Hamilton's summer performance arts festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with record number of shows.

The Hamilton Fringe Festival has almost doubled its programming effort from last year, offering 47 productions at 10 different venues over 11 days. 300 performances will be featured from July 18 to 28.

To guide Hamiltonians through the annual bonanza, CBC Hamilton asked the crews behind each production to send us an elevator pitch in the form of a one-minute video. For the seasoned artists, 60 seconds are all they need to tell you why you should see their shows.

Myra's Story

Company: PrACTical TheACTrics (Kitchener, ON)

Running time: 90 minutes

Frankenstein Fragments

Company: Blue Ceiling Dance (Toronto, ON)

Running time: 25 minutes

Jane's Thumb

Company: 11th Year Productions (Hamilton, ON)

Running time: 45 minutes

The Judy Monologues

Company: Baby Gumm Productions (Toronto, ON)

Running time: 25 minutes

ROCKgarden Party!

Company: Little Fingers Music (Toronto, ON)

Running time: 45 minutes

Sorry 'Bout That

Company: BEARS! In The City! (Toronto, ON)

Running time: 60 minutes

Test

Company: Reaching Symmetry Theatre (Hamilton, ON)

Running time: 50 minutes

Occupy Me

Company: Counterpart Players (Ottawa, ON)

Running time: 55 minutes

Bridezilla vs the Apocalypse

Company: BrainDeadPan Productions (Hamilton, ON)

Running time: 80 minutes

OH GOD - THE DRUMS

Company: Longbaby Productions (Toronto, ON)

Running time: 60 minutes

OH GOD - THE DRUMS

Company: Longbaby Productions (Toronto, ON)

Running time: 60 minutes

Death Married My Daughter

Company: Play It Again Productions (Toronto, ON)

Running time: 60 minutes

This page will be updated as more submissions from the artists are received. Check back daily for more videos.