The 2013 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival ran September 19-28 in 28 venues across Downtown Rochester. City Newspaper was out every night capturing the very essence of Fringe with reviews, photos, and more.
On October 3 Fringe Festival organizers announced that more than 50,000 people attended a Fringe 2013 performance over the course of the 10-day festival. That number was up from 33,000 in 2012, when the festival was only five days long.
Below find reviews and photos of nearly 70 Fringe 2013 shows by the City critic and photographer teams. Did you catch the acts? Agree with our take? Disagree? Leave your reviews in the comments.
• Read our mid-week Fringe Review (on ISSUU), with selected reviews, our critic picks for "Best of the Fest (So Far)" and photos!
• Check out City's Fringe Preview, with critic picks and an exclusive interview with headliner Marc Maron (or read it on ISSUU).
• Check out our Fringe Daily Choices every morning for suggestions on what acts to see each day!
DANCE/FILM/ART: "Transient Being"
MUSIC: Mikaela Davis
SPOKEN WORD/VISUAL ART/MUSIC: "Heart and Soul," "Sun Boxes," Fringe Fingers, "Spirits Within"
DANCE: RAPA's Day of Dance
THEATER: "How to Survive Crack Addiction"
DANCE/SPOKEN WORD/MUSIC: Merged: A Dance Concert, Dangerous Signs, Bending and Breaking
COMEDY: An Evening with Dave Barry
MUSIC: Michael Burritt and Friends
FILM/MUSIC/SPOKEN WORD: Nosferatu Bemshi!
MUSIC/THEATER/ART: Cello Show, "Wing-Man," "Ephemeral"
MUSIC/SPOKEN WORD: Dead Metaphor Cabaret
SPECIAL EVENT: TriviaCity: An Arts & Culture Quiz
DANCE/THEATER: Rhythm Tap Rochester, "12 Dollars"
[SLIDESHOW] MUSIC: Low Standards
THEATER: "ROOMS: A Rock Romance"
THEATER: The 24-Hour Plays
MUSIC: Eastman Jazz Band
MUSIC: The Lonely Ones
THEATER/DANCE: "Waiting at the Crossroads Cafe," "Anomaly"
SPOKEN WORD/THEATER: "Not Wallace Stevens," "All Your Questions Answered"
DANCE: Garth Fagan Dance
COMEDY: Marc Maron
FAMILY/MUSIC/SPECIAL EVENT: "Alice in Wonderland," Roisin Dubh, Silent Disco
THEATER/FILM: "The Ninth Circle," "Crocodile"
COMEDY: RAPA's A Night of Laughs
DANCE/THEATER: Kinect the Dots, "Ole!"
MUSIC/COMEDY: Al Biles and GenJam, Geva Comedy Improv
[SLIDESHOW] THEATER: Divas Our Way
SPECIAL EVENT: Cirque du Fringe
COMEDY/MUSIC: Justin Time with Matt Griffo
With more than 500 performances taking place Thursday, September 15, through Saturday, September 24, there's a lot to take in. We'll help you get started.
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