Highlander Theatre Company- Hold Me! Highlander Theatre Company- Hold Me!Hold Me! is about the hang-ups, personality difficulties and identity crises of the urban dweller.Curtain 5 TheatreGroup- Spiritual Healing Curtain 5 TheatreGroup- Spiritual HealingRobert is a suicidal ex-alcoholic with a liver transplant. He is unknowingly visited by Joe, the ghost of the man who donated it. Throw in a cast of screwballs. What you’ve got is comic mayhem. Heather B.Rule- Dancing While Thinking Heather B.Rule- Dancing While ThinkingDancing While Thinking is a peek into the mind of a wide-eyed optimist. This is Heather’s first ever one woman act, come ready to laugh, cry and maybe even feel like dancing.Highway 41- Hardly Strictly Folk! Highway 41- Hardly Strictly Folk!Guitarist-singer-songwriters Sari Miller and Bill Jirsa apply their distinctive harmonies to an eclectic collection of familiar and seldom-heard songs anchored in the folk music tradition of America.Bárbara Selfridge- Zero Tolerance: Sex, Math and Seizures Bárbara Selfridge- Zero Tolerance: Sex, Math and SeizuresThey say: “Be Nice To Your Kids: They’ll Choose Your Nursing Home.” Selfridge’s mathematician father needs her help, but she’s never forgiven his treatment of her disabled sister. Yikes! A comedy!Randy Rutherford Presents Tales of a Deaf Folksinger Randy Rutherford Presents Tales of a Deaf Folksinger21 TIME ‘BEST-OF-FEST’ winner returns with a comic music memoir about the challenges of living with profound hearing loss. “An exceptionally fine, uniquely gifted stage artist.” – London Free PressAJS Productions- Apocalypse Songs: A One-Man Sci-Fi Folk Adventure AJS Productions- Apocalypse Songs: A One-Man Sci-Fi Folk AdventureThe year is 2084. Follow grad student Aaron J. Shay as he explores the Multiverse armed with only a banjo, an ukulele, and a keen mind set on discovery. Expect a few sing-alongs and one science quiz.Strangely & Friends- Roaring Accordion Strangely & Friends- Roaring AccordionStrangely's rollicking, singalong, one-man cabaret riot has captivated crowds on four continents. Come along ready to party, as he shows you a world where anything can – and often does – happen.McKnight & Schoenwald- One Song McKnight & Schoenwald- One SongKate & Greg revisit a past collaboration. Issues are faced, and "The Nipple Bet" is back on. Their bond and love for whiskey spark a musical dialogue; the song they could never write is written.THE EXCURSIONS: OFF THE DEEP END THE EXCURSIONS: OFF THE DEEP ENDAll bets are off as six local musicians redefine the edge. We ignore preconceived boundaries, synergize our original music and explore pristine sonic vistas. It's time to depart for new destinations!Howard Petrick- V. R. Dunne Howard Petrick- V. R. DunneIn February 1934 Minneapolis was the most anti-union city in the country. Six months later it was a union town. V.R. Dunne lead that change with a rogue union local of 200 men. This is his story. Beth McLaughlin- Cocky Beth McLaughlin- CockyBeth and her father are in the backyard of Gunnar Gunheim, near downtown Novato. One of these men is a stranger to her. And it's not Gunnar Gunheim.Magic of Elder Magic of ElderKyle Elder has been studying magic for 20 years. He is the Vice President of the Fresno Magic Club and is a magician member of the Hollywood Magic Castle. His family friendly shows are sure to impress.Rogue Event Rogue EventPearl Louise- What’s So Pink About Breast Cancer? Pearl Louise- What’s So Pink About Breast Cancer?"1 in 8 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Please join Pearl in this heart felt and sometimes funny story as she helps her mother fight breast cancer and figure out another color."Lark - Mad for Trad Lark - Mad for TradLark plays music inspired from the Celtic traditions with fiddles, flute, guitar, banjo, uilleann pipes and voice with modern arrangements. Susan Gill- Is Your Therapist Near A Bakery? Susan Gill- Is Your Therapist Near A Bakery?Must the madness in our families percolate up like poisoned ground water or can some day that stream run clear? Can family therapy be as hilarious as a Marx brother's movie? Smiles and tears await.Spencer/Morris Jazz & Blues Duo- “Songs of Our Life & Times” Spencer/Morris Jazz & Blues Duo- “Songs of Our Life & Times”David Spencer on guitar/vocal; Randy Morris on sax; performing an eclectic blend of original jazz,blues and satirical songs.Two for the Road Two for the RoadTwo for the Road, Donn Beedle and Karana Hattersley-Drayton perform Celtic and American roots music from Irish fiddle tunes to western