Many people are overcome by the sheer number of performance possibilities at the Fringe Festival. If they wait for the reviews it is too late, the tickets are gone.
This year, the Slice-O-Matic is very important because, as a Fringe Ambassador, I can sell you tickets in person once you have figured out what you want to see. Each set of performance tickets is 1 transaction (just like at Fringe Central - no carts). I have never seen a boring Fringe performance. At 15 per ticket, going with your "gut" is not an expensive decision. If 15 is too much, there are some FREE performances. There is even a Fringe Art Exhibit and for late nighters there is a Fringe Club Space. And, free Fringe U lectures look at issues facing the business of putting on plays.
Step one. Whether you are a visitor or local, you lead a busy life. So, first use the slice-o-matic to choose a date and time when you can actually attend a performance. This will provide you with a much shorter list.
If you want to catch up with me, see if any shows on your list are on my post show meet up list. Meetups take place at Fringe Friendly bars and restaurants. If you are bringing kids of any age, see if any of the shows are marked "High" or "Jr".
If you are more flexible with time and you only like musicals, or dramas, or solo shows, take advantage of the genre list and compare what comes up with your available time.
If you want the Fringe folks to choose your shows, take the quiz and see what comes up (if you get my list, please tell me what you entered ). You will get a chance to meet other Fringe Ambassadors.
If you want to see, "the best" (well the show that sold the most tickets at each venue), plan to go on August 30th, pick your venue from the Fringe Favorites. Hope to see you at a performance!