Friday, August 3, 2018
2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival40+ shows with access services
Thu., August 2 at 12:00 am
- Audio Description
- ASL Interpretation
Schedule and Tickets
Tix: Patrons can make reservations and purchase single tickets online ($2 processing fee) or purchase a Day Pass at any box office location. Reservations ($3) guarantee a seat at a show, Single Tickets ($10) are admission to one show, and Day Passes provide admission to any performance at any venue on a given day for one price: $19 on weekdays (up to 4 shows) and $25 on weekends (up to 7 shows). Reservation fees are waived for people using access services (code: AccessFringe). Shows last 60 minutes or less, and a new show starts every 90 minutes. Fringe box offices open 30 minutes prior to show time and accept cash, checks and credit cards. For Fringe information, call 612-872-1212 or email. For a daily recording of shows presented with AD or ASL, call VSA Minnesota at 612-332-3888.
About the Show
August 2-12, 2018
NOTE: None of the Fringe shows takes place at the Fringe office.
The 25th annual Minnesota Fringe Festival will feature 11 days full of 650 performances of storytelling, comedy, drama, music, opera, dance, improv, and other theatrical entertainment by 150 companies at 15 accessible Minneapolis venues. Performing groups come from Minnesota as well as from across the country.
Accessibility services provided include Audio Description (36 shows) and ASL interpreting (15 shows). Large print electronic script copies will be available at select shows throughout the festival.
TRANSPORTATION: Fringe will assist patrons self-identifying with a disability with local transportation costs to any venue in either festival in order to attend a show where ASL or AD services are being provided. Please indicate your needs by contacting Fringe at least 24 hours prior to the show time at email@example.com or 612-872-1212.
VENUES: All Fringe Festival and Family Fringe venues are physically accessible to patrons with mobility disabilities. See individual venue pages for specific information on accessible entrance doors and parking. If you're at a venue and need assistance or would like to remain in your seat between back-to-back performances you are viewing, check with a staff member or volunteer for help.
See a complete list of shows and sort by venue, genre or content to create a schedule specific to your own interests at http://www.minnesotafringe.org. Audio Described and ASL Interpreted shows are listed at http://www.minnesotafringe.org/accessibility.
Annie Jr.Northern Starz Children's Theatre students with special needs and their mentors
- Fri., August 3 at 7:00 pm Artists with disabilities
Schedule and Tickets
Tix: $12, senior/student (0-18) $8. Online or Phone: 612-326-6158 (leave a message and they will get back to you). ASL: Sunday, August 5, 2:00 PM.
About the Show
80 minutes, plus 15-minute intermission; Aug. 2-4, 7:00; Aug. 5, 2:00 (ASL), 2018.
Produced with assistance from The Penguin Project.
Northern Starz Children’s Theatre is the first Minnesota national replication site for THE PENGUIN PROJECT, a program that empowers children with special needs through theatre. Annie Jr. is Northern Starz’ first Penguin Project Performance. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Annie Jr. features little orphan Annie, a redhead who charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary and a lovable mutt. All roles are filled by young artists with developmental disabilities including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities visual impairment, hearing impairment, and other neurological disorders. They are joined on stage by a dedicated group of “peer mentors” – children the same age without disabilities who have volunteered to work side-by-side with them through four months of rehearsals and through the final performance.