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UofR at the Fringe

September 14-23, 2017

Find about more about the University of Rochester students and faculty who will be performing at the 2017 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival.

Thursday, September 14

dancer on stage

On the Verge of the Outermost Edge of US
It’s spreading. Boundaries. Borders. Divisiveness. This dystopian dance theater piece confronts and explores Walls, Movement, and a shifting of people in space across Boundaries. Sometimes these boundaries are personal, self-made, and even protective, while still others are imposed externally. The visceral and authentic physicality of this performance is accented in media and design. Experience this interdisciplinary dance performance and consider: what separates "US" from "them?"
7: 30 p.m. School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
Admission: $7


Friday, September 15

saxophonist

Doug Stone Quartet
An alumni of the Maynard Ferguson Big Bop Nouveau, Doug Stone spent many years as a first-call jazz saxophonist in Chicago and the Midwest. In 2009, he moved to Rochester to attend the Eastman School of Music, and currently spends his days teaching at School of the Arts and Eastman Community Music School. His quartet features top-flight Rochester musicians, and will perform original compositions written by Stone over the last 15 years.
5:30 p.m. School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
Admission: $5


students in matching t-shirts pose in front of Rush Rhees Library

Trebellious A Cappella Hour
Founded in 2015, University of Rochester's newest a cappella group, Trebellious, takes on Fringe with styles ranging from classic rock to brand-new pop music. They completely re-imagine some familiar tunes, delivering emotional ballads alongside feel-good anthems. Come and kick off fall with the fresh new sounds of Trebellious as they take the Fringe stage for the first time!
8 p.m. Lyric Theatre: Main Stage
Admission: $10


On the Verge of the Outermost Edge of US
It’s spreading. Boundaries. Borders. Divisiveness. This dystopian dance theater piece confronts and explores Walls, Movement, and a shifting of people in space across Boundaries. Sometimes these boundaries are personal, self-made, and even protective, while still others are imposed externally. The visceral and authentic physicality of this performance is accented in media and design. Experience this interdisciplinary dance performance and consider: what separates "US" from "them?"
7: 30 p.m. School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
Admission: $7


Saturday, September 16

cover reads THE SEAL MAIDEN

The Seal Maiden
THE SEAL MAIDEN tells the enchanting story of a young seal, who – finding herself stranded on the beach after the tide has turned – is transformed into a young woman. She adapts to her new life and flourishes, yet is torn by a longing to return to the sea. THE SEAL MAIDEN is a Celtic tale of beauty and sorrow, told through dance and the beautiful music of Karan Casey and Niall Vallely. This family-friendly show is for all ages.
1 p.m.; 6 p.m. School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
Admission: $12


abstract image of ones and zeros

Worlds Collide
Dave Rivello and Shawn Drogan present WORLDS COLLIDE, a sonic journey encompassing modern jazz, electronic, experimental, and classical music elements. Award-winning composer Dave Rivello (The Dave Rivello Ensemble) and electronic drummer/producer Shawn Drogan (The Manhattan Project) perform an original 45-minute work composed specifically for the 2017 Fringe. This unique collaboration creates something never heard before – analog and digital worlds collide, creating a new sonic landscape!
7 p.m. Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
Admission: $10

dancer

Jack Rabbit / Dually'Noted
"Life is a roller coaster...raise your hands and enjoy the ride." JACK RABBIT, a dance work for ten dancers, was imagined by choreographer Cheryl Johnson and inspired by the oldest operational roller coaster at Seabreeze. Seattle percussionist Ed Hartman created an original music score for the piece. DUALLY'NOTED features duets between tap dance expressionist Cheryl Johnson and top-notch jazz musicians Maria Battista Hancock (vocals), Richard DeLaney (piano), Rich Felice (drums), Dave Arenius (bass), and John Wiesenthal (guitar).
2 p.m. School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
Admission: $10; seniors and students w/ID: $5


two musicians, one with guitar, pose under cherry trees

Cherrytree Jukebox – Intonations & Recollections
Cherrytree Jukebox is a musical duo that revisits the sounds of singer/songwriters from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, such as the Bee Gees, Simon & Garfunkel, and Van Morrison. U of R students Megan Kibler and Jeff Howard also include a touch of jazz with hits by Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone. Join Cherrytree Jukebox in a trip though the past and present, as seen through the eyes of two young, ever-evolving musicians and storytellers.
9:30 p.m. Java's Café
Admission: FREE


