Sunday, August 06, 2017

Fringe 2017 - Day 4 - Sunday Schedule - Dance, plus Popular Shows In Tiny Venue

We’re finally getting over to the northeast today.  But we’re sticking to the Ritz Theater and its two stages for Sunday.  Probably just as well, since the long walks of the last two days have left mom with a big lovely blister on each foot.  Ouch.  First aid accomplished, ready for a new day, with a fair bit less walking.  It just so happens that a bunch of returning favorites and interesting new artists that are all clustered together on these two stages today, so it was an easy decision to hang out at Ritz for the full day.

[Fair warning, which I was reminded of the hard way last night - Rarig X and Ritz Studio are SMALL houses.  If you want to be sure of seeing shows there, particularly on the weekends or with popular artists any day - make a reservation or get there EARLY so as not to be on the wrong side of that SOLD OUT sign.]

First three slots are all dance shows on the Ritz MainStage:

1pm - So Goshdarn Warm and Fuzzy - First Daughter Dance

A show including the work of returning favorite choreographer Jeffrey Peterson, who I’ve written about before

2:30pm - Mine/Field - Glad Dance Collective

An entry from my list of random shout outs, a dance group who had a fun and intriguing preview at the Touring Artist Showcase.  Looking forward to seeing the whole thing.

4pm - A Pocketful of Jewels: Dance Gems from North Africa and the Near East - Jawaahir Dance Company

Gotta be honest, this one’s filler.  With the rest of the day full of strong Ritz options, walking back to the car,  driving to another venue in northeast (like Crane or Strike) just for one show, then turn around just to come back again seemed silly, and puts us a little too much at the mercy of traffic and parking coming and going.  I ran the studio and MainStage offerings by Mom, she settled on some more dance.

Then we have four slots in a row with prime shows all on the Ritz Studio around the corner in back of the MainStage space:

5:30pm - A Pickle - Really Spicy Opera

An entry from my Top 20 list this year, which I’ve written about before.  Very much looking forward to this one.  Already sold out their first performance the other day.

7pm - Sevlin and Devlin Presents: Seven Evans In Heaven - Ferrari McSpeedy Theatrical Productions

We got a dose of Mike Fotis yesterday in The Wright Stuff, but more of the returning favorite Ferrari McSpeedy gang is never a bad thing.  If they didn’t sell out their first show the other day, I’d be very surprised.

8:30pm - It Can’t Happen Here - Sinclair Lewis Productions

This production, also a fundraiser for the ACLU, was on my random shout-outs list, and they’ve already sold out their first performance the other day.

10pm - A Resister’s Handbook (for holding onto optimism in shitty times) - minnerican productions

An entry from my Top 10 list this year (at #4), which I've written about before, another sell-out risk.

And, done for Sunday.

And here's some handy links to the full list of pre-Fringe top 10, and 11-20, the rest of the returning favorites, and all the random shout outs in these Top 10/Top 20 posts - links all gathered in a single list to take you to fuller posts and Fringe pages.  Enjoy!

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