kids fringe

Weekends during the Festival

It's fringe's 30th birthday and we have lots to celebrate!

Enjoy live performances, workshops, scavenger hunts and socially distanced activities for the young and young-at-heart. Join Fringezilla as he celebrates theater, dance, music and art.
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what is kids fringe?

Kids Fringe is a free festival for kids and families that takes place during the weekends of the Orlando Fringe Festival.

Inside the Orlando Garden Club, watch plays, music, puppetry, and magic in bite-sized shows that are thirty minutes or less.

Outside the building in the shade, enjoy scavenger hunts, workshops, and art activities.

Bottled water, cotton candy, and lemonade will also be available for purchase.

when is kids fringe?

Saturday, May 22nd & Sunday May 23rd and Saturday, May 29th & Sunday, May 30th from 10am-2pm each day.

where is kids fringe?

Kids Fringe 2021 will take place at the Orlando Garden Club (710 E. Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803)

Parking will be available at Advent Health Parking Garage (2424 McRae Ave, Orlando, FL 32803) and Magruder Eye Institute (1911 N Mills Ave #1432, Orlando, FL 32803)

what are the covid safety precautions?

There will be COVID screening upon arrival and masks will be required for all adults and kids over 2 years of age.

Capacity will be limited.  Seating for the performances will be socially distanced; you will be asked to leave two empty seats between each party, and only sit in every other row.

Tickets will be required.  Tickets are free, but given on a first-come, first-served basis, and you will have to line up for a ticket. Ticket distribution will be fifteen minutes before each show, outside the Orlando Garden Club.

Kids Fringe daily calendar of events

Please check back to see the fun Kids Fringe events we are planning!

