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Metro BEST OF FEST Winners Announced!

by Patrick Gauthier

June 29, 2013

The numbers have been crunched, and we’re ready to announce the 2013 Ottawa Fringe Festival Metro BEST IN FEST winners. The top selling show in each of the four main venues will receive an extra performance at 9:00 (for venues in Arts Court) or 9:30 pm (for venues in the Department of Theatre at the… Read More

Metro Best of Fest performances on Closing Night

by Amanda Logan

June 28, 2013

Sunday June 30th, the Festival’s top selling shows stage a round of encore performances.  One company from each venue, Metro Best of Fest artists will be announced online and in the Fringe Courtyard, the night of Saturday June 29th.  Based solely on box office sales, the Metro Best of Fest is essentially decided by the… Read More

Metro BEST IN FEST announcement TONIGHT!

by Patrick Gauthier

June 29, 2013

Just over 24 hours left to Fringe. But we have one more piece of business to attend to before we say goodbye to 2013: the Metro BEST IN FEST announcement. Come down to the Courtyard tonight at 10:00 pm to hear the news…

Final box office tallies are expected to confirm record-breaking numbers: 40 sold out performances Artists paid more than $107,000 Attendance over 13,500 Two world premieres by Ottawa artists sold out their entire runs. Plus their Metro Best of Fest performances on closing night. Those are I think my boyfriend should have an accent by Emily Pearlman and The… Read More

Fringe fest always a surprise

by Patrick Gauthier

June 7, 2010

‘Absolutely different mix every year’ for theatre smorgasbord TRACEY TONG/METRO OTTAWA This year’s Ottawa Fringe Festival features a diverse lineup with dance, comedy, drama and even puppetry, said the festival’s executive producer, Natalie Joy Quesnel, at the festival launch yesterday. When you walk into an Ottawa Fringe Festival show, there’s a feeling of anticipation and… Read More

The Festival’s largest venue, Academic Hall’s 170 seats haven’t been sold-out for a few years. That’s before the 2013 edition saw Chesterfield fill the house to its brim on their opening night and the exceptional turnout for Metro Best of Fest winner Die, Zombie. Die! We know that later this month the pair are presenting… Read More

Closing night awards

by Amanda Logan

June 30, 2013

Seems impossible that, grooving to The PepTides, this Ottawa Fringe kicked off a distant 11 nights ago. And with closing night upon us, I couldn’t help but wish for 11 more. Having not had the opportunity to catch a handful of shows on my initial wishlist (and several more added), I’ll live with more regret… Read More

2013 launch release

by Amanda Logan

May 29, 2013

Staging 54 productions and 300+ performances at 14 downtown venues, the Festival’s 17th season runs between June 19th and July 1st. OTTAWA-GATINEAU, May 29, 2013 – This morning marks the launch of Ottawa’s largest theatre festival in a year that includes 300+ performances at 14 downtown venues, June 19th through July 1st.  Programmed by a… Read More

Fringe Lookahead: Tuesday, June 25

by Patrick Gauthier

June 25, 2013

How about that heat? I’m speaking, of course, not about the temperature (our venues are air conditioned, lucky for all of us. I was actually a bit chilly in the Arts Court Library last night) but about the record breaking weekend at the Fringe. More than 5000 people attended the Fringe on opening weekend, making… Read More

Fringe hits home stretch

by Patrick Gauthier

June 27, 2010

Steve Collins Metro Ottawa June 25, 2010 As the 2010 Ottawa Fringe Festival enters its final weekend, organizers are estimating attendance will easily top 14,000, up from last year’s total of 12,500. “We’re thrilled as usual with how the festival’s going,” said Fringe publicist Catriona Leger. With 60 shows at 16 venues this year, the… Read More