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Velvet Determination

September 15th at 5:00pm

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

Dashboard Dramas VIII

September 15th 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

Fiesta at The International Plaza!

September 15th at 5:30pm

The kickoff celebration of the City of Rochester's Hispanic Heritage Month, featuring live performances by local latin band Jazz Tet; cultural parade by Grupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester and volunteers; and special performances by Alma de Mexico, Miss Community Queen 2022 Eva Flow, Miss Latinx Pride 2022 Nicole Conde, and more! Join us for market days on HHM at the International Plaza, every Sunday Sept. 18 - Oct. 16 from 1-5 p.m.

  • Length: 150 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The International Plaza
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Charming Disaster: Our Lady of Radium

September 15th at 6:00pm

Goth-folk duo Charming Disaster’s OUR LADY OF RADIUM is a multimedia musical performance inspired by pioneering scientist Marie Curie. Original songs explore moments from Madame Curie’s life and discoveries, including the ancient folklore of the mountains where radioactive ores were mined; the romance of equals between Marie and Pierre; the spirit medium whose séances they attended; and the tragedy of the “Radium Girls”—plus duels, scandal, alchemy, dwarves, radioactive decay chains, and other secret histories.

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

The Great Improv Therapy Comedy Show

September 15th at 6:00pm

Shake off the shackles of the past and exorcise your demons... with laughter! Join the First Couple of Comedy, Karen and Andy of Defiant Monkey Improv, as they present an hour of improvised cranial therapy, recreating an audience member’s (minor) embarrassing moment and giving them a fresh start.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Club SOTA
  • Genre: Comedy

Bushwhacked British Bake Off: Game of Scones

September 15th 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 15th 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

Oh, the Non-Humanity!

September 15th at 6:30pm

Peanut butter and jelly, 45s in a jukebox, guardian angels, public restroom vending “supplies,” and celestial bodies - what do these all have in common? They are all characters in the five 10-minute plays that make up “Oh, the Non-Humanity!” - very human topics, but none with actual real human characters.

These short plays are written by published playwright Hilary Bluestein-Lyons and will be presented in collaboration with Rochester’s most talented directors and actors.

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

At Home with Garth Fagan Dance

September 15th at 7:00pm

Attendees will get a rare and intimate glimpse into Garth Fagan Dance as we reemerge despite COVID. Meet new dancers perform the classic Garth Fagan Dance Repertoire, including revivals, new pieces, and works-in-progress by the Tony Award-winning choreographer, Garth Fagan, and the Bessie Award-winning Rehearsal Director, Norwood "PJ" Pennewell.

Performances will be narrated by Bessie Award winner Garth Fagan Dance School Director/Asst. Rehearsal Natalie Rogers-Cropper.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Garth Fagan Dance Studio
  • Genre: Dance

One Man's Trash: A Repurposed Circus

September 15th at 7:00pm

Residing behind bins and beneath trash can lids, inventive acrobats, high-flying aerialists, and quirky clowns welcome you into their world for a junkyard adventure. From an inhabited space of discovery and fun, this repurposed circus turns trash into treasure. Dive into the dumpsters to see how they recycle, reuse, and reinvent rubbish into a circus extravaganza.

  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Theater At Innovation Square: The Stage
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

The Painter

September 15th at 7:00pm

"The Painter" is an energetic performance comprised of dance, art and raw emotion. Artist Corinne Yancone creates a large painting live as talented local dancers unite to interpret her story through contemporary and jazz movement. This performance highlights Corinne's painting journey as it aligns with grieving the loss of her father, Robert Fallone Jr. In hopes of brighter days, "The Painter" confides in art and never ceases to find beauty while enduring life's most painful obstacles.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Polite Ink. Comedy Presents: Fill in the Blanks

September 15th at 7:00pm

This is a comedy show for people who love to be a part of the action. The evening will unfold through suggestions from the audience.

We could go to the _________with _________, or save the world from _________ while wearing _________. You get the picture! Even the prepared sketches will have parts for you to lend your voice. The world is heavy right now, so we're going to keep it very light, fun and _________. (You said "bedazzled" didn't you?)

YOU.WILL.LAUGH.

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

Some Ska Band

September 15th at 7:00pm

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

When The Souls Rise

September 15th at 7:00pm

When the Souls Rise (1990) is a phantasmagoric homage to and celebration of Halloween from the souls’ perspective. Through dance, music, and drama, director/choreographer Anne Harris Wilcox and sound artist Ward Hartenstein lead dancing spirits through one magical night of revelry. Adding to its aura of mystery, this year’s performance is set in Rochester’s historic, treasured Mount Hope Cemetery.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Genre: Dance

Cirque du Fringe: Afterglow

September 15th 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

Howie Hypnotize: A Comedy Hypnosis Show

September 15th at 7:30pm

Stars are born from audience participation, so be a star (you know you want to). Live and in-person only!

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Club SOTA
  • Genre: Comedy

The Innerloop Blog Presents!

September 15th at 7:30pm

You've liked the memes, you've shared the articles, now come check out The Innerloop Blog LIVE! The creators of Rochester's favorite fake news source (Shane Allen and Michael Colon) will host a fantastic night of comedy featuring the funniest people in WNY. There will also be plenty of games and prizes to go along with the raunchy jokes planned in this hour-long stand-up show!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Focus Theater
  • Genre: Comedy

Show Boat (1951)

September 15th at 7:45pm

(NR, 1951, George Sidney, 108 mins.) The famed Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein musical about Mississippi riverboat life chronicles the problematic romance between the beautiful daughter of the ship's captain and a prodigious gambler. Starring Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel and William Warfield. Warfield’s nephew Thomas Warfield will introduce the film.

  • Length: 108 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

What the Fach?!

September 15th at 7:45pm

The opera industry uses the German "Fach" system to classify specific voice types, and “What the Fach?!” expands the possibilities of performance beyond these categories. This cabaret show reimagines the operatic canon through recasting and reinterpreting the repertoire. The pieces presented will span from Baroque to contemporary works by living LGBTQ+ composers, allowing opera artists and audiences to envision a more inclusive future for this art form.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Ensemble Theatre
  • Genre: Music

Dirk Darrow: Magic of Future Past

September 15th at 8:00pm

From 17-time Fringe Festival Award Winner Tim Motley…

★★★★★ “Incredible.” - Edmonton Journal “Had the sold-out Geva crowd digging his jive.” - City Newspaper

COMEDY Award - Perth Fringe Fest 2022

★★★★ “Magic of Future Past has us all laughing out loud, completely mesmerised.” - Fourth Wall Media

Time to charge your flux capacitors & sharpen your Blade Runners... Gritty 1930s film-noir retro collides with futuristic sci-fi in this hilarious, time-traveling stage magic spectacle! More info: https://youtu.be/udg1AYxxiJQ

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

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