written and starring, Stephanie Herrera, a Toronto native who moved to Durham Region to have a family and ended up also creating the not-for-profit Durham Improv Collective Inc., producing a plethora of plays, and hosting/creating/producing five shows on Rogers TV in Oshawa. Stephanie is a Canadian Comedy Awards and Latin American Achievement Awards nominee and winner of the “Best Entertainment” Art of Transition Award and is a THEA winner for Best Female in a Musical. She is an actor, director, producer, writer, singer, and voice-over artist who has just released her first book: The Ten Commandments…of Improvising!

Herrera’s original musical score will be backed up by local piano man extraordinaire, Donald Guinn, and yes, Colin Mochrie makes an appearance, albeit, in photo form.


  • “Am I Pretty Now?”: A Musical Romp through Plastic Surgery! plays at the Al Green Theatre. (750 Spadina Ave.)
  • Tickets are $12. The festival also offers a range of money-saving passes for serious Fringers.
  • Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone (416-966-1062), from the Fringe Club at Scadding Court, and — if any remain — from the venue’s box office starting one hour before curtain.
  • Be aware that Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and that latecomers are never admitted.
  • Content Warnings: Unsuitable for Minors, Sexual Content, Mature Language.
  • This venue is barrier-free. Note that only certain building entrances are wheelchair-accessible. Accessible seating is in front of the front row, and may have poor sightlines for certain productions.


  • Friday July 7th, 01:15 pm
  • Saturday July 8th, 08:45 pm
  • Sunday July 9th, 10:15 pm
  • Monday July 10th, 06:45 pm
  • Wednesday July 12th, 07:00 pm
  • Thursday July 13th, 03:30 pm
  • Saturday July 15th, 09:45 pm

Photo of Stephanie Herrera by Giancarlo Osaben