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!
The 2012 Fringe Festival Producer tells us all that is new at the 21st Orlando Fringe, and shares his Fringe Crush.
Lots of news!
Dewey and Douglas, owners of "Screw You Entertainment," announce the winners of the 2012 Sassy Sponsorship Awards.
Congrats to Cole Nesmith and Jeff Feree for the honor!
Zombie theme at Fringe this year? What!
Paul Strickland (who is HERE at 2011 Fringe!!) from Any Title That Works
Venue: Patron Room Length: 60 minutes
Synopsis: "A new show from the creator of 'A Brighter Shade of Blue.' 'Strickland has terrific timing and a way with words...' -- Elizabeth Maupin"
Sarah Carey from The Booyah
Venue: Green Venue
Synopsis: From the group that brought previous fringe hits Reefer Madness The Musical and Debbie Does Dallas The Musical comes this hilarious new comedy of a party gone horribly wrong.
Chase Padgett from Superman Drinks
Venue: Orange Venue Length: 60 minutes
Synopsis: What makes a hero a hero? Is it super strength or telekinesis or something more? Find out in this heartwarming and hilarious look and what "super" really is.
Cody Bush from Squatters
Venue: Brown Venue Length: 30 minutes
Synopsis: Imagine the kids from Growing Pains or Family Ties growing up, becoming successful and losing everything. It's Arrested Development meets Noises Off meets Curb Your Enthusiasm with 7 different episodes!
Kevin Sigman from Pandemonium
Venue: Yellow Venue Length: 60 minutes
Synopsis: A modern musical theatre mash up based on the epic poem, Paradise Lost, including improvisational dance and visual art. You may think you know the story but, you don't!
George is the General Manager for the 2011 Orlando Fringe