Watermark’s 2014 Orlando Fringe Reviews: There’s No Place Like Home

By : Rick Claggett
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Although a departure from your typical Michael Wanzie fringe show, There’s No Place Like Home does not disappoint.

In this production, Wanzie pulls together three one act stories. The first of revolves around the touching relationship of a young Jewish woman and her aging mother, the second a steamy tale about a Catholic priest and an his former altar boy and the third a Fringe-tastic hallucination between a drugged out Judy Garland and Glenda the Good Witch.

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Watermark’s 2014 Orlando Fringe Reviews: Bite

By : Jamie Hyman
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Sometimes, a gimmick is used as a crutch, to replace solid acting and a crackling pace.

Fortunately, Bite is not one of those times.

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Watermark’s 2014 Orlando Fringe Reviews: Chase & Stacey Present: Joy Ride

By : Steven Jones
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You won’t see the same Chase & Stacey Present: Joy Ride as I did the other night. Not because each show is a different show, but because each is improvised and made up on the spot.

Chase Padgett, who’s an award-winning solo show performer, is hilarious as he transitions from one character to another. A personal favorite was a slack-jawed rutabaga farmer who was having difficulty making a television commercial.

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Watermark’s 2014 Orlando Fringe Reviews: Taking Out the White Trash

By : Steven Jones
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Sherri Sutton is a loud and upfront lesbian comedian who demonstrates cultural stereotypes in a funny and entertaining way, not leaving any one out of her criticisms. She is quick to keep moving, always keeping the crowd alert and laughing from start to finish.

Already well known for her show Don’t Make Fun of Jesus, Sutton returns to Orlando Fringe with Taking Out the White Trash, where she discusses being raised in Savannah, Ga. and what happens when you grow up with heavy “white trash” influences

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Watermark’s 2014 Orlando Fringe Reviews: 40 Something Still Single

By : Veronica Brezina
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Being 40 and single is a dilemma for Carol Touhy. In her one-woman, Cougar Comedy Production’s show 40 Something Still Single, Touhy isn’t giving up just yet on finding her future husband, even if it means online dating.

The show opens with the most appropriate song: Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” Touhy explains to the audience that when she was 14 years old, she planned out her life. The perfect plan was that she’d graduate high school, attend college, get married and have three children. Touhy even had a hope chest with fine China and other things to help her in her future life.

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Watermark’s 2014 Orlando Fringe Reviews: A Tired Old Whore

By : Jamie Hyman
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You know that scene in Zombieland, when Bill Murray appears and Emma Stone can’t stop cracking up and finally she’s just like, “I’m sorry, he just gets me”?

That’s how I feel about Doug Ba’aser, the star of A Tired Old Whore. The guy is funny. The show is funny. It’s filthy and offensive and there will be moments when you kind of hate yourself for laughing but you keep cracking up. He gets me.

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Watermark’s 2014 Orlando Fringe Reviews: Simply Streisand

By : Danny Garcia
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Carla Delvallaggio as Babs herself brings two different tribute shows to the Fringe Festival this year — Streisand, Memories and The Way She Was featuring Barbra’s more vintage work.

Carla’s look and sound was certainly on point, down to the very smallest of mannerisms, like her giggles to her witty interactions with the audience. With more than eight years of experience performing as Barbra, Carla has certainly mastered her craft. The show we saw featured Barbra’s works from the 60s, and it seemed more like a concert rather than most Fringe cabarets that had a story line.

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Watermark’s Complete Coverage: 2014 Orlando Fringe Festival

By : Jamie Hyman
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Happy Fringe, everyone! Watermark’s intrepid team of reviewers is diligently watching shows and furiously typing up reviews so you know what you’re getting when you attend Orlando Fringe shows this year.

Bookmark this page – it’ll be updated all festival long.

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Watermark’s 2014 Orlando Fringe Reviews: A Field Guide to the Logan

By : Danny Garcia
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As a follow up to the insanely popular A Field Guide to the Gays, Logan Donahoo lets us fully explore him in this new Fringe show.

Donahoo starts the show by discussing his one disappointment from his run last year, his lack of dates.

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Watermark’s 2014 Orlando Fringe Reviews: Truth or Dare with Pepe

By : Christal Hayes
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Truth or Dare with Pepe is definitely not your average Fringe show.

It isn’t a musical or theatrical performance, but has more of a talk show feel.

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Watermark’s 2014 Orlando Fringe Reviews: And Baby Makes Four

By : Christal Hayes
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And Baby Makes Four is a musical rendition of a threesome’s journey once their lives are turned upside down with the news of a positive pregnancy test.

The play, written and directed by Stephen J. Miller, takes you on an emotionally charged musical journey through humor, disappointment and, in the end, love.

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Watermark’s 2014 Orlando Fringe Reviews: VGL 5’4″ Top

By : Danny Garcia
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Lucas Brooks comes to the Orlando Fringe Festival from New York City.

The play is introduced by showing Lucas filling out a profile for an online dating site in hopes of finding another man. Lucas is, as his show’s title reads, a Very Good-Looking 5’4” Top.

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