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Cocktails & Comedy

Stand-up comedy at Nox Cocktail Lounge! Featuring rising star and international touring comic Damon Sumner (EPIX's "Unprotected Sets," Prime Video’s "Indie Life" and Sirius XM's "RAWDOG"), nationally touring comic and southern gentleman Nathan Owens (“Forth and Ten" podcast), and high-energy hilarity from hometown gal Amy Gibbs Brown. Join us for laughter and libations! Adult Content..

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Nox
  • Genre: Comedy

Colma!

Colma, California is a city of cemeteries, a necropolis filled with little else but graves and their, ah, inhabitants. To increase tourism, the mayor hires consultants who decide to use the city’s own ghoulish reputation as its main selling point. All hell then breaks loose in the form of zombies, ghosts and a witch selling snow tires. A tale of magic, love and the undead. Written by Mark Jabaut, directed by Marcy Gamzon, and starring local favorites.

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

Commotion Dance Theater

Commotion Dance Theater returns to Fringe with new dances that evoke scenes and characters both poignant and absurd. Using sound, text and props, Commotion creates “a realm of fantasy filled with mysterious sights and sounds” (The New York Times) and a “light-hearted performance that requires zero effort to enjoy” (CITY Newspaper). This show is sure to delight and astound.

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

Complimentary Heckling

It's like heckling, only nicer. Crackerjack will be out and about again this year. If she spots you strutting by, she may just have to yell at you about how fantastic you are.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Parcel 5
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Complimentary Heckling

It's like heckling, only nicer. Crackerjack will be out and about again this year. If she spots you strutting by, she may just have to yell at you about how fantastic you are.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Consensual Sax

Presented by Nazareth College, Consensual Sax features Chisato Eda Marling on saxophone, Sarah Rhee-Tirre on piano, and the Scio Sax Quartet. This is your unique opportunity to hear new exotic works by Octavio Vazquez and Aaron Siebert, including the highly praised "Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano." And don't miss the U.S. premiere of Siebert's "Blue Vibrations," dedicated to internationally acclaimed Spanish painter Rafael Úbeda.

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

Cottage Street

Marking their triumphant return to the Avyarium, Cottage Street brings their funk-centered grooves back to Fringe. This four-piece alternative rock band features cello, guitar, bass, drums, and vocals, all of which combine to express an honest and vulnerable take on relationships and life. A family-friendly show that will get you bouncing and thinking.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Avyarium
  • Genre: Music

Crazy for Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation

It’s an all-new Dirk Darrow investigation, from the creator of “2 Ruby Knockers, 1 Jaded Dick," WINNER of 14 fringe festival awards! “A side-splitter, rip snorter, rapid fire hipster that had the sold-out Geva crowd digging his jive.” (CITY Newspaper) " ★★★★★." (Australian Stage, Vancouver Sun) Help this hilarious psychic detective as he hunts down a murderer in a 1930’s mental hospital, interrogating the colorful new characters trapped inside along the way. 5 different characters, 5 mind-blowing magic tricks!

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

Create A Space NOW

Through the eyes of choreographer/director Hettie Barnhill comes an immersive and site-specific theatrical experience using dance, film and text to further the discussion around #BLACKLIVESMATTER and the recent events pertaining to race relations in America. For mature audiences.

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

Creative Writing @ Geneseo

Creative writing students from SUNY Geneseo read their work as part of Geneseo Day at the Fringe.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Dangerous Signs Presents Signed Shorts: A Collection of One Acts by Justin Rielly

"A Vicious Fairy," "Millennial Date Prepping" and the struggle of "Writer's Block" are among the fun and playful scenes explored in several short skits performed by award-winning ASL performance group Dangerous Signs. Added into the mix are select ASL performances of popular songs. The show promises 45 minutes of fun, accessible to both hearing and Deaf audiences.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 5
  • Genre: Theatre

Dashboard Dramas VI

SOLD OUT FOR 2019! This intimate theatre experience puts you so close to the action that you can smell the actors’ breath (if you’re lucky). 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 totally one-of-a-kind show.

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

Dave Rivello Ensemble

Sharp angles contrasted with smooth textures and combined with dynamic solos make for an evening of continuous color in The Dave Rivello Ensemble | RED. Stretching boundaries, challenging expectations and spinning intricate webs of sonic exploration, this performance features all newly composed music by Dave Rivello, specifically created for Fringe 2019. Come and get lost in DRE I RED.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
  • Genre: Music

#Deaf Talent!

In a world that sets audist barriers and defines limitations, bear witness and celebrate the unthinkable as we tear those barriers down. “A Deaf person can do anything a hearing person can, except hear.” "#DeafTalent!" is a multidisciplinary production of local Deaf performers showcasing fabulous artistries: ASL Poetry, Ballet, African Dance, Hip-Hop, Aerial Rope, Storytelling, Signed Music and more. Brought together by JPosh Productions, experience the joy of silence and the strength of determination in achieving the “impossible.”

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

The Decision is Yours! An Interactive Murder Mystery

Be part of a murder mystery! Audience members – provided with various clues – will decide who killed Gordon Forrest, murdered during a Broadway Review rehearsal. They'll also decide which way the action goes and how the story ends. Terry Fyke, director.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Black Box Theatre
  • Genre: Comedy

Delirium

World-traveling storyteller Martin Dockery spins a wild, hilarious and ridiculous true story about love and death. And monarch butterflies! You’ll bust a gut one moment and secretly grab for a tissue the next. “5 STARS: Renowned as one of the finest storytellers on the circuit, Dockery is a verbal magician.” (NOW Magazine, Toronto) “Best storyteller in the U.S.” (Orlando Sentinel) “Shout-it-from-the-rooftop acclaim for 'Delirium.' Sophisticated humor and a strong emotional punch.” (Fresno Bee)

  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Club SOTA
  • Genre: Comedy

Desert Rhythms Belly Dance Troupe

Experience the power and beauty of women through a journey of belly dance. This stunning and original choreography to a lively array of music will captivate and mesmerize audiences. The combination of each unique dancer and their dynamic sense of movement showcases the true allure of this art form. This interpretation of traditional belly dance is sure to delight attendees of all ages.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 5
  • Genre: Dance

Diary of a Substitute Teacher – Trials, Tribulations and Tantrums

Did you ever wonder what it’s like to be a substitute teacher – someone temporarily tasked with your child’s learning? Find out in this hilarious, first-person account! The comedy begins with the interview process and continues to teaching – from kindergarten to high school – including stops in gym, art and (of course) the library. From the mind of Jim Harney, this hysterical and slightly insane journey will show you exactly what it's like to be the sub.

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

DIGGETY BOP

The language of tap dance is a play on words and makes historic references to American culture. "Diggety Bop" is poetry in motion and 'sole' music to be seen, heard and felt. "...Cheryl (Johnson) is a master and what she does... [she] showcased her extensive knowledge and homage to tappers from the past...she bounced and sang with the rhythm of her feet...Every nuance and action had an intent." (Maxine Steinman, MSU 2019) Joined by dancing musical guests, Cheryl's unique artistry will be showcased in this cadenced presentation.

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

Disco Kids

The sell-out disco returns! Big party for pint-size dance machines takes over the Spiegeltent. The next generation of club kids is here, popping and pouting up a storm. Disco Kids is a nonstop, fun-filled, dance extravaganza that is the talk of kid town. Lights, music and glow sticks. Welcome to the Fringe’s not-so-silent disco.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

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