Patron's Pick is the only accolade our Fringe Festival bestows on shows, whether local or out of town. I think all of the Picks this year will end up being local, which is a crying shame. I should check previous years and see if out of town shows have earned this honor in the past.
Only 3 more days! (plus Patron's Pick Day) Looks like When Pigs Fly and Alice in Wonderland have already been announced as Patron's Picks for their venues, which sort of makes sense. If you're interested in supporting the Fringe AND seeing TJ Dawe, check out Monday morning at 11:30, when TJ will be performing the Slip Knot.
As it is every year, we post dozens of articles on this site, and everyone reads the Sentinel blog... I love what they're doing over there, I just wish we had a little of their budget, standing in the community, or the built-in reputation that you get from being a year-round player in this game. If I could pay
five seven bloggers, this would be a different world indeed.
Last night was the first day of shows for the 2008 Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, and I must say the Fringe has got a lot of great stuff going on! So many wonderful shows, both from Orlando regulars and some new folks as well - there's even a show that takes place in the women's bathroom! No matter what happens at this year's festival, you'll be sure to find daily updates at http://www.bloggingfringe.com
Why is May such a great month for holding events? Sure, for our Northern friends, it means the end of bad weather, the opening of roller coaster parks, and a change in the scenery as the trees and flowers start to show their summer colors, but here in Florida, it's more like the start of the summer's hot, humid, rainy monotony, the arrival of the tourists, time-share owners, kids on summer vacation, religious zealots protesting Gay Days, and of course, bad drivers in rental cars.
I recently tried to sign up for a service to get my feed syndicated, and they complained about my Flickr photos and daily links entries that only appear in the RSS feed - they said entries with repetitive titles feel like spam for their users - I can sympathize. When you're looking at the blog, my links and photos appear in the sidebar, but on RSS, I am aggregating a bit.
Therefore, I have created a syndication-friendly feed for Ryan Price Media:
I have a choice: do I take the first three days of Fringe Week off, the middle three, or the last three? I know opening weekend, the last weekend and Memorial Day will be action-packed, but I also don't want to lose too much money from work.
Blogging Fringe (or this year, my personal blog and OrlandoScene.TV) will be taking up some time, but I also don't want to take ALL week off so I can save my pennies. Any thoughts, comments, suggestions?
Where does one begin? I often find that when writing these theatre reviews, it's a good idea to gather my thoughts, think about what I want to say and in what order; I don't have time for that, I'm going back to see the last showing in an hour!
As you all know, I've done this Blogging Fringe thing for the past two years. Sadly, this year looks like I'll be pulled in more directions than ever before. I've been up until 2AM every night for weeks on end and I'm not sure when this will stop.
At the same time, I really love the opportunities the Fringe Festival presents to show off some great groups in Orlando and Internationally, and introduce the world to our potential.