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Tenderness Along the Way (Ternura En El Camino)

September 25th at 4:00pm

"Tenderness Along the Way (Ternura En El Camino)," a whimsical new play by Candide Carrasco, follows the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela of two little girls, their cowardly dog Pitufo, and the coquette: Agata the cat. They meet fabulous characters like the Sandman who sells dreams, and the beautiful Moon. From the people who brought you "Chocolate Casi Amargo" and so many other hysterical comedies, this is a family show, suitable for audiences 13 and up. In English and Spanish.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

RIT Steel Band Ensemble

September 25th at 4:30pm

Calypso, Socas, and more from the RIT Steel Band Ensemble!

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Music

VFF

September 25th at 4:30pm

New York State Premiere! “VFF” explores friendship through one-hour video chats. Only 11 people can take part in these one-on-one experiences (one per day), hanging out over Zoom with Brian Feldman (“#txtshow (on the internet),” 2020 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival). What is a friendship worth? How do we make friends? What does being friends actually mean? Brian explores these questions and more by offering you an opportunity to define friendship. In times like these, it’s good to have a VFF.

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

Mama G's Story Time Roadshow

September 25th at 4:45pm

“Everyone's favourite pantomime dame," (Metro) is Zooming her fabulously funny family show from the UK to Rochester. Mama G will share original stories about being who you want and loving who you are! You'll get to meet fantastic unicorns, fashionista dinosaurs, and couple of feuding fairies! Get ready for an uplifting and interactive hour of fun with puppets and song. "The show is perfectly suited for all audiences and we as a family adored it." -- Spy in the Stalls.

  • Length: 55 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

Mikaela Davis

September 25th at 4:50pm

Rochester’s Joywave has invited some very special friends to play SMOKESTACKS, including Rochester rock harpist/singer/songwriter Mikaela Davis.

  • Length: 40 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Parcel 5
  • Genre: Music

Almost Magic Show!

September 25th at 5:00pm

Buckle up for this comedic look at the thin line between magic and juggling. Magicians woo audiences by hiding their skills. Jugglers wow audiences with their skills totally on display. Juggling is magic without the deceit! Manipulating multiple objects as well as the audience is all part of the fun in this show for all ages.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Comedy

Bushwhacked Renaissance: Renew, Revive, Re-diculous

September 25th at 5:00pm

Hear ye! Hear ye! Hark and hie thee hither! The time for a rebirthing is nigh! From the depths of the plague on all our houses riseth...BUSHWHACKED! Rejoiceth with the celestial bodies of Bushwhack’d in this once-in-a-lifetime, renaissance-inspired immersive artisanal bacchanal. Attending patrons will unmasque their slumbering genius to create the most transcendent works of art the world will never know. Thou won’t want to misseth this joyous nonce!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: One Fringe Place
  • Genre: Comedy

Charming Disaster's Musical Tarot Show

September 25th at 5:00pm

Delightfully dark musical duo Charming Disaster performs an interactive, musical Tarot reading, with audience members selecting cards that not only determine the set list but also predict the future! Featuring playfully macabre original songs inspired by death, crime, myth, magic, folklore, and the occult, performed with ukulele, guitar, virtuosic foot percussion, and theatrical flair.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Music

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch

September 25th at 5:00pm


Former child star Alison Arngrim returns to Rochester with "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: Nellie Oleson Live!" Best known as acid-tongued, pre-Midol meanie Nellie Oleson from "Little House on the Prairie," Alison Arngrim presents an uproarious evening of storytelling, stand-up, and multi-media about life as everyone's favorite toxic pre-teen brat, complete with petticoats and ringlets. Never afraid to dish the dirt, she lets all the secrets loose of "Little House," Hollywood, and much more.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Theater @ Innovation Square
  • Genre: Theatre

Kopps

September 25th at 5:45pm

Rochester’s Joywave has invited some very special guests to play SMOKESTACKS, including indie electronic band KOPPS, formerly from Rochester.

