Sunday, May 01, 2011

Orlando Fringe Festival Guide for 2011



Past Years' Guides
2009 | 2010 | 2011

What Is the Orlando Fringe Festival?
The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival is an annual event that brings over 70 theatrical productions to one location and packs the performances into ten days. You can stay at Fringe for hours and run from show to show, seeing a varied assortment of theatre, comedy, music and dance. Its a great way to pack a lot of entertainment into a short amount of time.

General Info
Dates: May 18-30, 2011
Location: Loch Haven Park (Map)
Buy Tickets
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Suggestions:
1. There are over 70 shows. Pay attention to word of mouth.

2. Fringe is expensive. Tickets cost up to $10 per show PLUS a $1 surcharge per ticket. Plan on spending around $100+/-.

3. Buy tickets in three places:
- Online
- Orlando Shakespeare Theater ticket booth
- Orlando Rep ticket booth

4. You must buy one $8 button. To see any show, you must have on your person the official Orlando Fringe button. It costs $8 and is only available at the festival at the ticket booth and the information desk. They will not let you into shows without this button, even if you have waited in line with a paid ticket.

5. No late entrance. If you are late to a show, they will not let you in. Even if you bought a ticket.

6. Parking is a big fat nasty hassle. Arrive early.

TheDailyCity.com Audience Choice Awards
Official Page | Each year since 2009, TheDailyCity.com has produced and paid for TheDailyCity.com Audience Choice Awards. They are voted on by the patrons of the Orlando Fringe Festival here on the site and handed out in a live ceremony on the final night of the festival in front of an audience of hundreds. The awards give the patrons one extra way to say "thank you" to the artists and give the artists who win an award a marketing tool for future productions of their shows.

Twitter Must-Follows
@TheDailyCity - Photos, links, videos
@OrlandoFringe - Official

Write your OWN Show Reviews
Write a review and read what others are saying, both on the same page. The best way to find out what shows rock and which suck is through word of mouth

Food Vendors
Fair food dominates The Green's foodie-less landscape, save one lone vegan offering: The Loving Hut. (20112010)

Merchandise Vendor Preview
What merch? When is there ever anything to buy besides food on The Green? Read what we said about the (2011, 2010)

2011 Daily Show Schedules
19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | Patrons Pick Day

Outdoor Stage  |  All Shows

2011 Show Reviews
Show Reviews
Last update: 9:00am EDT June 1, 2011

Reviewer Key
AADW = Analog Artist Digital World
EM = Elizabeth Maupin
LE = Lakeland Ledger
OS = Orlando Sentinel
OW = Orlando Weekly
WM = Watermark
TDC = The Daily City

Elizabeth Maupin’s Best of the Fest List
Orlando Sentinel’s Best of the Fest List

Blue Venue
• Bernard P. O’Brien (Mount Dora, FL), A 3-Decker Romance | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Big Empty Barn (Paris, France), Cabaret Noir | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Clockwork Hobo (Orlando, FL), My Monster | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM
• Logan Donahoo Presents (Orlando, FL), Trash Cinema 101 | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Rupert Wates and Friend (New York, NY), Joe’s Cafe | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Snoopyboy Productions (Orlando, FL), Robby Pigott Tries Something New | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Wallflower Theatre (Orlando, FL), How Charlie Changed My Life | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Windwhistle Theatre (Orlando, FL), Ghosties and Ghoulies and Long-Legged Beasties and Things that Go Bump in the Night | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM

Bring Your Own Venue
• Brian Feldman Projects (Orlando, FL), 20:11 | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Jeff Ferree (Orlando, FL), Captain Discovery: The Edible Musical | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Voci Dance (Orlando, FL), TBA | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM

Brown Venue
• 55BC (New York, NY), I Love You (We’re F*#ked) | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM | TDC
• Carbon Productions, LLC (Orlando, FL), Squatters | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM
• The Downtowners from Orlando Lutheran Towers (Orlando, FL), Stayin’ Alive | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Grand Guignol Puppet Theatre (Winter Park, FL), Punch and Judy Presents | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Horse Trade Theater Group (New York, NY), Radio Star | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Original Cast Players (Orlando, FL), While You Dine, The Musical | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Reverend Nuge (Detroit, MI), Preacherman | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Think Tank Theatre presents a Dinky Pflug Production (Orlando, FL), The Supporting Cast | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Too Much Free Time Productions (Brooklyn, NY), The Last Straight Man in Theatre | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM

Green Venue
• Arfnotz Productions (Orlando, FL), Big Swinging Dick’s Topless Bar presents “The Naked Drag Queen Farting” | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Baby Blue Starr and Tod Kimbro (Orlando, FL), Blue and Tod Kimbro’s Big Queer Hootenanny | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Blottner Productions (Orlando, FL), Mr. Healthy’s Happy Land | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Kick the Puppy Productions (Port Orange, FL), Oral! | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Miga Me (Orlando, FL), Dog Powered Robot and the History of the Future | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM
• Renegade Theater (Orlando, FL), Pink Dawn | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Rob Gee (Leicester, UK), SmartArse | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM
• The Warren Acting Company (Mount Dora, FL), The Booyah | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Zombie Productions (Orlando, FL), Suckers, A Freaky Little Musical | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM

Orange Venue
• Becker, Pender & Warren (Orlando, FL), Fringe Abridged Fundraiser | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Chase Padgett Productions (Orlando, FL), Superman Drinks | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM
• Dewey Chaffee Comedy Enterprises (Orlando, FL), Winifred, ”That Bitch!” | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM
• The Fringe Collective (Orlando, FL), Fringe Gala Show | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Concrete Drops (London, Ontario, Canada), Oh, That Wily Snake! | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Martin Dockery (Brooklyn, NY), The Holy Land Experience | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM
• The Oops Guys! (New York, NY), Bitches of the Kingdom | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM | TDC
• Pathos Theatre, Inc. (Orlando, FL), Beer: The Musical | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Sisterscene Productions (Alberta, Canada & New York, NY), My Pal Izzy | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM

Patrons Room
• Hot Tin Cat Productions (Orlando, FL), You Know You’re A Weenie When: A Guide for the Eligible Bachelor | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Storyteller ”Country Joe” Rosier (Lake Mary, FL), Night of Fright | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Paul Strickland (Nashville, TN), Any Title That Works | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• A Vagrant Theatre (Newfoundland, Canada), Dying Hard | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• The WHO-ligans (Oviedo, FL), Doctor WHOse Line Is It Anyway? | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM

Pink Venue
• Fringetastic! (Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada), The Big Smoke | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Gypsy Productions (Winter Park, FL), Once Upon a Pill | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Jimmy Hogg (Plymouth, England), Wisdom: Part One | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM
• John Grady (New York, NY), Fear Factor: Canine Edition | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM
• Hefner and the Henchgirl (Cabin John, MD), Road to Nowhere | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Minimalistic Theatre (Orlando, FL), My Friend in a Sketch Show | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM
• Penguin Point Productions (Casselberry, FL), Anne Frank Superstar & The Purpose of the Moon | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDCWM
• Winter Springs Performing Arts (Winter Springs, FL), I Love You Because | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM

Red Venue
• Be Boutique & Hair Salon (Orlando, FL), Fringe Fashion Show | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Bob Azzarito (Deltona, FL), Lyrics Speak Louder Than Words | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Chris Leavy (Winter Park, FL), I’m Just Not That Gay! | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• The Humor Mill Orlando (Davenport, FL), The Humor Mill Orlando Presents...The War on Terriers! | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Neil Bernard (Orlando, FL), Everything You’ll Ever Find On Television! (almost) | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Rossanna Mercedes (Saint Cloud, FL), Watch Me Burn | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre (Arlington Heights, IL), Lot o’ Shakespeare | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM
• ToBo Productions (Orlando, FL), onomatopoeia | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM

Silver Venue
• Kangagirl Productions (Orlando, FL), Miss Sammy Bakes a Cake | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM
• Mo’ Laughs Comedy (Jeff Jones) (Orlando, FL), Heaven Help Us! | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Orlando Youth Theatre (Orlando, FL), 13, The Musical | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Hampton Arts Management in Collaboration with The University of Tampa (Tampa, FL), Die! Mommie! Die! | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Wanzie Presents (Orlando, FL), [title of show] | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM
• Yow Dance (Orlando, FL), Attention, Please: Nostalgic Dance Theater Through 80's TV Land | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM

Yellow Venue
• Ausable Theatre (London, Ontario, Canada), archy & mehitabel | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM
• Door No. Three (Orlando, FL), (More) Skits ‘n Giggles | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM
• The Empty Spaces Theatre Co(llaboration) / DiDonna Productions (Central Florida), Unspoken | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM
• Gator Girl Productions (Casselberry, FL), The Trouble With Fishing | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Greater Orlando Actors Theatre (Winter Park, FL), Pandemonium | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | TDC | WM
• OCS Productions (Altamonte Springs, FL), Five Minute Professor | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• Pee My Pants Productions (Savannah, GA), Don’t Make Fun of Jesus! | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM
• the ubiquitous theatre company (David Lee) (Orlando, FL), Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno | AADW | EM | LE | OS | OW | WM | TDC

Coverage
5-15-11 | Beth Marshall Interview, Exploration Orlando
5-18-11 | Guide to Fringe, Orlando Weekly
5-26-11 | Orlando Fringe Festival: It Boosts Orlando's Economy, But..., Orlando Sentinel
5-26-11 | Orlando Fringe Festival: 2011 Sentinel's Best of the Fest, Orlando Sentinel
5-27-11 | "B***es of the Kingdom" will be Revived at Parliament House, Orlando Sentinel
5-29-11 | Orlando Fringe Patrons' Picks, Orlando Sentinel
5-29-11 | Beth Marshall Stepping Down From orlando Fringe Festival, Orlando Sentinel
5-29-11 | Marshall to Leave Fringe, Elizabeth Maupin
5-30-11 | Orlando Fringe: The Fringe Fabby Awards, Orlando Sentinel
5-30-11 | Orlando Fringe: The Audience Choice Awards, Orlando Sentinel
5-30-11 | Orlando Fringe: Patron's Pinks, 'Fringe Abridged' Today, Orlando Sentinel
5-30-11 | Orlando Fringe: Voci Dance, Hard-Working Artists and Bliss, Orlando Sentinel
5-31-11 | Another Good Year For Fringe, By the Numbers, Elizabeth Maupin
5-31-11 | Final, Final Results of Visual Fringe, Elizabeth Maupin
5-31-11 | 30 Minutes With Dewey and Douglas, TheDailyCity.com
5-31-11 | Orlando Fringe: About 2,250 More Tickets Sold This Year, Orlando Sentinel
5-31-11 | Orlando Fringe: 'Fringe Abridged' Wraps Up a Good Year, Orlando Sentinel

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