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Connie Fredericks-Malone: Alone With My Music

In 2018, Connie Fredericks-Malone launched her one-woman show, "Alone with My Music." Accompanied by digitally mastered backing tracks, Connie reinterprets songs made famous by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, Dakota Staton, Nancy Wilson, Nat King Cole, Patsy Cline, Sarah Vaughan and many others. “Songs performed by these artists are rich with innuendo and subtext," says Connie. "As a former musical theatre actress, it is a thrill to explore this material and to add my interpretation.”

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage
  • Genre: Music
  • Location Type: Outdoor

Fairytale Fun Family Concert with the BenAnna Band

Join a musical adventure with the BenAnna Band and explore all the fantastical creatures from your wildest dreams. BenAnna Band is a musical duo featuring an early childhood musician and music therapist who provide engaging, child-centered music that will get the whole family moving and grooving. They even bring a large amount of hand-held instruments for the kids and caretakers to play along! (Note: This performance is geared towards children who are developmentally 0-8 years old.)

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage
  • Genre: Kids Fringe
  • Location Type: Outdoor

Gilbert and Sullivan's Improbable New Musical: Less Miserable

Fans of both Les Miz and Gilbert and Sullivan will delight in this hysterical new musical.

In the hereafter, Gilbert and Sullivan (the fathers of the modern musical) wager they can remake the plot of the world's longest-running musical with their songs and topsy-turvy plot twists. These twists make Les Miz less miserable!

Off-Monroe Players celebrate their 45th anniversary by presenting the U.S. premier of this delightful award-winning show, written by Susan Ellerby for the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019.

  • Length: 55 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Hart Theater
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Location Type: Indoor

Girls' Night Out at the Opera

Uh, oh! Diva personalities collide during a bachelorette party! Girls' Night Out invites audiences of all ages to experience the drama of opera in a fun, fresh way. This one-hour, cabaret-style performance will delight veteran opera fans and entertain the "classical-music-curious."

Leading ladies are: Léa Bouillon, Gabriela Fagen, Brittany Hebel, Joelle Lachance, Jessica Moss, and Yvonne Trobe. Directing this catfight is Emily Cuk, with piano accompaniment by Wilson Southerland.

Come join the party, and experience opera in a new way!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Hart Theater
  • Genre: Music
  • Location Type: Indoor

Hips ‘n Harmony

Join the premier all female-identifying a cappella group from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Composed of around 20 talented females, Hips ‘n Harmony is a passionate group of musicians who sing a broad variety of music in a wide array of venues.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage
  • Genre: Music
  • Location Type: Outdoor

Jerry Falzone & Liar's Moon

Original rock-n-roll from the Rust Belt! If you love Tom Petty, The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, this is a Fringe show not to be missed.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage
  • Genre: Music
  • Location Type: Outdoor

Live Painting Live Jazz

Imagine listening to Miles Davis while watching Jackson Pollock paint ... Live!

Watch art created live by painter Nate Hodge, all to the sounds of the Herb Smith Freedom Trio. After the painting is finished, enter a raffle to win it!

  • Length: 180 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage
  • Genre: Music
  • Location Type: Outdoor

Magic Rocks! Illusionist Leon Etienne

As seen on "America’s Got Talent", "Penn & Teller Fool Us!", and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", illusionist Leon Etienne sells out venues around the world with his blockbuster performances of "Magic Rocks!" This jaw-dropping, one-of-a-kind, critically acclaimed hit show is 100% interactive! Witness the world's best grand illusions, award-winning sleight-of-hand, and hilarious comedy in this family-friendly illusion spectacular that brings joy, wonder, and laughter when the world needs it most!

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Hart Theater
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Location Type: Indoor

Moving Mountains

The highly distinctive, adventurous sound of Moving Mountains is characterized by the band members’ combined influences, reflecting not only elements of roots music like blues, Americana, world music and reggae, but also their love of prog, fusion, pop, and abstract improvisation. The band easily moves between their carefully crafted and arranged original songs into extended improvisation and longer compositions. Moving Mountains recently released their first album 'This Quiet World' (November 2021).

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage
  • Genre: Music
  • Location Type: Outdoor

The Northen Light Experience

Come experience Buffalo-based Mike Prince's fusion of electric pop and vocals, backed by the well-known Buffalo band The A-Team!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage
  • Genre: Music
  • Location Type: Outdoor

PUSH Physical Theatre Presents Generic Male: Just What We Need, Another Show About Men

Explosive, athletic, visceral physical theatre ruined by a tragic lack of understanding! Three “Best of Fest” awards, “Critics’ Choice Best Show” at Orlando Fringe plus “Outstanding Production” at Ottawa Fringe have made PUSH Physical Theatre’s masculinity satire an international sensation. Two well-meaning fools begin a serious journey with a comically absurd premise: men apologizing for the show you’re about to see. Hilarious hijinks ensue as they examine assumptions that go unquestioned until spoken aloud.

**Wed., Sep 21 performance is ASL-interpreted.**

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Hart Theater
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Location Type: Indoor

ROC City Ringers

The ROCcity Ringers are delighted to return to Fringe this fall! This talented group of musicians is composed of 15 members whose love for ringing bells brought them together to create music that goes well beyond traditional handbell music. They will present an eclectic mix of music for this year's Fringe, from classical and pop to movie scores and marches!

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Hart Theater
  • Genre: Music
  • Location Type: Indoor

Róisín Dubh

For more than two decades, the musicians of East Rochester High School's Róisín Dubh have brought their unique style of high-energy Irish music to audiences in western New York and beyond. Heard on NPR's famous "Thistle and Shamrock," Róisín Dubh has performed more than 400 times, released four albums, and shared the stage with some of the top Irish musicians from this region and the world.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage
  • Genre: Music
  • Location Type: Outdoor

The Seven Wonders: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

The Seven Wonders is a stunning tribute to the music and legacy of Fleetwood Mac. The band consists of seven world-class musicians whose onstage charisma matches that of the original version. They authentically recreate all the hits of Fleetwood Mac, including Dreams, Go Your Own Way, Landslide, Gypsy, and more. Replicating and paying homage to the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands, The Seven Wonders reconnect fans with the music they love.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Hart Theater
  • Genre: Music
  • Location Type: Indoor

Some Ska Band

A red-hot hour of dance floor-packing tunes as Some Ska Band rocks the JCC with original ska and tasty ska classics.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage
  • Genre: Music
  • Location Type: Outdoor

Violet Mary

Violet Mary, the soulful love-child of Rochester songwriters Mike and Mel Muscarella, brings its unique brand of funky, progressive rock to stages throughout New York, opening for such acts as Danielle Ponder, Adam Ezra Group, moe., and Dawes. Violet Mary has played Rochester Fringe and The Cleveland Borderlight Fringe Festival, performing on outdoor stages and intimate theaters. The band is at home in any scene where music is communal and becomes energy for the soul.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage
  • Genre: Music
  • Location Type: Outdoor

Vocal Point with The Yellow Jackets

Vocal Point is the University of Rochester’s only all-female a cappella group, founded in 1969. The Yellow Jackets are the University of Rochester's first all male cappella group. Both groups feature singers from across the UofR campus and perform throughout the community.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage
  • Genre: Music
  • Location Type: Outdoor

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