Welcome to our space!
The Central New York Playhouse - an artistic home in Syracuse, providing a venue uniquely dedicated to local performers and theatrical
entertainment in a friendly, open and creative atmosphere. Our 4500 square foot space is now open in Shoppingtown Mall. We produce broadway
and off broadway plays and musicals, cabarets, mureder mysteries as well as partner with other organizations like
Don't Feed the Actors Improv
Comedy Group, & Syracuse Improv Collective. Check out our upcoming events below. We welcome your patronage and support - See you at the show!
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April 18-May 3, 2014
May 16-31,
2014
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June 13-28, 2014
July 18 - August 2,
2014
Laughter on the 23rd Floor
9 Performances April 18 - May 3, 2014
Running for 9 performances April 18 - May 3, 2014. Thursdays and
Fridays 8pm Show Only, Saturdays 6:30 PM Dinner 8PM show, One
Sunday matinee April 27th 2pm Show. $34.95 Dinner and Show
(Saturday only), $20 show only, $15 Show only on Thursdays and
Sundays. Call 315-885-8960 for reservations, purchase tickets at
www.cnyplayhouse.com, or visit us in ShoppingTown Mall 4-8 on
Thursdays, 12-6 on Fridays, and Saturdays.

Dinner consists of Chicken Cordon Bleu, salad, rolls, potatoes and
vegetables.

Set in 1953, Neil Simon's "flat-out funniest play in years" (Dennis
Cunningham, CBS- TV) re-creates the mayhem, neuroses, nonstop
gags, and constant one-upmanship of a team of brilliantly funny
social misfits as they write The Max Prince Show, a weekly variety
program. Among the crew are Milt, the insult artist; Ira, the
hypochondriac whose dream is to have a virus named after him; and
Val, a Russian émigré‚ who takes a Berlitz course so he can curse
without an accent. They are devoted to their boss, Max, a comic
genius, a tyrant, and a paranoiac with a heart of gold. But his
penchant for tippling and popping too many pills is growing under
the pressures of a rising McCarthyism, network executives, and
sponsors who want him to cut back his "too-smart" show and staff
so that they can chase after the Leave It to Beaver and Father Knows
Best audience.
Dinner & Show Tickets
All credit cards are charged a small convenience charge.  All Tickets
are held at the door under the name of purchaser.
Show Only Tickets
August 29-
September 11, 2014
"The Sounds of Comedy" Improv Comedy Show
Saturday May 10, 2014 6:30 Dinner 8PM Show
Syracuse Improv Collective "Bank Show"
Friday May 9, 2014 8PM
This time the DFtA gang presents "The Sounds of Comedy" a theme show
focusing on our musical and sound games.

The crazy kids of
Don't Feed the Actors call the Central New York
Playhouse their home.  DFtA specializes in audience interactive improv
and is one of the longest running improv troupes in Central New York.  
Having toured all over Central New York their large stable of theatrically
trained actors rotate in and out of each show, ensuring a unique
experience each time.
 They are scheduled to come back 9 times in 2014.  
$20 Dinner and Show, $10 Show only.    
Click here for more on DFtA.  
Tickets
Show Date
All credit cards are charged a small
convenience charge.  All Tickets are held at
the door under the name of purchaser.
The Syracuse Improv Collective brings their monthly "Bank
Show" to the Central New York Playhouse.  The Collective
specializes in bringing a show like no other combining long
form improv with musical acts and stand up comedy.  You
never know what the SIC has in store and CNYP is glad to
have them come to our stage.  For just $5 you can't go wrong.
Show Dates
All credit cards are charged a small
convenience charge.  All Tickets are held at
the door under the name of purchaser.
September
12-27, 2014
The Wild Party
10 Performances May 16-31, 2014
Dinner & Show Tickets
All credit cards are charged a small convenience charge.  All Tickets
are held at the door under the name of purchaser.
Show Only Tickets
Running for 10 performances May 16-31, 2014. Thursdays
and Fridays 8pm Show Only, Saturdays 6:30 PM Dinner 8PM
show, Sunday matinees 2pm Show. $39.95 Dinner and Show
(Saturday only), $25 show only, $20 Show only on Thursdays
and Sundays. Call 315-885-8960 for reservations, purchase
tickets at www.cnyplayhouse.com, or visit us in
ShoppingTown Mall 4-8 on Thursdays, 12-6 on Fridays, and
Saturdays.

Dinner consists of Chicken Marsala, salad, rolls, potatoes and
vegetables.

Adapted from a book-length poem written in and about the
Roaring Twenties, Andrew Lippa's WILD PARTY tells the
story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared
by Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville
clown. In a relationship marked by vicious behavior and
recklessness (mirroring the time in which they live), they
decide to throw a party to end all parties.

An award-winning score by Andrew Lippa provides
excitement and drive for this tale of passions out of control.
Capturing the sound of a bygone era with a nod to the
present one, he makes us realize that moral decadence is not
only limited to our past.
May 10, 2014
May 9, 2014
And Then There Were None
10 Performances June 13-28, 2014
Running for 10 performances June 13-28, 2014. Thursdays
and Fridays 8pm Show Only, Saturdays 6:30 PM Dinner 8PM
show, Sunday matinees 2pm Show. $39.95 Dinner and Show
(Saturday only), $25 show only, $20 Show only on Thursdays
and Sundays. Call 315-885-8960 for reservations, purchase
tickets at www.cnyplayhouse.com, or visit us in
ShoppingTown Mall 4-8 on Thursdays, 12-6 on Fridays, and
Saturdays.

Dinner consists of Chicken with Artichoke Hearts, salad, rolls,
potatoes and vegetables.

Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one
they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In
this superlative mystery comedy statuettes of little soldier
boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of
Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the
house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells
how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were
none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their
apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island
and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A
mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with
murder and then one drops dead - poisoned. One down and
nine to go!
Dinner & Show Tickets
All credit cards are charged a small convenience charge.  All Tickets
are held at the door under the name of purchaser.
Show Only Tickets
October 17 -
November 1, 2014
December 12-20,
2014
I Love the 80's Cabaret Auditions
May 8 2014  7pm
The Central New York Playhouse is holding auditions for our July 11th Cabaret "I Love the 80's!" This will be a
Karaoke style Cabaret featuring music from the most totally far-out decade ever! Audition pieces will be posted soon.
"CNY Playhouse’s ‘Laughter on the 23rd floor’
a ‘skyscraper’ of a comedy ....
Okay, they don’t
look Jewish — but the actors in this amusing
retrospect on the mid-1950s Sid Caesar TV
comedy series stack up
as tall as a NY-sized
pastrami sandwich"
-David Abrams, CNYCafemomus.com
Read entire review here
"Central New York Playhouse scores with
"Laughter on the 23rd Floor
".... "Aided by Navroz
Dabu's sleek set and fine costumes by Capri
Merrifield, director Dustin Czarny keeps all the plates
spinning nicely if sometimes a little noisily......t
he
Central New York Playhouse production is a
reminder that second rate Neil Simon is better
than first rate almost anyone else."
Len Fonte, Syracuse.com
Read entire review here
The Laramie Project Auditions
May 18, 19, 20 2014  7pm
Director Justin Polly is looking to fill all roles in this intense drama.  The Laramie Project runs for 10 performances
September 12-27, 2014.  Rehearsals will start early August.   No preparation is necessary, actors will be asked to read
sides from the script.  For
character descriptions click here.