The BFF Binge Fringe Festival – The Palligator Show
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The 5th Annual BFF Binge Fringe Festival of FREE Theatre, the only FREE Fringe Festival in the nation, will be a little different this year. We’re sure you know why. Despite the challenges of this worldwide pandemic, we embrace an optimism for the future, continuing to produce theatre that aims to connect us, celebrate our strengths and differences, and enrich our lives.
What’s on today? They say the best things in life are FREE! Enjoy this free Family Theatre musical for all ages – written by and starring Shelley Fisher. From the far away planet of Palifornia where everybody gets along (most of the time) The Palligator comes to earth to teach children how to get along in a simple, entertaining and educational format. Addressing issues such as diversity and bullying, to name a few, the project was created by lifetime credentialed educator Shelley Fisher. Featuring Shelley Swampjelly, the earth emissary for the entire Palligator family, Missy Peikin, the Missygator and cheerleader of the swamps, and the Palligator himself, the performance showcases 11 original songs plus brand new score and images that will enable kids of all ages to better understand that ‘everybody’s different and everybody fits’.
We’re sad and disappointed we are not able to invite audiences into our theatres and know that live-stream can never replace the human connection that comes from shared space that is so intrinsic and vital to theatre, but safety and health come first. We look forward to seeing everyone in person at BFF 2021. And since we’re live online this year, we can even touch the lives of friends on the East Coast and beyond.
Thanks to generous grants from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, and Playhouse PALS, BFF 2020 will bring you a host of free events online as BFF artists present a series of shows that will have audiences of all ages raving with laughter and tears.
BFF 2020 events will include Heather Keller’s CHEMO BARBIE (Oct 19, 6:30pm), Wendy Hammers I BROKE UP WITH CANCER (Oct 21, 5pm), ALICE AND THE WONDERFUL TEA PARTY (Oct 25, 1pm), Marilyn Anderson’s HOW TO LIVE LIKE A MILLIONAIRE WHEN YOU’RE A MILLION SHORT (Oct 26, 5:30pm), Jannica Olin’s (IM)Perfekt (Oct 28, 6pm), Carla Delaney’s WORTH IT! (Oct 30, 5:30pm), Shelley Fisher’s family-friendly THE PALLIGATOR SHOW (Nov 2, 2pm), Cindy D’Andrea’s CATSH!T CRAZY (Nov 4, 5:30pm), Bill Berry’s ROSE PETALS AND ASHES (Nov 6:30pm), Rahvaunia Johnson’s tHis Is Very IMPORTANT (Nov 8, 6pm). All show are PST (Pacific Standard Time).
For your live-streaming link, click here and choose the show you want to see.