The inaugural First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival is going on September 19-23 in 20-plus venues in Downtown Rochester. City Newspaper's cultural critics will be out in force each night of the event, and the following morning will be putting up blogs with reviews of what we saw.
Below find the list of current blogs, and keep checking back to City every morning through Monday, September 24, for updates. What did you think of the Fringe Fest shows? Post your thoughts in the comments section.
Click here to read City's preview coverage of the Rochester Fringe Festival, including a feature on the origins of the festival and best bets for the fest from each of City's cultural critics.
For more information on Rochester Fringe, visit the festival website.
Sunday, September 23 shows:
Casey Carlsen reviews Heather Roffe's "Spection: Intro/Retro."
Lillian Dickerson reviews "Isle of Dogs" at Writers & Books.
Rebecca Rafferty reviews "Bee Eye" at Gallery R and "The Dust" at RAPA.
Eric Rezsnyak reviews "Love at First Waltz."
Saturday, September 22 shows:
Frank De Blase reviews My Plastic Sun and Moho Collective.
Casey Carlsen reviews Day of Dance at RAPA and Rochester Contemporary Dance Collective.
Rebecca Rafferty reviews "The Light Collector" and "Before Dawn" at The Little, "The Journey of Elizabeth Cady Stanton" at Blackfriars, and explains why "Dragon's Lair" didn't take place.
Lillian Dickerson reviews "Dangerous Signs" at Little Theatre.
Willie Clark reviews Patton Oswalt, "Gilgamesh," and "Breakdown: Dance/Sound."
Eric Rezsnyak reviews "Rules & Regulations" and "Threading" at Writers & Books, "Traveling Without a Compass" at Geva, Unleashed! at Xerox, and Dear Dexter at Java's.
Friday, September 21 shows:
Casey Carlsen reviews PUSH Physical Theatre at Xerox Auditorium.
Rebecca Rafferty reviews RIT's Wearable Technology Fashion Show and "Howard & Emily."
Eric Rezsnyak reviews The Geriactors, "Death of (An) Artist," "The Gay Fiancee," and "Football."
Frank De Blase reviews Harlem Gospel Choir, The Campbell Brothers, and "On Tap."
Lillian Dickerson reviews A Cappella Hour at RAPA.
Willie Clark reviews The Great Chernesky and Matt Griffo.
Michael Lasser reviews Casey Jones Costello Sings the Great American Songbook.
Thursday, September 20 shows:
Casey Carlsen reviews "Spirits Within" and Present Tense Dance.
Eric Rezsnyak reviews Bandaloop, Shimmy Shake Down, and Kasha Davis's "There's Always Time for a Cocktail."
Rebecca Rafferty reviews "Lost in the Funhouse: Revolution" at the Planetarium.
Lillian Dickerson reviews "Mary's Wedding."
Wednesday, September 19 shows:
Eric Rezsnyak reviews "The Event" at Geva Nextstage and "Hide the Moon" at RAPA.
Michael Lasser reviews "The Bicycle Men" at Geva Nextstage.
Willie Clark reviews YUM! at Writers & Books.