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Sunshine 2.0

September 15th at 8:00pm

NTID theatre troupe Sunshine 2.0's performances are a unique combination of movement, sign language, physical theater, and other physical elements. Decidedly entertaining, they also help educate students and other audiences about the Deaf experience – information that is shared through a variety of skits and short plays involving dance, sign-mime, gestures, ASL poetry, songs, and storytelling. All performances are presented in sign language and spoken English to provide full audience access.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Theatre

13 The Musical

September 16th at 11:00am

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

Flower City Vaudeville's First Annual Farewell Tour

September 16th at 11:00am

Let’s face it – these guys are not getting any younger! Their madcap routines of comedy, music, and feats of skill invite the question, "How much longer can they keep doing this?" Come join the fun as Ted Baumhauer, Ward Hartenstein, and Richard Hughson enthusiastically answer, "Let's find out!" with brand-new skits and fan favorites that are sure to tickle everyone's funny bone.

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

Jimmy C's Kids Magic Show

September 16th at 1:00pm

World-renowned magician Jimmy C has entertained kids and adults alike, performing for hundreds of day cares, schools, and Scout functions across New York State. His show is a high-energy, interactive experience guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. It's packed full of exciting magic, the silliest of comedy, and lots of song and dance!

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

JACK RABBIT/DUALLY'NOTED

September 16th at 2:00pm

"Life is a roller coaster...raise your hands and enjoy the ride." JACK RABBIT, a dance work for ten dancers, was imagined by choreographer Cheryl Johnson and inspired by the oldest operational roller coaster at Seabreeze. Seattle percussionist Ed Hartman created an original music score for the piece. DUALLY'NOTED features duets between tap dance expressionist Cheryl Johnson and top-notch jazz musicians Maria Battista Hancock (vocals), Richard DeLaney (piano), Rich Felice (drums), Dave Arenius (bass), and John Wiesenthal (guitar).

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

Cirque du Fringe: Eclectic Attraction

September 16th at 2:30pm

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

Flower City Vaudeville's First Annual Farewell Tour

September 17th at 11:00am

Let’s face it – these guys are not getting any younger! Their madcap routines of comedy, music, and feats of skill invite the question, "How much longer can they keep doing this?" Come join the fun as Ted Baumhauer, Ward Hartenstein, and Richard Hughson enthusiastically answer, "Let's find out!" with brand-new skits and fan favorites that are sure to tickle everyone's funny bone.

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

Cirque du Fringe: Eclectic Attraction

September 17th at 1:00pm

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

The Geriactors Present!

September 17th at 1:00pm

The Geriactors is a touring troupe of local mature actors, spreading live theater throughout the Greater Rochester area – from Batavia to Aurora and as far south as Cuba (NY) –since 2000. They've appeared in every Rochester Fringe, and this year, they're presenting world premieres of short plays by local playwrights accompanied by songs from the 1910 Rochester Songbook. The plays range from serious to comic; the songs are amusingly nostalgic.

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

Flower City Vaudeville's First Annual Farewell Tour

September 17th at 2:00pm

Let’s face it – these guys are not getting any younger! Their madcap routines of comedy, music, and feats of skill invite the question, "How much longer can they keep doing this?" Come join the fun as Ted Baumhauer, Ward Hartenstein, and Richard Hughson enthusiastically answer, "Let's find out!" with brand-new skits and fan favorites that are sure to tickle everyone's funny bone.

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

Jimmy C's Kids Magic Show

September 17th at 3:00pm

World-renowned magician Jimmy C has entertained kids and adults alike, performing for hundreds of day cares, schools, and Scout functions across New York State. His show is a high-energy, interactive experience guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. It's packed full of exciting magic, the silliest of comedy, and lots of song and dance!

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

Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo

September 17th at 4:00pm

GOOD JOKE/BAD JOKE BINGO is an interactive stand-up comedy show. "Expect a set that’s hilarious, delirious and refreshingly raw." –TIME OUT NY. Random bingo numbers determine which joke or story Shawn Wickens (UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, MR. ROBOT) tells. Some are great. Some are not. The audience plays along on bingo cards to win prizes. Some prizes are great. Some are not. GOOD JOKE/BAD JOKE BINGO has appeared in Baltimore, Princeton, Pittsburgh, Hartford, New Orleans, Cleveland, New York City, and now Rochester.

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

Orgone Machine

September 17th at 9:30pm

Sacred Geometry and Metaphysical Art Exhibit. Raise your vibration with this magical display combining precious metals, gemstones, and plants. Peer into the mysterious realm of Orgone energy against the backdrop of the beautiful and historical space at Lyric Theatre. Free admission and on display to view between other Cabaret Hall performances.


  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

13 The Musical

September 18th at 5:30pm

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: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Theatre

The Heart of the Hydrogen Jukebox

September 19th at 7:30pm

(NR, 2009, Miriam Nathan Lerner, Don Feigel, 117 min.)

ASL Night
This celebration of American Sign Language poetry traces its development in Rochester and includes interviews with poets and clips of historic poetry performances.

  • Length: 117 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

The Geriactors Present!

September 20th at 2:00pm

The Geriactors is a touring troupe of local mature actors, spreading live theater throughout the Greater Rochester area – from Batavia to Aurora and as far south as Cuba (NY) –since 2000. They've appeared in every Rochester Fringe, and this year, they're presenting world premieres of short plays by local playwrights accompanied by songs from the 1910 Rochester Songbook. The plays range from serious to comic; the songs are amusingly nostalgic.

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

Murder Mystery at the Central Library

September 20th at 6:00pm

Over the years, there have been numerous tales of ghost sightings in the Rundel Memorial Building of Central Library. A new story has just begun, and participants are invited to use their best sleuthing skills to help catch the murderer!

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Central Library
  • Genre: Theatre

The Geriactors Present!

September 21st at 2:00pm

The Geriactors is a touring troupe of local mature actors, spreading live theater throughout the Greater Rochester area – from Batavia to Aurora and as far south as Cuba (NY) –since 2000. They've appeared in every Rochester Fringe, and this year, they're presenting world premieres of short plays by local playwrights accompanied by songs from the 1910 Rochester Songbook. The plays range from serious to comic; the songs are amusingly nostalgic.

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

PUSH Physical Theatre Workshop

September 23rd at 11:00am

PUSH Physical Theatre offers three, age-appropriate, introductory workshops for actors, dancers, athletes, artists, or anyone who wants to learn more about PUSH’s unique training system. Adults: learn posture, breath, and isolation of body parts, followed by lifting, climbing, and throwing. Kids: explore mime, illusion, and creating shapes, levels, and rhythms with your bodies. Sun., Sept. 17 at 12:30 PM for 14+; Sat., Sept. 23 at 11 AM for 4-10 yrs.; and Sat., Sept. 23 at 12:30 PM for 9-14 yrs.

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

Poems You Should Know: Collaborative Performance in Video Games

September 23rd at 12:00pm

Netprov is collaborative improvisation fiction for social media. This show presents three netprov projects created by RIT students during 2017. The projects will be described, presented, and read/performed.

  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Café
  • Genre: Spoken Word

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