Pick of the Fringe/Pick Plus
The Public Market Pick of the Fringe (Sept 19-23) displayed the ten most popular shows of the festival! The winners were announced at our 2012 Awards Night on September 16th, 9:30 at Performance Works.
This year’s Pick Plus added in a killer show from some of the Fringe’s most popular performers, past and present!
The Pick and the Pick Plus are also fundraisers. Unlike the regular Festival shows, where the artists keep 100% of the box office revenues, revenues from The Pick and Pick Plus shows are shared with the Fringe.
Announcing the 2012 Public Market Pick of the Fringe
The Public Market Pick of the Fringe shows are audience favourites! During the Fringe Festival patrons rate the show they see. Their top picks make up the shortlist for our super secret panel of judges to choose from. This year the Pick is bigger than ever with 10 shows! And the Pick is moving to Performance Works!
The Pick and the Pick Plus are held September 19 – 23, 2012 at Performance Works on Granville Island. Admission is $18 for Pick Shows and $10 for the Pick Plus. Click the links below to purchase tickets.
Drum roll please… the much anticipated Public Market Pick of the Fringe winners are:
Burnt at the Steak
Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7:30pm
What happens when managing a high-end NYC steak house overshadows your dreams of performing on Broadway? Let Carolann Valentino tell you all about with breathtaking characterizations and her “personality that towers over her 5-foot-two frame.” (Vancouver Sun)
Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:15pm
Meet Francis, a single janitor who takes a fantastical voyage through a dating service to pluck the Moon from the sky. The Georgia Straightcalls it a “sweet, moving tale of loneliness and love.”
Thursday, Sept. 20 at 9:00pm
Brought to you by Mark Shyzer, whose writing the Winnipeg Free Press calls “razor-sharp,” these four characters will leave you laughing in this story of “eccentricity, loneliness, and the hidden bonds that connect us… with a big, beautiful—trembling—heart.” (Georgia Straight)
Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30pm
Prepare to be offended! David Mamet’s Romance stars David C. Jones, dubbed “a comic chameleon” by The Province, in an outrageous comedy that many are afraid to touch.
God is a Scottish Drag Queen
Friday, Sept. 21 at 9:30pm
You’ve never seen God like this before! She’ll express opinions on everything from the Pope to Vancouver hipsters in this outrageous stand-up performance by God herself that the Edmonton Journal calls “non-stop brilliant.”
CAPSLOCK: The Musical
Saturday, Sept. 22 at 6:00pm
Exploring the pitfalls of communicating through modern media, this musical will have you laughing at sexting gone wrong and craving real-life FaceTime.
Til Death Do We Part: The Six Wives of Henry VIII, A One-Woman Play
Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8:00pm
Starring “vivid virtuoso Tara Travis” (Edmonton Journal) playing all of Henry’s wives. The queens all meet in purgatory for the cat fight of all cat fights… it’ll make your head spin, but not as much as Anne Boleyn’s!
Peter ‘n Chris Explore Their Bodies
Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10:00pm
Fringe heart-throbs, and 2011 Pick Winners, Peter ‘n Chris go on an exploration of their bodies… Chris’ body… in an epic battle against hypochondria!
Riverview High: The Musical
Sunday, Sept. 23 at 6:00pm
This 16-person cast pokes fun at teen angst as well as everyone’s favourite red-headed comic book character—while singing to original music!
Sunday, Sept. 23 at 8:15pm
The Georgia Straight calls Bookworm “intimate, openhearted, and evangelical.” Be prepared for teary eyes in this father-son story dramaturged by TJ Dawe.
And Don’t Forget the Pick Plus!
During the Public Market Pick of the Fringe the Fringe will also host the Pick Plus, a special fundraiser performance with partial proceeds going to the Vancouver Fringe Festival.
Saturday, Sept. 22 at 2:00pm & Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2:00pm
This workshop stage adaptation is a collaboration between PostSecret.com creator Frank Warren and Vancouver based Brand To Stage Productions (TJ Dawe, Kahlil Ashanti, and Justin Sudds). The play presents a kaleidoscopic view of PostSecret, featuring real life stories of how the project has impacted the lives of people around the world.
All Public Market Pick of the Fringe shows and Pick Plus shows will be presented at Performance Works, located at 1412 Cartwright Street on Granville Island. Tickets are $18 and are available through the links above or at the door 45 minutes before show time.