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View From Here

September 13th at 5:30pm

Dance-makers Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp and Tammy Carrasco address various vantage points of spectatorship, framing perspective through integrated elements of choreography, design, and projection. The work’s collaborative landscape features movement that ranges from vibrant athleticism to quiet subtly, creating and demolishing space between performers, audience, and ideas that coexist within the work. Pasquarello Beauchamp and Carrasco – internationally recognized dance artists – bring expertise and innovation to a theatrical dance event that is cutting-edge, imaginative, and accessible to a wide range of viewers.

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

Jonathan Burns is (Extra) Ordinary

September 13th at 6:00pm

Jonathan Burns makes ordinary objects into something extraordinary! This audience-interactive variety show is a unique and hilarious exploration of the junk we have lying around our houses. Jonathan has been featured on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, and was deemed "Extremely Funny" by The New York Times.

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

Love and Information

September 13th at 6:00pm

What if your mother wasn't your mother? What if a child didn't feel fear? Can you fire someone over e-mail? Are mathematicians fun at parties? The ensemble presents (very) short plays about relationships, secrets, and an onslaught of data. Produced by Theater Apparatus, which brought you Caryl Churchill's FAR AWAY in 2016 and HOME OF THE BRAVE in 2017. Directed by Jeremy Sarachan.

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

Banachek's Telepathy

September 13th at 7:15pm

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

This Year's Models

September 13th at 7:30pm

The freshest comedy show at Fringe! Comedian and broadcaster Woody Battaglia curates and hosts a hilarious showcase featuring the best of Rochester’s up-and-coming comedy talent. Each night spotlights a different group of funny folks guaranteed to keep the laughs coming. Don’t miss your chance to catch these talented newcomers. See one, then come back for more!

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

Woman Before a Glass

September 13th at 7:30pm

Straight from its smash-hit run in London and directed by the legendary Austin Pendleton, WOMAN BEFORE A GLASS offers the unforgettable story of a woman before her time. Indulging her uncanny eye for great art and artists, Peggy Guggenheim lived a life too amazing to be believed. She discovered and subsidized many of the greatest Expressionist and Surrealist painters and saved her collection from destruction at the hands of the Nazis.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Ensemble Theatre
  • Genre: Theatre

Jonathan Burns is (Extra) Ordinary

September 13th at 9:00pm

Jonathan Burns makes ordinary objects into something extraordinary! This audience-interactive variety show is a unique and hilarious exploration of the junk we have lying around our houses. Jonathan has been featured on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, and was deemed "Extremely Funny" by The New York Times.

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

Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play

September 13th at 9:00pm

Coming off a limited, off-Broadway run, this award-winning musical combines cabaret, theatre, and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century. "It’s is a perfect piece of theatre for the time we are currently in." ★★★★★ –Plays To See (NYC). "Tymisha Harris is a tour de force.” ★★★★★–CBC. ”If there’s a truly must-see show…it’s Josephine.” ★★★★★ –Winnipeg Free Press

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Theatre

Bitter B*tch Cabaret

September 13th at 9:30pm

When performing is your true love, losing a dream role feels akin to heartbreak. After the ultimate rejection, cynicism often follows. But rather than becoming Bitter B*tches, five actresses are flipping the script by showcasing what could have been...had their names been on the cast list. Featuring showstoppers from the Broadway canon and some of Rochester's finest homegrown talent, this convivial and cathartic cabaret show is an antidote for resentment, letting us explore the "what ifs" before letting go.

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

Drive-in Dramas

September 14th at 5:30pm

From the creative team behind DASHBOARD DRAMAS, get ready for the classic-car edition of this Fringe favorite! This unique show takes place in the SOTA Courtyard, where the audience rotates through four classic cars from Great Lakes Classic Cars in Hilton, NY. Each classic car will feature an original ten-minute play set in the period-specific era of that car. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, unique experience. Only 8 tickets per performance!

