Charm City Fringe to Host Festival Launch Party, New Events This November
Charm City Fringe is launching its fifth annual festival of new and emerging independent theatre Nov. 3 to 13 at venues across Hampden and Station North.
The festival opens with special events Nov. 3 and 4. The launch party will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Joe Squared in Station North, featuring preview performances from a selection of festival artists, lively music by Tool Shed, refreshments courtesy of Joe Squared, and more.
Additional show previews and the opening production of the festival will be Friday, Nov. 4. Touring fringe veterans 2 Lorens will give a performance at 9 p.m. Friday at Mercury Theatre in Station North. The performance will be preceded by exclusive festival previews and a reception with refreshments. Tickets for both events are available online at charmcityfringe.ticketleap.com and at the door.
The fifth anniversary Charm City Fringe features a variety of acts-from musical to dance and Shakespeare to avant garde. A full schedule of productions will be released online Oct. 4.
For more information, visit www.charmcityfringe.com/artists. Tickets are $10 with the one-time purchase of a $5 festival button, available online or at the door. Multi-show and all-access passes are available from $25 to $150. Online box office sales begin Oct. 3.
Productions include artists from across the country, with nightly after-parties at the Fringe After Dark series, featuring some of the regions most exciting musicians and comedians.
Charm City Fringe was founded in 2012 by Zachary Michel and Michael Brush to celebrate and grow Baltimore's intimate theatre community.
IF YOU GO:
Charm City Fringe
5th Anniversary Fringe Theatre and Performing Arts Festival
When: Nov. 3 to 13
Where: Ten venues across Hampden and Station North
For tickets visit charmcityfringe.ticketleap.com.
Volunteers wanted: Get behind the scenes! Fringe is calling for volunteers for its fifth anniversary festival and street team. Earn great perks, see shows, and meet other artists and like-minded people. Apply today at www.charmcityfringe.com/volunteer.
Lineup: Festival and Special Events:
Productions run Nov. 4 through 13 at venues across Hampden and Station North. A full line-up of productions are available at charmcityfringe.com.
Launch Party: Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. @ Joe Squared, 33 North Ave., Baltimore
Previews & Opening Production: Friday, Nov. 4, 9 p.m. @ Stillpointe Theatre, 1825 N. Charles St., Baltimore
Closing Party & Awards: Sunday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. @ Ideal Arts Space, 905 W. 36th St., Baltimore
Lineup: Fringe After Dark
Saturday, Nov. 5: Tom Hanks (MUSIC), 10 p.m. @ Joe Squared
Wednesday, Nov. 9: North Avenue Comedy (COMEDY), 10 p.m. @ The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St., Baltimore
Thursday, Nov. 10: Gin & Jokes (COMEDY), 9 p.m. @ Joe Squared FAM (MUSIC), 10 p.m. @ Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., Baltimore
Friday, Nov. 11: Swinging on the Fringe (MUSIC), 9 p.m. @ Joe Squared
Saturday, Nov. 12: Funk on the Fringe (MUSIC), 9 p.m. @ Joe Squared