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Rochester Fringe Festival

BardBending: A Same-Sex Shakespeare Sampler

Rochester, NY
WallByrd Theatre Co. is twisting around the conventions of gender in this modern mash-up of William Shakespeare's greatest hits. From the side-splitting to the heart-wrenching, get a taste of the company's signature blend ... read more

Off-Monroe Players Gilbert and Sullivan Revue

Rochester, NY
Gilbert and Sullivan are the Rodgers and Hammerstein, the Pasek and Paul, of Victorian England. Spend some time with the duo that started it all. The Off-Monroe Players G&S Revue will have you sailing the seas with Pirates... read more

Tom Willard: A Comedian You've Never Heard Of

Rochester, NY
Tom Willard started doing standup comedy in 2016 at the age of 58. Having gone deaf while growing up, he talks and signs in his act. He's performed at more than 25 venues in 10 cities including Toronto and NYC. He doesn't ... read more

Cirque du Fringe: SideShow

Rochester, NY
From the creators of last year’s smash hit, ECLECTIC CIRCUS, this year’s brand-new Cirque du Fringe is inspired by the magic and mystery of old-school circus…with a contemporary, tongue-in-cheek twist. Part vintage midway,... read more

The Phil Shakespeare Show

Rochester, NY
Join Will Shakespeare's cousin Phil as he presents a hilarious but informative look at the world of Elizabethan theater through games, puppets, songs, and audience participation.

Art Lobotomy

Rochester, NY
Songwriter Victory and comedian Tripoli (TripVictory) host an interactive performance showcase, inviting a fellow Fringe performer to join them. Each presents a piece of their art - a song, a joke, a dance. After each perf... read more

The Immersive Igloo

Rochester, NY
A mobile sound experience housed within a 40-foot glowing inflatable igloo, this hit from last year's Fringe returns! Inside are eight speakers that create a wondrous array of psychedelic, ambient electronic sounds crafted... read more

Love and Information

Rochester, NY
What if your mother wasn't your mother? What if a child didn't feel fear? Can you fire someone over e-mail? Are mathematicians fun at parties? The ensemble presents (very) short plays about relationships, secrets, and an o... read more

Garth Fagan Dance

Rochester, NY
Relish new works and savor spectacular, critically acclaimed revivals during six performances at Garth Fagan Dance Studios. Get up close and personal with Tony and Olivier Award-winner Garth Fagan and Bessie Award-winner N... read more

Phil Shakespeare and The Lord Chamberlain's Other Men present "The Tempest"

Rochester, NY
Will Shakespeare's cousin Phil has rescued his drunken, miscreant troupe of vagabond actors from the hands of the law and dragged them to town to present a rollicking version of Will's "The Tempest," while calling on the a... read more

Tango Experience

Rochester, NY
Tango with Rochester City Ballet, one night only! RCB previews its new tango-based ballet for you in the intimate MAG ballroom. Then, the audience gets up to dance! All audience members who wish to dance will join the prof... read more

The Extraordinary Muffin Theatre Spectacular

Rochester, NY
International performer Katherine Marino (PUSH Physical Theatre; AEMI Drama Festival, Shanghai; Fulbright Scholar) guides you through this snack-sized, dinner-theatre-on-a-budget. Buckle up for one gluten-packed hour full ... read more

The Hooperellas Spectacular!

Rochester, NY
THE HOOPERELLAS SPECTACULAR! is a unique variety show featuring flow-art choreography, burlesque and modern dance, live musical performances, poetry, slapstick comedy, and more! Known for their raw, energetic, and sometime... read more

This Year's Models

Rochester, NY
The freshest comedy show at Fringe! Comedian and broadcaster Woody Battaglia curates and hosts a hilarious showcase featuring the best of Rochester's up-and-coming comedy talent. Each night spotlights a different group of ... read more

Woman Before a Glass

Rochester, NY
Straight from its smash-hit run in London and directed by the legendary Austin Pendleton, WOMAN BEFORE A GLASS offers the unforgettable story of a woman before her time. Indulging her uncanny eye for great art and artists,... read more

Holding On through Song: A Celebration of the African-American Spiritual

Rochester, NY
First Inversion offers a unique experience combining improvisation with new and existing arrangements of African-American spirituals for various configurations of choir, soloists, instrumentalists, and audience members. Th... read more

