Los Angeles is indeed a place which caters to plenty of great theatrical productions of variations, and examples of these are The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Geffen Playhouse, and the Pantages Theatre.
However, one should know that the one which stands out from it is the Hollywood Fringe Festival which is held annually in June.
History of the Fringe
This Fringe Festival phenomenon started in 1947 in Edinburgh, Scotland when performers who were not selected to be part of the Edinburgh International Festival have opted to create a stage of their own outside the city place.
It is with this that the word of it had spread and had lead to lots of stages that were circling the town’s fringe, giving way to the rise of various festivals. In the modern world of today, there are already fringe festivals around the world and across America, because of the idea that is still continuously growing.
You should know that the New York International Fringe Festival, the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, and the Minnesota Fringe, are just some of the popular fringe festivals that are located in the East Coast.
Get to Know the Fringe
Ben Hill, the executive director of the Fringe Festival Hollywood had started this in 2010.
During its first year, the festival had already used more than 30 venues for 186 distinct shows with 800 performances, and had sold around 17,000 tickets. By the year 2013, this had then increased to 52 venues where 204 participant shows and 1,053 performances resulted in 35,000 tickets being sold, which is more then a hundred percent in terms of increase in proportions in four years.
Some of the events that it has is a benefit night at the legendary King King club on Hollywood Boulevard and features a kind of like a cabaret style them to it with the return of the Bryan’s Bar. Also, the Fringe Central tent in the parking lot of the old post office building across the street will also have a great come back to this festival.
Know that there are over 287 participant shows and 1,466 performances at 55 venues on this show, so get your feet running for this great festival.
The Elephant Space and The Lab, Complex Theatres, Theatre of NOTE, and the Lounge Theatre, are just some of the most famous venues that will be in the festival.
You also have the freedom to go into the other venues such as the Hudson Theatre, the Lex Theatre, the Met Theatre, and the Underground Theatre. Tickets are very much available online or may be purchased is there is still space available at the door.
There will surely be a sell out of the tickets which is why it is highly recommend that tickets be purchased in advance to ensure a seat. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Fringe_Festival for more info.