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Rochester Fringe Festival

The Geriactors Present!

Rochester, NY
We present a program of short plays by and in tribute to Byron Wilmot, a wonderful local playwright who left us too soon five years ago. Some of these plays were written expressly for us, all display Byron's unique humor. ... read more

Between Silences

Rochester, NY
BETWEEN SILENCES is a series of Performance Pieces for Women. Written by published poet and playwright, S.J. Henschel, these monologues take us into the lives and thoughts of a group of women of a certain age who have noth... read more

Charming Disaster: A Musical Tarot Reading

Rochester, NY
Playfully macabre musical duo Charming Disaster (Brooklyn'sEllia Bisker and Jeff Morris) perform an interactive musical Tarot reading,with audience members selecting cards that not only determine the set list butalso predi... read more

ROC City Ringers

Rochester, NY
Returning to the Fringe Festival again this year are the RocCity Ringers. This talented group of ringers take handbell music to another level. Besides performing concert pieces arranged specifically for handbell choirs, Ro... read more

SHOCK!

Rochester, NY
SHOCK! - Magic That Will Kick Your @$$SHOCK! is a magic show with a side of mayhem. Come see why television shows such as 'Fool Us' w/Penn & Teller, 'Masters of Illusion' and 'Showtime at the Apollo' have all sought out Th... read more

Return to Varadero Beach

Rochester, NY
When Asuncion and her friends spend a day at the beach ,they don't travel light. They carry umbrellas, picnic, memories, desire , passions and many little dirty secrets. A new hysterical comedy by Candide Carrasco and the ... read more

Suffragettes UNITE!

Rochester, NY
EMANCIPATION! "War if We Must!" Journey back to a time when women, oppressed and underestimated by society, fought valiantly against the status quo to achieve the rights that we enjoy today. Listen as the powerful, moving ... read more

Bushwhacked British Bake Off

Rochester, NY
Join the barmy ladies of Bushwhacked for the ultimate improvised baking battle of a lifetime. Over the course of one hour, audience members will tackle tricky trials and tasty tribulations in their quest to be crowned as t... read more

Garth Fagan Dance: Up Close & Personal

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

Jonathan Burns is (Extra) Ordinary

Rochester, NY
Jonathan Burns makes ordinary objects into something extraordinary! This audience-interactive variety show is a unique and hilarious exploration of the junk we have lying around our houses. Jonathan has been featured on AM... read more

Ripple

Rochester, NY
A collaboration between the creator of "The Immersive Igloo" and the Rochester Dance Theatre, "Ripple" is an exploration into the expressive and innovative combination of art and technology that merges the movement of soun... read more

Within the Quota

Rochester, NY
Based on a ballet by Cole Porter, TableTopOpera's Within the Quota looks at 100 years of U.S. immigration policy. The chamber group reworks a transcription of Porter's score by William Bolcom and Richard Rodney Bennett; in... read more

this is us trying: a collective

Rochester, NY
This immersive dance work investigates our need to express the human experience. Utilizing different media to stimulate a more engaging experience makes collaboration the center focus of the work. From live comedy to abstr... read more

Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo

Rochester, NY
Shawn Wickens is likely retiring this show, official selections: Rochester, Providence, Scranton, Louisville, York Fringe FestivalsRandom bingo numbers determine which joke Wickens tells. Some jokes are great! Others... bo... read more

Bushwhacked Backyard BONFIRE

Rochester, NY
SOLD OUT FOR 2018! Back by popular demand, those madcap ladies of Bushwhacked have brushed off their hats, aired out the tent, and gotten back to their roots. Join them to give summer the send off it deserves with a night ... read more

Frogpig

Rochester, NY
His father is a frog. His mother is a pig. He was confused, abused, and destined for stardom. From New York to LA and back, the cultural phenomenon we have all come to know and love finally steps forward to tell his story.... read more

Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play

Rochester, NY
The critically-acclaimed off-Broadway show based on the life of Josephine Baker returns! This 6X "Best of Fest" winner is a one-woman biographical musical that combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the i... read more

Shotspeare

Rochester, NY
ALL NEW FOR 2019!With rave reviews from New York, Las Vegas, Adelaide Fringe, and last year's Rochester Fringe, Shotspeare puts the "Lit" in Literature!Five sword wielding actors, one lucky audience member, a ton of booze,... read more

Wanted: Who Killed William Lyman?

Rochester, NY
October 20, 1837. William Lyman was killed as he walked home from work. Rochester's first murder. Octavius Barron, 18 in 1837, was executed for the crime - but did he really do it? STORYCHICK presents an opportunity to rev... read more

Bushwhacked Boozy British Bake Off

Rochester, NY
Join the barmy ladies of Bushwhacked for the ultimate, improvised, BOOZY baking battle of a lifetime! That's right. Audience members will enjoy an adult bevvy or two as they attempt to tackle tricky trials and tasty tribul... read more

Dogfight the Musical

Rochester, NY
It's November 21, 1963, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of partying and a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a crue... read more

I Knew A Woman...

