Volunteer Appreciation Party and Auction

What better way to end the FRINGE than with a party to celebrate some of it’s most important people; the volunteers. Thank you all for making this one of the most successful FRINGE Festivals we have had in a long time and bringing so much joy to the artists, staff and patrons alike by just being your wonderful selves.

NOW WE PARTY!

The doors open at 8pm at MainLine Theatre where you can use your leftover FRINGE BUCKS to buy beer and bid on cool auction prizes such as various gift baskets, tickets to shows and many other exciting things.

The auction starts at 9pm and will be hosted by none other than Kenny Streule and your very own Volunteer Coordinator Julie Felix.

For those of you that have a superpass for all the hours you did, you can validate it at the party and get 60 FRINGE BUCKS to use at the auction.

After the auction we will have just one more ALL NIGHT DANCE PARTY with DJ Comms (Sarah Laforce) spinning some sweet tracks.

Volunteer Party and Auction

June 20 – 8pm
Mainline Theatre
3997 St-Laurent boulevard

SEE YOU THERE!!

Pop-Up Gallery: Don’t forget our online catalogue!

This year’s Pop-Up Gallery: Festival Edition was once again a huge success! It was being held at the MAI (Montréal, Arts Interculturels) for one night only and over 30 artists exhibited their work.

To make an addition to this success, we have decided to bring something new this year: an online catalogue! If you haven’t had the chance to visit the Pop-Up Gallery or if wanted some more time to think about purchasing an art piece, here’s your chance to view all of the artists’ works and buy the piece you love online!

The catalogue will be online until June 30, so don’t miss out!

You can find our online catalogue at the following address:

http://studiobeluga.ca/en/exhibitions/galerie-fringe-2017/

fringe 2017 frankies

FRANKIE Award Winners of the 2017 St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival!

June 19, Montreal – The 27th edition of the St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival came to a close Sunday evening at the historic Club Soda with the festival’s prestigious Frankie Awards and closing night party. Fourteen awards were handed out to FRINGE artists by festival partners.

The Frankie Awards are named after Frank Hopkins, a key benefactor during the festival’s early years of the festival. Frank Hopkins passed away on November 11, 2015, his 93rd birthday. As Frank always did, the awards in his name shine a light of the stand-out productions of each edition.

The 2017 FRANKIE Awards are listed by award title and sponsor followed by the winner and the other nominees.

Freestanding Room Award for Making Big Things Happen in Small Places (L’Espace Freestanding Room)

WINNER: Invasive Species  (Blue Ox Productions)

Best French Text

To be revealed at the World FRINGE Day

Most Outstanding Choreography Award (Bouge D’ici)

WINNER: Trust Club – Le club du Trust – (Collectif Supérieur)

Best French Production (MainLine Theatre)

WINNER: Trust Club – Le club du Trust – (Collectif Supérieur)
Honourable mention: InVitro (Pretium Doloris)

MainLine Creativity Award (MainLine Theatre)

WINNER: tldr;smh (Nightshade Ensemble)

Most Promising English Company (Segal Center for Performing Arts)

WINNER: Elsewhere (Odd Stumble)

Best English Comedy (Just for Laughs)

WINNER: The Ballad Of Frank Allen (Weeping Spoon Productions)

Best English Production (Centaur Theatre)

WINNER: The Morning After The Life Before (LK)
Honourable mention: Elsewhere (Odd Stumble)

The Montreal Le Festival des Clowns Award (The Montreal Clown Festival)

WINNER: The Merkin Sisters (Stephanie Morin-Robert)

Best English Text (St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival)

To be revealed at the World FRINGE Day

Best Visual Identity

WINNER: Precinct: An Improvised Cop Story (Little Toe Entertainment) 

Spirit of the FRINGE (St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival)

WINNER: Glam Gam Productions – Peter Pansexual

Spirit of the FRINGE: Special Edition (St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival)

WINNER: DK Reinemer – Help! I’m American

The L’Après FRINGE : 13th HOUR 

WINNER: Telia Nevile – Poet VS Pageant

 

FRANKIE Award Nominations for the 27th St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival!

June 15, Montreal – The St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival will close with much fanfare on June 18 with the closing FRANKIE Award Ceremony taking place at the stunning Club Soda (1225 St Laurent Boulevard) starting at 11 pm. Participating juries and festival staff are pleased to announce the nominated shows and performance companies. This year there will be 13 prizes awarded, covering an array of values.

The Frankie Awards are named after Frank Hopkins, a key benefactor during the festival’s early years of the festival. Frank Hopkins passed away on November 11, 2015, his 93rd birthday. As Frank always did, the awards in his name shine a light of the stand-out productions of each edition.

