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Carrie: The Musical

September 12th at 7:30pm

RAPA/OFC Creations presents CARRIE: THE MUSICAL, book by Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and music by Michael Gore. Adapted from Stephen King's novel, it focuses on an awkward teenage girl with telekinetic powers whose lonely life is dominated by an oppressive, religious-fanatic mother. When she’s humiliated by her classmates at the high school prom, she unleashes chaos on everyone and everything in her path. Direction by Tina Crandall-Gommel; Vocal Direction by Heather Lonardo; Music Direction by Dave Curry.

  • Length: 150 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Theatre

The Hooperellas Spectacular!

September 13th at 7:00pm

THE HOOPERELLAS SPECTACULAR! is a unique variety show featuring flow-art choreography, burlesque and modern dance, live musical performances, poetry, slapstick comedy, and more! Known for their raw, energetic, and sometimes acrobatic choreography, the Hooperellas incorporate a variety of props – including aerial Lyra. Things could get raunchy when you step into their silent film and are transported to the enchanting world of the Hooperellas! Find them on Facebook and Instagram @hooperellas.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Holding On through Song: A Celebration of the African-American Spiritual

September 13th at 8:00pm

First Inversion presents a unique experience, combining improvisation in the oral tradition with written arrangements of African-American spirituals for various configurations of choir, soloists, instrumentalists, and the gathered community. The singers of First Inversion are joined by guest artists Jason Holmes, Marcus Jefferson, Alan Jones, and Kearstin Piper-Brown. Words from Rochester’s own Frederick Douglass and other African-American leaders, scholars, and artists will provide historical context and sacred story that will inform our journey with this powerful music.

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

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

September 14th at 7:00pm

This groundbreaking Off-Broadway/Broadway smash musical follows Hedwig, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock 'n' roll goddess, who happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation that has left her with "an angry inch." This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed as a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine. It's a rocking ride, funny, touching, and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile. Starring Hector Manuel and Sable Stewart.

  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Theatre

The Violet Hour

September 14th at 8:00pm

THE VIOLET HOUR explores the career of internationally acclaimed soprano Leontyne Price – from the early beginnings of her career up to her final performance of the opera, Aida, at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1985. With the ingenious use of projections and audio, Ms. Lamarre will portray the life of Ms. Leontyne Price, a truly iconic American.

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

LOST IN THE SHUFFLE

September 15th at 11:00am

A surefooted 'hoofer' time-steps through a tap dance retrospective. Cheryl Johnson will perform a 'song & dance' travelogue of her experiences from: touring dance companies, pioneering MTV, TV specials, nightclubs, a Country & Western band, Bach festivals, and musical theatre. The program includes guest appearances by Katherine Kramer (a 2018 American Tap Dance Foundation Hoofer Award Honoree), pianist Richard DeLaney (Director of The Mambo Kings), and other surprise musical guests.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Dance

WORLD MUSIC & YOGA BALLET

September 15th at 12:00pm

WORLD MUSIC & YOGA BALLET is a unique, world-class music and ballet show. Timeless ballet is mixed with and performed in the Yin Yoga tradition of slow, steady, peaceful movements. The music combines Indian, Middle Eastern, and Classical instruments with vocal chorus and dance. Alto flute and Celtic 34-string harp play the live, lead melodies. Underneath, the binaural beats provide Gamma and Theta amplified sound frequencies by JS Epperson, recorded by Dave Anderson and Andy Calabrese. Director and choreographer: Heather Roffe.

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

Pop Go The Bells

September 15th at 1:00pm

On Saturday nights while you're waiting in line for a fabulous show at The Lyric, Sandy Gianniny and her TPC Ringing Team of Amanda Gianniny and Cecil Buchinger will be performing a concert on neighboring Third Presbyterian Church’s newly renovated 91-year-old chimes. For decades, they have charmed the neighborhood with beautiful hymns...but wait!! This is Fringe!! They’re playing their favorite pop tunes! Get in line early for a great seat at The Lyric and join the fun! #popgothebells

  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Lyric Lawn
  • Genre: Music

Frazee Feet Dance: A Compilation of Choreography by Zachary Frazee

September 15th at 2:00pm

A must-see event! Frazee is an emerging local choreographer and these performances will showcase his choreographic repertoire and movement diversity. Ranging from solo to group works, older favs to new creations, modern dance aesthetics to underlying tones of classical ballet, and varying concepts ranging from exploring masculinity to family dynamics – there's a little something for everyone. Follow us on Instagram @frazeefeetdance and see what we’re up to.

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

An Equal Right to Act: Remembering the Rochester Woman's Rights Convention of 1848

September 15th at 3:00pm

A production of FirstLight Players, AN EQUAL RIGHT TO ACT portrays the historic Rochester women's rights convention of 1848. Attended by such famed agitators as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and Frederick Douglass, the convention provided a unique forum for spirited debate on the right of all men and women to live their lives to the fullest. Their words echo through history. The performance is accompanied by live period music and vintage photos of many of the original participants.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Theatre

The Hooperellas Spectacular!

