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Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival

Administrative Office
17 William Street, Suite 304
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 255-1305

Box Office
Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Box Office
Emerson Park
6877 East Lake Road
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 255-1785 / 1-800-457-8897

Posted: Sunday, July 6th, 2014 @ 3:00 pm by Nakeia Endres
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This summer Auburn, NY will be the setting for the first official Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival season and we invite you for a tour of the venues and an overview of the 2012 productions. Please join us to learn about this exciting new event!


  • Date:   Tuesday, May 15, 2012
  • Time:   9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Start:   Merry-Go-Round Playhouse,
                 Emerson Park,  Auburn


Meet at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse at 9:00 a.m. sharp for an overview of the Festival, tour of the Playhouse and review of MGR’s upcoming season. Car pool to Theater Mack where you will get a glimpse of this exciting new venue and hear details on ‘The Pitch’ an innovative original concept in musical theatre. Next, we will stop in downtown Auburn and see plans for the Schwartz Performing Arts Center and tour Auburn Public Theater, while learning about their upcoming season. The tour will end with a ‘Tools for Tourism’ session and a delicious lunch from Mesagrande Taqueria.


The tour is FREE, but space is limited and reservations are required. Call 315-255-1658 to sign up by May 8, 2012.

Posted: Friday, April 20th, 2012 @ 11:57 am by Curt
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Musical Theater Festival Agreement Moves Forward

More plans are falling into place for the use of a performing arts center project in downtown Auburn. According to an announcement released by Cayuga Community College, the college and organizers of an annual musical theater festival have reached a 25-year agreement to share the 384-seat theater on State Street.

Under the agreement, the school will use the facility from September through the middle of May for acting and technical courses. The building will then become one of the multiple festival venues during the summer.

However, CCC will still have a presence during the festival season, as the festival will offer internships for students in areas like performance, design, lighting, management, marketing and other operations.

“This community partnership will help attract (theater) students through expanded learning and production opportunities, while our entire region becomes a cultural destination for high-quality shows ranging from experimental to classic,” college president Daniel Larson said in a written statement.

Earlier, the Cayuga County Legislature approved a resolution authorizing the purchase of the State Street building that formerly housed Kalet’s department store. The property currently belongs to the city of Auburn, and the city plans to demolish the building in the spring before transferring the property to the county. That transfer must take place for the college to build the theater.

Half of the $4.8 million project will be funded by the state, with the remaining funds coming from the festival organizers and investors. The City agreed to pay for the demolition, with local foundations paying back half those costs.

The festival is expected to begin spring 2012, though the theater will not host a festival show until the second season, organizers have said. CCC officials said that construction is expected to take approximately a year once demolition is completed, depending on weather, with a goal of opening the facility for the fall 2012 semester.

The theater is expected to be one of four venues for the festival, which organizers say will offer multiple musical theater productions every year. The other venues include the 500-seat Merry-Go-Round Playhouse at Emerson Park, the 200-seat Auburn Public Theater on Genesee Street and the 115-seat carriage house theater located at the Cayuga Museum.

Staff writer Christopher Caskey, The Citizen

Posted: Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 @ 12:08 pm by Curt
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Musical Theater Festival Aligns with Cayuga Community College

Both the City Council and the Cayuga County Legislature committed at separate meetings to a partnership that would support plans for a 300-seat theater to be built in the center of Auburn’s “creative corridor” on State Street.

City councilors unanimously approved selling the vacant Kalet’s department store building, where the proposed theater site will be developed, to the county. In turn, county lawmakers agreed to negotiate buying the building from the city.

Once the sale goes through, plans call for the county to lease the space to Cayuga Community College, which in turn will level the building and construct the theater for the proposed summer festival. The event would run for 10 to 12 weeks in the summer, and is expected to start in 2011. (more…)

Posted: Monday, February 1st, 2010 @ 8:13 pm by Curt
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\"Holiday at The Inn\"  A Musical Dinner Show Springside Inn Auburn, NY

“Holiday at The Inn”  A Musical Dinner Show Springside Inn Auburn, NY
Please join us on Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Springside Inn as we get ready to ring in the holiday season. “Holiday at The Inn” will be a musical extravaganza, you wont want to miss.

Gather your friends and enjoy an evening of holiday classics with Bob Piorun, Julie Howard, Connie Patti, Thames Nolan, Robert Dickson and Lyman Strong. This unique group will be singing all your favorite holiday classics as well as music from Bob Pioruns upcoming Christmas CD.

Call us at 315-252-7247 to reserve your seat. Tickets are $49.00 per person for dinner and the show (this includes tax and gratuity).

Springside Inn also offers many options for your holiday parties. Whether its a small private gathering or a catered event, we can accommodate any size group.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Lattimores
Springside Inn  
email: sales@springsideinn.com
voice: 315-252-7247
web: http://www.springsideinn.com 

Posted: Thursday, September 18th, 2008 @ 10:36 am by Curt
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