2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival Opens Today
The fifth annual Hollywood Fringe Festival opens today after a week of previews that topped previous ticketing records for the festival. The festival has already sold over 50% more tickets than this time last year, which translates to over $85,000 through the festival's site alone (many more have been sold at the door of individual performances). Festival organizers expect to break more records as the month progresses.
The Festival officially kicked off last night when more than eight hundred people gathered at the noir-themed Opening Night Party at the Dragonfly Lounge. Fringe will host several more themed parties throughout the month at the festival's social space, Fringe Central, which opens tonight at 5pm.
Fringe Central hosts nightly free programming on the Cabaret stage, food trucks and libations at Bryan's Bar. The venue is also the home of the festival's main Box Office where patrons can buy Fringe merchandise and tickets for all shows in the festival. Fringe Central opens at 5pm on weekdays and 2pm on weekends and is 18+ only.
The 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival runs today, June 12th, through Sunday, June 29th. The festival will conclude with an Award Ceremony and Closing Night Party at Fringe Central. The awards are community-voted by "Fringers" who purchase tickets or write reviews on the Fringe's website. Past award winners have been granted extended national runs, publication and other successes as a result of their Fringe accomplishments.