The 2018 Classic City Fringe Festival is a 501c3 Nonprofit festival that I volunteer for annually. I help with promotions, fundraising, production, and organization of the festival as a founding board member… So pretty much that means you will probably get sick of me talking about the Fringe festival, lol.
Anyways, it’s about that season again… every June we start working on the festival by accepting applications starting on June 1st and for 5 months a small group of dedicated volunteers work hard to gather together the coolest weirdo performance artist fest you’ve ever seen!
To get the season started right, the Classic City Fringe Festival presents a special fundraising “mini-fringe” event as a preview into what we will be bringing you in October. Don’t miss the “Classic City Fringe Festival Presents: PHANTASMAGORIA” performance at 7pm on Saturday July 21st, at The Cellar Theatre in UGA’s beautiful Historic Fine Arts Building located on the UGA campus in the heart of Athens GA!
PHANTASMAGORIA is an acclaimed Victorian/Steampunk/Horror storytelling troupe from Orlando FL who, now teaming up with their all new Atlanta members for a small cast mini-show, are sure to enchant and entrance!
PHANTASMAGORIA will explode onto the stage with its haunting and whimsical stories of horror, “Phantastical” dance and enthralling storytelling. Join this evocative troupe of storytellers, dancers, and chorus as they embark on adventures through well loved tales of terror from the likes of: Edgar Poe, Charles Dickens, and Longfellow – all told in their signature brand of storytelling! Come enjoy a taste of the “Whimsically Macabre” with a troupe that has been called “One of the most unique theater troupes in the country” by Good Day Atlanta!
Join us at The Cellar Theatre located in the Historic Fine Arts Building on the UGA Campus for a cavalcade of dance, dark poetry, Victorian costumes, stories from Poe, Longfellow, Dickens… and MORE! Including an amazing preshow Fire Dance Performance at 7pm as doors open to the public. Tickets will be NOW AVAILABLE on the CCFF website or at the door while supplies last, limited seating. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ADV TICKETS
WHAT ARE OTHER PEOPLE SAYING?
Here are a few other rave reviews the PHANTASMAGORIA troupe have received:
“Gothic Horror, and Theater: truly a combination that, when stirred together into the magnificent talent conglomerate known as Phantasmagoria… On every level, it is Phantasmagorgeous.” – Victorian Gothic and Steampunk Magazine
“All are brutal, all are creepy, and all are aimed to keep you on the edge of the chair. And that’s where you spend the evening… It’s elegant and mysterious. . .” – Ink19
“If I were to write that it was a good performance, I would be making a vast understatement. They were spectacular to state the least… I could and would go back to see them again and again.” – Nightmare News
“The entire atmosphere changes. You can feel the hairs on the back of your neck standing up as though there is someone right behind you… Something wicked this way comes in the form of “Phantasmagoria” – Orlando Sentinel
“They’ve become masters at quietly placing that cold, dank hand on the back of your neck in that dark theater, just when you least expect it” – FreelineMediaOrlando
“Phantasmagoria is truly a wonderful, unique sight to behold… the audience feels like they have become ensnared by Phantasmagoria’s ghostly tale, and there’s no way out until it’s been finished.” – Lion’s Pride Newspaper
“You may think you’ve done theater, but you’ve never done theater like THIS! Phantasmagoria is a mesmerizing, transformative experience that tantalizes the eyes, ears, mind and soul.” – Dawn Sabato, ComeSeeOrlando.com
“Phantasmagoria manages to bring us back to the purest form of storytelling; in which every whisper, every stomp, and every raised inflection has a purpose. The power invoked in their words not only gives these stories life, but aids to entrance the viewer deeper into the haunting brilliance of their world.”- Citysurfingorlando.com