Monday, September 18

abstract image

Labyrinth
CITY Newspaper called the sold-out ANOMALY run: "Gorgeous," "Astonishing," "Exceptional" and "...the most amazing piece I've seen." Now, BIODANCE/Missy Pfohl Smith and media artist W. Michelle Harris return to RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium's four-story dome with Eastman School of Music's Eric Laprade to create an all-new collaborative and multi-sensory arts experience. This unique, mind-altering visual and aural feast will transport the audience. If you liked ANOMALY, "...a brilliantly crafted world of beauty, melody and calmness," you will love the journey through LABYRINTH.
6 p.m. Rochester Museum & Science Center: Strasenburgh Planetarium
Admission: $12


Tuesday, September 19

Labyrinth
CITY Newspaper called the sold-out ANOMALY run: "Gorgeous," "Astonishing," "Exceptional" and "...the most amazing piece I've seen." Now, BIODANCE/Missy Pfohl Smith and media artist W. Michelle Harris return to RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium's four-story dome with Eastman School of Music's Eric Laprade to create an all-new collaborative and multi-sensory arts experience. This unique, mind-altering visual and aural feast will transport the audience. If you liked ANOMALY, "...a brilliantly crafted world of beauty, melody and calmness," you will love the journey through LABYRINTH.
6 p.m. Rochester Museum & Science Center: Strasenburgh Planetarium
Admission: $12

collage of people with the words WITHIN THE QUOTA

Within the Quota
The U.S. may be a nation of immigrants, but it is also a nation of quotas. Congress has repeatedly imposed laws controlling the influx of aliens. Written between 1922–23, Cole Porter’s ballet WITHIN THE QUOTA is a critique of the Emergency Quota Act (1921). TableTopOpera’s new arrangement juxtaposes images and film clips from Porter’s time with material pertaining to current U.S. immigration policies and their effects on the nation. The project is a collaboration between TableTopOpera and the George Eastman Museum.
7:30 p.m. George Eastman Museum: Dryden Theatre
Admission: $10


Wednesday, September 20

Cherrytree Jukebox – Intonations & Recollections
Cherrytree Jukebox is a musical duo that revisits the sounds of singer/songwriters from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, such as the Bee Gees, Simon & Garfunkel, and Van Morrison. U of R students Megan Kibler and Jeff Howard also include a touch of jazz with hits by Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone. Join Cherrytree Jukebox in a trip though the past and present, as seen through the eyes of two young, ever-evolving musicians and storytellers.
6 p.m. Java's Café
Admission: FREE

Labyrinth
CITY Newspaper called the sold-out ANOMALY run: "Gorgeous," "Astonishing," "Exceptional" and "...the most amazing piece I've seen." Now, BIODANCE/Missy Pfohl Smith and media artist W. Michelle Harris return to RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium's four-story dome with Eastman School of Music's Eric Laprade to create an all-new collaborative and multi-sensory arts experience. This unique, mind-altering visual and aural feast will transport the audience. If you liked ANOMALY, "...a brilliantly crafted world of beauty, melody and calmness," you will love the journey through LABYRINTH.
6 p.m. Rochester Museum & Science Center: Strasenburgh Planetarium
Admission: $12


Thursday, September 21

Trebellious A Cappella Hour
Founded in 2015, University of Rochester's newest a cappella group, Trebellious, takes on Fringe with styles ranging from classic rock to brand-new pop music. They completely re-imagine some familiar tunes, delivering emotional ballads alongside feel-good anthems. Come and kick off fall with the fresh new sounds of Trebellious as they take the Fringe stage for the first time!
8 p.m. Lyric Theatre: Main Stage
Admission: $10

