Download 1502: Late with Lance: Peter Michael Marino
Peter Michael Marino is returning to Orlando this year with a new show in the Bronze Venue - Late with Lance - www.LanceShow.com - Lance is a cruise ship tour director who has come to dry land and invites Liza Minelli, Hugh Jackman, and the Miami Sound Machine to be on his talkshow, for one night only. We discuss Peter's past theatre exploits, from STOMP to directing and performing at the Edinburgh Fringe, writing a show based on Desperately Seeking Susan, playing the West End of London and Tokyo. Follow Lance on Twitter or find Lance on Facebook.
Download 1501: Windy Wynazz
Our first podcast back is with the star and writer of Uncouth, a clown show appearing in the Pink Venue at the 2015 Orlando Fringe festival. Windy lives in Oakland, CA and has played Orlando Fringe in the past as part of "Who Murdered Winthrop Carlson", and brought this show to the New Orleans Fringe in 2014. She will be touring most of the Canadian circuit as well this summer, so wish her well! Check out WindyWynazz.com for more.
Every year I compile a list of all the Fringe videos I can find. I used to post more regularly to this website, and I did some fun podcasts and other posts here, now social media has allowed me to "lazy blog" and just collect other stuff.
This playlist starts out with a 1 hour cut of the Local Artists Preview from April 14th. I add as many videos as the artists send to me, and I welcome any submissions to rprice *AT* ryanpricemedia.com
Several out of town shows have already submitted: BITE, Spitting in the Face of the Devil, Desperately Seeking the Exit, An Illiad, Black Stockings, and Shakespeare's Histories.
I also have a bunch of local shows: Queer Diaries at the Fringe, Alex Rapattoni's 60 Minutes of Magic, Jekyll n' Hyde: a rap musical, The British Invasion, Glory Days, Escape from Baldwin Park, Tappin' and Yappin', and of course MY SHOW, CraigsLUST: A Sexploration.
Every year I locate as many video promos related to Orlando Fringe Festival. This year I found a TV show that airs on the local Orange TV cable channel featuring a documentary about Dog Powered Robot, and a short feature about Fringe 21 with Michael Marinaccio and Genevieve from Kid's Fringe.
The very first video in the list is a recap from the Fringe at the Hard Rock fundraiser earlier this year. It was a great spectacle, and the recap hardly does it justice, but not for lack of trying by the filmmaker, who did a great job.
There are also promos for local shows like Double Happiness and Happy Pink Girl, as well as out-of-town acts like Gemma Wilcox, A Mind Full of Dopamine, and Kurt Fitzpatrick. All the videos I could find are here.
Edit: New videos added above, and now a Vimeo playlist as well.
Full days at the festival are so awesome because you get to see so many shows. The night ended really strong with:
Tonya Jone Miller plays a character based on her mother in the dramatic and gripping Threads: The True Story of an Indiana Farm Girl in Vietnam in the Patron's Room.
New York's own 77-year-old ukulele playing Commedianne tells us her fringe crush. See I Married a Nun in the Patron's Room.
Yes, It's finally here! That is to say, Orlando Fringe is here. I would like to present the following list in no particular order, even though it says "top 5". This is also based on my experience of day 1, not of everything about the day.
You'll notice that both shows I saw are from out of town (out of the US, in fact). Here's a tip: go to see any National or International act on the opening weekend of the festival, (that is, people who are not from Florida or the US). The great ones will all sell out next week, as word of mouth spreads. You can be ahead of the curve by taking a chance on an out-of-towner!