A storyline with plenty of bizarre tangents is common enough on TV these days, but to see one play out on stage is a whole other experience. Ride the Cyclone, a play by Jacob Richmond about members of a high school choir who get one final performance before plunging to their death on a roller coaster, is all about reflecting on life and living out fantasies. In this case, the fantasies are not only funny, poignant and creative, but set to brilliantly conceived song and dance numbers. Win-win.
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Ride the Cyclone was chosen by Erin Letson, a Toronto-based writer and editor who blogs about digestive health at Fix My Gut (www.fixmygut.com). You can follow her on Twitter @erinletson.