Hollywood Fringe Fest 2012 wrap up LA theater reviews Best of the Fringe

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

International Award
Richard Parker

Fringe First (World Premiere)
Rise

One Person Show
Texas Loves Lyla!

Theatre
Red Bastard

Musicals & Operas
Doomsday Cabaret! A Rock Musical of Apocalyptic Proportions

Comedy
Lost Moon Radio Episode 12

Cabaret & Variety
Carpe Noctem

Dance & Physical Theatre
4 Clowns presents That Beautiful Laugh

 

Sponsor Awards:

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
Anaconda
Cycles
Doomsday Cabaret
Flesh Eating Tiger
Gentle Passage
Lost Moon Radio Episode # 12
Making Love Over There
Rise
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes
Speed Merchant(of Venice)
Streep Tease
Tape
The Lights Are Off
Three Tables
Solo – Shows in August
Crushed
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
Piano Man
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

ANACONDA

 

SATURDAY, June 9

NO WAY AROUND BUT THROUGH – Falcon Theater, Toluca Lake

DOC FAUSTUS

 

SUNDAY, June 10

JENNIFER ANISTON STOLE MY LIFE – unreviewed

FRENCH CABARET – CARPE NOCTEM

 

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

RED BASTARD

 

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

ALTARCATIONS

LOST MOON RADIO

TAPE

 

SATURDAY June 23

GUMSHOE

NINA VARIATIONS

DOOMSDAY CABARET

BUTTON VARIATIONS

MISSION TO MATE – unreviewed

 

 

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