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Music, Magic, & Mayhem


Fri / Sat  |  May 6 & 7  |  7:30PM

TWO NIGHTS ONLY

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Music, Magic, & Mayhem


Fri / Sat  |  May 6 & 7  |  7:30PM

TWO NIGHTS ONLY

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A double-shot of award-winning fringe theater! 'Music, Magic & Mayhem' combines two shows that have played to sell-out crowds & received great reviews all over North America. 

Accordion-punk auteur Strangely presents his "rollicking cabaret riot", with accordions, acrobatics, bad jokes & bawdy ballads.

Feisty fringe magician Christopher Bange brings some damn fine magic, served up with humor & attitude.

This is a sneak peek of the upcoming 'Bellingham Fringe Series'. Officially kicking off this Fall, the Fringe Series will present a full season of shows that will pair the best touring fringe-theater artists with local favorites.

 

Firehouse PAC
1314 Harris Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 635-3251

 

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May Show Dates


Fri May 6 & Sat May 7

7:30 PM

May Show Dates


Fri May 6 & Sat May 7

7:30 PM


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Performance Line-up


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Performance Line-up


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The opening act is a busker cabaret from Bellingham native Strangely: 

Accordion-punk auteur Strangely is the only mime ever to receive a noise citation from the LAPD!

Strangely's award winning, "rollicking, sing-along, one-man, cabaret riot" has delighted sell-out crowds in over a dozen countries (on three continents).

There will be accordions, acrobatics, juggling, bad jokes & bawdy ballads.

Charismatic and Slightly Deranged.
— OutInPerth.Com

 

 

The headliner is comedy-magic show “More Bange For Your Buck”:

Enjoy some damn fine magic, served up with a side of humor & attitude!

In this uncertain economy, feisty fringe magician Christopher Bange will buck up your bottom line.

Part mime, part comedian and part wizard... Bange’s blend of physical comedy and magic means that even a simple sleight of hand can be hilarious or mystifying.
— Winnipeg Sun
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Gallery & Press


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STRANGELY

I have never clapped louder, smiled bigger, or laughed harder during a music performance, and I doubt a future show will come close.
— Rogue Review

MORE BANGE FOR YOUR BUCK

Uptown Magazine: Do you believe in magic? Well, even the most skeptical will adjust their spectacles in sheer wonderment of Christopher Bange’s wizardry. An impeccable illusionist, Bange possesses a pair of pick-pocket fast hands. Seriously, Bange is so quick on the draw, I’m pretty sure he could survive a gunfight at the OK Corral. Whether it’s card, coin or rope tricks, his fast fingers will leave you fully flummoxed. Beyond the illusion, what is definitely real is Bange’s performing proficiency and comedic capacity. His goofy personality (and look), arsenal of corny jokes and pet raccoon Rocky will keep you entertained in between the hocus pocus. No matter your age or awareness of the abracadabra, the funniness factor will win you over. All in all, More Bange For Your Buck! is more than your money’s worth of magic.
— Jared Story Uptown Magazine-Rating: “A”
CBC Winnipeg Review 4 Stars : Most Fringe reviews begin with about two pages of notes scribbled on a scrap of paper on the reviewer’s lap. This one-man magic show generated less than half a page. After 20 minutes, I just put the notebook down, for fear of missing any of the tricks. Although, even if you watched Christopher Bange’s hands very closely, you still wouldn’t be able to answer the question: “How did he do that?” Bange specializes in shows with a 19th-century feel (The Medicine Show, the excellent Excursionists) and has flashed his sleight-of-hand skills before. This time, it’s all magic, amiably presented with Bange’s corny jokes and self-mocking asides. The tricks are variations on classic routines. He specializes in making things appear and disappear, from knots to cards to handkerchiefs. In a tremendous extended bit, he borrows a $20-bill from the audience, and even though you know it will turn up later, you’re still surprised when it does. There’s a lot of hard work behind this seemingly effortless romp. After one trick, Bange observed, “That was seven years of my life, folks.” It was time well spent. So is his show.
— Reviewed by: Mike O’Brien
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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ABOUT

Officially kicking off this Fall as a co-production of On the Precipice Productions and Seattle’s Minion Productions, the Bellingham Fringe Series will present a full season of shows that will pair the best touring fringe-theater artists with local favorites.

In a general sense, fringe theatre is any work done out of the mainstream, with a focus on creating something new and being able to take a chance rather than playing it safe.

For this series, we’ll be presenting fringe festival-style shows, which take that philosophy a step further. Touring fringe shows are:

- Almost all original work

- Short form (usually 60 minutes)

- Easily portable and technically simple, making for a focus on artistry over spectacle

- In any genre of performance art; drama, comedy, clown, sideshow, dance, etc.

- Tested in front of audiences around North America (and sometimes all over the world)

The ‘Music, Magic & Mayhem’ show will happen at

The Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave

Future shows in the series will happen at the new Sylvia Center for the Arts

http://sylviacenterforthearts.org/

‘Music, Magic & Mayhem’ is best suited for adults and teens, due to possible adult language and content. But we are not restricting age limit. We’ll leave that to your discretion.

Future Bellingham Fringe Series shows will have varying age limits, based on content.

The Firehouse does not serve alcohol. But it is situated in the Fairhaven district, with many lovely bars and restaurants, and we heartily encourage enjoying a beverage before the show.

Check back on this page for info on future shows!

Join our mailing list: http://eepurl.com/bYAFof

And to hear more about this event’s artists and all of the wonderful fringe performers we’ll be featuring in the future, join our social media pages:

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TICKETS

Click on the ticket link at the top of this page, or go to bfsmayhem.brownpapertickets.com

We’ll be offering discounts to our friends and followers. To get the discount codes, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Tickets can be purchased at the door without a convenience fee, based on availability.

But purchasing your ticket online is the best way to guarantee you get a seat.

PARTICIPATE

We will be needing front-of-house staff and board operators for our shows. If you’d like to ask about openings, email us at OTPprod@gmail.com

Our series will be presenting fully-formed & finished shows, but should any of our artists be looking for more help, we’ll make sure to announce that on our social media pages.

To express interest in performing in the series, local (Whatcom County) artists should contact On the Precipice Productions at OTPprod@gmail.com.

Touring artists should contact Minion Productions at grant@minionproductions.org.

The Bellingham Fringe Series will pair fully-formed & finished touring fringe shows with local artists whose work is complimentary to the visiting artists’ style.

Touring fringe shows are:

- Self-produced. We are presenting your work you’ve already produced.

- Small cast, technically simple and easily portable. This means they tend to focus on artistry over spectacle. We’ll be providing 90 minutes for shows to load-in and tech their show in the venue.

- Original work. These are not the shows you’d see at your regional playhouse.

- In any genre of performance art; drama, comedy, clown, sideshow, dance, etc.

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