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Altar Boyz

September 10th at 7:00pm

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

Somewhere In Between

September 11th at 6:00pm

"Somewhere In Between" is a collaborative work created with the intention of exploring individuality within the lens of gender expression. This evening-length work is comprised of dance, music and poetry, creating an all-inclusive atmosphere that will allow audiences to delve into their own experiences while witnessing this multi-disciplinary performance. Choreographed by Artistic Director Zachary Frazee and dancers, while accompanied by local poets and featured musician Greg Woodsbie, this performance should not be missed.

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

DIGGETY BOP

September 11th 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

The Laser Comedy Show

September 11th at 8:00pm

"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

Sisters In Song

September 11th at 9:00pm

Enjoy sweet sibling harmony with The Ault Sisters! This Canadian vocal trio performs favorite tunes by famous sister groups such as The Andrews Sisters, The McGuire Sisters and The Pointer Sisters, as well as their own original tunes. The Ontario sisters recently released their album "Sisters In Song," and can be seen on the hit Canadian television show, "Your All Time Classic Hit Parade." Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @theaultsisters.

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

Somewhere In Between

September 12th at 6:00pm

"Somewhere In Between" is a collaborative work created with the intention of exploring individuality within the lens of gender expression. This evening-length work is comprised of dance, music and poetry, creating an all-inclusive atmosphere that will allow audiences to delve into their own experiences while witnessing this multi-disciplinary performance. Choreographed by Artistic Director Zachary Frazee and dancers, while accompanied by local poets and featured musician Greg Woodsbie, this performance should not be missed.

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

Diary of a Substitute Teacher – Trials, Tribulations and Tantrums

September 12th at 7:00pm

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

The Laser Comedy Show

September 12th at 8:00pm

"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

Sinatra at the Sands Reprise

September 13th at 6:00pm

"Sinatra at the Sands Reprise" recreates the 1966 show and features Frank Torchio’s rendering of the Chairman of the Board and The Russell Scarbrough Orchestra swinging like the Count. The Reprise Show includes many definitive readings 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: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

Dogfight the Musical

September 13th 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: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Theatre

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

September 13th at 8:00pm

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

Altar Boyz

September 13th 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

#Deaf Talent!

September 14th 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

Calotta Cash and Dollar Bill Show

September 14th 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

Pop Go The Bells

September 14th at 1:00pm

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

Lyric Voices Cabaret

September 14th 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

Little Red's Most Unusual Day Children's Opera

September 14th at 3:00pm

“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

Somewhere In Between

September 14th at 4:00pm

"Somewhere In Between" is a collaborative work created with the intention of exploring individuality within the lens of gender expression. This evening-length work is comprised of dance, music and poetry, creating an all-inclusive atmosphere that will allow audiences to delve into their own experiences while witnessing this multi-disciplinary performance. Choreographed by Artistic Director Zachary Frazee and dancers, while accompanied by local poets and featured musician Greg Woodsbie, this performance should not be missed.

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

A Fork In The Road

September 14th at 5:00pm

In the tradition of "The Twilight Zone" and "The Outer Limits" comes "A Fork In the Road," an interactive supernatural suspense dramedy presented by Impact Theatre. While visiting their son, a grieving couple encounters strange happenings and odd characters, all directing them to their final destination. Performed by the In Your Face Players, this original play – written and directed by NYC author Frank Irace – will surely astound. Admission is FREE (donations accepted), though seating is limited.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Theatre

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

September 14th 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

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