Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sugar Crash Kids and the Forgotten Island offers family friendly fun at Fringe.

Based on the World and Characters of Sugar Crash Kids created by Jeremiah Dunlap and Joshua Pearson, this original family friendly musical will bring a spark of fun to the Orange Venue. Imagination, discovery, and wonder take flight when a cynical young girl, Mai (Kennedy Mason) is suddenly thrust into a fantastic, whimsical adventure in a world she never thought was possible.

I went to the final rehearsal at City Beautiful Church on Alden Road in Ivanhoe Village. Blue illuminated orbs were placed on the stage. Director and choreographer Holly Harris explained that they represent hope, wonder, and imagination. Mai has reached an age where anything that isn't tangible isn't real. She discovers that the world of the imagination is very much real.

The ensemble picked up the orbs and danced and interacted with them with fluid graceful movements. The cast must have a blast at each performance. Much of the movement is pure joyful play. Actors did somersaults, rolled over, and bumped into each other and genially had plenty of immature fun.  Cole Nesmith sang an exuberant song titled, "You're here!" "But where's here?" Mai asked. "Why it's here of course!"

The show features original music, lyrics, and characters, from The Cramazingly Incredifun Sugar Crash Kids Podcast which comes to life on stage for the first time ever. The musical brings to life a fantastic, whimsical adventure through music, movement, and large scale puppetry.

I didn't see the full show, but the songs I heard were amazing, and the scenes were filled with playful  joy. I have no doubt that this is a must see Fringe show. Bring the whole family!!

Tickets are $10.
Location: ORANGE Venue - Lowndes Shakespeare Center - Margeson Theater 812 E Rollins St, Orlando, FL
Thursday, May 19 - 6:15 PM
Saturday, May 21 - 3:45 PM
Sunday, May 22 - 2:30 PM
Tuesday, May 24 - 7:15 PM
Wednesday, May 25 - 5:30 PM
Saturday, May 28 - 1:30 PM
Sunday, May 29 - 11:45 AM

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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