by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move
You won’t want to miss this… June 13-30.
Since it’s inception, The Hollywood Fringe Festival has just gotten bigger and better every year. A brilliant undertaking that has not only brought so much more attention to small theatre in Los Angeles, but has, re-vitalized theatre altogether in this city.
New and existing playwrights, outstanding scripts and performances, from musicals to drama, comedy improv and one man/woman shows to dance, (there’s film too!) that would not normally make it to the stage at all, are showcased here to audiences desperate for edge, art, entertainment and roller coaster ride experiences.
And one of the most fun aspects of this endeavor is that The Hollywood Fringe has successfully brought people back to Theatre Row and got them walking – YES WALKING in LOS ANGLES!, curious, adventurous and enjoying the urban life of Santa Monica Blvd and it’s partnering streets, vendors, theatres and more.
I’ve got a ton of tickets already and am trying to cram in more. But if I had one recommendation to give anyone all year round, it would be to come for the authenticity!
In the meantime, because of the enormous expansion of the festival, they could use a little help.
Our friend Colin Mitchell at Bitter Lemons, posted a letter today by Hollywood Fringe Festival Director, Ben Hill, talking about what it takes to, in just three years, become the largest performing arts festival West of the Mississippi. And, why an extra donation helps the artists who participate to receive 100% of the box office from their shows. It’s a win win all around.
GO OUT AND GET SOME CULTURE!