Here are reviews of offerings at the Orlando International Fringe Festival from Sentinel theater critic Matthew J. Palm, staff writers Tod Caviness, Dewayne Bevil, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jim Abbott, Martha Phifer, Alsy Acevedo and Fringe correspondent Mary Frances Emmons.

Hell Freezes Over

Reviewed by Matthew J. Palm, Sentinel theater critic

Writer-actor-comic Jeff Jones resurrects his comedic Satan from last year's Welcome to Hell for Hell Freezes Over, a sequel of sorts. (No knowledge of the first show is needed to enjoy this year's offering.)

Delightful Elizabeth Murff is back in her perky theme-park-like hostess role (check out her name tag), and Doug Ba'aser and Kevin Bee round out the cast, giving very funny performances as a furiously manic Adolf Hitler and a tightly wound IRS agent respectively.

There's a little theme-park tweaking in a funny bit where we learn heaven is holding a special "Year of a Million Wishes" promotion. And other local people and places are the butt of clever zings.

The humor is irreverent and at times risque, but the jokes land most every time. There are stand-out moments when a certain famed actress of yesteryear appears, and we learn why Satan was really kicked out of heaven and who his mother is -- but I don't want to say too much as the surprises are part of the fun. To give them away, well, would be a sin.

Yellow Venue, 50 minutes. Remaining shows: 1 p.m. Sun. 5/23, 7:40 p.m. Mon. 5/24, 11:55 Tue. 5/25, 6:50 p.m. Wed. 5/26, 1:40 p.m. Sat. 5/29, 6:30 p.m. Sun. 5/30.

I ____ You

Reviewed by Kelly Fitzpatrick, Orlando Sentinel

The Zebra Foundation For Youth wants to help Orlando Youth Alliance build "a really big gay home."

They're helping in the form of a "fun-raiser" at the Fringe Festival, and have some fantastic vocal talent performing songs from a number of musicals.

The contemporary musical theatre revue focuses on songs "exploring the dynamics of gay and straight relationships." Some knock0uts included "I'd Rather Be Sailing" from a "A New Brain" and "I'm Not That Smart" from "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." The female vocalists really stole the show but everyone was good with my only issue being poor blocking during "Die Vampire Die" from "[Title of Show]."

During certain numbers, actors would carry large white posters with handwritten messages on them for the audience such as "I love you," "I miss you," I thank you," well you get the point. A "singing bee" kicked off the show with members of the audience finishing song lyrics for prizes. The performers were extremely funny between numbers and kept the pace moving.

Not only is the money in ticket sales for I ____ You going toward a good cause, it's a good time as well.

Orange Venue, 60 minutes. Remaining shows: 9:20 p.m. Mon. 5/24, 8:50 p.m. Thu. 5/27, 10:30 p.m. Fri. 5/28, 11:10 p.m. Sat. 5/29

Ironhead: Quest for the Ring of the Dark Evil Lord of Evil Darkness

Reviewed by Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel theater critic

A little show for the geek in all of us, Ironhead tells the lighthearted tale of Derek, torn between fantasy role-playing games with his slacker friends and a sense of responsibility over his impending fatherhood.