Parents & Children, Husbands & Wives: It's All Relatives

Rochester, NY
Acclaimed storyteller Penny Sterling (SPY IN THE HOUSE OF MEN) teams up with musicians Mike and Mel Muscarella (Violet Mary) to present songs and stories about their relatives. It's an evening of tales about the people the... read more

Bitter B*tch Cabaret

Rochester, NY
When performing is your true love, losing a dream role feels akin to heartbreak. After the ultimate rejection, cynicism often follows. But rather than becoming Bitter B*tches, five actresses are flipping the script by show... read more

Now & Then

Rochester, NY
When Now meets Then. Ever wondered how people in a Now time would have been in a Then time? NOW & THEN explores a possibility, soul stirringly. Come laugh, cry, wonder why, and be surprised throughout now and then. Written... read more

Good Catch

Rochester, NY
Good Catch is one of New York City's longest-running musical improv teams. Using only a suggestion from the audience, they return to the Rochester Fringe to create a fully improvised, never-before-seen, totally hilarious, ... read more

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Rochester, NY
This groundbreaking Off-Broadway/Broadway smash musical follows Hedwig, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock 'n' roll goddess, who happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation that has left her with "an an... read more

TheFix @ the Fringe

Rochester, NY
A college band from Fredonia, NY, TheFix is where alternative rock meets funk and blues. Their debut album, PILOT, is OUT NOW! Hear it on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, etc. Dakota Lord (Lead Vocals), Kyle Lajoie (Lead... read more

Pinch and Squeal 1028

Rochester, NY
Clichéd sentimentality, kamikaze alcoholism, and old-wheeze jokes - these two knock out songs you wish you didn't love, tell jokes you wish you couldn't laugh at, and ply even worse magic. A modern twist on comedy duos thr... read more

Mustard Seed, Private Pain

Rochester, NY
IMANI Theatre Ensemble, Inc. presents Director Michael Atkins Yawn's MUSTARD SEED, PRIVATE PAIN. This powerful Gospel Stage Play follows Minister Davis as he begins to doubt his faith after experiencing a tragedy that caus... read more

The Violet Hour

Rochester, NY
THE VIOLET HOUR explores the career of internationally acclaimed soprano Leontyne Price - from the early beginnings of her career up to her final performance of the opera, Aida, at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1985. Wit... read more

Divine Milieu: the Last Confession of Teilhard de Chardin

Rochester, NY
L. John Cieslinski delivers a compelling performance as this twentieth-century philosopher, theologian, paleontologist, and priest. Discouraged by the Vatican's efforts to silence him for his views on evolution and his ord... read more

Ralph Tetta - 30 Years in Comedy

Rochester, NY
Ralph Tetta is a stand-up comic from Rochester, NY, who has lived the comedy life! Starting out at Yuk Yuk's 30 years ago, Ralph became the house MC at the Comix Cafe, performed with Joey & Maria's Comedy Wedding, The Inne... read more

The Bald Faced Truth: Comedy Songs by James Harvey

Rochester, NY
Almost a concert, kind of a standup-comedy show, maybe a musical, THE BALD-FACED TRUTH a thrilling collision of song and satire. Armed with only a piano, acclaimed composer and lyricist James Harvey tackles such timely iss... read more

Other People's Shows

Rochester, NY
This crowd-pleasing comedy features Rochester’s Unleashed! Improv’s on-the-spot interpretations of other productions based solely on their Fringe Guide descriptions. But that’s not all! In the spirit of borrowing other peo... read more

Not Her Again!

Rochester, NY
An evening with Miranda Marie Sugarbaker, featuring Kevin Markman. Come for the damn show and enjoy the style, the swagger, and class that fills your heart and your soul with laughter and sass. One night only!

Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead

Rochester, NY
Fed up, frustrated, and even - some would say - pissed off at society, these incredibly energized monologues explode on stage, highlighting many societal ills. Impressively on-target with funny and frightening glimpses int... read more

Amazing Exotic Animals

Rochester, NY
Wildlife Educators Coalition (WEC) presents AMAZING EXOTIC ANIMALS: Up Close and Personal! We'll showcase three animals per show, and you'll learn all about the species and how each became a beloved member of WEC. Hear abo... read more

Elemental Guardians: A Superhero Cirque Story

Rochester, NY
Saving the planet is not always an easy task for four heroes. Together they embody the four primal elements and protect earth from evil. As a villainous duo approaches earth to steal their elemental powers, the heroes must... read more

Lost in the Shuffle

Rochester, NY
A surefooted 'hoofer' time-steps through a tap dance retrospective. Cheryl Johnson will perform a 'song & dance' travelogue of her experiences from: touring dance companies, pioneering MTV, TV specials, nightclubs, a Count... read more

UNCOMMON NONSENSE: A Masked Journey Through Wonderland

Rochester, NY
Through the arts of pantomime and masque, this unique theatrical experience will immerse audiences in the curious world of Lewis Carroll's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.

Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe

Rochester, NY
Produced by A Magical Journey Thru Stages, Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe goes for the gut. Enjoy a hilarious outburst of improvisational comedy performed by some of the brightest (and slightly twisted) teen minds i... read more

Fairy Tale Ending: The Big Bad Musical

Rochester, NY
Fairy Tale Ending This big, bad, family musical is a tale of coming to grips with growing up. Join Jill and a "line up" of characters who are questioned about changes in the fairy tales that she read with her grandma. With... read more

Bushwhacked Backyard BETROTHAL

Rochester, NY
You're a guest of honor at a REAL wedding or vow renewal. The happy couple has agreed to actually get married by the Bushwhacked gals in what will undoubtedly be the weirdest, wackiest, wildest wedding EVER. Be there for t... read more

Invoking Justice

Rochester, NY
Consider this your jury summons. Enter a world of the Trickster's creation, where YOU will decide the fate of Justice. Weighing the evidence set forth by both the prosecution and the defense, will you find Justice innocent... read more

Flower City Vaudeville's SECOND Annual Farewell Tour

Rochester, NY
Flower City Vaudeville is back with its SECOND ANNUAL Farewell Tour! Having gotten older and sillier, but no wiser, Ted Baumhauer, Ward Hartenstein, and Richard Hughson are at it again with another brand new show - this ti... read more

Frazee Feet Dance: A Compilation of Choreography by Zachary Frazee

Rochester, NY
A must-see event! Frazee is an emerging local choreographer and these performances will showcase his choreographic repertoire and movement diversity. Ranging from solo to group works, older favs to new creations, modern da... read more

Fielder's Choice

Rochester, NY
Father and son, Frank and Owen Fielder, attempt to reconnect by reviving their tradition of visiting Major League ballparks. But when trouble at home threatens their trip, Frank faces a choice that leads him to question hi... read more

Dream Lab: Fascinating Transition

Rochester, NY
Everyone dreams, but not everyone remembers their dreams. Be a fly on the wall as a collection of raw, revealing dreams is acted, analyzed, and brought to life. DREAM LAB, an avant-garde dramedy, isn't simply inspired by d... read more

The Magic of David Anthony

Rochester, NY
THE MAGIC OF DAVID ANTHONY has thrilled audiences across the country. Experience cutting-edge illusions and audience participation that brings the magic up-close and personal. Anthony is the recipient of multiple internati... read more

BirthWrite

Rochester, NY
Join this powerful collective of Black women writers, performers, educators, and artivists as they curate Black women's experiences through creative verse. This transformative, hour-long narrative provides insight into the... read more

Totally Rad! An 80's Pop Adventure

Rochester, NY
From the creator of 2017's I DON'T HAVE TO BE FUNNY ALL THE TIME comes a brand new adventure - this time, exploring 80s pop and hard-rock music. Join Alma as she sings all her favorite songs with new and old friends!