swing and bluegrass favorites. Grab your Guinness and stetson!Jungle Webs- The Grunge - Folk of Kien Lim Jungle Webs- The Grunge - Folk of Kien LimJungle Webs presents Grunge-Folk. With a penchant for haunting melodies, gritty guitars, edgy words, and big pounding drums, Kien Lim rocks you and moves you at the same time. Voice/Guitar/DrumsThe Creeping Green Present an Amorphous Space Whale The Creeping Green Present an Amorphous Space WhaleThe Creeping Green is a psychedelic blues-noise rock band that incorporates aspects of performance art and elements of general trickster-ritualistic buffoonery. Adult themes.Michael Sommers- HEART in the HOOD a true story one man play!! Michael Sommers- HEART in the HOOD a true story one man play!!"""Riveting! Funny! Deeply touching!” The true story one-man play in 16 characters of a small town Vermonter who bought a house in... The HOOD!! And came to love it! “SF’s finest character actor!"" "Boxcar Figaro - Water Stories Boxcar Figaro - Water StoriesBack for their 8th year, Americana/Folk band Boxcar Figaro returns to Veni Vidi Vici with their toe-tapping, intelligent music and comedic philosophy-tackling the subject that unites us all—Water!Blake Jones- Art: Why Do We Bother? Blake Jones- Art: Why Do We Bother?Jones has played in cities from Bakersfield to London, in laundromats and stadiums, yet he’s still troubled by such questions. The only rock show that comes with a bibliography (now ain’t*that*sexy?).Jaguar Bennett- Bullshit Is My Native Language Jaguar Bennett- Bullshit Is My Native LanguageWhat's the secret power that rules the world? Marketing! Comedian and real-life PR man Jaguar Bennett reveals how truth is manufactured in this hilarious, thought-provoking and maddening comic exposé.Bartender Challenge Bartender ChallengeShpectacular Shtrangely & Shay Ship Show Shpectacular Shtrangely & Shay Ship ShowJuggle This! with StevenWeven Juggle This! with StevenWevenStevenWeven will juggle.White Thunder Music- Echoes of White Thunder White Thunder Music- Echoes of White ThunderHe's back...Charles Tenney, the Fresno Tower District vagabond with the resonant voice, and vintage looks, that earned him the nickname "White Thunder". Life is startling, and so a view with a twist sometimes gives the straightest perspective. Original songs, fingerstyle guitar.The Murray Girls- Blood Harmony The Murray Girls- Blood HarmonyThe Murray Girls blend their voices in Blood Harmony – the shimmering richness that occurs in a group who all have the same vocal timbre. Our 4-part harmony enchants on songs from Medieval to Modern.The Youth Ensemble of Shine! presents “Say YES!” The Youth Ensemble of Shine! presents “Say YES!”Shine!, Fresno's award-winning youth theater returns to Kid Rogue for a third time! This year's show marks the debut of the Youth Ensemble of Shine! (YES!) as they present an original variety show!The Talented Tenth- BACKSTORY The Talented Tenth- BACKSTORYWe are who we are for a reason. That reason is our BACKSTORY. Everyone has a backstory. This show takes a deeper look into some of the reasons why teens behave the way they do.Off the Chain - Loose Links Off the Chain - Loose LinksThis fun series of improv games is intended to give our actors quite a workout. Locations, characters and scenarios can't be predicted!C’est La Vie Arts - Daring Divas C’est La Vie Arts - Daring DivasThe Daring Diva's of C'est La Vie Arts perform their best!Inner Ear vs Rogue Beatdown Slam Inner Ear vs Rogue Beatdown Slam10 Poets 5 Judges 2 Rounds 1 Beat Down Champion Who's team are YOU on?The Germ @ Rogue The Germ @ RogueFree with a Rogue Wristband! A few times a year, The Germ gives artists a challenge to make a short film by providing a piece of inspiration, a set of limitations, an opportunity to share their work and - crucially - a deadline. Watch a curated selection of some of our favorite short film entries from the past four years.Fresno Filmworks presents The Treasure Fresno Filmworks presents The TreasureFresno Filmworks, your local source for independent film, presents the charming Romanian comedy “The Treasure” at the historic Tower Theatre. A hunt for buried treasure sends a family man and his cash-strapped neighbor on a tumultuous comic caper together in this tumultuous modern-day fable and social commentary. Visit FresnoFilmworks.org for details.2016 Rogue Festival Teaser Show 2016 Rogue Festival Teaser Show2016 Rogue Festival Teaser ShowMainstage MainstageMAINSTAGE Venues seat 50-100 and has general lighting wash, one special, a basic sound system, and