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Not a bad seat in the house!

Once again enjoyed a wonderful musical at MGR. The staff are all gracious and knowledgeable. You... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
cricketg1
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Farmington, New York
Murder for Two production

I came to the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse for a production of Murder for Two. I have to admit that... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Tori G
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Syracuse, New York
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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...more
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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 August 2014

My husband, sister, brother-in-law, and I enjoyed a 7:30PM performance of "On The Town" at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in August. The theater is a nice, quaint, hometown theater with about 500 seats. I bought our tickets way in advance and got great seating, but it...More

2  Thank KailuaGal
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Fellow guests at the B&B we were staying at loved a show they'd seen with this theater company the night before and it sounded clever and like it could be an extremely great night out. Here's the problem: we were toursits; we use GPS when...More

3  Thank Easton_PAJohn
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All reviews owasco lake top notch finger lakes broadway quality play house wonderful evening sound system great summer air conditioned great production singing and dancing non alcoholic drinks great play holiday inn excellent quality easy parking theater season
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Once again enjoyed a wonderful musical at MGR. The staff are all gracious and knowledgeable. You can grab a glass of wine on your way in. Not thrilled with the bathroom facilities. Maybe some day they will build something new within the playhouse itself! Would...More

Thank cricketg1
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We caught a performance before the musical theater season wrapped up. Would recommend catching a performance here sometime just to see and appreciate the theater. Over the audience is the original roofing from a carousel building - a cool wooden roof. How neat to repurpose...More

Thank KAM
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

I came to the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse for a production of Murder for Two. I have to admit that with this place being located outside of Syracuse in the little city of Auburn, I truly did not expect much. I was absolutely blown away! The talent...More

Thank Tori G
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Great show. Superb acting. Two actors, multiple characters. Funny, creative and entertaining. Production was tops.

Thank 542jerryz
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We went and saw Murder for 2. Lots of parking, handicap parking. You do have to pay for parking. Before the show you can purchase wine and non alcoholic drinks and a few different snacks. They have headphone to help amplify hearing. Not a bad...More

Thank I5474RLmaryo
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We saw Holiday Inn based on the movie of the same name. Performances were very professional, staging and scenery were near perfect, and accompanying music made the price of the ticket worthwhile. Sound system worked well in converted merry-go-round.

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 12 August 2018

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

Thank cherribrew
Reviewed 19 July 2018 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

Thank Rayo575
Meara M, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

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

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

Thank Kris G
Meara M, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

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!

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.

Thank Joly13021
Meara M, Marketing at Merry Go Round Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

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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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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