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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

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

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

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

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

Jumpsuit Suite

September 15th at 8:30pm

An evening-length compilation of contemporary dance repertory, ranging from solos to group works featuring the choreography, contrast and collaboration of Zoe Walders' gestural energy and Zachary Frazee's luscious, dynamic movement.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

ExperiMENTAL

September 15th at 9:00pm

ExperiMENTAL, winner of the Orlando Fringe's "Patrons' Pick" award, is an interactive mind-reading experience that twists reality in the most delightful way. Steven knows what you’re thinking, and he’s happy to prove it to you. Audience involvement is integral to the show, and your individual thoughts and decisions will make every performance a unique event, so bring a secret, bring a friend, and bring an open mind to this most unusual entertainment experience.

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

Nickel Flour Presents an ICONIC Variety Show

September 15th at 9:00pm

Don't miss this genre-defining variety show from the company that brought audiences "1st Impressions", a choose-your-own-adventure play, in 2021! Katherine Marino of "Muffin Theatre Spectacular” fame plays the lovely and hilarious hostess, guiding audiences through iconic Fringe genres during this jam-packed hour of comedy, music, theater, juggling and more! Great for those who like a little bit of everything (or are too picky to choose).

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

Oh, the Non-Humanity!

September 16th at 4:00pm

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

Rochester City Ballet: Turn of the Screw and Other Terrifying Tales

September 16th at 7:00pm

Rochester City Ballet performs eerie tales including “The Turn of the Screw,” a classic thriller novella by Henry James. This “most wonderful, poisonous little tale,” as Oscar Wilde called it, will have goosebumps running up your spine. RCB returns to Fringe showing a different side to their talented, versatile artists. The mesmerizing story of ghostly possession is told through theatrically thrilling choreography by famed Salvatore Aiello. You'll be on the edge of your seat, so bring a friend to grab on to!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

Stand-Up Through the Ages

September 16th at 7:30pm

"Stand-Up Through the Ages" is back at Club SOTA! Seven comedians ranging from their 20s to their 80s share their unique and hilarious observations, proving that no matter your age, life is definitely a laughing matter. The popular performers from previous sold-out shows return, bringing original jokes galore. Enjoy the wit of Kelsey Claire Hagen, Tori Hosier, Charlie Frusci, Miriam Zinter, Bob Holzwarth, Dan Mulcahy, and host, Phyllis Reed.

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

Rhythm Delivered

September 16th at 7:45pm

Bang! Clap! Snap! Flap!

DrumatiX presents “Rhythm Delivered,” a performance for all ages mixing tap dance, body percussion, drumming, technology, humor, and audience interaction. This high-energy, imaginative, creative show created by Noa Barankin features international talent. The group uses invented instruments, found items, barrels, buckets, and more to create live soundtracks on stage.

“The techniques, rhythms, and materials...are innovative and fascinating...it’s nearly impossible not to let your toes tap along.”

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind experience!

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

A Tie That Binds

September 16th at 8:30pm

4½ stars at Capital Fringe! Philadelphia-based SHARP Dance Company is thrilled to present “A Tie that Binds,” featuring choreography by Joe Cotler (Former Koresh dancer), Kevin Ferguson & Miguel Quiñones (Former Parsons dancers), and Artistic Director Diane Sharp-Nachsin. Audience favorite numbers include: The Journey (a story of waking up in bed alone), Unguarded Moment (highlighting the strength it takes to break ties that bind us), and Stories (touchstones of relationships we form).

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

The Elites

September 16th at 9:00pm

Join the class revolution! An incident of bullying becomes a metaphorical boxing match between the mother of a private schoolboy and a clueless school psychologist.

Brad Craddock is the author of "Learning Targets," "The Fighting Girl's Guide to Politics," "Pink Ribbons," and "Something Wicked." This biting satire stars Jillian Christensen and Katie Keating.

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

ExperiMENTAL

September 16th at 9:00pm

ExperiMENTAL, winner of the Orlando Fringe's "Patrons' Pick" award, is an interactive mind-reading experience that twists reality in the most delightful way. Steven knows what you’re thinking, and he’s happy to prove it to you. Audience involvement is integral to the show, and your individual thoughts and decisions will make every performance a unique event, so bring a secret, bring a friend, and bring an open mind to this most unusual entertainment experience.

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

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

September 17th at 10:30am

Enter the magical world of twelve princesses who love to dance. They sing to enter a secret passage into an enchanted forest each night. The king proclaims that the first person to discover the secret of where the princesses go each night shall receive their heart's desire and eight bags of gold! Romance, mystery, and comedy will unfold in the magical experience that will enchant all ages. Presented by Terry Fyke's Main Street Players.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

The Worst Scientist

September 17th at 11:00am

Our host, The Worst Scientist, will attempt to lead the audience of scientists young and old through a wacky journey of scientific exploration, discovery, and collaboration. This 30-minute interactive science show brings audience volunteers up on stage to take part in multiple science experiments, games, and quizzes in the context of a light-hearted competition.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Black Box Theatre
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

Summertime Sunshine Singalong with the BenAnna Band

September 17th at 11:30am

Kids will go bananas for this high-energy musical duo that will have everyone singing, dancing, and playing along on live instruments! Bring your dancing shoes and big smiles to make this musical performance to remember. The BenAnna Band wants the whole crowd to get involved in the music-making, so they'll bring a large amount of hand-held instruments for kids and caretakers. This performance is geared towards children who are developmentally 0-8 years old.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Club SOTA
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

Rhythm Delivered

September 17th at 12:15pm

Bang! Clap! Snap! Flap!

DrumatiX presents “Rhythm Delivered,” a performance for all ages mixing tap dance, body percussion, drumming, technology, humor, and audience interaction. This high-energy, imaginative, creative show created by Noa Barankin features international talent. The group uses invented instruments, found items, barrels, buckets, and more to create live soundtracks on stage.

“The techniques, rhythms, and materials...are innovative and fascinating...it’s nearly impossible not to let your toes tap along.”

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind experience!

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

Summertime Sunshine Singalong with the BenAnna Band

September 17th at 1:30pm

Kids will go bananas for this high-energy musical duo that will have everyone singing, dancing, and playing along on live instruments! Bring your dancing shoes and big smiles to make this musical performance to remember. The BenAnna Band wants the whole crowd to get involved in the music-making, so they'll bring a large amount of hand-held instruments for kids and caretakers. This performance is geared towards children who are developmentally 0-8 years old.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Club SOTA
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

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