The renovation allowed for a remarkable transformation of the facility taking the theatre’s technical abilities to new heights and providing greater comfort and accessibility for audiences. The renovation included an expansion of seating capacity of the Playhouse from 365 to 501, the addition of a full fly system, an expanded box office and lobby, new heating and cooling systems, larger wing space, the creation of an orchestra pit, remodeled and enlarged dressing rooms, and the stage size was nearly doubled. Also in 2004, the Playhouse finished formal agreements with Actors Equity Association, the American Federation of Musicians, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers to perpetuate the high caliber of shows being produced.
Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
Youth Theatre Programming Growth
The Festival now serves as a magnet for audiences and artists to celebrate and intersect with theatre of the highest caliber while also serving as an economic engine for the city of Auburn and the entire Finger Lakes region of Central New York. The Festival prides itself as a growing, distinct and powerful arts organization dedicated to engaging audiences, challenging thought, developing new works and creating a workplace that is creative, rigorous and fulfilling.