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'La Triviata,' Opera del Sol

Here’s the Orlando Fringe festival streaming schedule for May 20-25, 2020 

The show must (not) go on (in a packed theater)!

Here you'll find a list of all the Orlando Fringe shows happening online this week – for more information on artists and a complete list of shows, including those streaming continuously, visit thelawn.orlandofringe.org. All events will be found on the Orlando Fringe Facebook page (facebook.com/orlandofringefestival), unless they are Kids Fringe or Teen Fringe – those will be located on the Kids Fringe page (facebook.com/kidsfringeorlando). Please note: All schedules are subject to change. Check the rating for each event, as not all events will be appropriate for all ages. And please tip the performers online!

SATURDAY, MAY 23

1 pm "Name That Fringe! CAFF/World Fringe Moderated Session" Join Orlando Fringe executive director Alauna Friskics as we chat with other Fringe leaders from around the globe. Learn how the Fringe network operates, and see how well we really know each other as we play the quiz game Name That Fringe! (parental guidance suggested)
2 pm VISUAL FRINGE: "Cake Decorating" The owner of Sugar Divas Cakery will be creating a custom cake design with fondant. (all ages)
3 pm KIDS FRINGE! "Storytime with Author & Meteorologist Amy Sweezey" It never snows in Florida! Or does it? Listen to Amy Sweezey read her book, It Never, Ever Snows in Florida, and find out more about our special winter weather in Florida. To find the book go to amysweezey.com. Watch here: youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=dsLY6_AtgxA&feature=emb_logo
4 pm TEEN FRINGE! "Learn to Juggle!" Learn a basic juggling pattern with Grace Brett from Orlando Youth Circus using items you probably already have at home: plastic bags!
5 pm OUTDOOR STAGE: "The Manns Gettin' Fringey Wit' It" The Manns are all about good times and fairy tales, with their own "happily ever after" already in full swing. Whether it be a classic romp, dance party or slow jam, they are constantly trying to play your favorite song with the hope that you'll be inspired to sing or dance along and join the sheMannigans streaming directly from their living room to yours. Dig it, y'all! (all ages)
6 pm "Fruit Flies Like a Banana: Virtual Style" Music, theater and dance collide in this madcap variety show, and you choose the order. Praised for their "deft choreography" by the Wall Street Journal, the Fourth Wall combines stellar musicianship with daring physicality to make music that leaps off the stage. Experience fan favorites from sold-out shows in 2015 and 2016, new delights never seen in Orlando, and enjoy it all from the safety and comfort of your home. The Fruit Flies are back! ... well, kind of. (all ages)
7 pm Isolation Happy Hour with Rob Ward and Friends Rob Ward, known best to Fringe audiences as his alter ego Pepe, sits down to share some drinks and lively conversation with Orlando Fringe favorites Chase Padgett ("6 Guitars") and Mike Delamont ("God Is a Scottish Drag Queen"), with a special guest performance from Tymisha Harris ("Josephine"). It's the next best thing to hanging out on the Fringe lawn! (parental guidance suggested)
8 pm "Bloodline" A snippet from the latest one-man show by Paris Crayton lll, author of "Spare the Rod" and 2019's Orlando Fringe Best Actor Award winner. "Bloodline" tells the story of three generations of men with the same name who navigate life, love and all that's in-between. (parental guidance suggested)
9 pm "It's Closing Time with DK Reinemer" DK Reinemer will perform the song "Closing Time" for an entire hour while drinking White Claw. (all ages)
10 pm "Theatre Group Gumbo Interview" Zooming in from Japan, Fringe favorites Theatre Group Gumbo ("Are You Lovin It?") will be interviewed by Theater Producer Lindsay Taylor. It's going to be a party. (parental guidance suggested)

SUNDAY, MAY 24

3 pm KIDS FRINGE! "The Prophecy Stone: A Stardust Kingdom Interactive Adventure" Darcy the pirate invites you to join him for story time. Long ago before Darcy raised a fallen star, rescued a tree or defeated the evil queen, before he was even born, there was a prophecy stone, a forest and a young fairy with an important destiny. Between the pages of this magical storybook is a unique interactive experience where you guide Destiny the fairy on her journey. You will make the choices and it's up to you to help her find the prophecy stone in this all new Stardust Kingdom adventure. Watch here: youtube.com/channel/UCZMVN6kv_vK_ZETrcUmoVZw?view_as=subscriber
4 pm TEEN FRINGE! "Fruit Flies Like a Banana" Music, theater and dance collide in this madcap variety show, and you choose the order. Praised for their "deft choreography" by the Wall Street Journal, the Fourth Wall combines stellar musicianship with daring physicality to make music that leaps off the stage. Experience fan favorites from sold-out shows in 2015 and 2016, new delights never seen in Orlando, and enjoy it all from the safety and comfort of your home. The Fruit Flies are back! ... well, kind of. (all ages)
5 pm OUTDOOR STAGE: Southern Fried Sunday
6 pm "Playback UCF: After This"
Playback theater is an interactive experience, invested in the necessity of sharing one's voice and hearing others' voices. This show's theme will be "After This," so performers will be asking for stories about the moment after a big event in your life (good or bad, recent or long ago). All participation is voluntary. (all ages)
7 pm VISUAL FRINGE: "Mandala Madness! Learn Henna Style Designs" Learn a few of the most popular henna designs from Beachcombers Henna Studio, including mandalas. Don't worry if you don't have henna, a marker will do. Anyone can take this fun, informative class and walk away with a new skill. (all ages)
8 pm "Joe's NYC Bar – Quarantini Edition" Your favorite watering hole is (virtually) open for business. Now more than ever, being able to commune and share is vital to our experience. Join us and be heard. (18 and up)
9 pm Sondheim Abridged ... Abridged Fresh off the incredible 90th Birthday Virtual Concert, the cast of "Sondheim Abridged" gathers to give their own takes on some classic Sondheim songs. (parental guidance suggested)

MONDAY, MAY 25

7 pm Closing Ceremonies Closing ceremonies honoring the Fringe That Almost Was, and then we begin the countdown to our 30th Anniversary!

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