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Merry Go Round Playhouse

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Address: 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn, NY 13021
Phone Number: 13152551305
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The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is an...

The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is an annual summer-long festival featuring professional Broadway caliber musical productions along with new musicals, presented in their earliest stages of development, in a series known as “The PITCH.” The festival offers productions at three different venues just minutes away from each other.

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Their motto is "Broadway" in the Finger Lakes

We are season ticket holders. This is a magnificent venue for excellent high quality live theatre. It seems that each show is better than the last. MGR imports Broadway... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Auburn, New York
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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are season ticket holders. This is a magnificent venue for excellent high quality live theatre. It seems that each show is better than the last. MGR imports Broadway, professional actors for shows, scenery and costuming are also outstanding. This season they had the North American premier of "From Here To Eternity". If you can, visit Merry Go Round Theatre.... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic theater with great stage, acoustics and location on the lake in a park. Enthusiastic audience - and why hot the show was top notch. Musicians, actors/dancers, set design were all so high quality it could have been on Broadway!

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Kirsten V, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this review

Hi Deborah, Thank you so much for the review! We are very proud of our title of Broadway in the Finger Lakes and always make sure our productions are high quality for patrons like you. We hope to see you again! More 

Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For several years I have been meaning to see the productions at Merry Go round Playhouse. I am so glad I finally made it. We saw "Crazy for you" It was funny ,entertaining and well done. The actors/actresses gave a great performance. I will be checking their schedule the next time I am in town. We attended the matinee. $53... More 

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Kirsten V, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback! We're glad you made it out to Auburn and enjoyed the show. Be sure to visit FingerLakesMTF.com for more information about our productions next time you're in town. We hope to see you soon! More 

Auburn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Merry Go Round is the theater we attend more than any other because it is close. We generally see 2 or 3 MGR shows each year. We do not buy season tickets, because we like to pick and choose which shows we want to see. Quality is generally good, but not flawless. The sound system is most frequently a source... More 

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Kirsten V, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! As a professional regional theatre we love to bring exciting and new musicals to our stage while still keeping the classics alive. Our cast and crew work very hard each season to bring these productions to our audiences in the Finger Lakes. We hope to see you at another opening night performance soon! More 

Parish,NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent venue, picturesque, pleasant surroundings, never a bad seat. Productions are always well done and they have a wide variety to cover everyone's taste. The shows are nicely prices so even the older folks can afford an adventure. Take the time and drift away with whatever you are watching.

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Kirsten V, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We like to make sure our seasons are full of great productions including Broadway classics and brand new musicals so that everyone can enjoy them. We hope to see you soon! More 

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit, Tim Rice’s production of From Here to Eternity, and will definitely be going back. Got there early, picked up our tickets (very reasonably priced) on Will Call so we could spend some time admiring Lake Owasco. A lovely theater, probably not a bad seat in the house. Cheap snacks/drinks outside during intermission. Restrooms are outside, those in... More 

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Kirsten V, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We're glad to hear you had such a lovely day and enjoyed From Here To Eternity. We hope to see you soon! More 

Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We caught From Here to Eternity just a day before its closing. The cast couldn't have been better -- great voices and well done choreography. An enjoyable afternoon.

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Kirsten V, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this review

Hi Linda, Thank you for the review! We're glad you could catch the show before it closed and that you enjoyed your afternoon with us. We hope to see you soon! More 

Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

"From Here to Eternity" was one of the best shows I've ever seen (Broadway productions included). Powerful and touching, this show will undoubtedly be picked up for other regional theaters (if they are lucky) and, most likely, Broadway. The seating at the Merry Go Round is comfortable with good visibility in any seat, and its location in a beautiful park... More 

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Kirsten V, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are very pleased with the feedback we've received for From Here To Eternity and glad you enjoyed it. We always want our audience to be comfortable and entertained while seeing our productions. We hope to see you soon! More 

Rural NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This is the best show I have ever seen. We have been honored with the North American premier! Sir Tim Rice has been working with the cast and the result is an incredible mix of spot on casting, over the top talent and the collaboration of the top lyricists, song writers, book writers and our director/choreographer Brett Smok. You can... More 

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Kirsten V, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are very proud to have produced the North American premiere of From Here To Eternity and glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you soon! More 

Trumansburg, Ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We have attended 3 or 4 shows at Merry-Go-Round each season for the past 6 or 7 years. Never been disappointed, If you enjoy Broadway musicals, this off-Broadway location is a must for you! Make your reservations well in advance, because nearly every performance has been a sell-out.

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Kirsten V, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are proud to bring Broadway to the Finger Lakes and glad you've been with us for so long. We hope to see you soon! More 

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