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Thursday, May 19, 2016

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OPENING NIGHT IS TONIGHT @ 7:45PM!

Monday Movie Review

There’s no point in discussing movies this week -

YOU SHOULD BE FRINGE-ING!

www.OrlandoFringe.org

Fringe Corner

 

VIEW THE 2016 MASTER PROGRAM ONLINE RIGHT NOW!

You may flip through an electronic version of the master Fringe Program page by page right now:

http://orlandofringe.org/2016-program/

TICKETS FOR ALL 2016 ORLANDO FRINGE SHOWS
ARE NOW ON SALE:

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Did You Know?

THE FOOTLIGHT THEATRE
At The Parliament House Resort

Is an Official Fringe 2016 BYOVenue?

OK, so maybe you did know that. But here’s something kinda nifty you might not know:

THE PARLIAMENT HOUSE IS PROVIDING
COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE SERVICE

Between The Main Festival Grounds and The PH Resort/Footlight Theater on Select Days!

(Always plenty of FREE parking at the PH)

Ain’t that some shit?

For a complete Footlight Theater Orlando Fringe Line-Up including, but certainly not limited to, command encore performances of
NAKED BOYS SINGING

And a complete shuttle schedule, log onto

www.ParliamentHouse.com

TONIGHT IS OPENING NIGHT!

Wanzie’s
IN CLOSE QUARTERS
A Story of Love and War

Thursday, May 19 - 7:45 PM

Deadline to email Wanzie to reap your WANZeGRAM Subscriber Friends Opening Night Benefits is 2 PM Today:

OPENING NIGHT SPECIAL

For WANZeGRAM Subscriber Friends ONLY

Attend IN CLOSE QUARTERS on Thursday, May 19, and Reap These Very Special Benefits:

RESERVED SEATING

Just email me to let me know that you are a WANZeGRAM Subscriber and that you have already purchased your tickets for opening night. Once we verify your purchase, we will add your name to the reserved seating list in the order your email was received, and the seats will be assigned accordingly. Unless you specifically request otherwise, your seats will be reserved in the Center Section of the Silver Venue. You will not have to queue up an hour in advance to ensure you get a good seat. Your name will be on one of the best seats in the house.

FREE JELLO SHOT!

Now mind you, Im not saying there will be anything but Jello in the shot, because after all, we all abide by the law, but all you have to do is show up at our Flamingo Lounge Tent with either your opening night ticket stub or an ICQ show program, and I will personally hand you a Jello Shot!

To arrange your special WANZeGRAM Subscriber Friends benefits, email me with the name under which you want your seats held, and how many will be in your party. PLEASE do not email me if you have not yet obtained tickets. I know people. Ill find out. And then it wont be pretty: WanzieMichael@gmail.com

This offer is ONLY valid for the performance on Thursday, May 19 at 7:45 PM. Now go online and get your tickets!

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OFFER TERMINATES AT 2 PM TODAY

SAVOY IS BYOVenue for
FRINGE CABARET ARTISTS!

SAVOY, which is conveniently located mere moments for the main Festival grounds at 1913 N. Orange Avenue - just a few doors north of White Wolf Cafe - is playing host to Cabaret At Orlando Fringe 2016”.

BECKY’S FUN TIME HOUR

Inaugural-year Fringe veteran and former 4-H club member Rebecca Fisher (Lion Queen, Dream Express, Fish Tales And Swan Songs, Miss Bird Is Singing) returns to delight and entertain with song, parody, and sassy costume changes – joyfully slipping into a variety of female archetypes in this solo cabaret. Steve MacKinnon (Orlando Shakes Spamalot) is Musical Director/Accompanist. Cocktails available during show!

5 performances:

  • Saturday, May 21:    6 PM

  • Monday, May 23       7:30 PM 

  • Wednesday, May 25 7: PM

  • Friday, May 27:        8:30 PM

  • Saturday, May 28:   4 PM

$10 with Fringe Button:

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WON-DUHH-WOMAN

Carol Adubado made her Orlando Fringe debut in 2014 in Wanzie’s  THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME (Patrons Pick Award), and she thought, “Well, poo, maybe I could write a show too,” and so she did. In ONE-DUHH-WOMAN Carol takes a tongue-in-cheek look at “Awards Season,” and invites you to come along on her journey saying,  ‘Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a night to remember!”

3 Performances:

  • Saturday, May 21 - 8 PM

  • Friday, May 27 - 6:30 PM

  • Saturday May - 28 6 PM

$10 with Fringe Button:

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FUTURE FUNDAMENTALS

Three outrageously talented singer-actors explore the future fundamentals now on your Spotify playlist from Amy Winehouse’s B-Sides to Pearl Jam to Louis Armstrong, and weave those songs into funny, sensitive tapestries of storytelling. Connecting with each song on a visceral level, Braillard, Smith, and Galiardo offer their perspective on the songs that will remain vital in the decades to come.

3 Performances:

  • Friday, May 20 - 8:30 PM      

  • Thursday, May 26 - 8:30 PM   

  • Saturday, May 28 – 2 PM 

$8 With Fringe Button:

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Monday, May 30

CLOSING CEREMONY & FABBY AWARDS

Outdoor Stage - Loch Haven Park

9:30 PM

FREE Event - No Ticket or Reservation Required

Wanzie Presents & D Squared Productions are pleased to welcome our very first show sponsors for our upcoming production at the 2016 Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival tons of gratitude to our

Huge Thanks To

For supplying IN CLOSE QUARTERS with authentic Vietnam war artifacts, gear, props, scenic elements, uniforms, and an M16 combat rifle!

