What's Playing at the Front-Row Fringe Festival?

Schedule:

All Times CST

Registration                       February 1-28th, 2022

Tech Rehearsals              March 7-9th, 2022

Show Previews                 March 10th, 2022 7pm

Front Row Fringe

Festival                                March 11-13th, 2022

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NEW! in 2022

Pitch Session with Broadway Producers!

The Producers(cont.)

Front-Row Fringe Festival(c) events seek to inspire, educate, entertain, and captivate the imagination of our audience members. Our crew of talented artists and performers work extremely hard to create a unique and unforgettable experience. Have a look at our calendar and book tickets for one of our spectacular performances today.

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Cody Lassen

A Tony Award-winning theatre producer and live entertainment consultant, Cody was most recently represented on Broadway by Paula Vogel's Pulitzer-winning play How I Learned To Drive and Indecent and the Deaf West Theatre revival of Spring Awakening, which transferred from a 99 seat production in Los Angeles to Broadway in just 366 days. Upcoming Projects include A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, Mother, and The 12. Recent co-producing credits include Thoughts of a Colored Man, What The Constitution Means To Me, Tootsie, Torch Song, The Band's Visit, Significant Other, and Macbeth. Combined, his shows have grossed over a half-billion dollars on Broadway. Upcoming projects include Some Lovers, a new musical by Burt Bacharach (Promises, Promises) & Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) and Directed by Josh Rhodes (Grand Hotel), the first revival of Titanic,  The Flamingo Kid, and Alice By Heart, by Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater & Jessie Nelson (Waitress) and Directed by Nelson. Combined, his Broadway productions have grossed over $770M and have a recoupment rate of 46.7%, which is more than twice the industry average.

In addition to producing his own projects, Cody consults for major studios, producers, theaters, and agencies to help them discover how they should market their shows for the best chance of financial and critical success. Previously, he was the Director of Marketing for Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group and its three theaters: the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre, attracting an audience of more than 500,000 and revenues of more than $30 million annually.

Prior roles included live entertainment management positions with Nielsen and NBCUniversal.  Cody serves on the board of New York's Vineyard Theatre, one of the country's preeminent theaters for the creation and development of new plays and musicals, and also serves as Vice-chair of the board of GLAAD, the world's leading LGBT advocacy organization. He is an active member of the Broadway League, where he serves on the legislative council, The Off-Broadway League, the National Association of Musical Theatre, the Theatre Communications Group and the Travel and Tourism Research Association. He earned his MBA from the University of Notre Dame and is a graduate of DePaul University. He's been featured in the New York Times, Bloomberg TV and BBC Radio talking about the business of Broadway, and has lectured on producing at Rutgers University, DePaul University, The Commercial Theatre Institute, and Theatre Resources Unlimited.

 

FRINGE PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Thursday March 10, 2022

7pm - Opening Night Party, Welcome from Fringe Director and Staff.

8:30pm – Fringe Preview


Friday March 11, 2022

Saturday March 12, 2022


Sunday March 13, 2022

7pm Awards Ceremony/ Closing Night Party/Dance Party

 

Fringe Artist Lineup

ALL TIMES CENTRAL STANDARD TIME

March 13th - 10am

A comedic play about a team of underachievers assembled to create a commercial for a terrible product.

March 13th - 5pm

INTENSIFY is an extreme, multi-dimensional, multimedia concert spectacular featuring live orchestra, multiple dance troupes, tumbling, acrobatics, circus arts and an incredible story arc portrayed through a live on-stage role playing game!

Morris Music Magic

March 12pm - 7:30pm, March 13th - 6:15pm

Serving you a Total Live Musical Experience with Jazz, R&B, Gospel, and More!!

Choral Union of Rochester University featuring Benny Lumpkins Jr. My God Is A Rock, Alice Parker & Robert Shaw

March 11th, 7:30pm

Our festival director dedicates this performance to Theatre Makers of Color who always get type-cast, or never cast at all because of the color of their skin. Who are only called to Direct when a White Theatre Company wants to "do" a black play. Also for all the dancers of color who cant find ballet slippers to match their skin-tone because the shoe companies wont make them.

 

Fringe Artist Lineup

ALL TIMES CENTRAL STANDARD TIME

March 13th - 9pm

Safe & Sound The Musical is a story of how Love guides three characters toward rediscovering who they are by reconnecting them to their inner child. It focuses on self-love, mental health and was created by two young women with a dream to bring hope and kindness to a world that needs it now more than ever. WE ARE LOVE.

Glorious Nothings

March 12 - 9:45pm, March 13 - 3:15pm, March 13 - 9:45pm

This is a monodrama featuring the fragmentary poetry composed by Emily Dickinson, written on envelopes as inspiration struck while baking and excerpts of drafts of intimate letters to her Master all set to music.