Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Announces Inaugural Season
The festival will open with Kiss Me, Kate (May 30-June 20), a twist on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. Then, the festival will present the irreverent comedy Altar Boyz (June 6-30). The regional premiere of 9 to 5 (June 27-July 18), which features a score by Dolly Parton, will open in early summer.
As the season continues, the festival will present the comedic true story My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding (July 5-28), the beloved My Fair Lady (July 25-August 15), the tap-dance themed love story Fingers & Toes (August 1-18), and the Kander & Ebb classic Cabaret. The season will close with the comedies The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (September 12-29) and Nunsense (October 3-20).
The festival will also feature a musical development series called The Pitch (June 14-August 18), which gives the audience the opportunity to provide feedback on 20 new musicals. At The Pitch performances, teams of three will receive 40-50 minutes to pitch their ideas using vignettes of the show.