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

December 31st 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: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

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

December 31st 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: 0 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Bad Idea Entertainment

December 31st at 7:00pm

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

Bad Idea Entertainment

December 31st at 7:00pm

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

Bad Idea Entertainment

December 31st at 7:00pm

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

Ball in the House: Music That'll MOVE Ya

December 31st at 7:00pm

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

Ball in the House: Music That'll MOVE Ya

December 31st at 7:00pm

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

Castle Creek

December 31st at 7:00pm

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

The Commonplace Dance Project

December 31st at 7:00pm

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 these dances representing everyday emotions, beauty and rawness are exposed to be enjoyed by all ages.

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

Coyote Challenges the World

December 31st at 7:00pm

Open Road Theatre presents COYOTE CHALLENGES THE WORLD, which focuses on the issue of bullying using the Native American Medicine Wheel. We all need to be accepted and appreciated, but how we achieve this? Coyote declares he is the smartest, best-looking animal, so he should be the Ruler of the World. Eagle, Bear, Snowy Owl, and Mouse challenge Coyote to four leadership tests. Will Coyote achieve acceptance as their leader? Is a bully or a leader? For all ages.

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  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Children's Entertainment

Desert Rhythms Middle Eastern Dance Troupe

December 31st at 7:00pm

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!

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

Discover India

December 31st at 7:00pm

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.

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

Doug Stone Quartet

December 31st at 7:00pm

An alumni 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.

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

Elvira: The Immigration Play

December 31st at 7:00pm

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

Elvira: The Immigration Play

December 31st at 7:00pm

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

An Evening with CottonToe

December 31st at 7:00pm

Mike "CottonToe" Scrivens has been playing his own version of acoustic blues in and out of Rochester for the past five years. He engages audiences young and old with his soulful voice, singing stories of those less fortunate and others with whom he's crossed paths in his lifetime. Frank DeBlase from CITY Newspaper described his debut CD, DOWNTRODDEN BLUES, as "eight songs that were bluesy, yes, but with other elements of singer-songwriter and warm Americana denim, wood, and wire."

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

Flower City Vaudeville's First Annual Farewell Tour

December 31st at 7:00pm

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

Flower City Vaudeville's First Annual Farewell Tour

December 31st at 7:00pm

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

Flower City Vaudeville's First Annual Farewell Tour

December 31st at 7:00pm

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

Flower City Vaudeville's First Annual Farewell Tour

December 31st at 7:00pm

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

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