This year’s 3rd Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival concluded last Sunday night with the Fringe Closing Awards Ceremony, an awards presentation at Fringe Central Station.
Known as ‘The Freaks,’ the eclectic awards were presented in nine categories and judged by the theater community, meaning attendees and Fringe participants who had posted reviews, as well as members of the press.
Several sponsors also presented their own awards, including Footlights, Theatre Unleashed, Bitter Lemons and Female Playwrights Initiative (FPI).
For reviews of the winners, scroll down to ArtsBeatLA HIT LIST and click on the active links in the play’s title to go to its review page.
The 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival ‘Freak’ Awards:
Top of the Fringe
Lost Moon Radio Episode 12
Fringe First (World Premiere)
One Person Show
Texas Loves Lyla!
Musicals & Operas
Doomsday Cabaret! A Rock Musical of Apocalyptic Proportions
Lost Moon Radio Episode 12
Cabaret & Variety
Dance & Physical Theatre
4 Clowns presents That Beautiful Laugh
Footlights presented two shows with their award: Fool & the Red Queen (Lounge Theatre) and Red Bastard (Artworks Theatre).
Theatre Unleashed presented their award to Reconstruction (Lounge Theatre).
Bitter Lemons presented also presented two awards, one for best in family fare and one for outrageous theater. The BLAFF award went to Button Wagon (Artworks Theatre). The BLOAT award went to Red Bastard (Artworks Theatre).
Female Playwrights Initiative (FPI) presented its awards, which recognize venues whose performances feature at least 50 percent female playwrights, to Art of Acting Studio, Complex Theatres, Arena Stage at Theatre of Arts, Comedysportz, Celebration Theatre, Renberg Theatre, Underground Theatre, Hudson Theatre and Fringe Blackbox at Theatre of Note.
BEST OF THE FRINGE
Combined Artform has announced Best Of Fringe at Theatre Asylum.
On June 24th at the Fringe Closing Awards Ceremony held at Fringe Central Station, Artistic Director and Venue Owner, Matthew Quinn announced the winners of the Best of Hollywood Fringe 2012 which will be extending their seasons at Theatre Asylum and Asylum Lab in July and August, 201 2012.
|Ensembles – Shows in July|
|25 Plays Per Hour|
|4 Clowns – That Beautiful Laugh|
|Flesh Eating Tiger|
|Lost Moon Radio Episode # 12|
|Making Love Over There|
|The Secret of Sherlock Holmes|
|Speed Merchant(of Venice)|
|The Lights Are Off|
|Solo – Shows in August|
|Confessions of a Cat Lady (With a Side of Crazy)|
|David Dean Bottrell Makes Love: a One Man Show|
|Drew Droege- Good Evening America|
|I Am Google|
|Leprechauns and Lies|
|So Much To Celebrate|
|Texas Loves Lyla|
|The Women of Tuna House|
|This Vicious Minute|
|Voices in My Head|
|Children – Shows in July|
|Jessie and Danny – Songs About Everything|
|The Complete History of Theatre, Abridged|
|Cabaret – Shows in July and August|
|Filthy Liars a Funny Magic Show|
|Bijan the Magijan|
|I Do Card Tricks and I’m Funny|
Schedule and Ticketing will be available here.
For more information on all Hollywood Fringe Festival plays, visit their official site.
Here’s an updated show list of my full length reviews. Click on the active links in the play’s title to go to its review page.
ArtsBeatLA HIT LIST:
FRIDAY, June 8
SATURDAY, June 9
NO WAY AROUND BUT THROUGH – Falcon Theater, Toluca Lake
SUNDAY, June 10
JENNIFER ANISTON STOLE MY LIFE – unreviewed
Tuesday, June 12
BEFORE THE RED TREES COME 916A Formosa
FRIDAY June 15
MIXED PERSONALITY DISORDERS – Theatre Asylum
POOL (NO WATER) – Flight Theatre at The Complex
FILTHY LIARS – The Complex – East Theater
SATURDAY June 16
FOUR CLOWNS: THAT BEAUTIFUL LAUGH – Open Fist Theater
MONDAY, June 18
TUESDAY, June 19
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET – Pantages (not Fringe)
THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM – Rogue Machine (not Fringe)
WHERE THE GREAT ONES RUN – Rogue Machine (not Fringe)
FRIDAY June 22
LOST MOON RADIO
SATURDAY June 23
MISSION TO MATE – unreviewed