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12 DOLLARS

This Show MUST be Witnessed and Experienced!!! Do Not Miss TWELVE DOLLARS' tour-de-force performances – Truth, Mystery, Intrigue, Drama, Wonder & Surprise. 2017 TANYS Award for Outstanding Directing & Outstanding Acting. 2018 ESTA Festival Winner for Most Outstanding Actor: Anderson Allen. This show will blow your mind!

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

1916

Hailing from upstate NY, Celtic rockers 1916 are an explosive concoction of the modern Irish Punk movement with an original mix of Psychobilly, setting 1916's sound apart from other bands of their genre. 1916 has released four, full-length albums in the last eight years, each one building with hype and intensity: A DROP OF THE PURE (2012), STAND UP & FIGHT (2013), LAST CALL FOR HEROES (2015), and FAR BEYOND THE PALE (2018).

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Gibbs Street Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

2 Ruby Knockers, 1 Jaded Dick: A Dirk Darrow Investigation

Winner, BEST OF FEST Award: London, Ottawa, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and Victoria Fringe Festivals. Australia’s favorite mentalist detective has arrived! Wooing crowds the world over, this hilarious gumshoe is part comedian, part mind-reader, part magician, part storyteller, and all gritty, retro 1930s film noir! Think BOARDWALK EMPIRE meets NAKED GUN meets DERREN BROWN. Based on a story by Dashiell Hammett. ★★★★★“Amazing” –Australian Stage. ★★★★&½ “Tour de force” –London Free Press. ★★★★&½ “Excellent show” –Edmonton Journal

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

The 24-Hour Plays

What do you get when you take a group of actors, writers, directors, and producers and give them 24 hours to create, rehearse, and "tech" a handful of short original plays? Something uniquely amazing. The experience is profoundly exhilarating, cumulating in a thrilling performance with lights, sounds, props, and costumes for a live theatre audience.

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

50 Shades Of Gay

After completely selling out his run at the 2017 Rochester Fringe, award-winning comedian Ike Avelli brings back his HIT Adult Variety Show, 50 SHADES OF GAY! Join Ike and his fabulous guests, Recording Artist Tym Moss and Drag Superstar Viki Villainess, as they shower you with costumes, wigs, comedy, music, and most importantly: AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION + GIVEAWAYS!!

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

After Hours – A Cappella Hour

Get excited for After Hours A Cappella, known for their unique arrangements and energy-filled shows. Popular with audiences of all ages, this all-gender 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: Eastman School of Music: Hatch Recital Hall
  • Genre: Music

Al Biles and GenJam

Al Biles and GenJam play jazz, which doesn’t sound fringy. 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

Allison Leah

Allison Leah is a singer/songwriter based in New York City. Her debut EP, FLY HOME, was released on June 7, 2018 (available on iTunes and Spotify). Allison Leah's music has been called "elegantly written and relatable" and has pop and folk influences. Catch up with Allison on Facebook (facebook.com/allison.leah.alt), Twitter (@allisonleah), and Instagram (@allisonleahmusic).

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

Amazing Exotic Animals

Wildlife Educators Coalition (WEC) presents AMAZING EXOTIC ANIMALS: Up Close and Personal! We'll showcase three animals per show, and you'll learn all about the species and how each became a beloved member of WEC. Hear about a “day in the life” of each animal, including feeding, exercising, playing, sleeping, unusual habits, and favorite antics. You'll want to see both shows! Check us out at Facebook.com/wildlife.educators.coalition, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @rocwildlife.

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

Aria

Lush contemporary dance, opera, and media projection create a new way of seeing the majestic Lyric Theater. This all-new panoply directed by Missy Pfohl Smith will surprise audiences with eye-popping visuals that shed new light on opera, history, and performance. From the creators of the sold-out shows ANOMALY and LABYRINTH at the Strasenburgh Planetarium, ARIA will be performed by BIODANCE, fivebyfive chamber ensemble, and media projection artist W. Michelle Harris.

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

Art as Voice: The Collage

What happens when a poet dances to music created by a visual artist, or a rapper paints while a dancer recites poetry? ART AS VOICE: THE COLLAGE encourages the audience to see not only art, but also communication in a different way. Each artist will use a plethora of mediums – such as music, dance, spoken word, visual art, etc. – to convey his or her message in personal, social, political, and spiritual aspects.

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

Art Lobotomy

Songwriter Victory and comedian Tripoli (TripVictory) host an interactive performance showcase, inviting a fellow Fringe performer to join them. Each presents a piece of their art – a song, a joke, a dance. After each performance piece, the audience becomes a part of the show by asking questions, proposing critiques, and offering their perspectives. Every show is different!

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

ArtAwake

Now in its 10th year, ArtAwake is University of Rochester-born, student-run, free art-and-music festival that showcases local talent in an unconventional venue. This year, the event joins Fringe and takes over the former Changing Scene restaurant in the First Federal Plaza building! View hundreds of artworks while enjoying live music throughout the noon-to-midnight event. Don't miss afternoon fun for the whole family and a sunset cocktail (wine / beer) for the 21+ crowd in one of Rochester's coolest venues.

  • Length: 720 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: First Federal Plaza
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Ask Us Anything Booth

Need directions? Desperate for dating advice? Want tomorrow's weather forecast? Can't remember the name of that song you have stuck in your head? Forget high-tech, virtual assistants. Just ask Sori and Celexa, the keepers of knowledge at the Ask Us Anything Booth! Armed with road maps, dictionaries, encyclopedias, tarot cards, and a ukulele, they're proof that it doesn't really matter if the answers are right, as long as you share them with confidence.

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Comedy

B2, performing classic acoustic rock and originals

Bill Dresnack and Evan Blaine, performing as "B2," play acoustic originals and songs by Neil Young, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, and other popular artists.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Café
  • Genre: Music

Baby Driver

(R, 2017, Edgar Wright, 113 mins) A talented getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams, Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a heist threatens his life, love, and freedom. Stars Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, and RIT/NTID alumnus CJ Jones. Closed-captioned.

  • Length: 113 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

The Bald-Faced Truth: Comedy Songs by James Harvey

Almost a concert, kind of a standup-comedy show, maybe a musical, THE BALD-FACED TRUTH a thrilling collision of song and satire. Armed with only a piano, acclaimed composer and lyricist James Harvey tackles such timely issues as porn addiction, the #resistance, cats, and male pattern baldness. Hilarious, thought-provoking, and full of unforgettable melodies, this show will make you wonder, “how is this not more of a thing!?”

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Eastman School of Music: Hatch Recital Hall
  • 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 spans the classics to the music of today, and has delighted audiences of all ages across the U.S. and abroad. Be sure to join this superb quintet for a night of powerful vocals and family-friendly fun!

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

Banachek's Telepathy

Banachek is the world’s greatest mind reader. Watch as he reveals secret thoughts of the audience. How? Some call it Telepathy, but is it real? Renowned for fooling scientists into believing that his psychic abilities were genuine, Banachek's illusions are so amazing that audiences still wonder: “how’d he do that?” He's invented magic for Penn & Teller and Criss Angel, and BANACHEK'S TELEPATHY is the highlight of every festival, theater, and event at which he appears.

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

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