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Alternate Endings

On Demand

The world as you know it is ending, though you may choose to deny it. Do you have a belief in God? A belief in science? A belief in superheroes? Nothing can prepare you for the last week of life as we know it. From the mind of Jonathan Price, this American cautionary tale told in 10 vignettes delves into the woes of the modern world. Why are we here? The apocalypse is nigh … Are you prepared?

  • Length: 71 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Are You A Cake or a Crumz

September 13th at 12:00am

Step into Mrs. Debbie Cake's office as she works with her nosey receptionist and an alter ego named "Mrs. VI" to help others identify their 80/20: 80% is what they need to be happy, and 20% is what they can compromise. What happens when they compromise more than 20% and end up feeling "crumzy"? Watch six individuals search for help with their crumzy situations and find solutions -- because sometimes the person who needs to be fixed just might be in the mirror.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Mo-to-the-oncle

On Demand

There’s a time and place for a monocle: 2022 and a New York high school are neither of them. A socially conscious solo comedy about a teen who must wear a monocle after his dad loses their insurance.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

Nocturne

On Demand

This multimedia music/visual performance by the Rochester-based collaborative art project Peaces, led by Austin Retzlaff, integrates modern music of diverse styles into a genre-defying, interdisciplinary extravaganza that is particularly sure to entertain fans of dance music and eclectic internet art.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Music

Olding

On Demand

Four characters. Four Monologues. Life.

An award-winning solo show exploring various challenges of aging.

Clairie reluctantly reflects on her mother’s decline and dying at a grief group. Ranya shares about being a refugee and caregiver at the retirement facility where her job is being threatened. Gloria resists her daughter’s attempt at having her ‘interned’ in said facility. And Harry, a 93 year-old Jewish man, looks back on his life on Atonement Day.

Written and performed by Johanna Courtleigh.

  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

One Empire, Under God

On Demand

A cautionary tale in two acts about the threat of religious extremism and right-wing populism.

  • Length: 130 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Several Small Somethings

On Demand

“Several Small Somethings” is a cluster of music videos inspired by the recordings of several wonderful composer/performers. Creator Martha Schermerhorn presents her interpretation of these stories of love, loss and life through imagery that celebrates the whirl of human experience.

  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Waiting...

On Demand

A movement piece in digital art medium, an attempt at blurring boundaries of disciplines. "I am waiting." This statement is related to many narratives, goals, relationships, mundane every day events, and abstract thoughts about internal and external waiting. Waiting between time, spaces, objects, nature and nurture; waiting consciously or subconsciously for long periods of time. The smallest act of waiting to the indefinite ones. Our experience of waiting is different in infinite ways, even while we share same space, time, and event.

  • Length: 8 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Dashboard Dramas VIII

September 13th at 5:30pm

SOLD OUT FOR 2022! A total sell-out seven years running, this intimate theatre experience is unlike any other. You’ll find yourself immersed in four all-new, 10-minute plays as you rotate from one car to the next. Don’t miss this hilarious, heartwarming, weird, and most of all, one-of-a-kind show. Only eight tickets available per performance!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Comedy

Velvet Determination

September 13th at 6:00pm

Cynthia grew up playing classical piano in a tiny Colorado town, but was determined to achieve the keys to success by attending a prestigious NYC music school. In this autobiographical solo show, Cynthia shares tuneful tales of battling inner demons, nutty neighbors, hitting wrong notes, enduring hard knocks and meeting unique Manhattan characters who inspire, help (and sometimes, hinder) her journey to Carnegie Hall.

"Best Festival Debut," NYC's United Solo Festival; "Best Solo Show" Pittsburgh Fringe. Live classical piano.

