Focus Theater opens in Sibley Building

Focus Theater opens in Sibley Building

The Focus Theater's new 90-seat space in the Sibley Building is a home for local talent to take part in improv and comedy.

 

Music meets 'The Twilight Zone' in new graphic novel 'Enter the Blue'

Dave Chisholm's latest graphic novel, "Enter the Blue," is an innovative blend of music and science fiction in homage to Blue Note Records.

Art

Robot and shark vs zombie donuts: Here's the serious message behind a silly kids book

Local children's author Brian Yanish's new book has a shark and robot fighting off zombie doughnuts. But it's deeper than that, we swear.

Art

Rochester Fringe Festival was back in full effect this year

In 2022, Rochester Fringe Festival was back to full strength for the first time in three years. But are things back to normal?

Art

'Improv at The Focus' is a mixed bag, with a payoff

It took 45 minutes for the actual improv at The Focus Theater to begin, but when there were some wonderfully absurd moments when it did.

Theater

Rochester Fringe headliners Bandaloop and 'Shotspeare' bring the spectacle

While Bandaloop presented "high art," literally, Cirque du Fringe's "Shotspeare" infused the Bard's work with low culture.

Art

The Velvet Noose provokes at Rochester Fringe, but is there a point?

The Velvet Noose's pagan performance art reaches new levels of avant-garde instigation in "Super Flower Blood Moon." The message is unclear.

Theater

Eric Gutman delivers funny, moving tribute to his Broadway days

Eric Gutman's "From Broadway to Obscurity" is both a love letter to musical theater and a therapy session about being a professional actor.

Theater

Mocktails, madcap improv, and a musical cowboy refresh Fringe audiences

On the last Friday of Fringe, Unleashed! Improv provides its left-field takes on shows, cowboy guitarist Jeff Mamett spreads Texas charm.

Art

Geva's 'Jane Eyre' hampered by outdated, sexist approach to characters

Helen Sadler shines as Jane Eyre at Geva Theatre Center, but the production itself is problematic in its treatment of women.

Theater

Push Physical Theatre dances about masculinity at Rochester Fringe

PUSH presents "Generic Male" off-Broadway this winter, but not before performing the funny and dramatic show at Rochester Fringe Saturday.

Theater

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Spooky Season: Pan's Labyrinth @ Little Theatre

Spooky Season: Pan's Labyrinth @ Little Theatre

Pan’s Labyrinth is a 2006 dark fantasy film written, directed and co-produced...
Free Art Film Screening: "Serendipity" (2019" @ Main Street Arts

Free Art Film Screening: "Serendipity" (2019" @ Main Street Arts

French multidisciplinary artist Prune Noury’s documentary explores how her breast cancer diagnosis...
Kathleen Madigan @ Auditorium Theatre

Kathleen Madigan @ Auditorium Theatre

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