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Children’s Summer Theater Workshop
Tuesday, June 28th – Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Auburn Public Theater’s annual Children’s Summer Theater Workshop is one of Central New York’s newest summer theater programs. This summer, young actors from the local community (ages 8 to 16) will spend three weeks pursuing their passion for drama by studying Shakespeare’s HAMLET.

On the final day of class, Thursday, July 14th, we will take a trip to New York City to watch a Royal Shakespeare Company’s Young People’s Production of HAMLET, enjoy lunch and dinner and then return to Auburn by the end of the day.

Space is limited to 35 students. If you’re interested, please contact Janie MicGlire at janie@auburnpublictheater.org or call her at (315) 253-6669 to register.

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2011 @ 7:49 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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Thursday, Friday & Saturday, August 5, 6 & 7 Skaneateles Summer Theater
presents “The Music Man” at the Skaneateles High School. 8/5 @ 7:30 PM; 8/6 @ 7:30
& 8/7 @ 7:30 PM & 2:00 PM. For reservations (315) 567-9780

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 @ 7:14 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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The Famous Artists Broadway Theater series presents Wicked – The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz at the Mulroy Civic Centers.  For details, contact the box office at 424-8210 or check their website at www.FamousArtistsBroadway.com.

Running: 1/13/2010 – 1/31/2010 @ Crouse Hinds Theater
Tickets Available Now  Buy Online Now

Pass it on: Famous Artists, the Oncenter Box Office, and Ticketmaster are your only OFFICIAL TICKETING SOURCES for tickets to WICKED in Syracuse. If you or your friends purchase tickets from another source, you will 1) likely pay too much for your tickets, 2) possibly not have valid tickets, and 3) not be able to get help from the box office or Famous Artists if you have any trouble because we will not have record of your transaction.


Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for the most complete and completely satisfying new musical in a long time (USA Today).

On Broadway and around the world, WICKED has worked its magic on critics and audiences alike. Winner of 26 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is Broadways biggest blockbuster (The New York Times).

There will be an ASL Interpreted Performance Thursday, January 28 at 7:30PM.
Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes including intermission

Note: WICKED is recommended for children ages 8 and older. Children under 4 will not be admitted.
Box Office Telephone
2009-2010 season tickets now available! Call the Famous Artists office at 315-424-8210.
For single tickets currently on sale:
Famous Artists 315-424-8210
Oncenter Box Office 315-435-2121
Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000
Crouse Hinds Theater
Mulroy Civic Center At Oncenter
411 Montgomery Street
Syracuse,  NY  13202

Wednesday, January 13 7:30pm
Thursday, January 14 2:00pm
Thursday, January 14 7:30pm
Friday, January 15 8:00pm
Saturday, January 16 2:00pm
Saturday, January 16 8:00pm
Sunday, January 17 2:00pm
Sunday, January 17 7:30pm

Tuesday, January 19 7:30pm
Wednesday, January 20 7:30pm
Thursday, January 21 7:30pm
Friday, January 22 8:00pm
Saturday, January 23 2:00pm
Saturday, January 23 8:00pm
Sunday, January 24 2:00pm
Sunday, January 24 7:30pm

Tuesday, January 26 7:30pm
Wednesday, January 27 7:30pm
Thursday, January 28 2:00pm
Thursday, January 28 7:30pm
(ASL Interpreted Performance)
Friday, January 29 8:00pm
Saturday, January 30 2:00pm
Saturday, January 30 8:00pm
Sunday, January 31 2:00pm

Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 @ 9:54 am by Curt
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