Up Next: Roanoke, Virginia

We're heading back to Roanoke, Virginia this month for one night only!

Come check us out at The Spot on Kirk on Saturday, April 27

Doors @ 7:30pm

Show @ 8:00pm

There will be a free will contribution to support cancer research.

Free! Get more info here!

This May: Brighton Fringe Festival!

We're making our European debut in the UK at the Brighton Fringe Festival!

Limited Run Performances:

Friday, May 3 @ 1:40pm, The Warren: The Nest
NEW SHOW ADDED! Friday, May 3 @ 8:30pm, The Warren: Theatre Box
Saturday, May 4 @1:40pm, The Warren: The Nest
Sunday, May 5 @ 1:40pm, The Warren: The Nest
Monday, May 6 @1:40pm, The Warren: The Nest

Get ticket and more info here!

The Reviews Are In!

Check out what the critics are saying about the show!


Vancouver Presents: “Fringe review: Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life is an intimate and affecting show.”


The Paper (Fupaper.blog) New York City

"An honest telling of one man’s journey.  Alessi’s performance manages to be warm, tear-jerking, and humorous all at once – a gem in New York City’s off-off-Broadway scene."

Full Review Here!

Theatre Is Easy (New York City): "Keith Alessi's Italian-Canadian corporate-to-banjo story is thoroughly entertaining."

"Alessi's story is straightforward, vulnerable, heartwarming, and full of traditional “old time” music of the Southern United States."

Full Review Here!

Sherpadoo.com (Vancouver):Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me, But Banjos Saved My Life is a show in the true spirit of Fringe. The performance will put a smile on your face, leaving you glad and happy.”

Vancouver Presents: Fringe review: “Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life is an intimate and affecting show”


#FringeDuJour: 20 shows not to miss at this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival

Katie’s Picks: “If the name isn’t enough to grab your attention, maybe you will be happy to hear that this show is for all ages. And the tomatoes are evil.”