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Merry Go Round Playhouse

6877 East Lake Road, Auburn, NY 13021
+1 315-255-1785
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Wonderful Performance

This theater is like "Broadway in the Finger Lakes", and we enjoyed a Broadway quality performance... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
cherribrew
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Manchester, New Hampshire
A great evening out!

We saw Anne Green Gables and I want you to know they deserved the standing ovation they received at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rayo575
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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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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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“owasco lake” (12 reviews)
“top notch” (10 reviews)
“finger lakes” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6877 East Lake Road, Auburn, NY 13021
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+1 315-255-1785
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This theater is like "Broadway in the Finger Lakes", and we enjoyed a Broadway quality performance of the delightful "Holiday Inn"! The dancing and singing couldn't have been better. Costumes, lighting, staging were all top notch! And we were so fortunate to be able to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw Anne Green Gables and I want you to know they deserved the standing ovation they received at close. Very very well done actors were top notch truly a Broadway like experience in the Finger Lakes. This community should be very proud of this...More

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Meara M, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words, we loved having Anne of Green Gables: A New Folk Rock Musical take off at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse! We will continue to bring top notch productions to Auburn, and hope you will join us again

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The performances are exceptionally good. It is like having our own Broadway right in Auburn. The plays run during the summer months so the building is air conditioned. It is set at the foot of Owasco Lake, at the park. You can get a seasons...More

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Meara M, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Kris, thanks for your kind words. We are lucky to have wonderful patrons like you! We will continue to bring top notch productions to Auburn, and hope you will join us again!

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Small city theater far exceeds expectation. It offers top talent and great productions which never disappoints. Great summer entertainment.

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Meara M, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are lucky to have wonderful patrons like you! We will continue to bring top notch productions and hope you will join us again!

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

My family and I visited here recently to see Mamma Mia. The talent was amazing and everyone had a smile on thier face. It was such an amazing experience you do not want to miss. I will definitely visit again. This was hands down the...More

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Meara M, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words! We're glad you enjoyed Mamma Mia! so much, we had a lot of fun performing our favorite ABBA hits onstage! We can't wait to see you at the Playhouse again.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

If you like summer theater, the Merry go round theater is the place to be Set between Syracuse and Rochester NY, a beautiful ride in less than one hour. It is handicapped accessible as are the bathrooms Free parking and close to great eating sites...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We saw an amazing production of Mamma Mia here!! The talent and excitement were electrifying!! Great job and can't wait to come see another production soon!!

Thank Diane S
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Meara M, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Diane, thanks for your kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed Mamma Mia! and think it was the perfect start to our 60th Anniversary Season. Thank you for your continued support!

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This production was simply fantastic. The entire audience was energized. One of the MGRs finest. Each season gets better and better... Broadway of the finger lakes!

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Meara M, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Patti! We're so glad you enjoyed Mamma Mia! - we also found it to be a great kickoff to our 60th Anniversary Season! We hope to see you at even more shows in the future!

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Last summer I saw The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Owasco, NY. The theater is very unusual. It is very rustic and only seats about 500 people. Every seat is great. The scenery was terrific and the acting and singing...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The play house shares culture with the small towns of the surrounding area. I grew up watching future stars of the stage. There is always variety of types of shows. The summer nights are always cool and enjoyable. Worth the money to support this cornerstone...More

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Carver32
17 July 2018|
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Response from Kris G | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a huge pavillion and other tables around the parimeter of the park. It is a beautiful spot. I have so many fond memories.
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Judy H
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