Rochester, NY
"I Knew a Woman..." is an exploration of female archetypes in relation to Theodore Rothke's poem "I Knew a Woman". The show challenges the textbook definitions of each archetype and questions Rothke's depiction of an "idea... read more

Thank You Kiss Presents: Secret Handshakes

Rochester, NY
Founded in 2013, Thank You Kiss (TYK) is a sketch comedy group featuring Marc D'Amico, Megan Mack, John Forrest Thompson, and Beth Winslow. TYK presents a unique blend of satire, sincerity, and silliness through sketch, im... read more

Which Bitch Did It?

Rochester, NY
When "Clue" meets "Rupaul's Drag Race," audiences are forced to ask, "Which Bitch Did It?" A series of questionable and outrageous deaths occur in rapid succession at stately manor and the spooked survivors must band toget... read more

People vs. Johnson

Rochester, NY
Mrs. Debbie Cakes (Kelli Briggs) is summoned for Jury Duty for the trial of "The State vs. Mr. Johnson", a young man who "allegedly" murdered someone when he was a teenager. Was it murder or self-defense and can The Judge,... read more

You are (Still) No Match for Me

Rochester, NY
In a follow-up from last year's show, Erin shares even more dating horrors and hilarity in You Are (Still) No Match For Me. Still searching for a prince, she has kissed a lot of toads. Lucky for you, she's not afraid to ki... read more

The Fighting Girl's Guide to Politics

Rochester, NY
Victoria Woodhull, powerhouse presidential candidate, squares off with Susan B. Anthony in a not-at-all-historical battle of temper vs. temperance.In 1872, Woodhull campaigned to become the first woman President of the Uni... read more

The Telephone

Rochester, NY
Ben loves Lucy and Lucy loves...her phone? The Telephone tackles today's epidemic of impersonal interaction through this charming, unconventional romantic comedy opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. Lucy is your everyday millennia... read more

You Gotta Try This!

Rochester, NY
A madcap love letter to juggling full of mayhem. Ted touches on the history of juggling and the FAQ's people ask jugglers as he delightfully manipulates multiple objects and the audience. He keeps the entire family enterta... read more

Aliens Like Us

Rochester, NY
It's Poetry! It's Theatre! It's Poetry with Props! After the collapse of human civilization, aliens land on earth and embark on an intergalactic scholarly mission to see what went so horribly wrong for human society to imp... read more

Terry Fyke's Five Point Performance Company Broadway Revue

Rochester, NY
The Five Point Performance Company Show Choir is thrilled to return to the Fringe Festival! The company performs its dynamic Broadway-style and pop show that has been performed at Walt Disney World as well as throughout th... read more

Disco Kids

Rochester, NY
The Total Sell-Out Experience Returns!Back by popular demand. Big party for pint-size dance machines takes over the Spiegeltent. The next generation of club kids is here, popping and pouting up a storm. Disco Kids is a non... read more

ROCeltic

Rochester, NY
"ROCeltic" celebrates Irish heritage, past, present and future, through music and dance. These collaborative creations investigate "traditional" Irish art forms existing, thriving, and even transforming within a contempora... read more

We Are Easily Amused (and we hope you are too!)

Rochester, NY
Your favorite entrepreneurs of silly business, Richard Hughson and Ward Hartenstein (Flower City Vaudeville) and Joanne Brokaw (A Happy Accident Improv) have teamed up to tickle your funny bone with their new comedy trio, ... read more

The Painter

Rochester, NY
"The Painter" is a colorful performance directed and choreographed by local artist, Corinne Fallone. Passionate local dancers will be interpreting the artist's creative process as well as interacting with the oversized can... read more

Monster in a Box

Rochester, NY
In the early 1990's, actor-monologist Spalding Gray attempts to write a novel but his adventures in Los Angeles and on the New York stage seem to get in the way of completing the book. After presenting "Swimming to Cambodi... read more

Circus of Dreams

Rochester, NY
Follow us as we explore the world of the circus. A young girl brought into the world of the unique and extraordinary must find her own place in this strange troupe. She learns that appearances are not everything and that i... read more

INFERNO BEMSHI!

