PHOTOS: Orlando Fringe Preview Show

By : Danny Garcia
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Orlando Fringe’s annual preview shows give Fringe-natics an opportunity to view a two minute presentation to see what’s in store for this year’s festival. Broken into two categories, General Audience & Mature Audience – both shows are always well attended. The General Audience was hosted by Eric Pinder & Mature Audience by Rob Ward as Pepe.

This year’s preview was filled with dancers, contortionists, a Russian dog shot into space, a fabulously flamboyant Frog/Pig hybrid, ghosts and ghost-bustin’ Shakespearean performers. The performers ranged from the very young in the Xanadu Jr. production, to the young at heart with the Downtowners, a group of musically inclined senior citizens.

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Central Florida actor Joshua Roth takes on the titular character in the Footlight Theatre’s production of ‘Jeffrey’

By : Jeremy Williams
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Most people, when trying to figure out what they want to do with their lives, have that go-to person they talk it out with: a parent, a best friend, maybe a guidance counselor. For Central Florida actor Joshua Roth that person was a bit more removed than that.

“I went to New York with some friends and had a really amazing conversation with this random woman on the subway for like an hour,” Roth recalls. “This woman just came into my life at the right time and she asked me what I love, and I told her that I love singing and dancing and she asked me ‘then why aren’t you doing it?’”

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Wedding Bells: Eric Pinder and Dwayne Smoot

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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Eric_Dwayne_Cruise_02_2010“He’s an incredibly creative person,” Dwayne says. “That’s one of the things that I like from talking with him, just how knowledgeable about so much that he is. And I know he can surprise me and make me laugh at any moment, and being in a relationship where you can be laughing at any moment can be a lot of fun.”

Eric Pinder, who is an actor/director/writer, and Dwayne Smoot, who is a programmer/analyst, both met at a party that Eric wasn’t even going to originally attend.

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Fringe Preview shows talent coming to Festival

By : Danny Garcia
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The Orlando International Fringe Festival held their annual Fringe Preview at the Shakespeare Theater on April 13.

The event consisted of various acts performing two minute previews to the audience.

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