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The Commonplace Dance Project

September 16th at 12:00pm

As humans, we have thoughts and feelings that cross our minds and impact our lives on a daily basis. Ethan Beckwith-Cohen and Neyda Colón-DiMaria began the Commonplace Dance Project by asking those around them a simple question: "What do you think about every day?" The two teenagers have expressed those thoughts and feelings using movement. Through dances performed by 20 of their peers, the beauty and rawness of everyday emotions are exposed.

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

Desert Rhythms Middle Eastern Dance Troupe

September 16th at 12:30pm

Come let Desert Rhythms take you on a magic carpet ride. This whirlwind journey of belly dance will dazzle you with swirling veils and dueling swords, and amaze you with sinuous movements to breathtaking choreography. Desert Rhythms has developed a unique style, fusing Turkish and American belly dance, that is the culmination of its 30-year history. A memorable performance sure to thrill and excite all ages!

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

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

Elvira: The Immigration Play

September 16th at 2:00pm

A new work by Jessica Carmona, ELVIRA: THE IMMIGRATION PLAY is based on the life story of Elvira Arellano. The play centers around an imaginary encounter between a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent and Elvira. As the interrogation unfolds, Elvira recounts her journey, from being the daughter of a farmer in México to becoming TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year.

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

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

The Magic. The Music. The Fun.

September 16th at 3:00pm

One man. One show. One Jimmy C. Sharing a variety of his talents, Jimmy C excites audiences with a one-man, cabaret-style show filled with a variety of theatrical illusions as well as music and comedy. He's entertained at thousands of functions and venues across New York State and around the world. Jimmy C brings the fun and magic everywhere he performs.

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

Get Happy: Casey Jones Costello Sings the Judy Garland Songbook

September 16th at 3:30pm

Following the success of last year's THE SOUNDS OF MUSIC – a tribute to the classic shows of Broadway – vocalist Casey Jones Costello returns to the Fringe to pay homage to one of the greatest entertainers of all time: Judy Garland. Performing treasures from Garland's songbook, in celebration of what would have been her 95th birthday this year, Costello entertains and enlightens with anecdotes about the iconic artist and her most popular films and songs, which are among the greatest of the 20th century.

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

Pinch and Squeal

September 16th at 4:00pm

With its clichéd sentimentality, kamikaze alcoholism and old-wheeze jokes, Pinch and Squeal knocks out songs you wish you didn't love, tells jokes you wish you couldn't laugh at, and performs even worse magic. A modern twist on comedy duos throughout history, this couple shoves vaudeville kicking and screaming into the 21st century! Pinch and Squeal has opened for Piff the Magic Dragon, Puddles Pity Party, burlesque legends, and Transylvanian Saxons. Prepare yourself for guaranteed laughter, something in French, and quite possibly a banana puppet.

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

Human Politics

September 16th at 5:00pm

Two neighbors watch a new family move in, and one of them wants to force them out. A mother and daughter are torn apart by a certain president's election. Aspie Works founder Justin Rielly writes this double bill of plays in which political feelings take on the human heart – with severe emotional consequences.

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

Wild Horses by Allison Gregory

September 16th at 5:00pm

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

The Seal Maiden

September 16th at 6:00pm

THE SEAL MAIDEN tells the enchanting story of a young seal, who – finding herself stranded on the beach after the tide has turned – is transformed into a young woman. She adapts to her new life and flourishes, yet is torn by a longing to return to the sea. THE SEAL MAIDEN is a Celtic tale of beauty and sorrow, told through dance and the beautiful music of Karan Casey and Niall Vallely. This family-friendly show is for all ages.

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

Bad Idea Entertainment

September 16th at 6:30pm

A comedic look inside the train-wreck world of entertainment. Since 2014, Douglas Stafford has been entertaining at Renaissance Faires as well as at private and corporate events, and now he invites you to take a peek at the slightly twisted, inside world of professional entertainment through circus, sideshow, and magic. It’s not a good idea; it’s a bad idea. It’s better entertainment through poor life choices.

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

Stand-up Through the Ages

September 16th at 7:30pm

Same folks, new jokes! STAND-UP THROUGH THE AGES is back this year with a new comedy showcase featuring performers in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and even 70s! After watching their individual performances back to back, you'll realize that they have nothing – and everything – in common. The show features Kara Maillie, Derrick Williams, Charlie Frusci, Greg Owens, Adele Fico, Phyllis Reed, and host Bob Holzwarth.

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

Ball in the House: Music That'll MOVE Ya

September 16th at 8:00pm

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 – spanning the classics to the music of today – has delighted audiences of all ages across the US and internationally. Be sure to end your summer right and join this superb quintet for a night of powerful vocals and family-friendly fun!

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

PUSH Physical Theatre

September 16th at 8:00pm

Following world-premiere performances of the cross-border, multi-media opera NO SE CULPE (DON'T BLAME ANYONE) – chosen as “Coolest Local Event of the Year (Professional Division)” by the DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE’s Jeff Spevak – at Kodak Hall and Teatro Diana in Guadalajara, Rochester’s award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre returns for its sixth Fringe. This year’s mind-blowing mix includes a never-before-seen preview from the company’s upcoming DRACULA (opening on Halloween at Blackfriars Theatre!) along with much more from these masters of motion theatre.

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

Stand-up Through the Ages

September 16th at 9:00pm

Same folks, new jokes! STAND-UP THROUGH THE AGES is back this year with a new comedy showcase featuring performers in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and even 70s! After watching their individual performances back to back, you'll realize that they have nothing – and everything – in common. The show features Kara Maillie, Derrick Williams, Charlie Frusci, Greg Owens, Adele Fico, Phyllis Reed, and host Bob Holzwarth.

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

Elvira: The Immigration Play

September 16th at 9:30pm

A new work by Jessica Carmona, ELVIRA: THE IMMIGRATION PLAY is based on the life story of Elvira Arellano. The play centers around an imaginary encounter between a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent and Elvira. As the interrogation unfolds, Elvira recounts her journey, from being the daughter of a farmer in México to becoming TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year.

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

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

Wild Horses by Allison Gregory

September 17th at 11:00am

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

PUSH Physical Theatre Workshop

September 17th 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

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