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Avengers: Endgame

September 21st at 7:30pm

(PG-13, 2019, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, 181 mins)
Blockbuster hit. The universe is in shambles after the shattering effects of the Titan Thanos’ actions in Infinity War. With those who are left, the Avengers must unite to repair the balance of the universe. This is the grand ending to a 22-film journey. Starring Robert Downy Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremey Renner and Don Cheadle.

  • Length: 181 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

BardBending: Fight Club Edition

September 21st at 7:30pm

WallByrd Theatre Co. is back with a new action-packed mash-up of William Shakespeare’s greatest hits. This year they’re “bending” convention to bring out the Bard’s inner beast! It’s stage combat in the center ring as "BardBending: Fight Club Edition" samples a slew of Shakespeare’s best-known (and a few unexpected) conflicts. Be it blades or bare knuckles, it’s a bloody free-for-all featuring the company's signature blend of pop culture and classics.

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

Live Coding Computer Music

September 21st at 7:30pm

Code, written live in front of the audience, will generate sonic processes and experimental music. Watch Steven Yi, Assistant Professor at RIT's School of Interactive Games and Media, live code using Csound to explore the intersection of timbres, beats, bytes and time.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 5
  • Genre: Music

The Memory Palace: Live

September 21st at 7:30pm

Live and on stage! The Memory Palace podcast brings a night from the past to the Fringe. The show has carved out a unique place in this new art form, even landing its host a gig as an Artist in Residence at the Met. Drawn from a decade of The Memory Palace including a few tales old and new from Rochester’s own history, Nate DiMeo will present an unforgettable evening of stories, music and images.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
  • Genre: Spoken Word

SHOCK!

September 21st at 7:30pm

SHOCK!: Magic That Will Kick Your @$$. A magic show with a side of mayhem. See why television shows such as "Penn & Teller: Fool Us," "Masters of Illusion" and "Showtime at the Apollo" have all sought out Las Vegas' The Shocker: the Human Highlight Reel of Magic. SHOCK! is a show you will never forget…no matter how hard you try!

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

This Year's Models

September 21st at 7:30pm

The freshest comedy show at Fringe! Comedian and broadcaster Woody Battaglia curates and hosts a hilarious showcase featuring the best of Rochester’s up-and-coming comedy talent. Each night spotlights a different group of funny folks guaranteed to keep the laughs coming. Don’t miss your chance to catch these talented newcomers. See one, then come back for more!

  • Length: 55 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Club SOTA
  • Genre: Comedy

Let the Chips Fall: Improvised Stand-Up

September 21st at 8:00pm

Stand-up comedy off the cuff! Can Rochester’s best comedians be just as funny if they’re unprepared? Let’s find out! With improvised stand-up, audience members text in topics. These stand-up comedians must then – on the fly – improvise comedy inspired by YOUR submitted topics. We never know what’s going to be said, until it’s too late. Presented by Hilary Bluestein-Lyons and Chris Thompson.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Blackfriars Theatre
  • Genre: Comedy

Scheherazade .2

September 21st at 8:00pm

This exciting Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert features four living composers. Mason Bates’ Mothership is an energetic piece that imagines the orchestra as a mothership, “docked” by visiting soloists. Einstein’s Dream by Cindy McTee reads like a diary, recording the dreams of Einstein as he worked on his theory of relativity. Reich’s Three Movement for Orchestra will engage audiences with its unexpected layout. This RPO program concludes with world-renowned violinist Leila Josefowicz in Adams’ Scheherazade.2, a piece written for her.

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
  • Genre: Music

Somewhere Between Justice and Third Period

September 21st at 8:00pm

This is a comedy by William Gleason. Tawny Linkletter is "Miss Everything" in high school. She even won the school fight song contest with her entry, "We Bite." Everything was going great until she was charged with stealing the tune from another source. Now she faces a charge of plagiarism in the second degree and is due in court for the school trial of the decade.

