THEATER | "Cabaret"

Your troubles aren't allowed through the doors at the Kit Kat Klub. Its final show of the 2016-17 season, the Rochester Broadway Theatre League will host Roundabout Theatre Company's touring production of "Cabaret."

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Faux-doc ‘Fritz’ examines what success means as an artist

Rochester-based filmmaker Ben Gonyo spent more than five years creating a convincing faux-documentary about a deaf, septuagenarian, undiscovered artist named Fritz. Gonyo placed himself in the story as the documentarian who urges Fritz out of the shadows.


DANCE | "Together We Dance, United We Soar"

The Borinquen Dance Theatre's hopes to promote unity during its 36th anniversary community performance, "Together We Dance, United We Soar." The dance company, rich in Puerto Rican culture, imbues its performances with traditional and authentic island moves, and channels the roots of each performer as Artistic Director Nydia Padilla-Rodriguez and Co-choreographer Christopher Morrison intertwine their students' confidence, culture, and training to prepare the young talent for the stage.

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ART | "Conversations with a Stranger"

Through June 3, AXOM Gallery (176 Anderson Avenue) is presenting the debut fine art exhibition of photographer Stephen Reardon, "Conversations with a Stranger," which includes a selection of portraits form an ongoing personal project Reardon uses to confront his own social anxiety. To create this body of work, Reardon chooses a place where he can sit and watch for the right person to appear.

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LIT | Bae Suah

Open Letter Books will conclude the current season of its Reading the World Conversation Series on Monday, May 1, with two events that feature South Korean writer and translator Bae Suah. She will speak at the University of Rochester's Humanities Center (Rush Rhees Library, 755 Library Road, River Campus) from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., and appear at NOX Cocktail Lounge (Village Gate, 302 North Goodman) from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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SPECIAL EVENT | Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble

The College at Brockport's Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble will perform a program filled with passionate premieres this weekend during its annual series of concerts. Artistic Director Sarah Zehnder and Musical Director Khalid Abdul N'Faly Saleem lead the ensemble — which is dedicated to performing modern and traditional works of the African Diaspora.

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THEATER | "Red Velvet Cake War"

You can almost hear the Texas twang when reading the synopsis to "Red Velvet Cake War," which The Penfield Players will stage as its spring comedy. In the deep-Texas small town of Sweetgum, three Verdeen cousins — Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmy — are dead-set on throwing their family reunion, even as things spin out of control around them.

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Dance review: RCB's 'Summer of Love'

Rochester City Ballet closes its 2016-17 season with an ode to the 50th anniversary of the summer '67


Nazareth College Arts Center announces 50th season

Nazareth College Arts Center on Thursday announced the lineup for its 2017-18 season, its 50th programming season. In addition to a mix of music, dance, theater, comedy, and family performances, the season will offer special pricing and opportunities to win free tickets and VIP parking.


THEATER | '42nd Street' and 'The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe'

The Rochester Association of Performing Arts, beginning this weekend, will have two spectacles running onstage at the Kodak Center for Performing Arts. On the main stage, Premier Productions and RAPA will present the Broadway musical "42nd Street."

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BDT's 36th Anniversary @ Borinquen Dance Theatre Inc

Performance by Borinquen Dance Theatre....

Together We Dance, United We Soar! @ Hochstein Music Hall

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