September 15th at 5:00pm

THE HOOPERELLAS SPECTACULAR! is a unique variety show featuring flow-art choreography, burlesque and modern dance, live musical performances, poetry, slapstick comedy, and more! Known for their raw, energetic, and sometimes acrobatic choreography, the Hooperellas incorporate a variety of props – including aerial Lyra. Things could get raunchy when you step into their silent film and are transported to the enchanting world of the Hooperellas! Find them on Facebook and Instagram @hooperellas.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Pop Go The Bells

September 15th at 6:30pm

On Saturday nights while you're waiting in line for a fabulous show at The Lyric, Sandy Gianniny and her TPC Ringing Team of Amanda Gianniny and Cecil Buchinger will be performing a concert on neighboring Third Presbyterian Church’s newly renovated 91-year-old chimes. For decades, they have charmed the neighborhood with beautiful hymns...but wait!! This is Fringe!! They’re playing their favorite pop tunes! Get in line early for a great seat at The Lyric and join the fun! #popgothebells

  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Lyric Lawn
  • Genre: Music

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

September 15th at 7:00pm

This groundbreaking Off-Broadway/Broadway smash musical follows Hedwig, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock 'n' roll goddess, who happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation that has left her with "an angry inch." This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed as a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine. It's a rocking ride, funny, touching, and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile. Starring Hector Manuel and Sable Stewart.

  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Theatre

Holding On through Song: A Celebration of the African-American Spiritual

September 15th at 8:00pm

First Inversion presents a unique experience, combining improvisation in the oral tradition with written arrangements of African-American spirituals for various configurations of choir, soloists, instrumentalists, and the gathered community. The singers of First Inversion are joined by guest artists Jason Holmes, Marcus Jefferson, Alan Jones, and Kearstin Piper-Brown. Words from Rochester’s own Frederick Douglass and other African-American leaders, scholars, and artists will provide historical context and sacred story that will inform our journey with this powerful music.

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

Carrie: The Musical

September 15th at 9:00pm

RAPA/OFC Creations presents CARRIE: THE MUSICAL, book by Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and music by Michael Gore. Adapted from Stephen King's novel, it focuses on an awkward teenage girl with telekinetic powers whose lonely life is dominated by an oppressive, religious-fanatic mother. When she’s humiliated by her classmates at the high school prom, she unleashes chaos on everyone and everything in her path. Direction by Tina Crandall-Gommel; Vocal Direction by Heather Lonardo; Music Direction by Dave Curry.

  • Length: 150 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Theatre

LOST IN THE SHUFFLE

September 16th at 11:00am

A surefooted 'hoofer' time-steps through a tap dance retrospective. Cheryl Johnson will perform a 'song & dance' travelogue of her experiences from: touring dance companies, pioneering MTV, TV specials, nightclubs, a Country & Western band, Bach festivals, and musical theatre. The program includes guest appearances by Katherine Kramer (a 2018 American Tap Dance Foundation Hoofer Award Honoree), pianist Richard DeLaney (Director of The Mambo Kings), and other surprise musical guests.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Dance

Elemental Enormity

September 16th at 12:00pm

DeLucia-Benson Dance is a modern dance company based in NYC. Artistic Director Erin DeLucia-Benson, a Rochester native, has danced professionally in NYC for 14 years. This new work, ELEMENTAL ENORMITY, is an exploration of movement, music, sound, and materials that contrasts the ordinary and the extraordinary and offers unexpected visual displays of artistry. Full of athleticism and grace, this work is exciting, complicated, thought-provoking, authentic, and uniquely moving.

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

"She Loves You!" The TLC Trio Sings the Beatles

September 16th at 1:00pm

Celebrate the timeless music of the Beatles as performed by Western New York’s TLC Trio (Theresa Quinn, Leah Zicari & Cathy Carfagna). The Trio returns to the Fringe for a third consecutive year, following its sold-out shows LADIES OF THE CANYON (2016) and SONGS IN THE KEY OF 'EH'! (2017). Featuring glorious harmonies and engaging musicianship, SHE LOVES YOU! will delight audiences with fresh versions of the Fab Four’s best-loved songs. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Music

WORLD MUSIC & YOGA BALLET

September 16th at 2:00pm

WORLD MUSIC & YOGA BALLET is a unique, world-class music and ballet show. Timeless ballet is mixed with and performed in the Yin Yoga tradition of slow, steady, peaceful movements. The music combines Indian, Middle Eastern, and Classical instruments with vocal chorus and dance. Alto flute and Celtic 34-string harp play the live, lead melodies. Underneath, the binaural beats provide Gamma and Theta amplified sound frequencies by JS Epperson, recorded by Dave Anderson and Andy Calabrese. Director and choreographer: Heather Roffe.

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

Fabulous Females

September 16th at 5:00pm

"Come on a my house” and enjoy the songs of top female artists from ‘Your Hit Parade!’ Ann Mitchell returns to the Fringe for a lively performance of pop hits from reigning 40s and 50s female vocalists that dominated the music charts. Musically reminisce with Ann and her band as they perform your favorites from Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Kay Starr, and more!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Music

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