The 21st annual Minnesota Fringe Festival, which closed last night, set a new record for ticket sales. Over its 11-day run, the festival issued 50,226 tickets to 878 performances of 169 different shows. The previous record, set in 2010, was 50,222 tickets. Last year the Fringe issued 50,007 tickets to 895 performances of 176 shows. Read more →
The Minnesota Fringe Festival is under way and, in terms of attendance, it had a great opening weekend.
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In what’s becoming an annual tradition, I stopped by the Crooked Pint in downtown Minneapolis Friday night to find out what shows are getting some buzz in this year’s Minnesota Fringe Festival. Once again, the Fringe appears to have it all, from body hair to blood baths. And it seems this year in particular, people Read more →
The Minnesota Fringe Festival is around the corner, and new Executive Director Jeff Larson has made some changes. Set for July 31 to Aug. 10 at 15 venues in Minneapolis, the festival will feature a new website geared for mobile access. So festival-goers should have an easy time writing reviews from theater lobbies. The Fringe Read more →
Robin Gillette has nothing on her plate, and that feels fantastic.
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The Minnesota Fringe, the annual performing arts festival that presents dozens of acts on multiple stages, distributed 49,991 tickets over 11 days, according to preliminary estimates. That’s up from last year, when the festival distributed 46,280 tickets. This year,the Fringe offered tickets were to 176 different shows in 16 participating venues. Not all tickets are Read more →
Trying to figure out what shows to see in the remaining days of the Fringe? Check out these reviews from some seasoned pros: Samantha Veldhouse is the stage manager of “The Education of Murray Sanderson.” She says while “RT + MPLS: The Legend of RT Rybak” is a comedy featuring the city’s mayor, it actually Read more →
Two nights into the 20th Minnesota Fringe Festival, the energy was high at Crooked Pint, where show-goers and -makers gathered to celebrate after a full evening of performances. Several folks were kind enough to stop by my booth in the corner and share their thoughts on the shows they’ve seen thus far. But my favorite Read more →
Most performers in the Minnesota Fringe Festival hail from the Twin Cities. But efforts to entice performers from around the state appear to be paying off. Read more →
The Minnesota Fringe Festival‘s new leader comes from within the ranks. Current Associate Director, Jeff Larson, will succeed Robin Gillette as Executive Director of the annual theater festival. Larson will take on the new role in September. Larson has been with the Minnesota Fringe since 1999, when he started as a technician. From there he Read more →