Monday, August 26, 2013

2013 Fringe Excellence Awards

Another Fringe Festival has ended.  Here are the winners of the Fringe Excellence Awards: 

Overall Play:
Kemble's Riot
Ndebele Funeral
Waiting For Waiting For Godot

Overall Musical:
Gertrude Stein Saints!
Save The Date: A Wedding Road-Trip Musical

Carol and Cotton - James Vculek
Down the Mountain and Across the Stream - Jake Shore
Kumrads Wont - Christina Michelle Watkins
The Rufus Equation - Ted Cubbin
Strange Rain - Lynda Crawford

Solo Performance:
En Avant: An Evening with Tennessee Williams
Human Fruit Bowl
Naked in Alaska
Talk to Me About Shame
What's an Anjan?

Count Down My Life
What Every Girl Should Know
The Young Olympians & The Most Amazingly Awesome Adventure Ever

Book, Music & Lyrics:
Cowboys Don’t Sing: A Western Musical - Dennis Flynn, Johnny Kelley & T.J. 

Costume Design:
Joey Haws - The Nightmare "Dream"

Padraic Lillis - Bully
Lisa Oretenzi - Double Heart (The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick)
Michelle Sutherland - Gertrude Stein Saints!

Allison Plamondon - Someone To Belong To

Lula del Ray

Remy Germinario - Bradley Cole: A Musical
Jonas Nerbe - William
Melissa Rosenberger - Carroll Gardens Aborning
Howie Michael Smith - America’s Breath of Fresh Air

TheaterMania Audience Favorite:
Perfectly Normel People

Monday, August 12, 2013

2 Fringe Recommendations

It is so hard to choose from among the 180+ shows that happen every August in as part of The New York International Fringe Festival, so here are two tips: 

Director Michelle Sutherland and an unbelievably talented ensemble bring Gertrude Stein's Four Saint in Three Acts to musical life. Created at Carnegie Mellon University, GERTRUDE STAIN'S SAINTS brings Stein's libretto through a virtual history of twentieth century music. I'm sure Stein would love this production.

Gertrude Stein SAINTS! Trailer from Theatre Plastique on Vimeo.

Only 3 more performances:

MON 12 @ 7:30
TUE 13 @ 7:30
WED 14 @ 4:45

At: The Ellen Stewart Theatre

Chicago's Manual Cinema has created a live, real-time animated film complete with opening and closing credits, dissolves, POV shots, close-ups - you name it! And they (re)create it at each performance. The live music ads just the right score to this sweet and magical experience.

Manual Cinema - Lula del Ray (Official Trailer) from Manual Cinema on Vimeo.

Only 3 more performances:

THU 15 @ 5:30
WED 21 @ 2:00
FRI 23 @ 9:45

At the The Theater at the 14th Street Y

For tickets and info: Click Here