Matt Palm form the Orlando Sentinel has posted a blog recap of the Fringe preview, which was staged as a Pep Rally this year to fit with the 20-year high school reunion theme.
There was even extra applause for an act that finished right on time as the cheerleaders joined them.
There’s always much merriment at the annual preview, which raises funds for the Fringe Festival as well as anticipation. Co-host Beth Marshall, the Fringe producing artistic director, started out proudly saying, “I am vertical this year,”
The festival tickets are now on sale, and they were very proud to announce that the preview was successful for them, raising a surplus of $3000 over their goal.
I have been looking for video shot during the event, but Google is returning some weird results - the official Orlando Fringe website doesn't even show up in most search results. I ended up locating several videos on YouTube. If you are reading this and you have a YouTube video that is not on this list, I will be happy to add it. My YT username is "liberatr". I will be adding new video to this playlist throughout the season.
This year's festival is going to be exciting. More experimentation, lots of returning artists, lots of past Patron's Pick artists, and lots of visiting and International artists, who are the real icing on the cake. I love that local artists have such a great outlet for their work, but the fact that this festival brings in so much original material from outside of our state and country is one of the real selling points for me.
We all know Radio Rickshaw, and follow closely their coverage of the Fringe. John and Dan's official "Fringe Season" has begun, and here are some of their offerings:
Orlando Fringe Festival Preview 2009
This is an episode from the Fringe Preview on April 13th, recorded live with dozens of performers.
Episode 85: John’s Playhouse
This is an episode with Ryan Price (that's me) as a special guest, talking about Blogging Fringe's plan for this year.
Episode 78: Wayburn and Cory’s Bromance
A few episodes back, they had Wayburn Sassy on as a guest.