Rochester, NY
INFERNO BEMSHI! mixes and mashes L'Inferno (1911 film) with original libretto, music, soundscape and poetry by G. E. Schwartz and Dave Esposito in a real time phantasmagorical performance, a journey deep into a no-go zone,... read more

RED - That Other Color Girl

Rochester, NY
A Generational Curse that has both destroyed and strengthened the bonds between a group of women for centuries. RED explores it's beginnings, implications and possible resolutions. These women discover just how insidious t... read more

Mark Twain - Storyteller

Rochester, NY
James Landers portrays Mark Twain, the storyteller, in two stories and a commentary from America's most famous humorist. "Cub Pilot on the MIssissippi", "Fennimore Cooper's Literary Offences", and "What Struck the Bluejays... read more

The John Gray Laws

Rochester, NY
Set in the USA, 50 years from now, the #metoo movement has been usurped by politicians, who while trying to manage societal pressure, and appeal to those "across the aisle," decide on a reform of separate but equal gender ... read more

Somewhere Between Justice and Third Period

Rochester, NY
This is a comedy by William Gleason. Tawny Linkletter is "Miss Everything" in high school. She even won the school fight song contest with her entry, "We Bite." Everything was going great until she was charged with stealin... read more

Stand Up for Drag

Rochester, NY
A FABULOUS evening of some of the best Rochester has to offer including Divas of Drag and hilarious Stand Up Comedians. Musical performance and stand up providing all types of laughter for an all inclusive night of enjoyment.
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Past Events

Sisters In Song

Sisters In Song

Rochester, NY
Sisters In Song
Wed, Sep 11 2019 9:00 PM Wed, Sep 18 2019 10:00 PM

An Evening of One Acts

An Evening of One Acts

Rochester, NY
An Evening of One Acts
Wed, Sep 11 2019 8:30 PM Wed, Sep 18 2019 9:00 PM

Magic & Mentalism with Wade Live & Anthony Presciutti

Magic & Mentalism with Wade Live & Anthony Presciutti

Rochester, NY
Fun for all ages! Anthony Presciutti, has traveled across North America entertaining fans of all ages. He performs both magic and mind boggling mentalism that will leave you scratching your head! Exciting & Unique are two words used in describing the comedy magic of Wade Live! His show provides h...
Wednesday, September 18 2019 8:00 PM 9:00 PM

The Eulogy

The Eulogy

Rochester, NY
Best Solo Performance, 2018 Boulder Fringe. Outstanding Performance, 2018 San Diego Fringe. Patrons' Choice Award, 2017 PortFringe. Critics' Choice Award, 2017 PortFringe. Best Comedy, 2016 Adelaide Fringe. Best Show, 2016 Pittsburgh Fringe. Critics' Choice Award, 2016 Atlanta Fringe.After a comp...
Fri, Sep 13 2019 7:00 PM Wed, Sep 18 2019 9:00 PM

Diggety Bop

Diggety Bop

Rochester, NY
Seen.Heard.Felt
Wed, Sep 11 2019 7:00 PM Wed, Sep 18 2019 8:00 PM

ShMILF Life

ShMILF Life

Rochester, NY
Dating is hard. Dating when you're older is harder. Dating when you're transgender is...harderer?Dating when you're older AND transgender is harderest!Storyteller and comedian Penny Sterling (Spy in the House of Men) tells tales of navigating uncharted waters in the Sea of Love in this bitterswee...
Sat, Sep 14 2019 7:30 PM Wed, Sep 18 2019 8:00 PM

Unleashed! Improv Presents: Other People's Shows

Unleashed! Improv Presents: Other People's Shows

Rochester, NY
Unleashed! Improv Presents: Other People's Shows
Sun, Sep 15 2019 7:30 PM Wed, Sep 18 2019 8:00 PM

The Ark

The Ark

Rochester, NY
The world has turned evil. Noah and his family have been tasked by God to build an Ark to survive a great flood that will destroy the world. After 40 rainy days and nights they climb to the upper deck and see nothing but water. They learn to cope with the shock of a world turned upside down, and ...
Tue, Sep 17 2019 6:30 PM Wed, Sep 18 2019 7:30 PM

The Uptown Groove LIVE

The Uptown Groove LIVE

Rochester, NY
Susan can write this for us if the following is too short:UPTOWN GROOVE LIVE -- High energy Motown, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Funk, Rockand Current Top 40 Pop/Rock.
Wednesday, September 18 2019 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Consensual Sax

Consensual Sax

Rochester, NY
CONSENSUAL SAX - New exotic works by Octavio Vazquez and Aaron Siebert. Featuring Chisato Eda Marling, saxophone, Sarah Rhee-Tirre, piano, and the Scio Sax Quartet. Presented by Nazareth College. This is a unique opportunity to hear the highly praised Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano by Vazque...
Wednesday, September 18 2019 5:30 PM 6:30 PM

Mailing Address

KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival P.O. Box 10508 Rochester, NY 14610
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