flmtf.JPGAuburn, N.Y. - Beginning May 30th, the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival features productions at three different venues just minutes away from each other. 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. Produced by the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, the festival will offer nine shows ranging from revivals of the most storied classics to newer favorites, along with 20 new musicals, presented in their earliest stages of development in a series known as "THE PITCH." This new series invites the audience to participate in the creative process by providing feedback to creative teams both during and after their performances. 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. 2012 Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Schedule 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)
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)
Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum
  • "The PITCH" (June 14 to Aug. 18)
For more information on the productions or to receive the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival e-newsletter, visit http://www.fingerlakesmtf.com/. 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. About Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival: Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, produced by the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y., is a new annual summer-long festival featuring nine professional musical productions along with 20 new 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. As the festival continues to grow in the upcoming years, organizers anticipate the festival to annually draw 150,000 attendees, generate a $30 million boost to the local economy and help create 400 new jobs. For more information on the festival or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.fingerlakesmtf.com/. Find Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival on Facebook or follow FingerLakesMTF on Twitter.

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