12 DOLLARS

Rochester, NY
This Show MUST be Witnessed and Experienced!!! Do Not Miss TWELVE DOLLARS' tour-de-force performances - Truth, Mystery, Intrigue, Drama, Wonder & Surprise. 2017 TANYS Award for Outstanding Directing & Outstanding Acting. 2... read more

Ball in the House: Music That'll MOVE Ya 2018

Rochester, NY
A longtime staple of Rochester theatre performances and exciting, educational school assemblies, Ball in the House is back with an exhilarating show that is sure to MOVE ya! This a cappella fusion of soul, R&B, and pop sty... read more

Mo-to-the-oncle 2018

Rochester, NY
Last year's Fringe favorite returns! MO-TO-THE-ONCLE is a solo comedy about a Bronx teenager who wears a monocle to school after his dad loses their vision insurance, written by and starring Melissa Cole. CITY NEWSPAPER: "... read more

With The Cows

Rochester, NY
... with the cows... may as well be with the angels or the seagulls... have the fields been planted? Guitar, drums, percussion, keys, scrapes, vocals, text, tones, and the ghost of electricity. Poetry & Music. Joyride. The... read more

Encore

Rochester, NY
ENCORE, the critically-acclaimed signature show of New York's Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, lives at the intersection of dance and theater, giving audiences insight into a troupe of dancers preparing to go on the road un... read more

One Last Bow, Eulogy For the Bard

Rochester, NY
With the death of Shakespeare, his characters enter the stage for one last bow. Equipped with the bard's own words, they compete against each other to declare who amongst them is truly Shakespeare's best.

PUSH Physical Theatre

Rochester, NY
Before heading off on yet another national tour, Rochester's PUSH Physical Theatre treats Fringe audiences to highlights from a stunning season that included world-premiere collaborations with the RPO and the Ying Quartet.... read more

Howie Hypnotize

Rochester, NY
Ever wanted to be on stage at Fringe? Here's your chance - at the HOWIE HYPNOTIZE COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOW - the interactive experience that makes YOU the star of the show! Before each show, Howie will conduct experiments and ... read more

The Dividing Line

Rochester, NY
Birmingham, Alabama, 1962. Communities have rules that restrict members' actions, and segregation is at the forefront of America's caste system. Two teenage girls meet at a bus stop in the same city, yielding vastly differ... read more

Nuts and Bolts Comedy Improv 2018

Rochester, NY
Finely-Crafted Nonsense and Performance-Grade Shenanigans since 2000. Nuts and Bolts Comedy Improv's chosen short-form style show is built on audience suggestions that will entertain you all night. They've sold out shows f... read more

Jesus Was No Sissy

Rochester, NY
JESUS WAS NO SISSY is a comic storytelling show about how good Christian girls who might be boys inside learn about masculinity and femininity through the wonders of The Lord's Boot Camp (motto: Get Dirty for God, Go Lay a... read more

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

Rochester, NY
This hilarious comedy combines the tales of "The Three Little Pigs" and "Little Red Riding Hood" with a ravenous wolf stuck between them! Children and adults will delight in the whirlwind antics of the three pigs, a French... read more

Elemental Enormity

Rochester, NY
DeLucia-Benson Dance is a modern dance company based in NYC. Artistic Director Erin DeLucia-Benson, a Rochester native, has danced professionally in NYC for 14 years. This new work, ELEMENTAL ENORMITY, is an exploration of... read more

Fringe Afternoon Tea

Rochester, NY
Indulge in an afternoon of elegance in a truly spectacular setting. A fine British tradition in the middle of Fringe, featuring dainty finger sandwiches (crusts off), proper scones, lashings of strawberry jam, clotted crea... read more

"She Loves You!" The TLC Trio Sings the Beatles

Rochester, NY
Celebrate the timeless music of the Beatles as performed by Western New York's TLC Trio (Theresa Quinn, Leah Zicari & Cathy Carfagna). The Trio returns to the Fringe for a third consecutive year, following its sold-out sho... read more

The Kitchen Revue and Other Enticing Treats

Rochester, NY
THE KITCHEN REVUE AND OTHER ENTICING TREATS is an artful melting pot of music and dance. In Jeremy Vigil's and Anne Harris Wilcox's rendition, pots and utensils begin to stir, and emotions burst out in full force. Audience... read more

You are No Match for Me

Rochester, NY
They say you need to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince. Well, Erin has had her fair share of frogs. For a look inside the sometimes hilarious (and sometimes hideous) world of online dating, join Erin for her ... read more

Commotion Dance Theater

Rochester, NY
To celebrate their silver jubilee, choreographers Ornelas and MacFarlane will present new dances and renew their wedding vows, with the Rev. John W. Borek officiating. Enjoy multi-layered dance theater works that use sound... read more

