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13 The Musical

13 THE MUSICAL addresses teen issues, feelings, and situations that occur in everyday life and how those circumstances are perceived by teens. Directed by Vince Salvadge, Artistic Director of Youth Programming at the Lyric Theatre, the entire cast is made up of members of Lyric Voices – a premier, audition-only, junior show choir from Rochester's historic Lyric Theatre. Members range in age from 9 to 14 and are from Monroe County. If you liked DEAR EVAN HANSON, you'll love 13 THE MUSICAL!

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Theatre

1962 cult film Carnival of Souls, recut with an all new LIVE score!

Cult classic, psychological thriller, and late-night B-movie staple, 1962's CARNIVAL OF SOULS gets a fresh take with an all-new score performed live alongside the film by avant-garde musician Adam Sterr. The film has been recut and trimmed down to 55 minutes, significantly heightening the suspense and pacing of the original. Cult-cinema lovers and music enthusiasts alike are sure to enjoy this unique presentation of an indie film classic!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

2017 SOFA Student Honors Show

Students from RIT's School of Film and Animation produce more than 300 films and animations each year. Although each project has its own merits, these works from last year were selected to represent outstanding undergraduate and graduate work. Many of the works in the Honors Shows continue to garner multiple festival screenings and awards.

  • Length: 240 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

23 Psaegz

Rochester's premier folk orchestra returns to the Fringe for a one-night-only performance guaranteed to be among the most unique you'll see this year. Fronted by freak folk pioneer Seth Faergolzia and backed by an eight-piece rhythm-and-horn section, this show is sure to entertain.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Bernunzio Uptown Music
  • Genre: Music

The 24-Hour Plays

Back by popular demand, a team of beloved local actors, writers, directors, and producers create, rehearse, and tech six new, short, original plays in just 24 hours, climaxing in an off-book performance. Can they write a play, direct it, memorize it, and perform it in a single day? Watch as they risk their sanity and reputations! Join us for theatre at its most raw and immediate.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

3D Sound Experience in the Immersive Igloo

Submerge yourself in the soothing sounds of immersive music composed and presented by spatial sound artist, Tom Montagliano. Within his inflatable, 40-foot, glowing Immersive Igloo – that has traversed the Northeast to rave reviews – you’ll find yourself seated in a circle of eight speakers, bathing you in blankets of warm and wondrous vibrations. Close your eyes and let the ambient, electronic soundscapes guide you on your introspective adventure.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

50 Shades of Gay

An adult variety show, packed with comedy, music, drag queens, audience participation and more! Written, produced, and starring GET OUT MAGAZINE's LGBT Comedian of the Year: Ike Avelli. Featuring Tym Moss and Viki Villainess!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: TheatreROCS Stage at Abilene
  • Genre: Comedy

After Hours – A Cappella Hour

Get excited for After Hours A Capella group, known for its unique arrangements and energy filled shows! Popular with audiences of all ages, this co-ed a cappella group from the University of Rochester performs a wide range of genres. Whether your tastes include classics, pop, rock, or even electronic dance music, After Hours has a song for you!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Bernunzio Uptown Music
  • Genre: Music

Al Biles and GenJam

Al Biles & GenJam play jazz, which doesn’t sound fringey. Well, the music may be straight-ahead, but the band is far-out. Al (a human trumpet player) and GenJam (the Genetic Jammer) improvise on tunes ranging from swing and bop to Latin and pop. Al and GenJam listen and reply to each other, but since GenJam is computer software that evolves its musical ideas in real time, it’s spontaneous, responsive, and definitely on the fringe.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Café
  • Genre: Music

Allen Wrench

Defeated grocery store clerk Allen must choose between defending his pathetic life or allowing his coworkers to unleash the horrifying space monster that's trapped inside the walk-in freezer.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Amazing Animal All Stars

Wildlife Educators Coalition presents AMAZING ANIMAL ALL STARS. Education, Ecology, and Entertainment. Animals from all around the world – bugs and reptiles, primates and parrots. We've got 'em all!

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

American Skin

Through a series of monologues created by local writers and musical performances, an ensemble cast of eight characters shares pivotal and poignant moments indicative of their experiences in America. Inspired by and incorporating the music of Bruce Springsteen, AMERICAN SKIN explores what it means to be – or to aspire to be – an American citizen, and the privileges and struggles that it entails.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Among the Nettles

AMONG THE NETTLES is the true story of HAMLET'S DRESSER author Bob Smith's childhood. A fragile and lonely one, it was spent largely caring for his handicapped sister, Carolyn. At age ten, Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE transformed him. In Shakespeare's penetrating language – “In sooth I know not why I am so sad" – he had found a window through which to view the world. Rochester's Peter Doyle is stunning as Bob – a performance not to be missed.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Anatomy of a Black Man

More Than Rebel Noise hits the stage with ANATOMY OF A BLACK MAN, a two-man show focused on the synergistic relationship between two black men as they deal with their challenges in the world as black men. The production touches on a plethora of topics, from love and spirituality to seeking one's true purpose and more. This dynamic script comes to life in a production that redefines what "Black" means and what "Manhood" really entails.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Antigone

ANTIGONE, the ancient Greek tale of one woman's stand for justice against the authority of the state, is presented by experienced local actors in a new translation by Canadian scholar, Ian Johnston. It features the Rochester stage debut of Chicago transplant, Emily Jusino, in the role of Antigone, as well as Roger Gans (Tiresias), David Byrne (Creon), and Rachel Pazda (Ismene). Reprised from MuCCC's August 10-19 run of THE THEBAN PLAYS OF SOPHOCLES.

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  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Bad Idea Entertainment

A comedic look inside the train-wreck world of entertainment. Since 2014, Douglas Stafford has been entertaining at Renaissance Faires as well as at private and corporate events, and now he invites you to take a peek at the slightly twisted, inside world of professional entertainment through circus, sideshow, and magic. It’s not a good idea; it’s a bad idea. It’s better entertainment through poor life choices.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Black Box Theatre
  • Genre: Comedy

Ball in the House: Music That'll MOVE Ya

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 styles – spanning the classics to the music of today – has delighted audiences of all ages across the US and internationally. Be sure to end your summer right and join this superb quintet for a night of powerful vocals and family-friendly fun!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Ensemble Theatre
  • Genre: Music

The Bicycle Men

This sublimely bawdy, award-winning musical comedy tells the story of Steve, a hapless American cyclist whose bike breaks down in a small French village. There he encounters a bizarre assortment of twisted locals as he waits for his bike to be fixed. The Tour de France is child’s play compared to the tempest of lunacy that unfolds. Part Monty Python, part Second City, THE BICYCLE MEN will take you on a ride you won’t forget.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Comedy

Big Knockers: Debunking the Fox Sisters

Join the famous Fox Sisters as they commune with spirits from the great beyond. This unique interactive experience mixes the challenges of an escape room with the excitement of immersive theater. Taking over the entire TheatreROCS Stage at Abilene venue is easy; getting out will be the hard part. From the minds that brought you DASHBOARD DRAMAS, THE OBOE SHOW, and HOT TUB: THE MUSICAL comes a hilarious happening you won’t want to miss.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: TheatreROCS Stage at Abilene
  • Genre: Comedy

Big Mean Sound Machine

Big Mean Sound Machine formed in Ithaca, New York with one goal: to create music that stimulates both the Body AND Mind. The result is a fiery exhibition of artfully conceived dance music that truly is Big and Mean. Anyone who has witnessed The Machine live knows that its performances are among the heaviest and the sweatiest, bringing together musical languages of West Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America.

  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Parcel 5
  • Genre: Music

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