a technician supplied. Shows run 60 minutes.ANANKA DANCES with UNSOLVED MYSTERIES ANANKA DANCES with UNSOLVED MYSTERIESThe Ananka Belly Dance Company will perform with their inspiration and essence of any of the many ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ throughout the world and beyond.Halau Hula I Ka La- The Hula Halau Hula I Ka La- The HulaHula is the dance that serves to preserve the legends, traditions & history of the Hawaiian people. Experience an interpretive evolution of The Hula from Hawai'i's pre-contact period to present day. Bad, Bad Bunny- In the Blue of Evening Bad, Bad Bunny- In the Blue of EveningIn the Blue of Evening, a stunning solo exploration of grotesque physical comedy, tells the heartbreaking and hilarious story of a battle with dementia, memory, loneliness, and the elements.David Kleinberg- Hey, Hey, LBJ! David Kleinberg- Hey, Hey, LBJ!Hey Hey LBJ! tracks David's year as an army combat correspondent in Vietnam. Powerful work on America's most divisive foreign war. Acclaimed by Washington Post, Rolling Stone. Recent sell-out SF run. Bike Circus- Black Wool Jacket Bike Circus- Black Wool JacketFrom unbelievable to inconceivable, hilarious to unsavory, "Black Wool Jacket" spins true tales from a wild nightclub coat check. What stories do people share, when they think no one will remember?Bowman and Yarborough- SHEnatra! Bowman and Yarborough- SHEnatra!The Rat Pack is back! Forced to broaden their minds in the bodies of broads, two hip swingers ring-a-ding-ding away their time in gender-bent purgatory. From the makers of The Famous Haydell Sisters.Robert Hofman- Sinatra, Sax & Strings Robert Hofman- Sinatra, Sax & Strings "Sinatra Sax & Strings is a Father/Son show featuring Robert Hofman, Jr. on vocals/sax and son, Adam on violin. The program is a musical anthology with narrative highlighting some of Sinatra's best.Melanie Gall Presents Red Hot Mama: A Sophie Tucker Cabaret Melanie Gall Presents Red Hot Mama: A Sophie Tucker Cabaret“Laugh and the whole world laughs with you. Weep and you sleep alone.” Comedienne, cabaret star and Ziegfeld Follies headliner: It’s the heyday of vaudeville, and this is ‘Red Hot Mama’ Sophie Tucker.Mysterium Productions- Mysterium - A Magic Show Mysterium Productions- Mysterium - A Magic ShowThe Mysterium is an invitation to a wild and delightful celebration of the supernatural. Minds will be read! Spirits will be summoned!Liz M Productions- I’ve Accepted Everyone’s Death But My Own Liz M Productions- I’ve Accepted Everyone’s Death But My OwnAre you prepared to die? Are you sure? Of course your family will honor your wishes--or will they? This solo show explores the heartbreaks and taboos surrounding the one event waiting for us all.Adventures of Les Kurkendaal- Terror on The High Seas Adventures of Les Kurkendaal- Terror on The High SeasDo you have in-laws?! What if you were trapped with your in-laws? Les is on a ten day cruise through Alaska with his boyfriend's crazy wacky family and he is fearing for his sanity .HeyDay Productions- Airplanejayne and the Jekyll and Hyde of Teaching HeyDay Productions- Airplanejayne and the Jekyll and Hyde of TeachingDid you have a favorite teacher? A least favorite teacher? Have you ever wondered what they thought of you? Back, with her 2015 sold-out show, Airplanejayne shares stories from the classroom.Debi Ham- Yellow Heaven Debi Ham- Yellow HeavenEver had a bad day? Debi did when she was 13–and her mom gave her Valium. Whoa! Join Debi on a wild ride with TV demons & literary thugs, zigzagging through her fantasies as she whirls into the light.DKZ Productions- Sentimental Journey- 8 to the bar in Boogie Rhythm DKZ Productions- Sentimental Journey- 8 to the bar in Boogie RhythmIn 1945, the war raged & the Andrew Sisters played on. Go back in time with Maxine,Patty & Laverne (Debi Ruud, Jean Lane & Debbie Terry), Tower’s own USO show. 8 to the bar in Boogie Rhythm!Lisa Cult Jam’s Indie Love Shack Lisa Cult Jam’s Indie Love ShackVocalist Lisa Kao and friends share their love of indie film, weaving a tapestry of words, live music and light multimedia effects that will take the audience on a sure-to-be-memorable ride.The Baggy Pants- Damn Fine Magic! The Baggy Pants- Damn Fine Magic!Tim Mannix and Christopher Bange will battle…WITH MAGIC! Watch this two man comedy magic extravaganza to find out what happens!Minion Productions- Fringe Factor:Rogue Edition Minion Productions- Fringe Factor:Rogue EditionA live game-show with a rotating roster of Rogue performers! Two teams test their