Learning Targets

Rochester, NY
When an elementary school teacher is called to her principal's office, she discovers that common sense will be suspended once a new state mandate requires teachers to become fully locked and loaded. This original absurdist... read more

Level Up

Rochester, NY
LEVEL UP is a one-act, experiential, partially-improvised play about a teenage boy with severe ADHD who compulsively plays computer games to cope. But this disconnection leads to blurred lines between fantasy and reality. ... read more

Whispering Inhibitions

Rochester, NY
WHISPERING INHIBITIONS follows the life of Lara Brelle - award-winning actor, playwright, director, producer - from the 1970s-80s to present. All characters are important in the play's flashbacks and current realities. The... read more

Fabulous Females

Rochester, NY
"Come on a my house" and enjoy the songs of top female artists from 'Your Hit Parade!' Ann Mitchell returns to the Fringe for a lively performance of pop hits from reigning 40s and 50s female vocalists that dominated the m... read more

Show of Farce - A Comedy of Errors

Rochester, NY
Lights, Laughter, Action! Do you ever have the perfect scenario for dropping idioms or puns into a conversation? Come watch our less-than-clever investigator as he meanders through a criminal investigation. Our intrepid gu... read more

Aria

Rochester, NY
Lush contemporary dance, visual art, opera, and media projection create a new way of seeing the majestic Lyric Theater. This all-new panoply directed by Missy Pfohl Smith will surprise audiences with eye-popping visuals th... read more

Positive

Rochester, NY
In a near future plagued by overpopulation, three prisoners with troubling medical conditions share a cramped cell. Tensions rise and fall as the forced intimacy of living in close proximity draws each of their stories unw... read more

Jimmy C Cabaret Show ... The Music The Magic The Fun

Rochester, NY
One man. One Show. One Jimmy C. An award-winning magician who brings comedy and laughter along with magic and song, Jimmy C has entertained at thousands of functions and venues throughout New York State and the world. He e... read more

Medea

Rochester, NY
Classic Greek Tragedy in an Hour. The Medea of Euripedes is presented in a new translation by Ian Johnston, featuring Emily Jusino. After sacrificing everything to aid her husband, Jason, to obtain the Golden Fleece, Medea... read more

The 24-Hour Plays

Rochester, NY
What do you get when you take a group of actors, writers, directors, and producers and give them 24 hours to create, rehearse, and "tech" a handful of short original plays? Something uniquely amazing. The experience is pro... read more

The Sammich: An Evening of Improvised Theatre

Rochester, NY
The cast of SkittleFit has been performing its unique brand of improvised comedy since 2013. In addition to regular shows at the Salt City Improv Theatre in Syracuse, they've performed at festivals and events including the... read more

Obligatory Villagers present: The Big One

Rochester, NY
Musical numbers, improvisation, and audience interaction highlight this original cabaret-style production that reflects on, ridicules, and ponders the current state of the world. Music and lyrics by singer/songwriter Nelli... read more

The Geriactors Present!

Rochester, NY
The Geriactors return to Fringe with more world premieres by local playwrights, accompanied by OLD songs from the Rochester Songbook (published 1910). Each short play is a take on the modern world both urban and rural, usu... read more

The Girl in the Band

Rochester, NY
THE GIRL IN THE BAND is a coming-of-age musical about a woman determined to find her place in the world of music and men. After being fired from a band - again - Peggy finds she has lost her voice. Literally. Heartbroken a... read more

Unleashed! IMPROV Presents: SECRETS

Rochester, NY
Unleashed! Improv Presents: SECRETS!Shhhhhhh. Listen...do you want to know a secret? Well, the Unleashed! improvisers sure do. This is your chance to share your deepest, darkest, weirdest secrets ANONYMOUSLY, and then watc... read more

Home is a Four-Letter Word

Rochester, NY
Three short theatre pieces, each with a different view of family and the unexpected places love can take you. Includes three original songs, and features Vicki Casarett, Steven Marsocci, Ged Owen, and Sara Bickweat Penner.... read more

Cottage Street

Rochester, NY
Cottage Street is a band born in Rochester, consisting of Eric Andersen, Nathan Andersen, and Lucas Smith. The trio creates genuine, sincere lyrical content and folky instrumentation that features saxophone, guitar, funk p... read more

