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Run-a-MuCCC

September 23rd at 10:30am

Come on down to the MuCCC (Multi-use Community Cultural Center) at 142 Atlantic Avenue to meet the producers, directors and performers for its 2018 season. If you like what you see, underwrite a show or sign up to act or volunteer or produce a show yourself! The MuCCC is Rochester's unique independent theater hosting almost twenty theater companies and presenting more than 500 different productions in its eight years. In the big white church on Atlantic Avenue near Starry Nites.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Disco Kids

September 23rd at 11:00am

The 2016 sell-out hit returns! Big party for pint-size partiers takes over Club Spiegeltent –Kiddie Style. The next generation of club kids is here. From popping to pouting, Disco Kids is a fun-filled dance extravaganza that is the talk of kid town. Lights, music, and glow sticks! Welcome to Fringe's not-so-silent disco. Note: Disco Kids is not silent disco for kids. There are no headphones involved. Only DJs. And loads and loads of fun.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

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

Storychick Rochester Storybooth

September 23rd at 11:00am

Step inside Storychick's Storybooth and experience the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival from a new point of view. Listen to stories from past and present Fringe performers, guests, and volunteers. Plus, anyone can record his or her own story! Favorite part of the festival? An unbelievable or incredibly touching moment? A discovery of a new type of performance? Fringe fans tell it all – and hear what others thought – in the Storybooth! (Photo by Antoine Barrès)


  • Length: 720 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Digital Drawing Observation

September 23rd at 11:30am

Be amazed at what digital can do! Observe digital drawing in the Rundel Memorial Building of Central Library. Watch as traditional drawing techniques – such as gesture, contour, and modeling – are demonstrated on a computer tablet with a digital pencil that is pressure-, angle-, and speed-sensitive.

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Central Library
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Farm to Fringe: Pumpkin Painting

September 23rd at 12:00pm

Pumpkins go to great lengths to become wildly imaginative inventions at our super-fun, kid-friendly event. From spooktacular to silly, we can't wait to see what your creativity unleashes with a paintbrush. Turn our Spiegelgarden into a giant pumpkin patch, kids!

Pumpkin Painting: $5 per pumpkin. Take home and keep!

  • Length: 180 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

Fringe Street Beat Prelims

September 23rd at 12:00pm

FRINGE STREET BEAT

It’s BACK. The excitement, the energy, the adrenaline-pumping action that is FRINGE STREET BEAT returns to downtown Rochester for the final weekend of Fringe 2017. Fresh, regional talents participate in 3-on-3 team battles, facing off on the dance floor for a chance at winning the title of Fringe Street Beat Champions and a cash prize of $1500. Teams bring the moves; DJ Fleg brings the beats. From break dancing to all-styles, teams bring their A-game for the preliminary trials held right on Gibbs Street.

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Gibbs Street (between Main & East)
  • Genre: Dance

Heart and Soul: Medicine and Life

September 23rd at 12:00pm

HEART AND SOUL: MEDICINE AND LIFE returns to Fringe for its fifth year. This spoken-word show features clinicians' creative writings, shared in an intimate setting. Come hear stories about the challenges and joys of clinical practice in 2017.

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

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

RIT Ukulele Club

September 23rd at 12:00pm

The RIT Ukulele Club will perform a fun selection of songs from the student group's repertoire.

  • Length: 15 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Music

Spooky Stories in the Stacks

September 23rd at 12:00pm

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 tales of old Rochester. Stories may include the Murder at Falls Field, the Fox Sisters, and the unsolved death of Laura Young underneath what is now the downtown Central Library.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Central Library
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Kids Chalk Art

September 23rd at 12:00pm

One of the most popular FREE, family-friendly events of the Fringe! Kids transform the Spiegelgarden into a tapestry of color with the help of mentors from the Carlson MetroCenter YMCA. We bring the chalk; you bring the creativity! Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Length: 180 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

Coyote Challenges the World

September 23rd at 12:30pm

The Open Road Theatre presents COYOTE CHALLENGES THE WORLD, which focuses on the issue of bullying using the Native American Medicine Wheel. We all need to be accepted and appreciated, but how do we achieve this? Coyote declares he is the smartest, best-looking animal, so he should be the Ruler of the World. Eagle, Bear, Snowy Owl, and Mouse challenge Coyote to four leadership tests. Will Coyote achieve acceptance as their leader? Is Coyote a bully or a leader? For all ages.

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

Fables and Histories

September 23rd at 12:30pm

Two international dancer/choreographers present three dance theatre works exploring themes including sorrow and hope, the tragedy of war, and whimsical imagination. Natalia Lisina steps into a world created by well-known Canadian choreographer Sharon B. Moore. Nanako Horikawa Mandrino bares her soul in a piece inspired by Vazquez’ "Gernika" and Picasso’s "Guernica," among other sources. Lisina and Horikawa will surprise you with their new duet featuring live accompaniment by Svetlana Garitselov, faculty member at Roberts Wesleyan College.

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

PUSH Physical Theatre Workshop

September 23rd at 12:30pm

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

Big Knockers: Debunking the Fox Sisters

September 23rd at 1:00pm

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

Cirque du Fringe: Eclectic Attraction

September 23rd 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

Diversity Theater: Building Community Through Storytelling

September 23rd at 1:00pm

Sharing our stories connects us and builds community. Share your story about an adventure, relationship, personal challenge, or just getting through the day, and see it enacted on stage by Playback Theatre actors. Playback Theatre is a form of improvisational theatre that enacts stories from the audience.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Theatre

Geneseo String Band

September 23rd at 1:00pm

The Geneseo String Band is an ever-changing group made up of students, alumni and neighborhood folks, all directed by SUNY Geneseo’s teacher and musician, Jim Kimball. Fiddles, banjos, mandolins, button accordion, saw, washboard and more will play a lively, family-friendly program of old-time songs and dance tunes, with an emphasis on repertoire traditional to western New York. Visit Geneseo Stringband on Facebook.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

Jimmy C's Kids Magic Show

September 23rd 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

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