If you’ve been around Orlando long enough, chances are you know someone that performs in the Orlando Fringe Festival. Perhaps you have friends that are regular Fringe supporters. Or kids at your child’s school or daycare talk on and on about the fun they had at Kids Fringe. So what are you waiting for? Check out the Fringe Festival!
The Orlando Fringe Festival is a 12-day-festival that is founded on the concept of offering 100% uncensored, 100% accessible theatre, music, dance, art and madness to all types and ages. The Orlando Fringe is the longest running Fringe festival in the U.S., and 100% of the ticket sales go directly back to the artists within The Fringe. Each year, the festival takes place during the 12 days leading up to Memorial Day. This year’s festival is May 17th through 29th.
If you do your homework before heading down to Loch Haven Park, you’ll know where to park, what show to see and how to make sure you are able to get into the show(s) you want to see. Most everything you need to know can be found on the Fringe’s website at orlandofringe.org. You may also find information from our previous year’s postings about the Fringe Festival:
Kids Fringe Theatre Festival
Weekends are for kids. Kids Fringe is free and a lot of fun. Children can bounce away in the bounce house, meet a creature, dress up in a real theatre costume, play a drum and take funny pictures in the photo booth. It’s a great way to introduce your child to the arts and let them see for themselves how it can enrich their lives.
However, many of the shows are NOT for children. Be sure to read each show’s description and follow the guidelines. Remember, the shows are not censored.
2017 Orlando Fringe Festival Show Highlights
So the wise guys and gals have been browsing the lineup for this year’s Orlando Fringe Festival. We couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to plug a few shows that caught our eye. Of course “A Brief History of Petty Crime” sounded intriguing to big Al! Another production that has received great reviews is “High Tea: Another British Comedy.” It has earned several best-of awards.
Other shows which piqued our interests include:
“Snack,” a first-time appearance with plenty of comedy centered about food!
“Roller Derby Saved My Soul” which is back by popular demand.
“6 Quick Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation,” a murder mystery adventure.
“Beau & Aero: Crash Landing” promises laughs with few spoken words (kid-friendly for 7+).
“Judy Garland: Stuck in a Bear Trap with Nothing to Wear”has been reviewed as laugh out loud funny.
…and a one night only show “Flori-DUH” – hosted by fringe favorite Mike Delamont and Morgan Cranny shares completely true stories and tales from Florida in a way that you’ll never forget! Hope you can still get tickets!
Fringe is a great way to experience something a little different here in Orlando. Find a friend or two and go see a couple of shows. On the weekend, take the little ones along. You’re sure to find the Fringe a friendly experience.