Thursday
May 22, 2021
5:00 pm
boxperiodproductions | New York, NY, USA
Like it not, we are consumed by our cardboard boxes-as children and adults. Moving through life, physically and emotionally, we rely on boxes to move valuables and store memories. Are we to be summed up by the contents of a cardboard box? "Brave, funny and heart-breaking," box. unabashedly demands ransoming our lives from the boxes (tucked away under the bed or back of the closet) so we can find a rationale for life protected by cardboard.
Thursday
May 22, 2021
6:15 pm
The Euphoria Project | Jamaica Plain, MA, USA
Girly Girl is a queer coming-of-age story that takes us through the different phases of Lily’s adolescence in their search for authenticity during the Golden Era of Youtube. Life cannot be planned and Girly Girl reveals what happens when a child influenced by social media showcases their life online before even knowing who they are.
Thursday
May 22, 2021
6:15 pm
Dusty Bibles Studios Productions | Orlando, FL, USA
Once upon a time, there was a young girl who wrote plays and radio shows for her and her brother to act out for their parents. She grew up and worked in IT for many years. After learning all she could from working in a cubicle and home office, she collected some gear, a severance package, and went back to school to absorb more knowledge about what she's really passionate about - arts & entertainment.
Thursday
May 22, 2021
6:45 pm
Lorelei Zarifian | Melbourne, FL, USA
Meet Lolo - a woman battling nervous breakdowns, chatty A.I. devices and a maddening refrigerator. In a time where the “real world” can’t seem to shut up long enough for her to catch a break, Lolo takes the audience on a comedic journey of isolation from her kitchen. From the playwright that brought you Excuse My French, Lorelei Zarifian’s latest one woman show, Frigorific, will have you questioning the noise of your own noise.
Thursday
May 22, 2021
1:15 pm
Kyle's Company | Orlando, FL, USA
Designated Debaters is a gut-busting, hilarious interactive game show where your favorite superheroes debate hot topics provided by the audience, and the loser has to drink. Seen previously at SAK Comedy Lab, the show is a sloshy, silly improvised hit at Comic-Cons and nerd events across the country, and its debut at the 2021 Orlando Fringe Festival is brought to you by the minds behind the Fringe hit Punslingers: A Western Wordplay Musical.
Thursday
May 22, 2021
2:00 pm
RANDY NOOJIN | New York, NY, USA
SEEGER is an award-winning, multimedia solo show about America's beloved folksinger, Pete Seeger. Spend an evening with Pete as he plays a benefit concert advocating the end of the U.S.-Cuban trade embargo, where he uses a dozen of his signature songs, including "If I Had a Hammer", "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", "Turn! Turn! Turn!", “We Shall Overcome", and "Guantanamera" to tell the story of his awakening as a civil rights activist.
Thursday
May 22, 2021
7:00 pm
Paul Strickland | Covington, KY, USA
As if mad scientists crossed Flight of the Concords with Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, 16X Best of Fest Winners Paul Strickland (90 Lies an Hour –Best Solo Comedy ’19) and Erika Kate MacDonald (13 Dead Dreams of “Eugene” –Best Show ’18) perform a HILARIOUS, SONG-FILLED variety show for adults GUARANTEED to be the Greatest Performance of a Travel Guide to a Place You Can’t Go You've Ever Seen! Side-splitting surreal stories! Silly songs! So smuch smore! S!
Thursday
May 22, 2021
3:00 pm
Shelly Cooper | Moline, IL, USA
La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas is a one-woman show inspired by the life and work of the Dramatic 20th Century Opera Singer Maria Callas. The audience eavesdrops on La Divina’s interview with a nonexistant Mr. Wallace and are taken on a journey through trauma, allowed glimpses of an extremely complex and tormented woman, and treated to some operatic gems including “O Mio Babbino Caro”, “Habanera”, and “Vissi d’arte”.
Thursday
May 22, 2021
7:00 pm
Jessica Fernando | Celebration, FL, USA
You’ll Figure It Out... Eventually, by Ian Gadapee is a hilariously oxymoronic show starring Orlando actress, Jessica Fernando. The Playwright (Fernando) describes to the audience why she does not have a play written for them to see. She eventually resolves to draw on her own life for inspiration and decides to write a play about a playwright trying to write a play. Hopefully, that one will be a success...
Thursday
May 22, 2021
5:00 pm
The Viera Studio for Performing Arts | Melbourne, FL, USA
Happily Ever After Dark is an original cabaret that follows your favorite fairy tale characters on a crazy night out at the club. What happens when nothing is as it seems? Get ready for the insanity that ensues after a big secret is revealed.
Thursday
May 22, 2021
5:00 pm
Springer Music Studio | West Melbourne, FL, USA
Join celebrated Georgian-poetess Mary Eliza Perine Tucker Lambert and her partner Rachel on their journey through romances, marriages, and murder to defy the roles allotted to women and meddle their way toward civil liberties for all. This Reconstruction-era musical features poetry of the time set to rock and blues orchestrations for a contemporary take on a little-known HERstory.
Thursday
May 22, 2021
5:30 pm
MY FIRST MIRACLE | San Francisco, CA, USA
I'm standing in the middle of a football stadium full of people. They think they're here for a Rolling Stones concert, but they're really here for me. The Stones are about to come on and I see in front of me my opportunity, there's a girl standing on crutches - My First Miracle. I'm gonna make her walk. - An inside look at Bipolar Mood Disorder. "A wild, funny and honest look into love and madness." -Alexa Almira, Program Director Marsh Theater
Thursday
May 22, 2021
6:00 pm
Confessions of a Lost Opera Diary | Orlando, FL, USA
The Wizard of Loch Haven Park is an audience participation and choose-your-own-adventure music performance. A cast of singers and actors lead an audience on an unforgettable journey through Loch Haven Park where the audience helps "choose" the fate of the characters... And their own...
Thursday
May 22, 2021
6:30 pm
11th Hour Productions | Orlando, FL, USA
Just on the outskirts of the Fringe lawn lies a campsite. When 7 college students enter, bad things happen. A Musical Horror Comedy that will answer the question of "Wait, so where is Adele anyway? Also, why does she disappear between albums?" We ask that you bring your own seating. We recommend blankets and chairs.
Thursday
May 22, 2021
6:50 pm
DK Live Productions | Bellingham, WA, USA
Let's jump some sharks! It’s DKTV: LIVE!... (not a Zoom call) From the bizarro mind of comedian DK Reinemer (Becoming Magic Mike, Help! I’m American, the DK Effect) comes another thrilling hour of comedy. Tune in, laugh hard, and binge your brains out. It’s DKTV!
Thursday
May 22, 2021
8:00 am
Emotions Dance Inc | Longwood, FL
7 Deadly Sins tells the story of a girl who wakes up in a world full of temptation. Using ballet, jazz, contemporary and modern dance disciplines, the 7 sins weave their way into her world. Audiences will take a journey through dance, music, and body painting at this 60 minute performance.
Thursday
May 22, 2021
6:00 pm
Confessions of a Lost Opera Diary | Orlando, FL, USA
The Wizard of Loch Haven Park is an audience participation and choose-your-own-adventure music performance. A cast of singers and actors lead an audience on an unforgettable journey through Loch Haven Park where the audience helps "choose" the fate of the characters... And their own...
Thursday
May 22, 2021
6:50 pm
Colin Smith | Orlando, FL, USA
Drunk Magic is a chaotic blend of comedy, magic tricks, and alcohol. Featuring straight jackets, saw blades, and an illusionist stumbling through it all, this show is unlike anything you have ever seen! All audience volunteers will be given a shot of Tequila, Vodka, or Rum. Oh, and Illusionist Colin Smith will join every shot ensure this show goes off the rails as fast as possible. Be sure to check out this train wreck of a show at The Abbey!
Thursday
May 22, 2021
6:30 pm
11th Hour Productions | Orlando, FL, USA
Just on the outskirts of the Fringe lawn lies a campsite. When 7 college students enter, bad things happen. A Musical Horror Comedy that will answer the question of "Wait, so where is Adele anyway? Also, why does she disappear between albums?" We ask that you bring your own seating. We recommend blankets and chairs.
Thursday
May 22, 2021
6:45 pm
In the Wings | Orlando, FL, USA
Arden is an all-new jukebox musical set in a magical forest where the stories of William Shakespeare collide in an explosion of color and song. Starring RuPaul's Drag Race Star Ginger Minj, join the fairies from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the lovers from As You Like It, and the witches from Macbeth on a musical romp through the Forest of Arden set to mashups of iconic pop songs from the 70’s and 80’s.
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