ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The lineup is out for the 2023 Rochester Fringe Festival, with more than 500 performances expected to take place at over 30 venues.
Tig Notaro — known for standup comedy, and her Netflix specials — will be the headliner for this year’s festival.
French circus company Cirque Inextremiste and a circus from Columbia, Circolombia, will make their Fringe Festival debut.
Ireland’s The Fanzinis will present their so-called chicken dance, titled “Ballet Poulet,” which is described as ballet comedic mayhem.
Other performers and events include:
- Australian artist Craig Walsh, Monuments; throughout the festival, art installation free of charge
- Shotspeare at the Spiegeltent; September 22, 23
- The Comedy Trio Happy Hour in the Meaning of Life
- Bushwhacked returns with “Camp Bushwhacked;” performing nightly throughout the festival
- “Charming Disaster’s Musical Séance” by Charming Disaster at the Spiegeltent; September 23 at 7 p.m.
- The Early Bird Cabaret in the Spiegeltent; September 16 at 4 p.m.
- Silent Disco in the Spiegeltent; each Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. until last call at 1:30 a.m.
- Breakdance competition Street Beat at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park; September 23 with prelims beginning from 1 to 3:30 p.m.; finals beginning at 4 p.m.; and the winning crew being announced at 5:30 p.m.
- Gospel Sunday at the Spiegelgarden; September 17 at 2 p.m.
- Comedian Natan Badalov will be bringing his “Connect the Dots show to the CenterStage Hart Theatre at the Jewish Community Center. The show will be held Sept. 21 at 8 p.m., Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m., and Sept. 23 at 8:30 p.m.
- Kids Day will feature pumpkin painting, chalk art, and Disco Kids; September 23
- “The Stakeout”; CenterStage Hart Theatre at the JCC; throughout the festival
- Paris based dancer Leïla Ka’s “Pode Ser;” throughout the festival
- Mind Reader Steven Nicholas; throughout the festival