Labyrinth
CITY Newspaper called the sold-out ANOMALY run: "Gorgeous," "Astonishing," "Exceptional" and "...the most amazing piece I've seen." Now, BIODANCE/Missy Pfohl Smith and media artist W. Michelle Harris return to RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium's four-story dome with Eastman School of Music's Eric Laprade to create an all-new collaborative and multi-sensory arts experience. This unique, mind-altering visual and aural feast will transport the audience. If you liked ANOMALY, "...a brilliantly crafted world of beauty, melody and calmness," you will love the journey through LABYRINTH.
6 p.m. Rochester Museum & Science Center: Strasenburgh Planetarium
Admission: $12

musicians on stage

After Hours A Cappella Hour
Get excited for After Hours A Capella group, known for its unique arrangements and energy filled shows! Popular with audiences of all ages, this co-ed a cappella group from the University of Rochester performs a wide range of genres. Whether your tastes include classics, pop, rock, or even electronic dance music, After Hours has a song for you!
9 p.m. Bernunzio Uptown Music
Admission: $10


Friday, September 22

After Hours A Cappella Hour
Get excited for After Hours A Capella group, known for its unique arrangements and energy filled shows! Popular with audiences of all ages, this co-ed a cappella group from the University of Rochester performs a wide range of genres. Whether your tastes include classics, pop, rock, or even electronic dance music, After Hours has a song for you!
7 p.m. Bernunzio Uptown Music
Admission: $10

illustration of woman

The Polite Abductress
A two-act act operetta composed by the late Douglas Lowry, former Dean of the Eastman School of Music, this production of THE POLITE ABDUCTRESS will be performed by the Eastman Opera Collective. The comical and witty operetta tells the story of a rather polite abductress, Emmanuelle, and her attempt to kidnap a scion of the French finance world, Henri. With the help of Henri's maid, Emmanuelle successfully secures Henri's fortune by forming a ménage a trois, resulting in a lasting and fruitful bond.
4:30 p.m. Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
Admission: $15; students w/ID: $5


Saturday, September 23

singers on stage

The YellowJackets
Founded in 1956 as a subset of the University of Rochester's Men’s Glee Club, the YellowJackets are Rochester’s oldest a cappella group. Besides the bright yellow blazers, what makes this team of young men so unique is its dedication to pursuing a variety of different musical styles. All in one concert, you might hear a 19th-century choral work, a Frank Sinatra standard, a gospel ballad, a Beatles favorite, a dreamy 90s boy band hit, and some Lady Gaga.
5 p.m. Gibbs Street Main Stage
Admission: FREE

guitarist

Close to the Edge/Dark Side of the Moon
John Covach, along with members of the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music, presents two unique performances in a single-night tribute to two rock legends. CLOSE TO THE EDGE (7pm): re-live the 1972 album by Yes with this complete recreation of the recording. DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (9pm): Pink Floyd fans should not miss this stunning performance of the entire album.
7 p.m.; 9 p.m. Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
Admission: $20

The Seal Maiden
THE SEAL MAIDEN tells the enchanting story of a young seal, who – finding herself stranded on the beach after the tide has turned – is transformed into a young woman. She adapts to her new life and flourishes, yet is torn by a longing to return to the sea. THE SEAL MAIDEN is a Celtic tale of beauty and sorrow, told through dance and the beautiful music of Karan Casey and Niall Vallely. This family-friendly show is for all ages.
2:30 p.m. School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
Admission: $12

musicians wearing white doctors coats

Heart and Soul: Medicine and Life
HEART AND SOUL: MEDICINE AND LIFE returns to Fringe for its fifth year. This spoken-word show features clinicians' creative writings, shared in an intimate setting. Come hear stories about the challenges and joys of clinical practice in 2017.
12 p.m. Writers & Books
Admission: $8

