Hamilton Fringe

A 12-day unjuried theatre festival that happens every summer in downtown Hamilton

Your First Theatre Experience. What Do You Remember?

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014

Written by Crystal Jonasson Do you remember your first theatre experience?   The first memory I have of the magic of theatre was seeing Sharron, Lois and Bram at Hamilton Place with my parents. Even as a young child it was clear to me that there was something special about live performance, something unique about hearing my favourite songs and seeing the performers ‘for real’. Singing along...

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On The Fringe with The Bell Ringer

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014

Written by Denyse Terry Been to Paris lately? No? That’s alright; it’s one of the reasons we love the Fringe. This year you can find a ‘minimalist’ recreation of the famous cathedral in Notre Dame, Paris, once home to Victor Hugo’s ‘hunchback’ Quasimodo. If you have not read the Hunchback of Notre Dame lately, here’s a quick synopsis: Using the Notre Dame Cathedral to represent all of society...

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Reaching Youth In Hamilton

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014

  The Hamilton Fringe Festival draws thousands of people into the downtown core every year. Contributing to the city’s growing arts and theatre culture, the festival is a vehicle for local, national and international companies, emerging artists and senior artists, to showcase their craft and advance their skills. Now approaching its 11th year the Festival keeps growing and growing,...

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Your Backstage Pass To The Fringe

Posted by on May 27, 2014

Written by Robyn Cunningham   I was born with an addiction… to theatre. When my friends in elementary school were carrying lunch boxes plastered with the faces of Simba, The Little Mermaid and Pokemon, I was begging my mom for one with the cast of Rent or Les Miserable. Growing up in a rural community, my peers were not exposed to theatre in the way I was. My mother being an actor/musician...

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Theatre Workout: Theatre Aquarius GYM

Posted by on May 23, 2014

Written By Laura Ellis I recently attended the first session of the new Theatre Aquarius GYM program. It was a huge success, and we are getting tons of positive feedback, as you’ll see throughout this story. The GYM program was created after “Stage Directions”, an open space meeting held back in March at the Player’s Guild. That meeting facilitated discussion amongst the members of...

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