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The Laser Comedy Show

September 14th at 6:00pm

"The Laser Comedy Show" is a one-of-a-kind storytelling/art show by Chicago comedian Chris Fair. Fair hand-illustrates characters and worlds in real time while voice-acting the characters – kind of a live comic-book-meets-puppet show. Having studied improv, sketch comedy and acting at Chicago's famous Second City Theater, Fair has taken his show to more than 40 comedy festivals across the U.S. and Europe.

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

MargOH! Channing is HUNG

September 14th at 7:00pm

MargOH! Channing, "The Boozy Chanteuse" is HUNG every morning! Experience what it's like for her as she tells stories of fun, frolic and regret, along with fables from forgotten evenings of power drinking. We've all been there! Get HUNGover with MargOH! in her all-new show of booze, laughter and song. Musical Direction by Yasuhiko Fukuoka

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

My Big Funny Peter

September 14th at 8:00pm

As seen on "Oprah," internationally known comedian and Rochester native Peter Bisuito brings his comedy show home for the first time since his sold-out show at The Little Theater in December, 2013. Peter travels the world, performs on cruise ships and is appearing in his very own upcoming sitcom this fall with co-star Jeff Roberson (the man behind iconic drag queen Varla Jean Merman). Visit his website www.MyBigFunnyPeter.com or follow him on social media @mybigfunnypeter.

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

Altar Boyz

September 14th at 9:00pm

Rochester-area premiere! This foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy chronicles a fictitious Christian boy band on the last night of their “Raise the Praise” tour. Featuring five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham, "The Altar Boyz" will delight audiences with its tight harmonies and spectacular choreography. With a cast of Rochester favorites, Last Fool Productions’ Fringe offering delivers a message of unity: "There is no star as bright as its constellation, no harmony in a single voice."

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

Little Red's Most Unusual Day Children's Opera

September 15th at 11:00am

“Little Red’s Most Unusual Day” is an operatic retelling of the “Little Red Riding Hood” story, in a way you have never seen before! This family-fun production introduces children to the world of opera by including iconic music from Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” and several Offenbach operettas. “Little Red” is part of John Davies’ Opera Tales Series and has been performed across the country. This immersive production will feature students and alumni from the Eastman School of Music.

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

#Deaf Talent!

September 15th at 12:00pm

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

Pop Go The Bells

September 15th at 12:30pm

While you're waiting in line for a fabulous show at The Lyric, enjoy a concert performed by Sandy and Amanda Gianniny on neighboring Third Presbyterian Church's 92-year-old chimes. For decades, they have charmed the neighborhood with beautiful hymns....but wait!! This is Fringe!! They're playing their favorite pop tunes! Get in line early at The Lyric or take a stroll down historic East Avenue and join the fun!

  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Lyric Lawn
  • Genre: Music

Calotta Cash and Dollar Bill Show

September 15th at 1:00pm

Direct from New York City, Calotta Cash and Dollar Bill – the queen and king of the dollar store – premiere their new show, "A Dollar And a Dream." With homespun humor and familiar country songs, they'll help you realize your big dreams on a budget. This cabaret-style show features audience participation (with dollar store makeovers as the highlight!) But as Calotta Cash and Dollar Bill say, “Don’t call us cheap – just call us frugal!”

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

Lyric Voices Cabaret

September 15th at 2:00pm

Join Lyric Voices and Lyric Voices Up for an amazing afternoon of song and dance! Lyric Voices features area performers ages 10-13, and Lyric Voices Up are high school-aged performers.

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

Holding on Through Song II: Embodying the African-American Spiritual with FuturPointe Dance and First Inversion

September 15th at 4:00pm

Hailed as “a gut-wrenching, educational and emotional performance that truly rang out to the heavens and called down the Ancestors,” (CITY Newspaper) First Inversion and FuturPointe Dance join forces this year to embody through sound and movement a selection of African-American spirituals involving choir, soloists, instrumentalists, dancers and the gathered community. Words from Rochester’s own Frederick Douglass and other African-American leaders, scholars and artists provide historical context and sacred story to illuminate our journey.

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

Diary of a Substitute Teacher – Trials, Tribulations and Tantrums

September 15th at 5:00pm

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

A Grand Night for Singing: A Tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein

September 15th at 5:00pm

Vocalist Casey Jones Costello returns to the Fringe, accompanied by pianist John Palocy, to pay homage to the prolific Broadway songwriting team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring selections from their most iconic shows, including "Oklahoma!," "South Pacific," "The King and I" and "The Sound of Music," Costello entertains and enlightens with songs and with anecdotes about the Broadway duo's historic partnership. Sure to be an "enchanted evening" for audiences of all ages!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Formal Vestibule
  • Genre: Music

#Deaf Talent!

September 15th at 6:00pm

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

Dogfight the Musical

September 15th at 7:00pm

It's November 21, 1963, and three young Marines have set out for a final boys' night of partying and a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion. Filled with impressive melodies and an unexpected love affair, "Dogfight" is a powerful experience for all audiences. Performed by OFC Creations' teens.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Theatre

Which Bitch Did It?

September 15th at 8:00pm

When “Clue” meets “Rupaul’s Drag Race,” audiences are forced to ask, “Which Bitch Did It?” A series of questionable and outrageous deaths occur in rapid succession at Stately Manor and the spooked survivors must band together to uncover the motives and identity of the cryptic killer. Join our drag performers in solving this hilarious, fast-paced Agatha-Christie-meets-Monty-Python murder mystery, and test your deductive skills by attempting to guess, “Which Bitch Did It?”

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

MargOH! Channing is HUNG

September 15th at 9:00pm

MargOH! Channing, "The Boozy Chanteuse" is HUNG every morning! Experience what it's like for her as she tells stories of fun, frolic and regret, along with fables from forgotten evenings of power drinking. We've all been there! Get HUNGover with MargOH! in her all-new show of booze, laughter and song. Musical Direction by Yasuhiko Fukuoka

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

Little Red's Most Unusual Day Children's Opera

September 16th at 7:00pm

“Little Red’s Most Unusual Day” is an operatic retelling of the “Little Red Riding Hood” story, in a way you have never seen before! This family-fun production introduces children to the world of opera by including iconic music from Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” and several Offenbach operettas. “Little Red” is part of John Davies’ Opera Tales Series and has been performed across the country. This immersive production will feature students and alumni from the Eastman School of Music.

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

LOL with SIS (Sustain, Inspire, Survive)

September 17th at 5:00pm

A great night of laughs, complimentary food tastings and auction items – all to support a wonderful cause! Sustain Inspire Survive (SIS) is a non-profit organization providing financial grants to patients undergoing treatment. Funds raised from SIS events are given directly to local patients battling breast cancer. Featured to appear are comedians Jon Fisch, Erica Spera and more, while event auctions include gift baskets from local businesses. More information can be found at http://helpsis.com.

  • Length: 240 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Main Stage
  • Genre: Comedy

Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo

September 18th at 6:00pm

Returning to Rochester Fringe! Random bingo numbers determine which joke or story NYC's Shawn Wickens tells. Some are great. Some are not. The audience plays along on bingo cards to win PRIZES. Some are great. Some are not.

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

DIGGETY BOP

September 18th at 7:00pm

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

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