Summer is finally here and it's time to enjoy New York! I can't imagine how anyone could get bored around here! (Y'all with your no humidity-you can actually go outside in July without sweating to death!) If you're looking to spice up your summer vaction with a little culture, here's your chance...oh, and a lucky ready will get to go for free!
Produced by the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY, the Finger Lakes Music Theatre Festival just kicked off their summer schedule. The Festival features nine professional musical productions, along with 20 new musicals, presented in their earliest stages of development, in a series known as "The PITCH."
Y'all this festival is a BIG deal! Organizers expect more than 150,000 folks to come this year, creating a $30 million boost to the area!
Here's a look at the 2012 Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Schedule:
"Kiss Me, Kate" (May 30 to June 20)
"9 to 5: The Musical" (June 27 to July 18)
"My Fair Lady" (July 25 to Aug. 15)
"Cabaret" (Aug. 22 to Sept. 8)
"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" (Sept. 12 to Sept. 29)
"Nunsense" (Oct. 3 to Oct. 20)
Auburn Public Theater
"Altar Boyz" (June 6 to June 30)
"My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding" (July 5 to July 28)
"Fingers & Toes" (Aug. 1 to Aug. 18)
Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum
"The PITCH" (June 14 to Aug. 18)
You can snag tickets now for single-shows or purchase "Off-Broadway Passes," which include one ticket to each show at Auburn Public Theater. The "Merry-Go-Round Playhouse subscriptions" will get you one ticket to each of the first four shows at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse and the "Flex Passes" package allows for flexibility in selecting up to nine musicals. Group rates and an "early bird/night owl special" are also available.
To purchase tickets, log onto FingerLakesMTF(dot)com. But if you wanna win free tickets, keep reading!
Up for grabs are two (2) tickets to attend an evening show of Altar Boyz at Auburn Public Theater on June 6th-9th. (Total value: $84).
There's a couple of ways to win...each are worth one entry and the more entries you have increase your odds of winning in the random drawing. Winners will be notified by email and announced on the blog! Contest ends 5/30 at 11:59 EST. Here's how to enter:
1. Mandatory entry: Comment below on why you want to go to the Finger Lakes Music Theatre Festival this summer!
2. Optional entry: Follow @iheartnyyall on Twitter and tweet this to your followers: (may be done once daily) Win #Free @FingerLakesMTF tickets this summer from @iheartnyyall! Contest ends 5/30 at 11:59 EST http://tinyurl.com/cf4fl5e *You must leave me a link to the tweeted URL in the comment section of this post for this entry to count!
Special thanks to the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival for providing complimentary tickets - Thanks y'all!
*Images courtesy of Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival.