Adam reviews 'Frankenstein Bemshi!' and 'One Frogless Evening: A Tribute to Amphibian Artiste Michigan J. Frog'

With a fall chill in the air, I embraced the spooky spirit of the season with “Frankenstein Bemshi!” at Writers & Books. Perfectly timed for the tale’s 200th anniversary, the show offers a loose retelling of the Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein story through a blend of avant-garde film, music, spoken word poetry, and performance art.

Daniel reviews Gold Koa and The Velvet Noose

Gold Koa performed its first-ever concert on the Gibbs Street Stage on Friday, and the band’s existence seemed especially natural, logical — even inevitable.

Leah reviews 'Poetry in Motion'

In addition to performing three company shows at School of the Arts (the last show happens Saturday at 7 p.m.), several members of PUSH Physical Theatre produced solo works for Fringe. Jonathan Lowery, a longstanding member of Fringe who also performs in community theater productions around town, tapped further into his multidisciplinary roots with “Poetry in Motion,” a 45-minute production combining dance, mime, spoken word, and poetry.

Kathy Reviews Eddie Izzard and 'Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo'

I’ll admit, my knowledge of Eddie Izzard’s comedy before he came to the Rochester Fringe Festival was limited.

Daniel reviews Garth Fagan Dance

In case anyone had forgotten, Thursday's performance by Garth Fagan Dance at the company's downtown studio was a poignant reminder of Fagan’s brilliance as a choreographer.

Adam reviews 'The Spyglass Seven' and 'Truly Divine'

Poet Edgar Allan Poe makes for a characteristically gloomy romantic hero in “The Spyglass Seven,” a gothic drama written and directed by Michael Seebold. The play imagines that the ghost of the writer (played by Dillon Herbig) has been resurrected by the spirit of Beauty to return from the grave for one night.

Daniel reviews 'A Jazz Musician Walks Into a Comics Shop'

On Wednesday, musician and graphic novelist Dave Chisholm presented the most fully realized version of his highly ambitious multimedia project, “Instrumental.”  The work has always existed as both a graphic novel and its jazz soundtrack simultaneously.

Leah reviews 'The Girl in the Band' and 'Home is a Four-Letter Word'

When Megan Loomis walks out on stage for her one-woman show, “The Girl in the Band,” she doesn’t appear to be, well, a girl. Dressed in coveralls and a flat brim cap and affecting a “boy voice,” Loomis begins the show by quoting many of the misogynistic things her bandmates have said to her over the years.

Frank reviews '2 Ruby Knockers, 1 Jaded Dick: A Dirk Darrow Investigation'

Say, I’ll be honest: They had me with the fedora. Even when old school detective imagery and language moves toward pastiche, I still love it.

Kathy reviews 'Cirque du Fringe: Sideshow'

After 6 consecutive Rochester Fringe Festivals, it's hard to imagine that I've never seen a single "Cirque du Fringe" show.

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