Well it's 2 days after the Fringe and I've just uploaded the last of my Fringe crush videos. What? believe it or not it takes about 15 mins for each 1 minute video. Till next year- I crush on you all!
And just for fun, you can see all 39 Fringe Crushes! Posted there for your crushing pleasure! Enjoy!
Congratulations to Corene Fry (Pet Fringe) and Rozz Grigsby (Kids Fringe)!!! Great job ladies! This was in my opinion the best yet. And I hear from Corene she’s hoping to grow the Pet Fringe even more next year! You couldn’t help but stop and watch the kids having a blast. I know I wanted to jump in the bounce house. Hey ladies how about an adult bounce house?
And so far they're doing a performance of past, present and future Varitease
and then 2 shows for Gaydays!
repost from Notco's bulliten...
VarieTEASE CARNIVALE ...
“I have a crush on EVERY BOY!” No, not really, but close!
6. Tod Kimbro. I failed to get to his show, but I saw him everywhere, laughing and enjoying everything. And I regretted not seeing his show intensely. I loved his score for DRIP, and I have made up my mind that he’ll be the first thing I see next year.
5. Max from Six Characters. I don’t know exactly what it was. The way he pulls out his gun in the priest uniform. The way he first flips the bird.
Like everyone else who came to the Fringe Festival this year, I truly wanted to adore Heart of Coal. Anyone who I had met who was involved in the show, even people whose names appeared in the program that I knew – I really like all of them. And of course the fact that Heather Henson had created the show’s puppets was a huge selling point. I got to learn a little bit about the environmental issue at hand in the show and I agreed with it a great deal. I was really excited before sitting down in the Green Venue to see the show on Thursday night.
Hot on the heels of posting about Emily's record review, let me point you to P-Sha Productions on YouTube (which I'm sure is temporary until they get a real web site) for one. P-Sha is Denna and her friend Joey's creative venture. You've seen their work in the "Little Mark" videos and Fringe Crush of course.
That's right, we have a real live music reviewer on our site, and she wrote a fabulous review of the music from the Red Venue Patron's Pick. One of my favorite bits of the article is when she had to explain the Fringe to a fickle, theatre-agnostic, indie rock loving audience:
Doodie Humor is back once again, to satirize moral satire and basically gross us out to the point we laugh. Real hard. And with spurting blood, nasty talk, pimps, hoes, flesch-eaters, horror-obsessed best friends (there’s one of those in every single post-Scream horror films, isn’t there? Self-reflexive much?), and the most hilarious mime you will ever meet, they succeed tremendously. At some points the show seems slow, but maybe it’s just the fast edit madness of everything else going on at the Fringe.
It seems the last time we wrote a sparkling review of a then somewhat lesser known artist at Fringe, he won Patron’s Pick. (And he used our quote on his promotional materials, which drove our stock up!) I took a certain sense of pride in knowing that we had picked ourselves a winner. For me, I think when the critical voice meets the things that move people, you have truly great art.