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Wild Horses by Allison Gregory

September 14th at 5:30pm

CenterStage Theatre of the JCC presents a National New Play Network's Rolling World Premiere of WILD HORSES by award-winning playwright Allison Gregory. Savagely funny and packed with an emotional punch, a woman takes us on the ride of her life as she explores her teenage self and the transformative summer that forever changed her. The music of the 1970s serves as a background for this universal tale of the search for identity, independence, and authenticity in a complex world.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: The DS Comedy Club
  • Genre: Theatre

Howie Hypnotize

September 14th at 6:00pm

Ever wonder what it's like to be on stage? Then volunteer for THE HOWIE HYPNOTIZE SHOW, an interactive experience that makes YOU the star of the show! Howie is always looking for audience members who want to have the most fun, so before each show, he conducts an entertaining experiment to see who can be hypnotized. Whether onstage or in the audience, though, you will have fun!

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

Hard Logic

September 14th at 7:00pm

Hard Logic has been gracing the stages of Western NY clubs and festivals for almost 15 years. Audiences experience a palette of music styles enveloping mainstream jazz, rock, latin, funk, and R&B. The virtuosity and experience of the band’s musicians on sax, keyboards, electric bass, and drums contribute to an energetic and soulful performance of their genre-defying, all-original instrumental music.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

Brianna Musco

September 14th at 7:30pm

New Jersey's Brianna Musco is a solo acoustic act blending the styles of James Taylor and Ed Sheeran with a few covers and catchy originals.

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

Cirque du Fringe: Eclectic Attraction

September 14th at 7:30pm

CIRQUE DU FRINGE: ECLECTIC ATTRACTION transforms the Spiegeltent into a strange, sexy, and hilarious journey exploring the depths of a lifelong romance – from a very unexpected point of view. Vaudevillian ringmasters Matt Morgan and Heidi Brucker Morgan are back with a fresh cast of performers, including foot jugglers, Chinese pole acrobats, a head-to-head balancing act, and original rock-classical fusion music. ECLECTIC ATTRACTION delivers thrills, laughs, and mind-bending physical feats. Prepare to be entertained.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

The Madelein/Maddy Comedy Hour

September 14th at 7:30pm

THE MADELEIN/MADDY COMEDY HOUR pairs two hilarious comedians with VERY similar names for a night of laughs. Madelein Smith is a Rochester favorite who has won seven comedy competitions in the Northeast and has performed at festivals in NYC, Toronto, and LA. Maddy Smith is a swiftly rising star in the NYC comedy scene, finalist in the Stand Up NY fest, and winner of the Memphis Comedy Fest Roast Battle.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: The DS Comedy Club
  • Genre: Comedy

On the Verge of the Outermost Edge of US

September 14th at 7:30pm

It’s spreading. Boundaries. Borders. Divisiveness. This dystopian dance theater piece confronts and explores Walls, Movement, and a shifting of people in space across Boundaries. Sometimes these boundaries are personal, self-made, and even protective, while still others are imposed externally. The visceral and authentic physicality of this performance is accented in media and design. Experience this interdisciplinary dance performance and consider: what separates "US" from "them?"

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

Spy in the House of Men

September 14th at 7:30pm

Transgender writer and performer Penny Sterling’s laugh-out-loud theatre engagement concludes its four-city summer tour here in Rochester. Deeply affecting and intimate, the award-winning SPY IN THE HOUSE OF MEN maps Penny's journey through a life-long coming-out process. Come see the show critics call “a hilarious, suspenseful, heart-stopping story” and “a compact evening’s entertainment that’s as funny as it is enlightening.”

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Theatre

3D Sound Experience in the Immersive Igloo

September 14th at 9:00pm

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

Collard Green Curves – The Nurse Bowick Story: "JUST A TASTE"

September 14th at 9:00pm

COLLARD GREEN CURVES depicts the life of Theresa Lou Bowick, a misguided obese girl growing up so consumed with self-hate, overeating, misinformation, and distrust that it catapulted her into a life filled with unbelievable curves. Get ready to laugh, cry, and pray during this one-hour taste of an incredible, funny, tear-jerking performance of Bowick’s journey to conquer unhealthy habits, and the fight to achieve her goal to become a God-directed, victorious Nurse.



