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Birth Place: Franklin, MA

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Raye Lynn Mercer founded the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) in 1985. A graduate of Middlebury College, she attended the Vienna International Music Center in Vienna, Austria. Pianist, director, producer and choreographer, Raye Lynn has presented 30 seasons of musicals, plays, concerts ... (read complete bio)

 

Raye Lynn Mercer Biography

Raye Lynn Mercer founded the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) in 1985. A graduate of Middlebury College, she attended the Vienna International Music Center in Vienna, Austria. Pianist, director, producer and choreographer, Raye Lynn has presented 30 seasons of musicals, plays, concerts and dance productions with FSPA and the community-based Franklin Performing Arts Company, established in 1991. Raye Lynn serves as Administrator of the school, oversees the FSPA Musical Theatre Conservatory and directs the international touring ensemble Electric Youth. Her school's student resumes include placement in top college and conservatory arts programs, Broadway shows, six national Broadway tours, eleven European concert tours, the American Idol finals and annual performances at Walt Disney World. Combining profession and hobby, Raye Lynn has directed Symphony of Horses productions across the country. President and Executive Director of the Franklin Performing Arts Company, Raye Lynn is the visionary behind the development of the new performance and event venue in Franklin, Massachusetts, THE BLACK BOX, which opened in 2014. Raye Lynn has also been seen onstage in productions of The Addams Family (Grandma), High School Musical (Ms. Darbus), You Can't Take it With You (Essie Carmichael), and more.





Raye Lynn Mercer News

Franklin Performing Arts Company Presents SOMETHING ROTTEN! Photo Franklin Performing Arts Company Presents SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 6, 2023

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will present the hilarious musical comedy Something Rotten! running March 10-19 at THE BLACK BOX. 

FPAC Holiday Productions Presents 'TIS THE SEASON! Photo FPAC Holiday Productions Presents 'TIS THE SEASON!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2022

FPAC Holiday Productions will bring back family-favorite 'Tis the Season! December 17 and 18 at the Franklin High School Auditorium.

To Present THE SOUND OF MUSIC Starring Broadway's Sara Jean Ford Photo To Present THE SOUND OF MUSIC Starring Broadway's Sara Jean Ford
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 10, 2022

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will present The Sound of Music at THE BLACK BOX in Franklin, MA October 14-23.

Sara Jean Ford to Star as Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Franklin Performing Arts Com Photo Sara Jean Ford to Star as Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Franklin Performing Arts Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022

The Franklin Performing Arts Company has announced the cast and creative team for their production of The Sound of Music running at THE BLACK BOX in Franklin, MA October 14-23. Broadway’s Sara Jean Ford stars as Maria Rainer.

The Franklin Performing Arts Company Presents THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Photo The Franklin Performing Arts Company Presents THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2022

The Franklin Performing Arts Company, Franklin's own professional theater company, will present The Drowsy Chaperone starring Ben Cameron and Emily Koch March 12-20 at THE BLACK BOX.   

See Judy Kuhn, Ricky Rojas & More at The Green Room 42 in February Photo See Judy Kuhn, Ricky Rojas & More at The Green Room 42 in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their February line-up for in-person performances. Additionally, The Green Room 42 is excited to launch¬†5/5/5 Tickets¬†‚Äď in celebration of their 5th Anniversary, five $5 tickets will be available for¬†every¬†show from February 15, 2022, through February 14, 2023.

MARY POPPINS to be Presented at the Franklin Performing Arts Company Photo MARY POPPINS to be Presented at the Franklin Performing Arts Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2021

The Franklin Performing Arts Company will present Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins. The production, choreographed by and starring Broadway’s Clay Rice-Thomson, will run October 15-17 and 22-24 at THE BLACK BOX.

Ali Funkhouser, Ryan Vona & More to Star in LEGALLY BLONDE at Franklin Performing Art Photo Ali Funkhouser, Ryan Vona & More to Star in LEGALLY BLONDE at Franklin Performing Arts Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021

The Franklin Performing Arts Company has announced the cast for their production of Legally Blonde the Musical. The production, originally scheduled for March 2020, marks the return of live theater for FPAC at THE BLACK BOX.

Ashley Brown, Michael James Scott, and Josh Strickland to Kick Off Spring Arts Awaken Photo Ashley Brown, Michael James Scott, and Josh Strickland to Kick Off Spring Arts Awakening at THE BLACK BOX
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 9, 2021

Spring Arts Awakening features nine weeks of entertainment, outdoors under a tent in the venue's parking lot.

The Franklin Performing Arts Company Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Photo The Franklin Performing Arts Company Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2020

With socially distanced staging, Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life's great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship. The charming music and humorous vignettes brought to life by the beloved Peanuts characters, offer the laughs and entertainment we need right about now.