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 a daily recording of shows presented with AD or ASL, call VSA Minnesota at 612-332-3888. For other Fringe information, call 612-872-1212 or email.
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.
At least 40 shows throughout the festival will include accessibility services such as Audio Description and ASL interpreting. Additional performances will have electronic scripts available for patrons to follow the story line.
Patrons can see a complete list of shows and sort by venue, genre or content to create a schedule specific to your own interests by going to http://www.minnesotafringe.org after July 1. Audio Described and ASL Interpreted shows will be listed on an access page in mid-July at http://www.minnesotafringe.org/access.
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.