Complete Orlando Fringe Festival Coverage, Including Reviews and Schedules

  • Orlando Fringe Festival Year-Round 2014-15 season
    Orlando Fringe Festival Year-Round 2014-15 season

    The Orlando Fringe Festival will return in May for its 24th year, but in the meantime a monthly series will keep the Fringe vibe flowing.

  • 2014 Orlando Fringe Festival's Critics' Choice Awards
    2014 Orlando Fringe Festival's Critics' Choice Awards

    "The Surprise," a vividly told story of relationships and family dynamics set against the background of Southeast Asia, took the top prize — best show — in the Critics' Choice Awards at this year's Orlando Fringe Festival.

  • Orlando Fringe names new executive director
    Orlando Fringe names new executive director

    The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival has promoted George Wallace to the newly-created position of executive director, according to a press release today. Wallace, who has served as the festival's general manager since 2010, will assume his duties today.

  • Orlando Fringe Festival: Best of the Fest
    Orlando Fringe Festival: Best of the Fest

    It's the final weekend of the Orlando Fringe Festival, the annual theater extravaganza of short plays that takes over Loch Haven Park in May. With more than 90 shows this year, there were plenty worth seeing.

  • All Orlando Fringe Patrons' Picks announced
    All Orlando Fringe Patrons' Picks announced

    The Orlando Fringe Festival's Patrons' Pick performances will take place this year on Monday, May 26, and Tuesday, May 27. The Patrons' Picks are determined by which shows sell the most tickets. The top-selling show in each venue gets to perform an encore.

  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Tod Kimbro Does Everything'
    Orlando Fringe review: 'Tod Kimbro Does Everything'

    Tod Kimbro comes in like a wrecking ball with his first number, a cover of the Miley Cyrus hit, in "Tod Kimbro Does Everything." His cabaret — every bit as entertaining as you'd expect from the talented Fringe veteran — is a retrospective of his long, and distinguished, history...

  • Orlando Fringe review: 'The Real 50 Shades of Grey Hair'
    Orlando Fringe review: 'The Real 50 Shades of Grey Hair'

    Let's just get this out of the way: The charming seniors (ages 65-99) who make up the Downtowners chorus massacred the "Cell Block Tango." Half the choir was singing one set of lyrics, while the other half resolutely carried on singing different words.

  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Fire in the Meth Lab'
    Orlando Fringe review: 'Fire in the Meth Lab'

    Australian Jon Bennett goes for broke in "Fire in the Meth Lab." I mean, turning on your own brother by writing a show about your his bullying, his meth addiction and his arrest? When you know he doesn't want you to do it? And then playing it for laughs?

  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Sarah and Oscar'
    Orlando Fringe review: 'Sarah and Oscar'

    Oscar Wilde, the Irish writer who died in 1900, was a master wit and raconteur. French actress Sarah Bernhardt captivated the world before her death in 1923.

  • Orlando Fringe review: 'My Brooklyn Hamlet'
    Orlando Fringe review: 'My Brooklyn Hamlet'

    Brenda Adelman likes to compare her life to Shakespeare's "Hamlet," because — let's face it — that's classier than comparing it to an episode of the "Jerry Springer Show."

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