Sydney Fringe: Your City Unleashed

 Tonight, Sydney will come alive as the 2011 Sydney Fringe Festival officially begins.

 Tonight, Sydney will come alive as the 2011 Sydney Fringe Festival officially begins. For 24 days, over 1,000 performances will take place at 65 different venues throughout the city including Sidetrack Theatre, Newtown Theatre, New Theatre and Seymour Centre. Sydney-siders are encouraged to get “Fringed” all across the city, with new precincts in Leichhardt, Parramatta, Chatswood, Darlinghurst’s Oxford Street and the city centre.
King Street Newtown will be buzzing this evening with a live music stage at The Hub for Newtown Live! as the opening night festivities begin.  This years Festival will feature all things ‘fringe’ from local and international artists, and will be in attendance to bring you coverage of this year’s happenings with reviews galore!  Stay tuned for more information, Sydney! But in the meantime – get into the Fringe! Our first review from the fringe: CLOSER  Nice Work if you can get it 
Here’s a list of some of the events on today: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Theatre – *Matt’s Pick of the FringeThe Newtown TheatreAcrobatic physical theatre centered in an office environment. 
ANYTHING GOES CABARET Musical Theatre and CabaretThe Oxford Hotel – The Supper ClubA decadent evening of burlesque, cabaret, boylesque and drag inspired by Weimar Berlin BITE SIZE TheatreThe Newtown TheatreSix tasty short plays by Australian women exploring the theme “things aren’t as they seem”
BROADWAY BARD Musical Theatre and CabaretSidetrack TheatreChoose a Shakespearean passage and match it with a Broadway Song.
DARYL BEATON AND THE D1 CARTEL MusicVenue 505Darryl Beaton & The D1 Cartel are undoubtedly one of the most exciting acts to come out of Australia. ETHEREAL NIGHTSCAPES Film and Digital MediaNewtown PlazaA collection of video art/experimental animation illuminating landmarks FIVE ELIZA – THE FRINGE CLUB Special Events5 Eliza – Fringe ClubThrow on your glad rags and join us for some lollygagging and unabashed whoopee at Five Eliza, where New York speakeasy meets Newtown bohemia….
NEWTOWN LIVE! Special EventsNewtown PlazaStep-Panther, The Bloods, Fanny Lumsden, The Lurkers live outside The Hub. A free peek at some of the fringe’s visual artists plus buskers, street poetry and more!
ROMEO & JULIET IN 10MIN WITH TWO TheatreSidetrack Theatre2 actors pull off the impossible and perform all of R&J in 10min!
SCHOOL OF ROCKTAPUS! MusicThe Roxbury HotelROCKTAPUS! teach a rock curriculum that turns the audience into acappella rock stars! SO YOU THINK YOU CAN BUSK? Special EventsTelstra PlazaSydney’s best, worst and weirdest buskers battle it out for the top prize.
THE DEATH OF ALBATROSS TheatreSeymour Centre – The Reginald TheatreThe last two couples in a dying town must decide: stay or go? TWO TENNERS FOR TWO TENORS Musical Theatre and CabaretSidetrack TheatreDaniel Belle; an operatic tenor, and Toby Francis; a rock tenor, showcase their warped sense of humour and lack of sense of occasion.


Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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