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COMEDY | EstroFest


EstroFest, a local comedy collaboration founded in 1999, is staging a collection of weekend shows at Nazareth College. You might recognize some of the cast members from their "day jobs": Norma Holland is an early-morning news anchor for 13WHAM; Dresden Engle owns Dresden PR, a public relations firm in Brighton; Andrea Holland is the head of Holland Communications; Allison Roberts is an actress, writer, and visual artists; and Freyda Schneider is the co-founder and artistic director of TYKEs (Theater Young Kids Enjoy). The ladies of EstroFest combine live skits, quick-witted commentary on weird TV commercials, and video interludes in their new off-the-wall production. A different male guest star — Danny Hoskins of Blackfriars; Ralph Meranto of the JCC CenterStage; and actors David Kyle and Rick Staropoli — will be featured in each of this weekend's performances, and many local comics appear in the videos as well.

EstroFest will perform four shows, Friday, March 13, through Sunday, March 15, at Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Avenue. 7 p.m. on Friday; 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 2 p.m. on Sunday. $20-$25. 642-8533;