The Spyglass Seven

Rochester, NY
THE SPYGLASS SEVEN by Michael Seebold is an eerie and darkly romantic play in which the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe is resurrected from the grave for a single night by the spirit of Beauty. Revisited by old rivals and old lov... read more

A Jazz Musician Walks Into a Comics Shop

Rochester, NY
"'A phenomenal work from a powerhouse of a talent." -Anon Magazine. Based on INSTRUMENTAL, a 224-page graphic novel with an accompanying soundtrack. Eastman graduate ('13 DMA) Dr. Dave Chisholm is the author, illustrator, ... read more

Vocal Point All-Female A Cappella

Rochester, NY
Come listen to award-winning collegiate a cappella groups perform. Vocal Point and Midnight Ramblers from the University of Rochester always present an aca-amazing show!

After Hours - A Cappella Hour

Rochester, NY
Get excited for After Hours A Cappella, known for their unique arrangements and energy-filled shows. Popular with audiences of all ages, this all-gender a cappella group from the University of Rochester performs a wide ran... read more

Bushwhacked Backyard BURIAL

Rochester, NY
Someone has died. And the Bushwhacked team is here for you. It's an interactive celebration of a life well-lived and you help make it happen. From deciding who the "deceased" is, to giving input on the eulogy and much, muc... read more

Color and Light: Celebrating Sondheim

Rochester, NY
Sondheim has a passion of Rochester native Leah Creary since her days at Westminster Choir College, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Theater. She is excited to share her favorite Sondheim pieces with Fringe ... read more

The Head Of The Table

Rochester, NY
A new work through the eyes of choreographer, Broadway performer, and new professor at Nazareth College: Hettie Barnhill. A Choreo-play, THE HEAD OF THE TABLE uses movement to sculpt the stories of nine individuals in this... read more

Merged VI

Rochester, NY
International choreographers James Hansen and Heather Roffe return to Geva Theatre Center for MERGED 6. A regular CITY Newspaper Critics' Fringe Pick, this collaboration blends physically exciting, professional dance with ... read more

Flawed Beautifully

Rochester, NY
Written and Directed by Ashona Pulliam and Jacynta Harris. What does it mean be flawed? Does flawed mean not beautiful? Does beautiful mean not flawed? Ashona Pulliam's break-out stage play will captivate audiences with th... read more

Light Blue Gospel Blues Extravaganza 2018

Rochester, NY
Progressive blues with rock and gospel overtones makes Light Blue a unique experience. Not down-in-the-dumps blues, but music that will lift your Fringe spirit. Don't miss this opportunity to hear gutsy guitar solos, keen ... read more

I Know It Was the Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman

Rochester, NY
Actress, soprano, and storyteller Tara Lake takes audiences on a journey into the world of African-American Jersey girlhood in the 1980s-1990s - a world steeped in family Sundays, church conventions, and extravagant reunio... read more

ROC City Ringers

Rochester, NY
The RocCity Ringers are thrilled to be returning to the Fringe again this year. This talented group takes handbell music to the next level. While staying true to their roots by performing some beautiful sacred music, these... read more

Becoming Grandma Kat: One Man Show

Rochester, NY
A young man witnesses a crime and is placed in the Witness Protection Program (WITSEC). Trapped in his new persona, he faces several encounters that test his ability to keep his true identity hidden. This hilarious spoof w... read more

Confessions of a Prairie B!*@h

Rochester, NY
Alison Arngrim, who played LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE's real Nellie Olsen, returns to the Rochester Fringe to tall all about her Hollywood life, playing the brat you loved to hate. Plus: dish on everyone from Michael Land... read more

Polite Ink. Sketch & Improv Presents: On The Spot

Rochester, NY
Witty, crazy, and just downright funny, Polite Ink. has a style that is unrepentant and never stale. ON THE SPOT includes original sketches written by the troupe and improv scenes based on audience suggestions, plus occasi... read more

The Picture of Oscar Wilde

Rochester, NY
On the night before his final trial for gross indecency, Oscar Wilde had an unexpected visitor: Henri de Toulouse Lautrec. The only surviving artifact of that little-known reunion is an unflattering portrait of the defamed... read more

