The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival is returning for its seventh year on Sept. 12-22 at venues across Greater Rochester.
School of the Arts, 45 Prince St., Rochester, features five performance spaces for the festival, including Club SOTA. The lineup for the intimate, cafe-style venue includes “Jonathan Burns is (Extra) Ordinary” on Sept. 13-16; “This Year’s Models” on Sept. 13-16 and 19-22; “Stand-Up Through the Ages” on Sept. 14-15, 20 and 22; “Jimmy C’s Kids are Magic Show” on Sept. 15-16 and 22; “Learning Targets” on Sept. 16 and 19-22; and “Women Yelling at Men on Balconies” on Sept. 21-22.
Theater Apparatus will perform “Love and Information” at 6 p.m. on Sept. 13 and 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 at School of the Arts. The show by Caryl Churchill features 40-plus plays performed by six actors about memory, truth, confessions and (virtual) existence. Tickets cost $10.
Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester, will host nine shows: “University of Rochester Institute for Popular Music presents ‘The Yes Album’” on Sept. 14 in Kilbourn Hall; “The Bald-Faced Truth: Comedy Songs by James Harvey” on Sept. 14 in Hatch Recital Hall; “UR IPM presents ‘Led Zeppelin IV’” on Sept. 14 in Kilbourn Hall; “DRE|RED” on Sept. 15 in Kilbourn Hall; “Howie Hypnotize” on Sept. 15 in Hatch Recital Hall; “A Brit of Magic” on Sept. 17-18 in Kilbourn Hall; “After Hours — A Cappella House” on Sept. 19 in Hatch Recital Hall; “Eastman Percussion Ensemble: Steve Reich’s Drumming” on Sept. 22 in Sproull Atrium at Miller Center; and “It’s Music and Comedy with Matt Griffo” on Sept. 11 in Hatch Recital Hall.
The Lyric Theatre, 440 East Ave., Rochester, will present 50 performances over 11 days. These include “Pop Goes the Bells,” “Godspell,” “Carrie The Musical” and “A World of Music and Yoga Ballet, Aria.” Geneseo Day on Sept. 22 features 10 free shows performed by college students and faculty.
The TLC Trio will present “She Loves You!” at 1 p.m. on Sept. 16 at The Lyric Theatre. Western New York musicians Cathy Carfagna, Theresa Quinn and Leah Zicari will journey through The Beatles songbook, highlighting all phases of the group’s career. Tickets cost $20.
Eastman students and alumni will perform in “A Jazz Musician Walks into a Comics Shop” at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19 at The Lyric Theatre, as well as “Embers” at 5 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Gibbs Street Main Stage.
OFC Creations will mount the gender-bending musical “Hedwig and the Angry Itch” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14-16 and 20-21 at The Lyric Theatre. The story follows Hedwig, an East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess, who underwent a botched sex-change operation that left her with “an angry itch.” Hector Manuel and Sable Stewart lead the diverse cast, under the artistic direction of Eric Vaughn Johnson. Tickets cost $10 for seniors and students, $13 for adults.
PUSH Physical Theatre will present three performances for all ages at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15, 20 and 22 at School of the Arts. The shows mark the PUSH stage debuts of Lianne Hart, Ashley Jones and Walker Robeson.
“All three performers have been training with us since our summer intensive in June, which attracts artists from all over the world,” said Darren Stevenson, co-founder and co-artistic director. “We’re very excited to introduce our new PUSHers to the hometown crowd before heading out on the road in October.”
The shows include highlights from PUSH’s season that included collaborations with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ying Quartet. Tickets cost $18.
Tym Moss will bring his New York City cabaret show, “A-Live: Fun! Fabulous! Flamboyant!,” at 8 p.m. on Sept. 21 and 6 p.m. on Sept. 22 at Writers & Books, 740 University Ave., Rochester. The program explores his confusion of growing up gay in Midwest in the ‘60s and ‘70s, which led to an alcohol and drug addiction.
ArtAwake is looking for area visual artists, performers and musicians to take part in its 10th annual exhibition from noon to midnight on Sept. 22 on the top floor of First Federal Plaza, 28 E. Main St., Rochester, in what was formerly The Changing Scene.
The free, one-day event strives to unite the community, as well as inspire discussion that leads to innovative solutions for Rochester’s unused spaces for its creative community and the future of its downtown.
“ArtAwake is an exciting, unique mashup of hundreds of artworks, live performances and interactive displays with a mission to ‘Celebrate Creativity. Awaken Rochester,’” said Fiona Jones, co-creative director. “We feel it’s a perfect fit for Fringe.”
ArtAwake will introduce family-focused events and a sunset cocktail party overlooking the city. Interested artists are encouraged to apply.
Call (585) 957-9837 or visit rochesterfringe.com for tickets and information.