Fab Fringe fundraiser coming up this month

Here are the first details I’ve seen on this year’s Fab Fringe Fundraiser, celebrating the upcoming 20th annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival. A lot of this sounds like fun, especially Sak Comedy Lab’s 20-minute look at Fringes past. Check it out:

When: February 28, 6 PM
Where: Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, 812 E. Rollins Street, Orlando
Cost: $35 individual tickets, $50 per couple, $20 2011 Fringe artists

Silent and live auctions!  Food included in ticket price-generously donated by Funky Monkey Wine Company.  Drinks by City Beverages.

6 PM-Food, auction and raffles!
7 PM-Showtime!

To reserve your tickets, please call 407-648-0077 ext. 2. M/C, Visa, Discover, and AMEX accepted.  Cash only day of show.

Hosts: Orlando Fringe founder, first producer and current director of Arts and Education at Orange County Division of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Terry Olson and Orlando Fringe Producing Artistic Director (for the past 8 years) Beth Marshall.

Patron’s Room Entertainment: Chase Padgett!  Winner of numerous 2010 Orlando Fringe Fabby and Daily City Patron’s Choice Awards for his internationally acclaimed hit, 6 Guitars.

Margeson Theater lineup:

Opening Acts:

  • 12-year Fringe-veteran rock star Tod Kimbro
  • 3-year Fringe veterans Yow Dance
  • Recording artist and first-time Fringe performer Susan Rose (country music singer/songwriter who has performed globally with Randy Parton and Lee Greenwood).
  • 5-year Fringe Patron Pick winners VarieTease, starring Blue.
  • 5-Year Fringe Patron Pick winners Wayburn Sassy and his “Suspiciously Statuesque” girlfriend Miss Didi Panache


Sak Comedy Lab: Sak: Midwife at the Birth of Fringe

“Sak Comedy Lab, which was the midwife at the birth of the Fringe Festival 20 years ago, pays a visit to its baby, all grown up now — and asks when it’s going to get a job, cut its hair and settle down with a nice girl … or boy … or both.  After all, it IS Fringe.”

Sak will be doing a special “slice of life” musical production highlighting the past 20 years of Orlando Fringe done in 20 minutes

Come be a part of this fun and fabulous evening as we celebrate our first 20 years and look forward to the next 20! .

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