| May 9, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Not everything is new at the Orlando Fringe Festival this year. Some familiar faces will be back:
•Chase Padgett's "6 Guitars" was a Fringe phenomenon in 2010. In the one-man show, Padgett plays a variety of guitarists who sharply and...
| May 14, 2013
EUSTIS — Joel Warren doesn't have the title "artistic director" at the Bay Street Players, although he assumed the leadership of the theater earlier this year.
Warren's comfortable enough with the title "creative consultant," which describes...
| May 17, 2013
| 11:16 PM
If Honey Boo Boo competed for the title of "Little Miss Fringe Festival," the reality TV starlet would be the classiest of the bunch.
The local Parliament House favorite is back, and this helping of "Little Miss," written by Jeff Jones, may be...
| May 18, 2013
| 7:44 AM
Chainsaws! Mindgames! Those linking metal chain things! Yes, this is a full-on magic show, the best (and only) to be found at Fringe. Appearing out of the mist from a seemingly empty telephone booth, illusionist Nick Comis has an impressive array of...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:22 PM
If you remember Jason Nettle from his wrenching one-man drama "9/11: We Will Forget," you can't blame the guy for seeking out a little comic relief in the frequently oddball world of other people's kinks. "Fetish" is, in many ways, a photo negative of his...
| May 22, 2013
The funniest thing about "Celebrity Match Game: The Musical" is the whiff of truth in the set-up.
Orlando Fringe Festival producer Michael Marinaccio, in a voice-over role, berates writer-producer Michael Wanzie for coasting, for selling out, for not...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Lust, to me, is an intense emotion — full of drive and passion.
So it's surprising at the top of ME Dance's Fringe Festival offering, titled "Lust," that the first dance has a feeling of lightness. Choreographer Marshall Ellis has given his...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Checking in on Chase Padgett's "6 Guitars," which debuted at the 2010 Orlando Fringe Festival, is like visiting old friends — if your friends are comic and musical geniuses.
There's Tyrone, the elderly bluesman; Rupert the good ol' boy; Michael,...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Among the shows revived at this year's Orlando Fringe Festival are three Sentinel "best of the festival" winners from years past: "Dance for Grandma" "Onomatopoeia" and "6 Guitars."
In "Dance for Grandma," Scott Whittemore combines endearingly low-key...
| May 26, 2013
| 5:46 PM
"Loon," a charmingly poignant show by a Portland, Ore.-based physical-theater troupe, took three top honors in the Orlando Fringe Festival's Critics Choice awards Sunday night.
The Critics Choice awards are new to the Fringe this year. The festival...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Two hit shows from the 2013 Orlando Fringe Festival are back this weekend with encore performances at The Venue in Orlando's Ivanhoe neighborhood.
"Fosgate: Ferret Loan Officer" and "Rhubarb The Bear, Maximum fuR'n'B" — both from the brain of...