July 24, 2011 – Sunday night, as the last shows in this year’s Capital Fringe were winding down, the Capital Fringe closing night party in the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent was underway.
Everyone was waiting to see which shows won the Theatermania Pick of the Fringe Awards. But first, Cory Ryan Frank, officially Audience Services Manager, but we know best as the happy, helpful box office guy, announced the numbers: This year’s festival featured 124 shows, giving 637 performances. Of those, 256 had more than 50% attendance, and 65 were sellouts.
The festival sold just over 27,000 tickets (1509 of them in packages) and 12,635 buttons.
John Burns, representing Theatermania’s Ovation Tickets, presented the audience-chosen Pick of the Fringe Awards:
Best Comedy – Priscilla Dreams the Answer (Nu Sass Productions)
Best Drama – Hamlet Reframed (Grain of Sand Theatre)
Best Experimental – Hugo Ball: The Super Spectacular Dada Adventure (Pointless Theatre)
Best Musical – Cabaret XXX (Pinky Swear )
Best Solo – On the Rag to Riches (Angry Alice)
Best Overall Production – Who’s Your Baghdaddy or How I Won the Iraq War (Charlie Fink Presents)
and the Capital Fringe Director’s Award, chosen by Festival Directors Julieanne Brienza and Scot McKenzie, went to Izumi Ashizawa for her production of iKilL.
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And, this morning Capital Fringe posted this final Daily Dose by none other the man who needs no introduction for followers of his Daily Dose, the star of the box office, none other than Cory Ryan Frank!