Dear theater fans,
The excitement was palpable this past weekend, and the Fringe hadn’t even started!
Several shows opted to hold ‘preview’ performances for the critics, but they were well-attended by punters keen to soak up as much theater as they can, in advance of the Third annual 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival’s official opening on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
ArtsBeatLA spoke with a cheerful couple from Florida who regularly visit LA to see theater – everything from Broadway shows at the Pantages (they loved The Addams Family musical) to shows at Celebration Theatre (they equally loved The Color Purple musical – both are magnificent productions).
Sharon Perlmutter over at TALKIN BROADWAY.COM, has reviewed a handful of shows so far. Click on this link to see her reviews of The Secret of Sherlock Holmes, The God Particle Complex, Speed Merchant (of Venice) and Tape.
And here’s an updated show list of my reviews. Click on the active links in the play’s title to go to its review page.
ArtsBeatLA HIT LIST:
FRIDAY, June 8
Modern Drama (not Fringe)
by Bill Sterritt & SPQR Stage Company
studio/stage — 520 N. Western Ave., Hollywood, CA 90004
Anaconda – Preview @ Open Fist Theatre, Friday June 8, 11pm
Open Fist Theatre — 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038
SATURDAY, June 9
No Way Around but Through – Saturday June 9, 8pm (not Fringe)
Falcon Theater, Toluca Lake
Doc Faustus – Saturday June 9th at 11pm
Theatre of Note, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd., LA CA
SUNDAY, June 10
Jennifer Aniston Stole My Life – 90 mins – Sunday June 10th at 4.30pm
Fringe Mainstage Open Fist Theater 6209 Santa Monica Blvd, 90038
French Cabaret – CARPE NOCTEM – Sunday June 10th at 5.30pm
Underground Theatre – 1314 North Wilton Place, Hollywood, CA 90028
MONDAY, June 11
Red Bastard – Monday June 11th at 8pm
Artworks Theatre & Studios – 6569 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles
TUESDAY, June 12
Dialogue With the Devil 75 mins – Tuesday June 12th at 7p.m.
Before the Red Trees Come 45 minutes – Tuesday June 12th at 9p.m.
FRIDAY, June 15
Mixed Personality Disorders – Friday June 15th at 5:30 p.m.
Filthy Liars – Friday June 15th at 10.15pm
The Complex – East Theater – 6476 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90038
SATURDAY, June 16
4 Clowns: That Beautiful Laugh – Saturday June 16th at 10pm
Open Fist Theater – 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038
SATURDAY, June 23
Mission to Mate – Saturday June 23rd at 5.30pm (1 hour)
Theatre Asylum – 6320 Santa Monica Blvd, LA CA 90038
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes
Theatre Asylum, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles 90038
Deep Space, NEIN! Friday June 22 2012, 10:00 PM | 50 mins
6567-6585 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles 90038
For more information on all Hollywood Fringe Festival plays, visit their official site.
Stay tuned for more reviews!