After Hours A Cappella Hour

Get excited for After Hours A Capella group, known for its unique arrangements and energy filled shows! Popular with audiences of all ages, this co-ed a cappella group from the University of Rochester performs a wide range of genres. Whether your tastes include classics, pop, rock, or even electronic dance music, After Hours has a song for you!
Thursday, September 21 at 9 p.m.
Friday, September 22 at 7 p.m.
Bernunzio Uptown Music
Admission: $10


Close to the Edge/Dark Side of the Moon

guitarist on stage John Covach, along with members of the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music, presents two unique performances in a single-night tribute to two rock legends. CLOSE TO THE EDGE (7pm): re-live the 1972 album by Yes with this complete recreation of the recording. DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (9pm): Pink Floyd fans should not miss this stunning performance of the entire album.
Saturday, September 23 at 7 and 9 p.m.
Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
Admission: $20


Cherrytree Jukebox – Intonations & Recollections

two musicians, one with guitar, standing under cherry trees Cherrytree Jukebox is a musical duo that revisits the sounds of singer/songwriters from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, such as the Bee Gees, Simon & Garfunkel, and Van Morrison. U of R students Megan Kibler and Jeff Howard also include a touch of jazz with hits by Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone. Join Cherrytree Jukebox in a trip though the past and present, as seen through the eyes of two young, ever-evolving musicians and storytellers.
Saturday, September 16 at 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 20 at 6 p.m.
Java's Café
Admission: FREE


Doug Stone Quartet

man playing saxophone An alumni of the Maynard Ferguson Big Bop Nouveau, Doug Stone spent many years as a first-call jazz saxophonist in Chicago and the Midwest. In 2009, he moved to Rochester to attend the Eastman School of Music, and currently spends his days teaching at School of the Arts and Eastman Community Music School. His quartet features top-flight Rochester musicians, and will perform original compositions written by Stone over the last 15 years.
Friday, September 15 at 5:30 p.m.
School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
Admission: $5


Heart and Soul: Medicine and Life

group of musicians in white medical coats, singing HEART AND SOUL: MEDICINE AND LIFE returns to Fringe for its fifth year. This spoken-word show features clinicians' creative writings, shared in an intimate setting. Come hear stories about the challenges and joys of clinical practice in 2017.
Saturday, September 23 at 12 p.m.
Writers & Books
Admission: $8


Jack Rabbit / Dually'Noted

dancer "Life is a roller coaster...raise your hands and enjoy the ride." JACK RABBIT, a dance work for ten dancers, was imagined by choreographer Cheryl Johnson and inspired by the oldest operational roller coaster at Seabreeze. Seattle percussionist Ed Hartman created an original music score for the piece. DUALLY'NOTED features duets between tap dance expressionist Cheryl Johnson and top-notch jazz musicians Maria Battista Hancock (vocals), Richard DeLaney (piano), Rich Felice (drums), Dave Arenius (bass), and John Wiesenthal (guitar).
Saturday, September 16 at 2 p.m.
School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
Admission: $10; students w/ID and seniors: $5


Labyrinth

abstract images CITY Newspaper called the sold-out ANOMALY run: "Gorgeous," "Astonishing," "Exceptional" and "...the most amazing piece I've seen." Now, BIODANCE/Missy Pfohl Smith and media artist W. Michelle Harris return to RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium's four-story dome with Eastman School of Music's Eric Laprade to create an all-new collaborative and multi-sensory arts experience. This unique, mind-altering visual and aural feast will transport the audience. If you liked ANOMALY, "...a brilliantly crafted world of beauty, melody and calmness," you will love the journey through LABYRINTH.
Monday, September 18 at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, September 19 at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, September 20 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, September 21 at 6 p.m.
Rochester Museum & Science Center: Strasenburgh Planetarium
Admission: $12


