If you thought the Fringe had nothing for families – think again! This year, the Fringe Arts, Philly’s alternative live arts festival that runs each September, offers more family friendly fringe fun than ever before. Check out one of these great fun performances happening in various venues and neighborhoods in September for families:
A Mystery? at the Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse (Sept. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22). “A group of friends discover something unusual happening in Smith Playhouse, and they need your help to crack the case!” Tickets: http://fringearts.ticketleap.com/a-mystery/#view=calendar
Cinderella: A Fairy Tale Opera at the Cunningham Piano Company in Germantown (Sept. 7-8). “A very confused storyteller must find a happy ending for Cinderella without the help of a Fairy Godmother.” Tickets: http://fringearts.ticketleap.com/cinderella-a-fairy-tale-opera/
NLArts Campers Present at Liberty Lands Park (Sept. 6, FREE). “Dancer-choreographer Christina Gesualdi and musician Brendan Mulvihill will create a site specific work during NLArts Summer Camp to be performed at the Libery Lands Park stage by the campers.” Tickets: http://fringearts.ticketleap.com/nlarts-campers-present/
Cultivate at The Funicular Railway Station (Sept. 8). “This production, directed by Elena Day formerly of Cirque Du Soleil, tells the story of a small circus who has been given permission to explore the abstract. Upbeat and touching, this tale is a treat for people of all ages.”
Yo! TeenPhilly at First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia (Sept. 21) “Philly’s fabulous teen talent in one bring-down-the-house showcase of music and spoken word that will entertain inspire, and set your mind on fire. Brought to you by Philadelphia Stories Jr. and That’s So Philly” Tickets: http://fringearts.ticketleap.com/
The Sea Monster at Walking Fish Theater (Sept. 13-15 and 20-21) “Our hero, the roving pirate, reunites with a mermaid who stole his heart and saved his life. But she is in the clutches of a wicked enchantress threatening to transform herself into a sea monster and destroy a seaside village. Join us for this interactive adventure on land and sea!” Tickets: http://fringearts.ticketleap.com/
The 2013 Fringe Festival guide is now available, and you can access it online here. On the Presented Fringe side, the festival is bringing families LEO, the show about optical illusions and acrobatic talent. It’s running from September 12-15 and 17-22 with matinee shows on Saturday and Sundays for families to attend.
Note: Please be sure to check the webpage of show you are thinking about attending to be sure it is age appropriate for your children.