Freestanding Room Award for Making Big Things Happen in Small Places (L’Espace Freestanding Room)

Best French Text
To be revealed at the ceremony

Most Outstanding Choreography Award (Bouge D’ici)

Best French Production (MainLine Theatre)

       Honourable mention: InVitro (Pretium Doloris)

MainLine Creativity Award (MainLine Theatre)

Most Promising English Company (Segal Center for Performing Arts)

Best English Comedy (Just for Laughs)

 Best English Production (Centaur Theatre)

       Honourable mention: Elsewhere (Odd Stumble)

The Montreal Le Festival des Clowns Award (The Montreal Clown Festival)

Best English Text (St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival)
To be revealed at the ceremony

Best Visual Identity
To be revealed at the ceremony

Spirit of the FRINGE (St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival)
To be revealed at the ceremony

The L’Après FRINGE : 13th HOUR 
To be revealed at the ceremony

 

Sell out shows & others selling really well!

After four nights of A-Z awesomeness, we’re still discovering the many shows of this year’s edition. Several touring shows haven’t even opened yet, but already several productions are standing out!

Shows that had sell out performances on opening weekend:

Others that are selling really well:

Get your tickets today! And keep exploring the programming!

PHOTO: SCRUM – Acherontia Productions

Secret Show Announced: FRINGE ALL STAR IMPROV JAM

Get your tickets now to the FRINGE ALL STAR IMPROV JAM.

We’ll have the talented James Alfonse McGee III as our ringleader!

Confirmed artists:
James Alfonse McGee III
DK Reinemer
Shane Adamczak
…and more to come!

Monday at 24:00 at MainLine Theatre!
$10 (+$2.50)
Tickets: montrealfringe.ca/event/secret-show
514-849-FEST (3378)

#getthoseticketsnow #fringebuzz #qdfday

How to FRINGE this opening Week End!

We know that the start of A-Z programming, especially with the opening of FRINGE park, can be intimidating for new FRINGErs! Because of this, we’ve made a handy dandy FRINGE guide to make sure your festival is a smash hit! If you follow this list, you’ll be fringing like a pro in no time! We’d recommend buying a Ménage-a-Trois pass, so you can see three shows! Why not choose

  1. Get yourself a Ménage-a-Trois pass, so you can see three shows! Choose one you’re sure about, choose one recommended by a friend, and in the true spirit of the Fringe, choose one at random!
  2. Go to the FRINGE Park between shows to drink a cold St Ambroise Beer and soak in some sun!
  3. Getting Hungry? Find one of our many neighbourhood vendors participating in the FRINGEbuzz Menu!
  4. And cap off your evening in style at the L’après Fringe: The13th Hour at Mainline Theatre!

Happy Fringing!

FRINGE Park Opening Concert with Paul Cargnello and Skinny Bros – June 8

We’re so excited to be launching our free Fringe Park programming on Thursday June 8th with Skinny Bros, featuring Paul Cargnello, our festival spokesperson! Park opens 6pm, music till 9pm!

  • 18:00 Johnny Coull
  • 19:00 Bud Rice
  • 20:00 Paul Cargnello & Skinny Bros
    Featured artists: Aiza & Karma Atchykah (vocals), Caulder Nash & David Osei (keys), T-cup (drums), and of course Christopher & Paul Cargnello.

At the FRINGE Park (Parc des Amériques, corner of Saint-Laurent and Rachel)

Welcome to the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival!

Whether you are Fringing for the first time or the 27th time, this festival is jam-packed with over 100 different shows to choose from, over 50 bands to check out and tons of events.

Our @fringemtl principles are:

  1. We choose artists by lottery or first-come, first-accepted.
  2. Artists are completely uncensored.
  3. They keep 100% of their box office revenues.
  4. Tickets are $10 or less, making them affordable for you to see as many as you want!

THEATRE, DANCE, MUSIC, POETRY, PERFORMANCE ART, PUPPETRY, IMPROV, MIME, MAGIC, COMEDY,CABARET, CIRCUS, SKETCH, DRAG, SHAKESPEARE, CLOWNING, PHYSICAL THEATRE, STAND UP, SPOKEN WORD, MUSICAL THEATRE, BURLESQUE, DRAMA, STORYTELLING, WORK-SHOPPING, TRUE STORIES, NEW WORK, OLD WORK, BILINGUAL WORK & MORE!

This year is extra special as we celebrate 70 years of the international Fringe Movement founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1947. Stay tuned for how you can participate in the inaugural World Fringe Day, July 11, 2017.

Fringe on,

St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival