News in Cortland NY

CNY Theatres Join Forces for Local Auditions


Auburn, NY (12/13/11) Cortland Repertory Theatre, The Hangar Theatre and Merry-Go-Round Playhouse/Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival will hold the first annual combined “Central New York Auditions Weekend” for their 2012 seasons on January 28th and 29th from 10:00am – 6:00pm, providing actors and actresses with the opportunity to audition for four theatres in two days. Over 200 paid acting roles will be available.

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse/Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival will hold their local auditions at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse located at 6877 East Lake Rd (Rt. 38A) in Emerson Park on Owasco Lake in Auburn, NY. The Hangar Theatre and Cortland Repertory Theatre will hold their local auditions at the Black Box Theatre of Ithaca High School located at 1401 North Cayuga Street in Ithaca, NY.

The Cortland Repertory Theatre 2012 Season includes: The Ladies Man, Grease!, An Andrew Lloyd Weber Musical TBA, Agatha Christie’s The Hollow, The Drawer Boy, and The Mystery of Irma Vep

The Hangar Theatre 2012 Season includes: Lend Me a Tenor, Titanic, Full Gallop, Next to Normal, and The Trip To Bountiful

The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse & Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival 2012 Season  includes: Kiss Me, Kate, Altar Boyz, 9 to 5: The Musical, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, My Fair Lady, Fingers & Toes, Cabaret, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Nunsense.   

Auditionees should bring a current picture and updated resume (multiple copies requested for The Hangar Theatre and Cortland Repertory Theatre auditions). Please prepare 16 measures of an up tempo song and 16 measures of a ballad.  An accompanist will be provided, so please provide sheet music. Auditionees may be asked to read from provided scripts and/or attend a dance call.  Dancers, please bring appropriate clothing and footwear, including taps.

For more information on Central New York auditions, please visit, or

Cortland Repertory Theatre, The Hangar Theatre and Merry-Go-Round Playhouse/Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, national origin or sexual preference. These theatres also support the practice of non-traditional casting to expand opportunities for women, senior performers, actors of color and performers with disabilities.

The purpose of Cortland Repertory Theatre is to offer Central New York residents and visitors of all ages an opportunity to experience, at an accessible price, the range and scope of excellent professional theatre.  CRT serves the region by providing a long term commitment to cultural enrichment and by endowing its community with a sense of pride and ownership.

The Hangar Theatre is committed to providing exceptional theatre experiences of high professional quality to enrich, enlighten, educate, and entertain the diverse audience in the Finger Lakes region and beyond. Strong education and training programs are central parts of our commitment to the local and national artistic communities.  Visit our website at

Located in Auburn, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse is comprised of two separate creative entities: Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Musical Theatre and Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre.  Merry-Go-Round Musical Theatre, known as "Broadway in the Finger Lakes," produces a season of six large scale musical performances in the historic carousel building in Emerson Park on Owasco Lake during the summer and fall. The Playhouse's Youth Theatre tours state wide with a curriculum-based theatre performances and workshop series for youth during the school year and a family oriented performance during the summer. The mission of Merry-Go-Round Playhouse is to enrich, through the arts, the lives of all residents of the state of New York.

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, produced by Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, premieres in 2012, showcasing musical theatre from on, off and beyond Broadway at three venues dedicated exclusively to bringing you the finest that musical theatre has to offer.  Experience a diverse offering of musical theatre productions, ranging from revivals of the most storied classics to cutting-edge experiments.