Montreal Fringe Festival is officially launched |
The Festival St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe is officially launched. Artistic producer Kenny Streule and co-host Maryline Chery guided fans through the fast-paced Fringe-For-All preview party on Monday, May 30 at Club Soda, which featured 250 artists from this year’s festival offering their annual fix. theatre, dance, music, comedy, puppetry, storytelling, burlesque and more.
“We are thrilled to welcome the public back to the Fringe with our special brand of ‘Radical Hospitality,'” said Amy Blackmore, Executive and Artistic Director. “The world needs the Fringe community more than ever right now. With the festival’s values of diversity, accessibility and artistic freedom, Fringing makes the world a better place.
Blackmore added that the festival has gone green by banning flyers and ticketless and is staying safe by requiring all members of the public to wear masks inside venues.
Tickets and passes are on sale now, and newbies are recommended to purchase a pass for three shows – one sure bet, one recommended performance and one random show.
The Fringe is an open-access, uncensored event with affordable ticket prices for everyone. Artists keep 100% of their box office. Carte Blanche passes for three, six, ten shows and all access are available.
On June 9 at the Parc des Amériques, Fringe Park Opening-Night Concert with Socalled, who will be the headliner of the first big social event of the summer. Reconnect with the FringeMTL community and its artists by heading to Fringe Park. It’s the best way to meet people, sign up as a volunteer, read beer tent buzz/show reviews.
Fringe Park is THE central gathering point for FringeMTL. The lineup includes over 40 acts and activities including K-Man & The 45s, Frase & Fawna, Mini-Fringe and the famous Drag Races hosted by Mado Lamotte on Saturday, June 18 at 4 p.m. All events are free.
From June 9 to 19, more than 500 performances by 250 artists in 11 venues begin June 9 at 5:30 p.m. Intimate venues average 100 seats or less, creating memorable experiences for performers and audiences.
- Joséphine, burlesque cabaret dream play, winner of over 20 international awards and an off-Broadway hit.
- The Family Crow: A Murder Mystery, just finished a sold-out run at the Orlando Fringe, winning a patron’s choice award.
- Everything dances! Dance lovers will unite as it will be a very danceable edition of the festival with more than a dozen dance performances, including Everybody Knows, inspired by the music of Leonard Cohen.
From June 2-12, Parc Jeanne-Mance, The Night Sky Tour with Plateau Astro, is a one-hour tour of the night sky – hosted by Plateau Astro’s Trevor – where guests will learn how to use a telescope, use the free astronomy on smartphone apps and discover how to fully appreciate the sky. Audiences will also take home their own close-up photo of the Moon through the telescope with their phone. Maximum 12 people, from 12 years old, depending on the weather.
There’s also the Fringe at home with The Fringebuzz Lab podcast! All four episodes of Season 2 are now available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
For more information, visit https://montrealfringe.ca/
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