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The Seal Maiden

September 17th at 1:00pm

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

The Sky Sands Silly Kids Show!

September 17th at 1:00pm

Performing for immature audiences (age is irrelevant) is what award-winning entertainer Sky Sands does best, combining magic with comedy and audience participation. "Sky was able to strike a balance between keeping the younger kids engaged and the older kids interested, while at the same time making the parents laugh. This is an art that Sky does very well. He loves what he does…and it shows!" –Kathy Wolf, Children's Librarian, Central Library. That’s why people say “This Sky’s Funny!"



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

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

PUSH Physical Theatre

September 17th at 3:00pm

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

The Topher Holt Experience

September 17th at 3:30pm

Topher is a professionally trained comedian, dancer, mime, and singer/songwriter, and his performances include a unique combination of these skills. As a principal company member of PUSH Physical Theatre for many years, he brings a powerful strength and presence to the stage as well. Audiences can expect to help create an improvisational song and the family-friendly show will culminate in an interactive drum circle.

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

Bad Idea Entertainment

September 17th at 5:00pm

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

Castle Creek

September 17th at 5:00pm

Castle Creek is an original rock/pop band based in Syracuse. Front woman Kim Monroe's powerful vocals are reminiscent of Susan Tedeschi's soulful style. Live, the band is dynamic and impressive, weaving its way from quiet emotional moments to full-out, foot-stomping rock. Having toured the United States, Ireland, and Japan, Castle Creek is a must-see.

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

The Magic. The Music. The Fun.

September 17th at 5:00pm

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

1962 cult film Carnival of Souls, recut with an all new LIVE score!

September 17th at 7:00pm

Cult classic, psychological thriller, and late-night B-movie staple, 1962's CARNIVAL OF SOULS gets a fresh take with an all-new score performed live alongside the film by avant-garde musician Adam Sterr. The film has been recut and trimmed down to 55 minutes, significantly heightening the suspense and pacing of the original. Cult-cinema lovers and music enthusiasts alike are sure to enjoy this unique presentation of an indie film classic!

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

Wild Horses by Allison Gregory

September 17th at 7:00pm

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

Foreigners

September 17th at 8:00pm

FOREIGNERS tackles the theme of love in two one-act plays by Candide Carrasco. Both plays are set in Chapel Hill, NC. “Night Passengers” is an inside look at the mating dance between an older French woman and a UNC sophomore. "Finally Home" follows a transplanted woman from Rochester, who has left her husband of 27 years for another woman, in her search for a home.

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

ROC City Singers

September 17th at 8:30pm

ROC City Singers is a regional show choir founded and directed by Judith A. Ranaletta. This dynamic group is comprised of 24 talented and promising young performers ranging in age from 14 to 19, and hailing from 15 different schools in four counties. Performing extensively throughout the Rochester area, 2017 marks ROC City Singers' sixth Fringe appearance. This year's show features selections from HAMILTON, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Lady Gaga, and AIDA.

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

Obstacles

September 21st at 5:30pm

Mossa Dance is proud to present the debut of OBSTACLES. An obstacle is defined as "a thing that blocks one’s way or prevents or hinders progress," and facing these barriers is part of the human experience. Fringe audiences can take an intimate look at the challenges one may experience when finding the courage to confront the obstacle ahead.

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

NEVERMORE! In Motion

September 21st at 6:00pm

Witness unique retellings of the eerily haunting works of Edgar Allen Poe. Through the art of pantomime and masque, this singular theatrical experience will submerge audiences into the troubling mind of one of the earliest masters of horror.

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

Matt Griffo & All The Feelings

September 21st at 7:30pm

New songs and stories! Musician and comedian Matt Griffo and cellist Leyla I. Royale bring their quirky Chicago show to Rochester Fringe for a 5th year.‍‍‍ Griffo’s show is what you'd get if Ben Folds and Flight of the Concords had a lovechild. Combining music with comedic lyrics, this Fringe fave sings, plays ukulele, guitar, and piano. He's been featured on FUNNY OR DIE, BUZZFEED, and YouTube. ‍‍ This show is “both toe-tapping and rib-tickling” (Chicago Sun Times). Don't miss this ONE NIGHT ONLY performance!

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

Portraits of Grief

September 21st at 7:30pm

PORTRAITS OF GRIEF offers a thought-provoking look into the process of grief from multiple perspectives. Through dance, this show by Catalyst DanceWorks explores the complex emotions, relationships, and subconscious thoughts that connect all of us to universal themes of love and loss.

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

Human Politics

September 21st at 9:00pm

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

Kire Najdovski Band

September 21st at 9:00pm

Kire's solo debut album, ARRIVAL, is a guitar-driven, melodic, instrumental, rock-fusion work featuring impressive song structure and cultural undertones. It was from this recording project that KNB was formed, a band with natural sustaining and creative energy both on stage and in the recording studio. For this project, Kire enlisted two outstanding musicians that combine to create one of Rochester’s finest rhythm sections: Don Torpy on bass and Emmett Ientilucci on drums.

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

Discover India

September 22nd at 5:30pm

India: home of wisdom, abode of art, and traversed by many in search of its treasures. DISCOVER INDIA brings the experience to you! Immerse yourself in a celebration of culture – theatre, music, dance, sight, sound, and taste – presented by artists from around the globe. See unity in diversity, and feel the heart of India.

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

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