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Reviews and photos from the 2013 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, which ran September 19-28.

2013 Rochester Fringe Festival Reviews 

Reviews, photos, and more


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


MUSIC/THEATER/ART: Cello Show, "Wing-Man," "Ephemeral"

MUSIC: Hiroya Tsukamoto, My Plastic Sun

DANCE: Present Tense Dance "Make 'Em Laugh, Make 'Em Cry"

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

THEATER: "Oscar and I," "Starting Here, Starting Now"

MUSIC/DANCE: Mounafanyi

MUSIC: The Lonely Ones

THEATER/DANCE: "Waiting at the Crossroads Cafe," "Anomaly"

DANCE: "Psychopomp & Pageantry," PUSH Physical Theatre

SPOKEN WORD/THEATER: "Not Wallace Stevens," "All Your Questions Answered"

DANCE: Garth Fagan Dance

FILM/THEATER/MUSIC: RIT Film & Animation Honors Show, "Rochester Stories," "Daughter of Capulet," "Interviewing the Audience," "Old Maid and The Thief"

COMEDY: Marc Maron

THEATER/DANCE: "A Man, A Magic, A Music," "Bag of Tricks," "Ping," "Same Sex Shakespeare"

THEATER: "Almighty God Bierce," "The Author's Voice"

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


SPECIAL EVENT: Cirque du Fringe

DANCE: Mariah Maloney Dance/Red Dirt Dance

COMEDY: The Big Vaudeville Hook Comedy Hour

THEATER: Rochester Playwrights (The Geriactors)

COMEDY/MUSIC: Justin Time with Matt Griffo

MUSIC: The Sundry Tales of Festus Freely

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