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The Festival Preview: What can you expect?

It's 14 days till the summer Fringe Festival kicks off officially, but the Festival Preview is tomorrow and we can't wait to give you taste of what to expect from the Festival this summer.

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Fringe Buttons: Are You Nellie Enough? Or A Renaissance Man/Woman?

While we continue our Capital Fringe Button series, we covered two more of our supporters as we are gearing up for the opening Preview on June 28th!

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Spotlight: Burlesque

Our “Spotlight” series takes a turn for the naughty this week with our spotlight on the notorious art of burlesque.

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Opening Day the Capital Fringe Way

The Festival kicks off on July 11th, but that is only 17 days away. Not only do you need to plan what shows to attend, but you need to plan how to use your Fringe Button Discounts! Luckily for you, Capital Fringe has the scoop on several local businesses participating in the Festival’s Fringe Button Discount program that would serve as awesome treats to commemorate the opening of our Festival.

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Fringe Playlist

Capital Fringe wants to hear what music our wonderful patrons and participants are listening to and arrange those Festival favs into a weekly playlist.

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FRINGE FASHION: at the Pair Up Pass Party

To celebrate the colorful individuality of our artists and audiences, Capital Fringe is adding a Fringe Fashion segment to our blog which puts a spotlight on the well-dressed and unique people who pass through our doors.

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Staff Interviews: Niusha Nawab and Kara Sparling

We’ve followed the production staff while they hoisted up the tents and built the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar from the ground up, but we haven’t had a chance to speak with most of them one on one. Production Assistants and Venue Managers Niusha Nawab and Kara Sparling were the first to volunteer to share their Capital Fringe experiences and (hypothetical) theatrical ambitions.

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Capital Fringe goes Meta on BYT

Critics from webmagazine Brightest Young Things were excited to taste the Baldacchino's best dishes, but they weren't expecting this.

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Spotlight: Improv On The Go

We are starting our weekly segmented Spotlight series, we have decided to turn the light over to the Improv genre this week and appreciate its "on the go" style and creative approach to theatre.

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It was a Monday Night to Remember: Pair Up Pass Day

The Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar made its long-awaited debut last night at the Pair Up Pass Party.

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Alex Engel Takes The Cake

Artist Services Manager Alex Engel is the newest fulltime member of the Capital Fringe staff. Even though she only became a bona fide Fort Fringe dweller last January, Engel brings a lot to the table with her sunny attitude, global Fringe experience and penchant for baking.

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A Monday Night to Remember

The Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar and the Festival Box Office will open for business on Monday, June 17 2013. To commemorate the official start of our summer season, Capital Fringe is hosting the Fringe Pair Up Pass Day and Party for patrons new and old.

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