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10 performances

September 12-27, 2014

Thur, Fri Sat 8pm

Sundays at 2pm
October 17 -
November 1, 2014
December
12-20, 2014
The Laramie Project
10 Performances  Sept 12-27,  2014
All credit cards are charged a small convenience charge.  All Tickets
are held at the door under the name of purchaser.
Show Only Tickets
In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming
was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle
of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised and battered
body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later
in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim
of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of
the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a
year and a half in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two
young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200
interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were
directly connected to the case, and others were citizens of Laramie, and the
breadth of their reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic
Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience
from these interviews and their own experiences. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is
a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity
can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.  

Running for 10 performances September 12-27, 2014. Thursdays, Fridays, &
Saturdays 8PM show only, Dinner show Saturday September 20th 6:30 Dinner
8PM Show, $34.95 Dinner and Show (Saturday September 21st) $20 Show
Only, $15 Show only Thursdays and Sundays Call 315-885-8960 for
reservations, purchase tickets here, or visit us in ShoppingTown Mall1-6 on
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Dinner will be a chicken with vodka sauce buffet with vegetables, potatoes,
salad and rolls provided by Cathy's Corner Cafe.
October 3,
2014
October 11,
2014
Syracuse Improv Collective "Bank Show"
Friday October 3, 2014 8PM
The Syracuse Improv Collective brings their monthly "Bank
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.
Don't Feed the Actors "Costume Show"
Saturday October 11, 2014 8PM
All credit cards are charged a small
convenience charge.  All Tickets are held at
the door under the name of purchaser.
The crazy kids of Don't Feed the Actors make their Central New York
Playhouse debut.  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
Cuse Comedy Showcase featuring Nick Marra
Saturday October 4, 2014 8PM
The Cuse Comedy Showcase returns to The Central New York Playhouse. This
time 6 local comics will be competing for a cash prize which you the audience
will vote on. Winner will get the cash prize and be a featured headliner in a future
event.

Headlining the night is Nick Marra

The showcase comedians are: Steven Rogers, Maryanne Donnelly, Lauren
Turczak, Nick Galoni, Bryan VanCampen RJ McCarthy

$7 Advance tickets, $10 at door
charge.  All Tickets are held at the door under the
name of purchaser.
October 4,
2014
October 10,
2014
Cuse Comedy Showcase
Saturday October 10, 2014 8PM
The Cuse Comedy Showcase returns to The Central New York Playhouse. This
time 6 local comics will be competing for a cash prize which you the audience
will vote on. Winner will get the cash prize and be a featured headliner in a future
event.

Headliner TBA

The showcase comedians are:  TBlunt, Doreen Watson, Phil Farda, Larry
O'Grady, Shawn Gillie, & Jennifer McMullen

$7 Advance tickets, $10 at door
charge.  All Tickets are held at the door under the
name of purchaser.
2015 Stage Seasons has been announced. See it Here. Season Tickets on sale now!  Click Here
January 9-24,
2015
Evil Dead:  The Musical
10 Performances  October 17 - November 1, 2014
The hit movie is now a CNY premiere musical at The Central New York
Playhouse. Running for 10 performances October 17 - November 1, 2014.
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays 8pm Show Only, Sundays 2PM Show Only,
Dinner Show Saturday October 25th 6:30 Dinner 8PM show, $39.95 Dinner
and Show (October 25 only), $25 Show Only, $20 Show Only Thursdays and
Sundays. Splatter Zone upgrades available for all tickets for just $10. Call
315-885-8960 for reservations, purchase tickets here, or visit us in
ShoppingTown Mall,1-6 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Dinner Menu: Chicken Marsala, vegetablewith rolls and salad.

Plot: Based on Sam Raimi's 80s cult classic films, EVIL DEAD tells the tale of 5
college kids who travel to a cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an
evil force. And although it may sound like a horror, it's not! The songs are
hilariously campy and the show is bursting with more farce than a Monty
Python skit. EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL unearths the old familiar story: boy and
friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get
lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons,
boy fights until dawn to survive. As musical mayhem descends upon this
sleepover in the woods, "camp" takes on a whole new meaning with
uproarious numbers like "All the Men in my Life Keep Getting Killed by
Candarian Demons," "Look Who's Evil Now" and "Do the Necronomicon."
Evil Dead October 25th Dinner 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
Dinner Show October 25, 2014 6;30 Dinner 8PM Show
Splatter Zone Tickets
Regular Seating
Splatter Zone Seating
November
7-15, 2014
"a moving production at The Central
New York Playhouse, is a valuable
record of the forces that continue to
shake and shape our country ....
director Justin Polly has instilled the
large Cny Playhouse cast with a
remarkable sense of ensemble. At
times, they seem to breathe as one"

- Len Fonte, Syracuse.com
Read entire review here
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Auditions for Lend Me a Tenor (role of Maggie Only)
Thursday October 16, 2014 7pm
The lead female role in Lend Me a Tenor, our 2015 season opener, is open for audition. Maggie is the daughter of the
Cleveland Opera owner and is infatuated with Tito, the Opera's main attraction. A bit spoiled and sometimes a little vapid,
but with a great deal of commitment to Opera if not to her boyfriend. Prospective candidates should be 18, able to carry a
tune (for light sporadic singing). This is a bedroom farce so the character will also appear in underwear on stage at times. If
unable to be at the audition date you can email the director, Dustin Czarny, at dustinczarny@gmail.com or contact him here
on Facebook,.

Lend Me a Tenor runs 10 performances January 9-24, 2015, rehearsals start early December.
"Several devices vary the tone and
pace of what we hear, such as
projected titles and shots of Laramie
on a screen upstage, and a television
screen for excruciating statements
from public figures. Polly’s success is
measured by how much all these
words still hold us and the emotional
and moral wallop of the third act.
"

- Jim Mackillop, Syracuse New Times
Read entire review here