knowledge (and bravery) in a series of exciting challenges. The prize is their dignity and your approval. Riot In The Dark- Havick Riot In The Dark- HavickJoin us as we provide beautiful Hip-Hop music! In this show you will experience original rock-inspired instrumentals and poetic lyricism that will provide an insight of the 'left-field' of Hip-Hop.Maverick Burlesque- Cabaret Clandestino Maverick Burlesque- Cabaret ClandestinoPlease join 3 groups of mariposa performers as we converge in Fresno to bring you a magical evening of silly, sultry, scintillating entertainment. This trifecta of talent is not to be missed! A Pinch of Glitter Prods-Hooray for Hollywood Burlesque & Cabaret A Pinch of Glitter Prods-Hooray for Hollywood Burlesque & CabaretCome join Marilyn (Monroe) and Jane(Russell) as they sing, dance and strip their way into your hearts. This review will leave you feeling nostalgic, as other silver screen legends are brought to life.Another Theatre Company- Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*cked Another Theatre Company- Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*ckedOne-night stands are awkward. One-night stands with animals are more awkward. And when you're as desperate as Bobby... This is the North American premiere of the one-man tragi-comedy from Rob Hayes.Quake Theater- Barnacle: A Salty Love Story Quake Theater- Barnacle: A Salty Love StoryFrom the creator of "The Awkward Art of Flying" and "A Girl’s Guide to War", a hilarious and heartbreaking tale of love lost and found at sea.Tony Imperatrice- Play it Like Virgil Tony Imperatrice- Play it Like VirgilVirgil Fox took the organ from church to rock concert arena. Don't miss this engaging presentation of music and storytelling that will bring joy to your heart and tears to your eyes. Megill & Company- BOOMSHAKALAKA! Megill & Company- BOOMSHAKALAKA!BOOM! Get your dance fix with LA's Megill & Company. Enjoy playful, fun, rhythmic dance that will have you smiling and dancing in your seat. MeCo Style: tap, jazz, modern dance and physical comedy.Belly Dance Coalition- East Into West Belly Dance Coalition- East Into WestThe Belly Dance Coalition of the San Joaquin Valley presents "East Into West", an exploration of dances originating in the Middle East and North Africa as they evolve, and enliven the global stage.Ben Boone - Eva Scow - Debra Parola - _W_A_T_E_R_ Ben Boone - Eva Scow - Debra Parola - _W_A_T_E_R_A multimedia exploration of water using music, dance, audio tracks, images and two 44- quartet containers of water. Featuring the recorded poetry and narration of Philip Levine.FresNO Dance COllective, NoCo- Life of a House Plant FresNO Dance COllective, NoCo- Life of a House PlantNOCO presents an original collaborative dance and aerial show directed by Zach Garcia. Life of a House Plant is based on comparing the nature of plants and their reflection of human relationships.Gemma Wilcox- Gemma Wilcox The Wallaby Way! (formerly Gone Rogue) Gemma Wilcox- Gemma Wilcox The Wallaby Way! (formerly Gone Rogue)Award winning Gemma Wilcox returns for her 7th Rogue to premiere a mysterious new show! Come experience wild, revealing, & raw theatre. Created on a rugged, remote island off the coast of Tasmania!Tim Mooney Repertory Theatre- “Breakneck Hamlet” Tim Mooney Repertory Theatre- “Breakneck Hamlet”Tim ("that Shakespeare guy") Mooney slices Shakespeare's four-hour masterpiece to a soaring and snarky one-man romp! Fierce adversaries play a deadly cat-and-mouse game over who gets to be king.Giant Nerd Productions- Infinite Expectation of the Dawn Giant Nerd Productions- Infinite Expectation of the DawnThe United States fell apart, leading to Civil War II. In the aftermath of the struggle, 2 children of the revolution – Alicia and Joan, take two different paths after a brief time together at school.Kathleen Denny- Nice Is Not What We Do (tales of death and family) Kathleen Denny- Nice Is Not What We Do (tales of death and family)Far-flung family swoops into town for their father’s funeral with dueling eulogies. Her sister says, “Say something nice!” but Kathleen was Dad’s sparring partner. And Dad would rather be sailing.Blimprov LIVE! Blimprov LIVE!Short and Long-Form Improv, jam packed into a fast paced hour with hilarious characters, and non-stop laughs!Windy Wynazz is … RICH & FAMOUS Windy Wynazz is … RICH & FAMOUSA Showgirl, Her Yearning, & Her Demons. Award winning commedianne Windy Wynazz performs an extraordinarily fast-paced, gut-wrenchingly funny, physical theatre, cabaret, and burlesque phantasmagoria.