PLATINUM TITLE SPONSOR

Huge thanks to our

GOLD TITLE SPONSOR

Much appreciation to our

SILVER SPONSORS

Loads of thanks to our

BRONZE SPONSORS

KINDLY PATRONIZE THOSE WHO SUPPORT US

Click on any of the above sponsor logos to connect to their web sites and learn more about these fine companies.

Please join us in patronizing those companies which support live theater in Central Florida!

PLAN TO SEE

Wanzie Presents & D Squared Productions

IN  CLOSE  QUARTERS

A Story of Love & War
Written by
MICHAEL WANZIE

Original Musical Underscoring by
RICH CHARRON

Directed by
CHRIS YAKUBCHIK

Starring
HARRISON FLANDERS   &   ZACHARY LANE

Costumes and Sets by
D Squared Productions

Coming In May to a Fringe Festival Near You!

Silver Venue

Picture(s) of the Week

Uncommon bonds are forged between two young men isolated together during the Vietnam War. Urges must be satisfied. Concessions are made. Then truths are told and friendship fractures -

OPENING NIGHT - Tonight at 7:45 PM

Orlando Fringe Festival - Silver Venue
Orlando Repertory Theatre - Loch Haven Park

Only $11 + Fringe Button:
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We've Got Mail
Dear Wanzie,
So what will you be doing this weekend?
John Q. Public

Dear John,
Fuck off!
Wanzie

Short Takes

There’s no reason to attend Orlando Fringe now that all the venues are fully air conditioned. Just like with dying peasants; if there’s no suffering, what’s the point? - Mother Teresa

They say Orlando Fringe is quite a sight. Would someone please fingers-spell me about it. - Heller Keller

“It’s gotten soooo big, I can see Orlando Fringe from my back porch!” - Sarah Palin

We were going to picket the Orlando Fringe, but we couldn’t fit all the reasons God hates it onto our signs.” - Westboro Baptist Church

I would love to attend Fringe, but unfortunately I heard there might be as many as 10 black people there, so probably not.” - George Zimmerman

You don’t have to be missing a limb to enjoy the Fringe! - Prince Harry

Thou shalt not miss the 25th Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival - GOD (And not the Scottish one!)

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My Two Cents

RETIRED ORANGE COUNTY EDUCATOR AND FREQUENT WANZeGRAM CONTIBUTING RANTMIESTER OFFERS SAGE ADVICE TO WANeGRAM SUBSCRIBER FRIENDS

By Mike Dorman

YOU SHOULD BE FRINGE-ING!

Mike and his lovely quilting-wife Emily are leaving the STD-ridden The Villages making their annual pilgrimage to Orlando’s Loch Haven Cultural Park to enjoy the 25th Annual Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival.

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GOT SOMETHING TO SAY? 
Email your submission to 
wanziemichael@gmail.com

Now Playing

You need not be concerned with what’s playing elsewhere.  

Between now and Memorial Day - 

YOU SHOULD BE FRINGE-ING!

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Comming Attractions

THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016

CYNDI LAUPER

Remaining Seats: $39.50 - $59.50

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ALICE COOPER

MAXWELL - THE LEGEND OF ZELDA

GARY GULMAN - SWINGIN’ WITH THE BIG BANDS - PUSCIFER

SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX

Florida Theatrical Association Presents

Fairwinds Broadway In Orlando 2016/2017 Season

At Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts

The ILLUNSIONISTS Live From Broadway
October 4- 9, 2016

The NATIONAL THEATRE Production Of
CURIOUS INCIDENT
of the DOG in the NIGHT-TIME

November 1 - 6, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
December 13 - 18, 2016

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
February 7 -12, 2017

Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID
March 7 -12, 2017

MATILDA The Musical
May 9 -14

FINDING NEVERLAND
June 6 -11

SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE:

www.drphillipscenter.org

SPECIAL ADDED FEATURE:

WICKED
January 11 - 29, 2017

www.drphillipscenter.org

In the following area you will find opening dates for future attractions at various venues in the Greater Orlando Area so you may plan ahead. Emboldened listings indicate events added as of this edition of your Gram. Shows and Events opening tonight through this coming Monday are listed in the NOW PLAYING section of this edition of your Gram.

May 19

Park Maitland School Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Dr. Phillip's CFTPA
May 20

Orlando Ballet STARS OF TOMORROW

Bob Carr Theater

May 17 - 30 

WHAT’S FAIR IS FOUL…AND FOUL IS FAIR

Back by Popular Demand - NAKED BOYS SINGING

QUEEN OF FRINGE Pageant

UNSEXED

SONGS FR0M AN UNMADE BED

LADIES NIGHT: COME IN FOR A STIFF ONE

Footlight Theatre becomes an official BYO-Venue of Orlando Fringe 2016
The Parliament House

June 3 AVENUE Q Mad Cow
June 3 - 4 COCO PERU
A GENTLE REMINDER: MISS COCO’S GUIDE TO A SOMEWHAT HAPPY LIFE
The Parliament House
June 10 RATTLESNAKES AND TALK ABOUT THE PASSION Valencia East Black Box
June 10 THE BIG MEAL Mad Cow
June 11 THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Osceola Arts
June 18 Vox Audio The Parliament House
June 19 SPRING AWAKENING Dr. Phillip's CFTPA
June 25 JULIE GOLDMAN & BRAD LOEKLE 
GAY BASH
The Parliament House
July 2 & 3 PANDORA BOXX
THE WORST SHOW EVER!
The Parliament House
August 19 - September 3 Sordid Lives The Parliament House
July 24 EQUIS The Venue
August 24 & 25 Leslie Jordan Live The Parliament House
August 31 - September 1 DEL SHORES LIVE! The Parliament House
A Note From Wanzie

You know, folks, I’m not usually one to tell people what to do, but honestly -

YOU SHOULD BE FRINGE-ING!

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