On the Verge of the Outermost Edge of US

dancer It’s spreading. Boundaries. Borders. Divisiveness. This dystopian dance theater piece confronts and explores Walls, Movement, and a shifting of people in space across Boundaries. Sometimes these boundaries are personal, self-made, and even protective, while still others are imposed externally. The visceral and authentic physicality of this performance is accented in media and design. Experience this interdisciplinary dance performance and consider: what separates "US" from "them?"
Thursday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m.
School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
Admission: $7


The Polite Abductress

detail of apinting of a woman A two-act act operetta composed by the late Douglas Lowry, former Dean of the Eastman School of Music, this production of THE POLITE ABDUCTRESS will be performed by the Eastman Opera Collective. The comical and witty operetta tells the story of a rather polite abductress, Emmanuelle, and her attempt to kidnap a scion of the French finance world, Henri. With the help of Henri's maid, Emmanuelle successfully secures Henri's fortune by forming a ménage a trois, resulting in a lasting and fruitful bond.
Friday, September 22 at 4:30 p.m.
Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
Admission: $15; students w/ID: $5


The Seal Maiden

poster reads THE SEAL MAIDEN THE SEAL MAIDEN tells the enchanting story of a young seal, who – finding herself stranded on the beach after the tide has turned – is transformed into a young woman. She adapts to her new life and flourishes, yet is torn by a longing to return to the sea. THE SEAL MAIDEN is a Celtic tale of beauty and sorrow, told through dance and the beautiful music of Karan Casey and Niall Vallely. This family-friendly show is for all ages.
Saturday, September 16 at 1 p.m., 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 23 at 2:30 p.m.
School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
Admission: $12


Trebellious A Cappella Hour

group of musicians in matching t-shirts pose in front of Rush Rhees Library Founded in 2015, University of Rochester's newest a cappella group, Trebellious, takes on Fringe with styles ranging from classic rock to brand-new pop music. They completely re-imagine some familiar tunes, delivering emotional ballads alongside feel-good anthems. Come and kick off fall with the fresh new sounds of Trebellious as they take the Fringe stage for the first time!

Friday, September 15 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, September 21 at 8 p.m.
Lyric Theatre: Main Stage
Admission: $10


Within the Quota

poster shows a collage of people with the words WITHIN THE QUOTA The U.S. may be a nation of immigrants, but it is also a nation of quotas. Congress has repeatedly imposed laws controlling the influx of aliens. Written between 1922–23, Cole Porter’s ballet WITHIN THE QUOTA is a critique of the Emergency Quota Act (1921). TableTopOpera’s new arrangement juxtaposes images and film clips from Porter’s time with material pertaining to current U.S. immigration policies and their effects on the nation. The project is a collaboration between TableTopOpera and the George Eastman Museum.
Tuesday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m.
George Eastman Museum
Admission: $10


Worlds Collide

abstract image of ones and zeros Dave Rivello and Shawn Drogan present WORLDS COLLIDE, a sonic journey encompassing modern jazz, electronic, experimental, and classical music elements. Award-winning composer Dave Rivello (The Dave Rivello Ensemble) and electronic drummer/producer Shawn Drogan (The Manhattan Project) perform an original 45-minute work composed specifically for the 2017 Fringe. This unique collaboration creates something never heard before – analog and digital worlds collide, creating a new sonic landscape!
Saturday, September 16 at 7 p.m., 9 p.m.
Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
Admission: $10


The YellowJackets

singers on stage Founded in 1956 as a subset of the University of Rochester's Men’s Glee Club, the YellowJackets are Rochester’s oldest a cappella group. Besides the bright yellow blazers, what makes this team of young men so unique is its dedication to pursuing a variety of different musical styles. All in one concert, you might hear a 19th-century choral work, a Frank Sinatra standard, a gospel ballad, a Beatles favorite, a dreamy 90s boy band hit, and some Lady Gaga.
Saturday, September 23 at 5 p.m.
Gibbs Street Main Stage
Admission: Free