Tickets Now on Sale for Third Annual
Hollywood Fringe Festival
Biggest Arts Fest in the West Returns with Community Discounts and More
Tickets are now available for all productions participating in the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival, where for eleven days in June, hundreds of performances, workshops and other events will take place at multiple venues in Hollywood. Visit the newly redesigned website to purchase tickets. Tickets will also be available at the Fringe Central Box Office (Fringe Central Mainstage @ Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd.) and at other Fringe-run venues starting Monday, June 4th.
Hollywood Fringe organizers recently announced details about Fringe 2012’s social space, which will be dubbed “Fringe Central Station” for the duration of the festival. Fringe Central Station (6314 Santa Monica Blvd) will feature at least two stages–the Cabaret Stage on the main floor and the Up Stage on the second– and the legendary “Bryan’s Bar”, with its even-more-legendary sangria. The space will be open from 2:00 PM-2:00 AM daily, except on Sundays, when it will open at 11:00 AM for Fringe Family. The stages will feature hourly free programming for the duration of the festival, including Fringe Family programming, Fringe Cabaret (June 18th & 19th), open mics, workshops, show excerpts, live-band karaoke, disco, stand-up comedy, music, encore performances, participant nights and more. During the festival, Fringers can see the full, up-to-date schedule at www.hollywoodfringe.org. The space will also host a “Fringe Concierge” that can assist patrons with all things Fringe.
This year the Fringe offers festival-wide community discounts for Fringe-goers who choose to purchase a Fringe Button. The perks of a button include $1 off all tickets at the Fringe, deals at local Hollywood businesses participating in the Fringe Hotspot Program and access to Fringe-run events. Several programs launched by the festival last year– Fringe Family, Fringe Cabaret, and Fringe [Film]– are returning in 2012. Fringe Family will take place each Sunday of the festival at the Fringe Social Space (update once announced) from 11 AM – 4 PM and will include a variety of family friendly performances and activities. Fringe Cabaret will offer free programming, including previews of Fringe shows, stand-up comedy, live bands and much more. Fringe [Film] will take place Thursday through Sunday during the festival and will showcase the bold, the fresh and the experimental in film.
Fringe Box Offices (online and in-person) are the only places you can buy tickets for every show in the festival, but venue-specific tickets will also be available at the box offices of over twenty theatres, bars, and galleries participating in this years fest. Some venues include: ArtWorks Theatre, ComedySportzLA, Theatre Asylum, Actor’s Circle Theatre, The Complex, The Lounge Theatre and The Underground Theatre.
ABOUT HOLLYWOOD FRINGE
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual celebration of the emerging arts. Environments for the Fringe include both traditional and unorthodox venues; fully equipped theatres, street corners, clubs, bars, and places unexpected. Performances are self-produced by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers. In the spirit of most Fringes, participation is open and uncensored.
In June 2011, over 200 groups participated and over 20,000 tickets were sold, making the festival one of the largest of its kind in the United States. The event has been called “an artful feast” by the LA Times, “a roaring success” by Backstage, and “a triumph” by LA Weekly.
The Hollywood Fringe’s Mission Statement:
● Host an environment for bold and experimental works
● Champion underground art and artists
● Vitalize the arts industry in Los Angeles
● Promote and enrich the Hollywood neighborhood
Key Festival Dates
June 7-12- Fringe Previews
June 13th- Fringe Opening Night Gala
June 14-24- 3rd Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival
June 24th- Fringe Award Ceremony & Closing Night Party
Participants seeking more information can contact the festival at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the website at www.HollywoodFringe.org.
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