STAGE TUBE: Ed Sayles Talks About Inaugural Show, KISS ME KATE, Opening Tonight, 5/30

The 2012 season opens tonight, May 30th, with a Cole Porter classic, Kiss Me, Kate.  Ed Sayles, Producing Artistic Director for Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival talks about this first show of the season for both Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and Merry-Go-Round Playhouse.  Watch the video below!

Tickets are now available including general admission tickets for $40-48. 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, for parties of 15 or more, and an “early bird/night owl special” are also available. Discounted tickets are also available for senior citizens (62+), students (with ID) and youth (under 18). Tickets can be purchased at, by calling 315-255?1785 or 800-457-8897, or in person at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, located at Emerson Park, 6877 East Lake Road (Rt. 38A), Auburn, N.Y.

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival will be held 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 a complete listing of 2012 shows along with show descriptions, visit

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