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

Tiramisu

September 21st at 8:00pm

After a completely sold-out run at the 2016 and 2017 Rochester Fringes, Michael Burgos returns with his second show, "Tiramisu." Several years after their relationship ends, Tony – a washed-up American musician – realizes that Teresa – an Italian pastry chef –was the one who got away. Not knowing what else to do, Tony writes a musical about tiramisu and tours it globally, in the hopes that Teresa will see the show and fall in love with him again.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Theatre

Geneseo's Gajjada Bhangra

September 21st at 8:15pm

Gajjda Bhangra is a collegiate-level dance team from SUNY Geneseo that performs and competes throughout the Rochester area with a style of Indian dance, Bhangra. Performances combine traditional and reinvented Bhangra choreography and music, and are energetic, lively and always exciting to watch.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Main Stage
  • Genre: Dance

Massaoke: Night at the Musicals

September 21st at 8:30pm

North American Premiere! Bring the sing to the greatest musicals of all time! Sing along with your favorites from Mamma Mia!, Grease, We Will Rock You, Evita, Dirty Dancing and many, many more! This is not karaoke. This is MASSAOKE. Where we sing and dance our collective hearts out in a unique live-gig setting that no one will ever forget. It. Is. Eurphoric. A celebration of some of the best musical theatre ever written.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Chestnut Street (between East & Main): Chestnut Street Stage
  • Genre: Music

Siena Facciolo

September 21st at 8:30pm

Siena Facciolo is a soul-folk artist. Her powerful voice touches your soul and lets you roam through your memories. Her lyrics reflect a desire to explore, to become more raw and open with her listeners. Experiencing her performances is like gathering around a campfire, childhood story-time. Her music infuses soul into folk, creating a unique sensational sound, and her album, Dear House, was met with beautiful positive reviews. You’ll experience original songs performed with drummer Chris Palace. Photo: Aaron Winters

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Nox
  • Genre: Music

Crazy for Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation

September 21st at 9:00pm

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

Delirium

September 21st at 9:00pm

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

Fowl Play Comedy

September 21st at 9:00pm

A showcase of some of Fowl Play Comedy's best original sketches.

  • Length: 35 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 5
  • Genre: Comedy

Jonathan Burns is (Extra) Ordinary

September 21st at 9:00pm

Jonathan Burns makes ordinary objects into something extraordinary! This audience-interactive variety show is a unique and hilarious exploration of the junk we have lying around our houses. Jonathan has been featured on "America's Got Talent," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late, Late Show with James Corden" and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us," and was deemed "Extremely Funny" by The New York Times.

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

Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play

September 21st at 9:00pm

The critically acclaimed off-Broadway show based on the life of Josephine Baker returns! This six-time "Best of Fest" winner is a one-woman biographical musical that combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century. "It’s is a perfect piece of theatre for the time we are currently in." ★★★★★ (Plays To See NYC) "riveting ... a beautiful celebration" (CITY Newspaper)

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Theatre

Ripple

September 21st at 9:00pm

A collaboration between the creator of "The Immersive Igloo" and Rochester Dance Theatre, "Ripple" is an exploration into the expressive and innovative combination of art and technology that merges the movement of sound and light with the movement of bodies. For this intimate performance, eight speakers are positioned in a circle, producing a 3D soundscape. Columns of light standing between each seat flow and emote with the music and dance to create a dream-like exploration of cause and effect.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Rochester Dance Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

Shotspeare

September 21st at 9:15pm

Rochester premiere of a new adaptation! Five sword wielding actors, one lucky audience member, a ton of booze, the Wheel of Soliloquy, and an entire work of Shakespeare – all in 90 minutes. Equal parts bacchanal and classical theatre, Shotspeare’s adaptation of MACBETH takes the world's most beloved playwright, soaks him in beer, and flips him on his head. You may know the Bard, but you’ve never experienced him like THIS, Rochester!

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

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