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The Santa Cruz Fringe Festival needs you!

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 Are you a performing artist of some kind? 

  • theater
  • dance
  • comedy
  • kids shows
  • circus
  • burlesque
  • performance art
  • spoken word
  • puppetry
  • musical theater
  • street performer
  • magic
  • acoustic music
  • opera

Your 45-60 minute show could be a part of the third annual Santa Cruz Fringe Festival.   >> Find Out More


What is the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival?

The third annual Santa Cruz Fringe Festival is a performing arts festival that will take place on July 10-19, 2014. The Festival will bring about 150 performances by roughly 35 different acts to several downtown venues over the 10-day period. There will literally be something for everyone--theater, dance, comedy, performance art, spoken word, circus, musical theater, puppetry, kids shows, burlesque…just to name a few. You can expect to see shows that are avant-garde, edgy and out of the box, but you will also find shows that are traditional and from a variety of cultures. Fringe performances are short, ticket prices are cheap, and this combination allows spectators to easily see several shows in one day. A typical Fringe-going day could be this: you make your way downtown at a leisurely hour to catch a dance production at Motion Pacific, then enjoy a nice lunch on your way to see a spoken word show at The Tannery. Then you do a little shopping, get a snack, and now it’s off for some comedy at Center Stage. Top off the evening with a drink and late-night burlesque show at The 418 Project… >>Find Out More