2012 Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival — a season filled with happy beginnings

May 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm Leave a comment

Carriage House behind the Cayuga Museum

The Calamari Sisters

Jerry Bisgrove could have set up a charitable fund when he decided to share some of his financial fortune with his hometown of Auburn, but he seems to have creative as well as financial genius flowing though his veins.

The Arizona philanthropist has invested more than $4 million into making the  Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival a world-class draw for the town of Auburn. As the festival grows in upcoming years, organizers anticipate the event to annually draw 150,000 attendees, generate a $30 million boost to the local economy and help create 400 new jobs.

Finger Lakes SummerBeginning in May, the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival feature productions at three different venues just minutes away from each other. Tickets are now available including single-show tickets; Off-Broadway Passes, which include one ticket to each show at Auburn Public Theater; Merry-Go-Round Playhouse subscriptions, which include one ticket to each of the first four shows at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse; and Flex Passes, which allow for flexibility in selecting up to nine musicals. Group rates and an “early bird/night owl special” are also available.


RULES:  Send me an email letting me know you want a chance to win  the tickets. I’ll perform a random drawing on June 2, 2012. 

I’ll announce the winner on this blog and on my Finger Lakes Summer Page. Tickets will be left at Will Call.

It would also be nice if you would  share this blog to Facebook  and “like” my Finger Lakes Summer Page.

2012 Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Schedule

Finger Lakes Summer

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse on the lake.

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

• “Kiss Me, Kate” (May 30 to June 20)

• “9 to 5: The Musical” (June 27 to July 18)

• “My Fair Lady” (July 25 to Aug. 15)

• “Cabaret” (Aug. 22 to Sept. 8)

• “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” (Sept. 12 to Sept. 29)

• “Nunsense” (Oct. 3 to Oct. 20)

Finger Lakes Summer

The Auburn Public Theater is conveniently located in downtown Auburn

Auburn Public Theater

• “Altar Boyz” (June 6 to June 30)

• “My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding” (July 5 to July 28)

• “Fingers & Toes” (Aug. 1 to Aug. 18)

Carriage House behind the Cayuga Museum

Carriage House behind the Cayuga Museum

Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum

• “The PITCH” (June 14 to Aug. 18)

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, produced by the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y., is a annual summer-long festival featuring nine professional musical productions along with 20 musicals, presented in their earliest stages of development, in a series known as “The PITCH.” The festival will offer productions at three different venues just minutes away from each other.

Heralded as a top travel destination by “Shermans Travel” magazine, the Finger Lakes region offers fine dining, celebrated wineries and outdoor activities once the curtains close.


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