Full days at the festival are so awesome because you get to see so many shows. The night ended really strong with:
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!
Was so happy to see great performances yesterday from Lana Hancock Stevens, Katrina Johnson, Kevin Sigman, and Sarah Lockard to name a few. Love Fringe!
Check out our review in the Watermark! Don't miss the next Goblin Party Interactive @ Orlando Fringe 5/25 at 9:20pm
Can't do big write ups today, y'all - applying for a position with the Orlando Shakes and needing to get my butt back out to the Fringe. Will say that I had three home runs yesterday - "Some Other Time" [sic] was beautifully sweet, "T-O-T-A-L-L-Y" was inspiring and empowering, "Goblin Party" was so much freaking fun!!! Imagine Rocky Horror interaction but with Labyrinth!! Great times yesterday. More soon.
Taken from Facebook, local public radio personality, and author of Any Cool Music? has written a blog post on Facebook about several Fringe shows that "require no introduction".
Edit: Lately I've been thinking Battledecks would be a great addition to the Fringe. The Pecha Kucha mentioned below is pretty similar.
Edit 2: The short slideshows will be held at the Outdoor Stage on Monday, May 24th, around 7PM.
Edit 3: We have a facebook event for Small Talk at Fringe: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=364435458753
'The Habit' opens on September 26 and 27, 2009 at the
Catherine Hickman Theatre in Gulfport, St. Petersburg at 3 PM. See address below please.
As usual, I'd love to see you in the audience. Tickets are available by calling at 727-656-8053. I will gladly send you tickets (in advance, seniors and students at $13 each) by mail. The price is $15 at the door. Let me know if you want them by mail ASAP. Drop me a line or call.
In a daring look at a religious woman facing the crossroads of her life, The Habit guides its audience from the familiar images of docile convent life to a path sprinkled with hints of a more profane one. Meeting a charming young man—more of the scoundrel type—at the hospital where she works as a nurse, she keeps hearing him telling his enchanting and magical stories. Suddenly, in a do-or-die move, she accepts his offer of eloping with him. However, as the play moves on, the audience is not really quite sure if HE is a figment of her imagination, or if SHE is a figment of his. Through music, dance, mime—following Loria’s idea of what theater should be—The Habit portrays, most importantly, a human being’s moment of truth, as everyone in the audience may have experienced at least once in their own lives.
See you at the theater.
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Cary From The Cock
5/14 THU 11:50PM, 5/15 FRI 9:20PM, 5/16 SAT 7:50PM, 5/17 SUN 6:10PM, 5/19 TUE 7:55PM, 5/22 FRI 8:10PM, 5/23 SAT 9:30PM
New York's Cary Curran talks about her life as a Fag Hag, sings, dances, and even becomes a hot dog for the sake of showbusiness.
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Accolades and Graces
5/16 SAT 2:40PM, 5/17 SUN 4:20PM, 5/18 MON 8:55PM, 5/19 TUE 8:55PM, 5/22 FRI 8:10PM, 5/23 SAT 2:10PM
Yow Dance and some Fringe veteran dancers, with a little help from some live musicians, bring a different kind of dance show to the 2009 Orlando Fringe.
Adreinne gives us the skinny on what's good at the 2009 Fringe. Namely, hot dogs.