Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, produced by Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Inc., premiered 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, ranging from revivals of the most storied classics to cutting-edge experiments. This season the Festival will offer seven main stage productions at the Preston H. Thomas Theatre in the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, seven new musicals in production in seven weeks in a series called The PiTCH at Theater Mack, and one production at the Callahan Theater at Nazareth College Arts Center in Rochester, NY.
During the school year, Merry-Go Round Youth Theatre travels to schools in 72 districts statewide, entertaining more than 125,000 children with their touring company- the nation’s largest resident touring youth education program. Over the summer, they travel to libraries, parks, state and county fairs, playgrounds, and all manner of recreation centers to provide free, live theatrical experiences to families across New York. And new this year, FLMTF and Absolute Dance have partnered to provide comprehensive, professional musical theatre training sessions to interested students, giving young performers the best educational opportunities possible.