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Inner Loop

September 14th at 5:30pm

Inner Loop features three, top-notch veteran Rochester musicians: Meg Gehman, Ray Bellizia, and Doug Kanter. This acoustic trio performs re-imagined pop songs, standards, ballads, and funky, pared-down versions of old R&B classics. In an 'unplugged' show full of surprises, Inner Loop also showcases singer/songwriter Meg's original material, influenced by pop, blues, and soul.

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

Wild Horses by Allison Gregory

September 14th at 5:30pm

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

Howie Hypnotize

September 14th at 6:00pm

Ever wonder what it's like to be on stage? Then volunteer for THE HOWIE HYPNOTIZE SHOW, an interactive experience that makes YOU the star of the show! Howie is always looking for audience members who want to have the most fun, so before each show, he conducts an entertaining experiment to see who can be hypnotized. Whether onstage or in the audience, though, you will have fun!

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

The Madelein/Maddy Comedy Hour

September 14th at 7:30pm

THE MADELEIN/MADDY COMEDY HOUR pairs two hilarious comedians with VERY similar names for a night of laughs. Madelein Smith is a Rochester favorite who has won seven comedy competitions in the Northeast and has performed at festivals in NYC, Toronto, and LA. Maddy Smith is a swiftly rising star in the NYC comedy scene, finalist in the Stand Up NY fest, and winner of the Memphis Comedy Fest Roast Battle.

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

On the Verge of the Outermost Edge of US

September 14th at 7:30pm

It’s spreading. Boundaries. Borders. Divisiveness. This dystopian dance theater piece confronts and explores Walls, Movement, and a shifting of people in space across Boundaries. Sometimes these boundaries are personal, self-made, and even protective, while still others are imposed externally. The visceral and authentic physicality of this performance is accented in media and design. Experience this interdisciplinary dance performance and consider: what separates "US" from "them?"

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

This Sky's Funny!

September 14th at 7:30pm

Performing nationally and internationally, award-winning entertainer Sky Sands has appeared on SHOWTIME, CINEMAX, VH-1 and MSNBC. His friendly, frenetically paced manner makes him a unique comedy experience, with a show that's made up of comedy, magic, audience participation and much more. “Sky’s comedy show was more than just a ‘performance’...it was theatre...it was art. I felt as if I was part of something special. Sky Sands is a MUST SEE!” –Mike Kinnie, Director, Aspen Comedy Festival. Everyone says “This Sky’s Funny!”

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

The Madelein/Maddy Comedy Hour

September 14th at 9:00pm

THE MADELEIN/MADDY COMEDY HOUR pairs two hilarious comedians with VERY similar names for a night of laughs. Madelein Smith is a Rochester favorite who has won seven comedy competitions in the Northeast and has performed at festivals in NYC, Toronto, and LA. Maddy Smith is a swiftly rising star in the NYC comedy scene, finalist in the Stand Up NY fest, and winner of the Memphis Comedy Fest Roast Battle.

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

NEVERMORE! In Motion

September 14th at 9:00pm

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

Pinch and Squeal

September 14th at 9:30pm

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

Doug Stone Quartet

September 15th at 5:30pm

An alumnus of the Maynard Ferguson Big Bop Nouveau, Doug Stone spent many years as a first-call jazz saxophonist in Chicago and the Midwest. In 2009, he moved to Rochester to attend the Eastman School of Music, and currently spends his days teaching at School of the Arts and Eastman Community Music School. His quartet features top-flight Rochester musicians, and will perform original compositions written by Stone over the last 15 years.

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

Ball in the House: Music That'll MOVE Ya

September 15th at 6:00pm

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

The Madelein/Maddy Comedy Hour

September 15th at 6:00pm

THE MADELEIN/MADDY COMEDY HOUR pairs two hilarious comedians with VERY similar names for a night of laughs. Madelein Smith is a Rochester favorite who has won seven comedy competitions in the Northeast and has performed at festivals in NYC, Toronto, and LA. Maddy Smith is a swiftly rising star in the NYC comedy scene, finalist in the Stand Up NY fest, and winner of the Memphis Comedy Fest Roast Battle.

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

Bad Idea Entertainment

September 15th at 7:30pm

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

The Madelein/Maddy Comedy Hour

September 15th at 7:30pm

THE MADELEIN/MADDY COMEDY HOUR pairs two hilarious comedians with VERY similar names for a night of laughs. Madelein Smith is a Rochester favorite who has won seven comedy competitions in the Northeast and has performed at festivals in NYC, Toronto, and LA. Maddy Smith is a swiftly rising star in the NYC comedy scene, finalist in the Stand Up NY fest, and winner of the Memphis Comedy Fest Roast Battle.

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

On the Verge of the Outermost Edge of US

September 15th at 7:30pm

It’s spreading. Boundaries. Borders. Divisiveness. This dystopian dance theater piece confronts and explores Walls, Movement, and a shifting of people in space across Boundaries. Sometimes these boundaries are personal, self-made, and even protective, while still others are imposed externally. The visceral and authentic physicality of this performance is accented in media and design. Experience this interdisciplinary dance performance and consider: what separates "US" from "them?"

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

Howie Hypnotize

September 15th at 9:00pm

Ever wonder what it's like to be on stage? Then volunteer for THE HOWIE HYPNOTIZE SHOW, an interactive experience that makes YOU the star of the show! Howie is always looking for audience members who want to have the most fun, so before each show, he conducts an entertaining experiment to see who can be hypnotized. Whether onstage or in the audience, though, you will have fun!

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

Stand-up Through the Ages

September 15th 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

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

September 15th at 9:30pm

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

Flower City Vaudeville's First Annual Farewell Tour

September 16th 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

The Sky Sands Silly Kids Show!

September 16th at 11:00am

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

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