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Hollywood Fringe Festival

An Encore for Mindy McCready: Musical Resurrects Ill-Fated Country Singer's Life

Steve Schonberg | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

From the heights of music stardom to being brought down by personal demons and tragedy, singer Mindy McCready's life was something out of a country s...

10 Things I Loved About the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.28.2016 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Here's a question for you Angelenos: What has a 2000 person workforce, puts on more shows than any other theatre festival in the country, runs for over three weeks in June in dozens of theaters, and is probably Hollywood's longest party of the year?

An Interview with Peppur Chambers, Co-Founder of Three Peas Productions and Founder of The Brown Betties

James Scarborough | Posted 10.19.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

It may be unseasonably cool this summer in Los Angeles but for Peppur Chambers, writer, actress, co-founder of Three Peas Productions, and founder of The Brown Betties, it's been a scorcher.

Hollywood Fringe: Absolutely Filthy Theatre Asylum, Hollywood, CA

James Scarborough | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

With irreproachable execution and insight, the absolutely stupendous Absolutely Filthy suggests that adults shouldn't romanticize childhood because, as the production trumpets loud and clear, kids in retrospect are really embryonic dysfunctional adults.

Lost Moon Radio's Androgymnasium

Tony Bartolone | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

What is it about a comedy that draws an audience? It should be funny, that's a given. But perhaps there is something deeper. Something much more mystical that excites the attention of audiences.

Hollywood Fringe: Dick and Jayne Get a Life, Lounge Theatre

James Scarborough | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Proving that love is blind, not to mention merciful, the production takes two hapless characters, gives them a motive, an opportunity, and a means to get together, and then allows them to forge what passes for a relationship.

Hollywood Fringe: Frank and Ava, Three Clubs, Hollywood

James Scarborough | Posted 08.28.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Two stars; one falling, one ascendant. The falling one is Frank Sinatra (Rico Simonini), the ascendant one is Ava Gardner (Stefany Northcutt). That's the background of Willard Manus's Frank and Ava.

Hollywood Fringe: The Other F Word, The Lounge Theatre, Hollywood

James Scarborough | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

The Other F Word is the story of four women who form part of a focus group to gauge market responses to a pen made just made for women. But we see neither the pen nor the woman, Tammy, asking the questions.

Hollywood Fringe: "If You're Watching This, I'm Dead," Elephant Stages, Hollywood

James Scarborough | Posted 08.15.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

In "If You're Watching This, I'm Dead," written and performed by Lisa Cole, directed by Marcella Hawk, and staged at the Elephant Stage's Studio Theatre in conjunction with the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Cole makes a video testament for the people she's leaving behind.

Hollywood Fringe: Seven Dreams of Falling, Elephant Stages' Elephant Studio, Hollywood

James Scarborough | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

What if several characters of a well-known Greek myth were disgruntled with their narrative roles? That's the premise, and it's a lulu, of Carey Scott Wilkerson's Seven Dreams of Falling, directed by Thomas Anawalt.

Hollywood Fringe: The Fire Room, Actor's Company Theatre, West Hollywood

James Scarborough | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

For lonely hearts who fear the prospect of dying alone, there's the thought-provoking and enchanting The Fire Room. It's a well-conceived, directed, and acted story.

Hollywood Fringe: 'Fathers at a Game,' The East Theatre at the Complex

James Scarborough | Posted 08.10.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Go see 'Fathers at a Game.' It's a relevant, powerful story of the way imagination mollifies tragedy and pain.

David Dean Bottrell Makes Love Returns to L.A.

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

"There's nothing funnier, and there's nothing more terrifying, than the truth," says David Dean Bottrell, whose brilliant one man show, David Dean Bottrell Makes Love returns to L.A. as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

FESTIVALS: An Overview Of Iconic Fringe Festivals From Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Picture 1940's Edinburgh: a city of winding medieval alleyways and impressive old architecture, surrounded by lush green hills and a castle perched on...