  • Length: 40 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Parcel 5
  • Genre: Music

Cirque du Fringe: AfterParty

September 25th at 6:00pm

All new for 2021! Let’s eat some cake, drink some bubbly, and leave it all out on the dancefloor! DJ A-Ball will be spinning the nostalgic beats while women-led variety entertainers delight and amaze! Polish up your chicken dance and get ready to toast the wedding couple alongside international party starters, the comedy trio Happy Hour (Matt Morgan, Mark Gindick, Ambrose Martos), for a reception and afterparty unlike any other! Created by Matt Morgan. Strictly 16+ due to adult content.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Italian Circus Tent: The Charlotte
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Complimentary Heckling

September 25th at 6:00pm

Watch out! If she catches you strutting your stuff around the Fringe, you’re likely to get heckled… with compliments! Complimentary Heckling by Crackerjack is back. Will she get you? We sure hope so!

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

flOUR CITY interactive ROCgarden

September 25th at 6:00pm

Take a stroll through our interactive ROCgarden, where you can experience statues of legendary Rochesterians come to life, as they tell their own tales and bits of folklore about our region.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Rochester Contemporary Art Center: Side Lawn
  • Genre: Theatre

Commotion Dance Theater

September 25th at 6:30pm

Commotion Dance Theater returns to Fringe with two new works. “Fairy Tales of Our Own Devising” is a triptych of surreal dances directed by Laurie MacFarlane and created in collaboration with three composers and three visual artists. The piece opens a window into a fantastic and mysterious universe. Ruben T. Ornelas presents an inter-disciplinary work using dance and film that portrays the U.S./Mexico borderlands as a place of shared, lived experience.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Spencer.

September 25th at 6:45pm

Rochester’s Joywave has invited some very special guests to play SMOKESTACKS, including recording artist Spencer., a former Rochesterian now living in Brooklyn.

  • Length: 40 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Parcel 5
  • Genre: Music

Fringin' & Flagons

September 25th at 7:00pm

Adventure and comedy await as table-top role playing and collaborative improvisational storytelling meet in a Fringe show like none before! Enter the world of the Unbroken Veil, where the creatures and magic of the Dungeons & Dragons universe exist in the shadows of our present-day Earth. Assemble your party, grab your dice, and roll initiative as you become the hands of fate that can aid or doom our adventurers in this fast-paced, comedic quest that changes every night!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Made on State: The Commons
  • Genre: Comedy

Growing Up Ringside: A One Woman Show by Mina Liccione

September 25th at 7:00pm

Mina Liccione's new show, "Growing Up Ringside," weaves together hilarious and heartfelt stories from her New York upbringing as the daughter of an Italian-American boxing promoter. From wise guys to Muhammad Ali, and from Broadway dreams to present day in Dubai – where she pioneered a comedy scene – Mina combines comedy, rhythm, spoken word, and multimedia to reveal her talents as a performing artist and writer.

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Theater @ Innovation Square
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

PUSH Physical Theatre: Generic Male

September 25th at 7:00pm

Explosive, athletic, visceral physical theatre ruined by a tragic lack of understanding, "Generic Male” is a World Premiere by award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre. Called “a perfect metaphor-in-motion” by CITY and “a rare treat” by NY Theatre Guide, PUSH has created a satire about clinging to the status-quo. Are we watching a couple of petty idiots or is this the most insightful piece of theatre of the 21st century? No. “Just what we need – another show about men,” raves no one.

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

Sinatra at the Sands Reprise

September 25th at 7:00pm

While "Sinatra at the Sands" is the definitive portrait of Frank Sinatra in the ’60s, "Sinatra at the Sands Reprise" recreates the a 1966 show, featuring Frank Torchio’s rendering of the Chairman and The Russell Scarbrough Orchestra. It includes many of the songs that are most closely identified with Frank Sinatra, such as "Come Fly With Me," "The Lady is a Tramp," "I’ve Got You Under My Skin," and "Luck be a Lady," as well as comedy and impressions.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage
  • Genre: Music

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