  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Theatre

The Madelein/Maddy Comedy Hour

September 14th at 9:00pm

THE MADELEIN/MADDY COMEDY HOUR pairs two hilarious comedians with VERY similar names for a night of laughs. Madelein Smith is a Rochester favorite who has won seven comedy competitions in the Northeast and has performed at festivals in NYC, Toronto, and LA. Maddy Smith is a swiftly rising star in the NYC comedy scene, finalist in the Stand Up NY fest, and winner of the Memphis Comedy Fest Roast Battle.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: The DS Comedy Club
  • Genre: Comedy

NEVERMORE! In Motion

September 14th at 9:00pm

Witness unique retellings of the eerily haunting works of Edgar Allen Poe. Through the art of pantomime and masque, this singular theatrical experience will submerge audiences into the troubling mind of one of the earliest masters of horror.

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

There is a Field

September 14th at 9:00pm

A medical student finds herself in turmoil as she tries to find answers to how her peace-activist brother was killed by police near a Palestinian protest. How will she find answers when the "system" has to investigate itself? What would YOU do?! (Performed with script in hand.)

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

Brianna Musco

September 15th at 6:00pm

New Jersey's Brianna Musco is a solo acoustic act blending the styles of James Taylor and Ed Sheeran with a few covers and catchy originals.

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

The Madelein/Maddy Comedy Hour

September 15th at 6:00pm

THE MADELEIN/MADDY COMEDY HOUR pairs two hilarious comedians with VERY similar names for a night of laughs. Madelein Smith is a Rochester favorite who has won seven comedy competitions in the Northeast and has performed at festivals in NYC, Toronto, and LA. Maddy Smith is a swiftly rising star in the NYC comedy scene, finalist in the Stand Up NY fest, and winner of the Memphis Comedy Fest Roast Battle.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: The DS Comedy Club
  • Genre: Comedy

Cirque du Fringe: Eclectic Attraction

September 15th at 7:00pm

CIRQUE DU FRINGE: ECLECTIC ATTRACTION transforms the Spiegeltent into a strange, sexy, and hilarious journey exploring the depths of a lifelong romance – from a very unexpected point of view. Vaudevillian ringmasters Matt Morgan and Heidi Brucker Morgan are back with a fresh cast of performers, including foot jugglers, Chinese pole acrobats, a head-to-head balancing act, and original rock-classical fusion music. ECLECTIC ATTRACTION delivers thrills, laughs, and mind-bending physical feats. Prepare to be entertained.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Lady Philosophy on Trial

September 15th at 7:00pm

In 399 B.C., Socrates was put on trial, accused of impiety and corrupting the young, and found guilty. In this live radio-play adaptation, Lady Philosophy is on trial for idleness and corrupting young minds. Luminaries in the history of Western thought – from William Shakespeare to Queen Christina of Sweden – are called as witnesses to testify in an all-female cast. Does philosophy have any relevance in a technologically advanced society? Audience members will serve as jurors in judgment.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Theatre

The Madelein/Maddy Comedy Hour

September 15th at 7:30pm

THE MADELEIN/MADDY COMEDY HOUR pairs two hilarious comedians with VERY similar names for a night of laughs. Madelein Smith is a Rochester favorite who has won seven comedy competitions in the Northeast and has performed at festivals in NYC, Toronto, and LA. Maddy Smith is a swiftly rising star in the NYC comedy scene, finalist in the Stand Up NY fest, and winner of the Memphis Comedy Fest Roast Battle.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: The DS Comedy Club
  • Genre: Comedy

On the Verge of the Outermost Edge of US

September 15th at 7:30pm

It’s spreading. Boundaries. Borders. Divisiveness. This dystopian dance theater piece confronts and explores Walls, Movement, and a shifting of people in space across Boundaries. Sometimes these boundaries are personal, self-made, and even protective, while still others are imposed externally. The visceral and authentic physicality of this performance is accented in media and design. Experience this interdisciplinary dance performance and consider: what separates "US" from "them?"

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

Unleashed! Improv Presents: Radical Applied Behavioral Indicative Determinism

September 15th at 7:30pm

These wacky improvisers respect no boundaries in this hilarious show that explores the inner psyche of audience members in order to improve their lives through inappropriately probing questions, deep self-analysis, and ultimately: torturous laughter. Let the R.A.B.I.D. team help you help yourself. Oh, and also – Unleashed! Improv will in no way accept responsibility for any damage or complaints of malpractice as a result of the show. Unless it's a broken funny bone!

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

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