  • Length: 55 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: Bar Room (Elephant)
  • Genre: Theatre

Vienna 1847: J.K. Mertz's Bardenklänge, Op. 13

September 13th at 6:00pm

This program is a culmination of guitarist Andrew Flory's love for Mertz's music, in which he dives into Mertz's largest collection of works and takes the listener back in time to Vienna in 1847, when this collection was published. Vienna 1847 features classical guitar from Johann Kaspar Mertz's Bardenklänge, Op.13. Andrew finds these works best capture the essence of Mertz's music, which ranges from the melancholic to the sublime.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Theater At Innovation Square: The Atrium
  • Genre: Music

Bushwhacked British Bake Off: Game of Scones

September 13th at 6:30pm

They’re baaaaaaaaaake! Join the barmy ladies of Bushwhacked for an all-new, EPIC improvised baking battle of a lifetime. It’s a tent divided! New challenges, pitting spouse against spouse. Friend against friend. Coworker against coworker. Stranger against stranger. (Really, it just depends on who you come with and/or your relationship status?) Who will bring glory to their House? Who will prove to be a legend in the baking? Do you have what it bakes? Because: Winter is crumbing…

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Comedy

Dashboard Dramas VIII

September 13th at 6:30pm

SOLD OUT FOR 2022! A total sell-out seven years running, this intimate theatre experience is unlike any other. You’ll find yourself immersed in four all-new, 10-minute plays as you rotate from one car to the next. Don’t miss this hilarious, heartwarming, weird, and most of all, one-of-a-kind show. Only eight tickets available per performance!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Comedy

Sinatra and Friends Returns

September 13th at 7:00pm

Daniel Henry, who has become a tradition at Java's Cafe, presents the sounds of Sinatra and a few of his friends! Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. Nat King Cole, and the King himself - Elvis Presley - just to name a few. Enjoy an hour or more of some of the greatest songs ever written, delivered with Henry's rich, soothing tone during a soft yet powerful performance.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Java's Cafe
  • Genre: Music

The Zoo Story

September 13th at 7:00pm

WallByrd Theatre is proud to present Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story." On a lone bench in the heart of Central Park, a chance encounter pulls two strangers into an absurd and compelling encounter. "The Zoo Story" is a painfully pertinent story of isolation, identity, alienation, and the need for meaning and meaningful human contact. Rochester veteran actors Rick Staropoli and Kevin Sweeney will interchange roles each performance to explore Albee's surreal, poignant work to the fullest.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Cirque du Fringe: Afterglow

September 13th at 7:30pm

Join us in the dazzling Spiegeltent for a night of eye-popping and jaw-dropping variety and comedy, from the creator of past years’ sold-out hits D’illusion, SideShow, and Eclectic Attraction. There’s simply no way to fully prepare yourself for Cirque du Fringe: Afterglow, a world-premiere created just for Fringe and starring Las Vegas legends Matt and Heidi Morgan. "Matt and Heidi just do not let down." - Stage and Cinema

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Public Water Supply

September 13th at 7:30pm

Public Water Supply is New York’s premier Psychedelic Outlaw Country act. The group has been seen on WROC Songs from Studio B and has performed across the Northeast, from Cleveland to Boston. Band members include Alex Brophy on bass, Karis Gregory on lead guitar, Spencer Kornrich on drums, Adrianna Noone on vocals, and frontman Iggy Marino - all masters of their craft. An evening with PWS will leave audiences wanting more!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Rochester Music Hall of Fame
  • Genre: Music

BIODANCE/Elemental Forces Redux

September 13th at 8:00pm

BIODANCE/Missy Pfohl Smith, Dave Rivello Ensemble and W. Michelle Harris reimagine this multi-sensory dance, sound and media performance. Drawing from the elements of nature in the midst of catastrophic climate change, this show invites immersion in both the beauty and destruction all around.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Theater At Innovation Square: The Stage
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Singin' in the Rain

September 13th at 8:00pm

(G, 1952, Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 103 mins.) Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in one of the greatest musicals ever filmed. Musician Don Lockwood (Kelly) rises to stardom during Hollywood's silent-movie era--paired with the beautiful, jealous, and not-so-smart Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). When Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden (Reynolds), Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, audiences laugh when they hear Lockwood speak for the first time--and the studio uses Selden to dub her voice. Set during the advent of "talkies," this film's classic song-and-dance numbers celebrate the beginning of movie musicals.


  • Length: 103 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Stand Up for Drag

September 13th at 8:00pm

Stand Up for Drag is a mission to bring the community together for entertainment, good times, music, and belonging, combining the best of the drag scene with the best of the stand-up comedy scene. Kyla Minx, Yolanda Smilez, and Cindy Arena provide the panache and style for a nonstop evening of laughter, performance, and more, guided by endearing host Kevin Markman. Come be part of the Stand Up for Drag family.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Comedy

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