Poetry in Motion

Rochester, NY
Poetry | Motion. Languages collide in this unique performance simultaneously performed with voice and movement. Creator Jonathan Lowery brings a career of movement and classical acting to the forefront as he navigates the ... read more

Obstacles 2018

Rochester, NY
Obstacle: Something that blocks one's way or prevents or hinders progress. Facing these barriers is part of the human experience. Take an intimate look at the challenges and emotions one may experience when finding the str... read more

Tym Moss A- Live: Fun! Fabulous! Flamboyant

Rochester, NY
"One of the best cabaret shows in town." -Michael Musto, LOGO NewNowNext. Tym Moss brings his critically acclaimed New York City cabaret show to the Rochester Fringe! His story is brilliantly told through familiar songs (w... read more

Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo

Rochester, NY
Back by Popular Demand! Random bingo numbers determine which joke or story Shawn Wickens tells. Some are great; some are not. The audience plays along on bingo cards to win PRIZES. Some prizes are great; some are not. CRIT... read more

Women Yelling at Men on Balconies

Rochester, NY
Voss's BEAUTY IN SAVANNAH: after five years and 1,000 miles apart, Gene wanders back into Rosemary's world on a summer afternoon in 1958 Savannah, Georgia. Haunted by their pasts, can these two "friends" make up the distan... read more

Spooky Stories in the Stacks

Rochester, NY
Ghost stories like you've never heard them before - in the secret stacks of the Rundel Memorial Building of Central Library! Get a private backstage tour on the site of reported paranormal activity and hear ghastly true ta... read more

BIG WIGS Featuring Mrs. Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune 2018

Rochester, NY
Big Wigs is a high-energy, Las Vegas-style impersonation show. Aggy Dune and Mrs. Kasha Davis have been performing their dead-on impressions in Rochester for nearly 15 years. This fast-paced show includes all of your favor... read more

The Velvet Noose

Rochester, NY
THE VELVET NOOSE gives costumed, immersive theatrical art experiences, under the aegis of primeval self-exploration. The show inspires introspection via droning MOOG sound-bath frequencies, paramount poetics, and entrancin... read more

Format Mayhem

Rochester, NY
Rochester's Mayhem Dance and New Jersey-based Format Dance join forces for an evening of arresting physicality and thought-provoking choreography. Curated by Artistic Directors Marissa Aucoin and Caitlin E. Mahon, this con... read more

Art as Voice: The Collage

Rochester, NY
What happens when a poet dances to music created by a visual artist, or a rapper paints while a dancer recites poetry? ART AS VOICE: THE COLLAGE encourages the audience to see not only art, but also communication in a diff... read more

Playing with Potential: Expanding the Irish Dance Tradition

Rochester, NY
PLAYING WITH POTENTIAL: EXPANDING THE IRISH DANCE TRADITION is an investigation of how traditional Irish dance can exist and thrive within a contemporary context. This show unearths the unique choreographic potential of Ir... read more

Moments of Gold

Rochester, NY
MOMENTS OF GOLD highlights some of the repertory of Madeline Kurtz and her company, MKrep. Her choreographic research focuses on the overlaps between competitive and concert dance, ultimately employing humor, sung/spoken t... read more

FRANKENSTEIN BEMSHI!

Rochester, NY
The 1910 horror film, FRANKENSTEIN, mixes and mashes with original libretto, music, soundscape, and poetry in a real-time performance by Dave Esposito (a.k.a. Solomon Ramada) and G. E. Schwartz. FRANKENSTEIN BEMSHI! is a t... read more

The Painter

Rochester, NY
Local artist Corinne Fallone paints a massive, 25-foot-wide masterpiece right before your eyes. Fallone choreographs talented local dancers to perform a contemporary/jazz piece that tells a story of her creative process as... read more

Holy $#%! It's Music & Comedy with Matt Griffo

Rochester, NY
"Both toe-tapping and rib-tickling!" -Chicago Sun Times. Matt Griffo (Chicago, USA) is an internationally touring musical comedian whose original songs on ukulele and piano have been featured on FunnyorDie and Buzzfeed. He... read more

The Pillow Book of John W. Borek

Rochester, NY
THE PILLOW BOOK is a collection of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shonagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teshi during the 990s and early 1000s in Heian, Japan. The book was completed in the yea... read more
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