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

Woman Before a Glass

September 14th at 5:30pm

Straight from its smash-hit run in London and directed by the legendary Austin Pendleton, WOMAN BEFORE A GLASS offers the unforgettable story of a woman before her time. Indulging her uncanny eye for great art and artists, Peggy Guggenheim lived a life too amazing to be believed. She discovered and subsidized many of the greatest Expressionist and Surrealist painters and saved her collection from destruction at the hands of the Nazis.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Ensemble Theatre
  • Genre: Theatre

Jonathan Burns is (Extra) Ordinary

September 14th at 6:00pm

Jonathan Burns makes ordinary objects into something extraordinary! This audience-interactive variety show is a unique and hilarious exploration of the junk we have lying around our houses. Jonathan has been featured on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, and was deemed "Extremely Funny" by The New York Times.

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

Drive-in Dramas

September 14th at 6:30pm

From the creative team behind DASHBOARD DRAMAS, get ready for the classic-car edition of this Fringe favorite! This unique show takes place in the SOTA Courtyard, where the audience rotates through four classic cars from Great Lakes Classic Cars in Hilton, NY. Each classic car will feature an original ten-minute play set in the period-specific era of that car. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, unique experience. Only 8 tickets per performance!

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

Banachek's Telepathy

September 14th at 7:15pm

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

Pinch and Squeal

September 14th at 7:30pm

Clichéd sentimentality, kamikaze alcoholism, and old-wheeze jokes – these two knock out songs you wish you didn't love, tell jokes you wish you couldn't laugh at, and ply even worse magic. A modern twist on comedy duos throughout history, Pinch and Squeal shove vaudeville kicking and screaming into the 21st century! They've opened for Piff the Magic Dragon, Puddles Pity Party, Lady Gaga's Brian Newman, and the Alliance of Transylvanian Saxons. Come and see why they call them absolutely nuts!


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

This Year's Models

September 14th at 7:30pm

The freshest comedy show at Fringe! Comedian and broadcaster Woody Battaglia curates and hosts a hilarious showcase featuring the best of Rochester’s up-and-coming comedy talent. Each night spotlights a different group of funny folks guaranteed to keep the laughs coming. Don’t miss your chance to catch these talented newcomers. See one, then come back for more!

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

Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play

September 14th at 9:00pm

Coming off a limited, off-Broadway run, this award-winning musical combines cabaret, theatre, and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century. "It’s is a perfect piece of theatre for the time we are currently in." ★★★★★ –Plays To See (NYC). "Tymisha Harris is a tour de force.” ★★★★★–CBC. ”If there’s a truly must-see show…it’s Josephine.” ★★★★★ –Winnipeg Free Press

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Theatre

Ralph Tetta - 30 Years in Comedy

September 14th at 9:00pm

Ralph Tetta is a stand-up comic from Rochester, NY, who has lived the comedy life! Starting out at Yuk Yuk's 30 years ago, Ralph became the house MC at the Comix Cafe, performed with Joey & Maria's Comedy Wedding, The Inner Loop Improv Troupe, and was even part of the George Carlin tour! Come celebrate 30 years of comedy with Ralph as he shows you why critics have called him original, energetic, and possessing a warehouse of rich material!

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

Stand-Up Through the Ages

September 14th at 9:00pm

STAND-UP THROUGH THE AGES is back with a new comedy showcase featuring performers in their 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, and even 70's! After watching their individual performances back to back, you'll realize they have nothing – and everything – in common. Enjoy the wit of comics like Kara Maillie, Charlie Frusci, Bob Holzwarth, Dan Mulcahy, Phyllis Reed, and more. When Fringe 2019 rolls around, you'll still be remembering how hard you laughed!

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

Elemental Guardians: A Superhero Cirque Story

September 15th at 11:00am

Saving the planet is not always an easy task for four heroes. Together they embody the four primal elements and protect earth from evil. As a villainous duo approaches earth to steal their elemental powers, the heroes must prepare for an epic battle. Watch the story unfold as they fly on silk fabrics, twirl inside aerial hoops, and perform jaw-dropping acrobatics. Can the heroes set aside their differences and unite to save earth from total destruction? Fun for all ages.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

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