Living in Orlando, you know that our favorite local event all year is the Orlando Fringe Festival. Artists from around the globe flock to Central Florida and put on one-of-a-kind shows that are all $11-and-under.
With over 100 shows to choose from, it’s literally impossible to see them all during the festival that runs from May 14 – 27. Good news! We have taken the time to narrow down the top five shows we are looking forward to for the 2019 season. Here they are in no particular order.
What would happen if Disney animatronics all lived in an apartment together? What goes on after hours? The Animatronicans: Under New Management is a sequel to the hilariously naughty 2017 Orlando Fringe Festival favorite.
The Animatronicans is one of my favorite Orlando Fringe shows of all time. It’s dirty Disney at its best. Without question, this show will sell out all performances and their first show on Friday, May 17 is already sold out!
We are huge fans of magic here at Theme Park University and Cody Clark is one of our favorites. His 2017 show was our personal Fringe pick and he’s back in 2019 with brand new material.
Cody Clark – The Origins of My Magic takes place at the Red Venue this year. He’s a huge fan of theme parks, trains and often times donates proceeds of his work to autism awareness. For those who are budget conscious, Cody is offering $6 tickets to his Monday, May 20 performance. This guy is a can’t miss!
The Happiest Place on Earth uses Disneyland as a backdrop for a one-man play performed by Adam Reed. According to the Orlando Fringe Festival Guide:
Left reeling from the loss of their patriarch, a family ventures on a quest for solace to a magical kingdom in a California orange grove. More than 50 years later, Philip must now retrace the journey of the women in his family to find if the dreams they wished for really did come true.
We are definitely intrigued! Looking forward to this show.
Are you a fan of the “Hocus Pocus” show at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom? Winnie’s Rock Cauldron Cabaret stars Bette Midler tribute artist Jennica McCleary who performed the role of Winifred in the 2015 debut of the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Walt Disney World.
According to the Orlando Fringe website, McClearly is “thrilled to have conjured this fan-fiction style concert, while battling breast cancer, to celebrate everyone’s inner magical badass witch.”
There are literally tons of shows to choose from at the Orlando Fringe Festival. We always use several days to take it all in! Visit their official website to purchase tickets and to read the full show schedule!
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