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 a variety of entertainmentCheck out our
upcoming events below. We welcome your patronage
and support - See you at the show!
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May 15-23,  
Early Bird Special on Clybourne Park, deal ends February 8th!  Click Here
CNYP is now a 501(c)3 organization.  Your donations are tax deductable.  Check out our 2015 patron program here!
February 6,
February 7,
February 27,
10 Performances

January 9-24, 2015

Dinner Show Jan 17th, 2015

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13-21 , 2015
March 13-28,
April 17 -
May 2, 2015
Syracuse Improv Collective "Bank Show"
Friday February 6, 2015 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 "New Year's"
Saturday February 7, 2015 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 2015.
 $25 Dinner and Show, $12 Show only.    
Click here for more on DFtA.  
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Cuse Comedy Showcase Featuring Gomez Adams
Saturday January 31, 2015 8PM
The Cuse Comedy Showcase returns to The Central
New York Playhouse. This time 7 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 Gomez Adams

The showcase comedians are:

Erin Harkes, Rico Tigner, Bryan VanCampen, Corey
Smithson, RJ McCarthy, Nick Galoni, Z
ach Reimers

Hosted by Anna Phillips

$10 Advance tickets, $12 at door
All credit cards are charged a small convenience
charge.  All Tickets are held at the door under the
name of purchaser.
June 12-27,
Clybourne Park
6 Performances February 13-21, 2015
All credit cards are charged a small convenience charge.  All
Tickets are held at the door under the name of purchaser.
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award. "Vital, sharp-witted and
ferociously smart." —NY Times. "A theatrical treasure…Indisputably, uproariously
funny." —Entertainment Weekly. "A savagely funny and insightful time bomb." —
Hollywood Reporter. "Funny as hell…The theater shakes with gales of laughter." —
NY Post.

Plot:  CLYBOURNE PARK explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Act
One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the
sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day,
as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground
in the face of gentrification.
Show Only Tickets
A Cabaret featuring Marguerite Mitchell and Chris Coffey
CNY Playhouse presents a quirky, decidedly adult
evening of cabaret, WHAT THE HELL DO WE DO
UP HERE?, for one night only, Friday, February
27th, featuring Marguerite Mitchell and Chris
Coffey. Join them as they navigate through life’s
ups and downs while working and performing in
Upstate New York. $10 Advance tickets, $12 Door.
Friday February 27, 2015 8PM
All credit cards are charged a small convenience
charge.  All Tickets are held at the door under the
name of purchaser.
God's Favorite
10 Performances March 13-28, 2015
Successful Long Island businessman Joe Benjamin is a modern-day
'Job' with a demanding wife, ungrateful children and wise-cracking
household employees. Just when it seems things couldn't get any
worse, he is visited by Sidney Lipton, a.k.a. A Messenger from God (and
compulsive film buff) with a mission: test Joe's faith and report back to
"the Boss". The jokes and Tests of Faith fly fast and furious as Neil
Simon spins a contemporary morality tale like no other in this hilarious

"Awesomely funny...The work of a man of vision. It'll make you laugh
out loud." - New York Daily News

"His jokes have a kind of hilarious deadpan ecstasy and, even better,
are taken from life." - The New York Times  10 Performances March
13-28, 2015.  Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm,
Dinner show Saturday March 21, 2015.  $34.95 Dinner & Show (March
21 only), $20 Fridays & Saturdays, $17 Thursday & Sunday.
All credit cards are charged a small convenience charge.  All Tickets
are held at the door under the name of purchaser.
Show Only Tickets
Saturday March 21, 2015 Dinner Show Tickets
Scene Work Improv Classes with Syracuse Improv Classes
6 weeks of instruction starting February 28th
The Scene Work class builds on the fundamentals learned in the Intro to Improv class and introduces the importance of
storytelling as it applies to the performance of scenes. It will stress working together and focus on techniques for starting
scenes and developing interesting characters and situations that the audience cares about. It will also work on recognizing
and dealing with common pitfalls improvisers face. At the end of the class, participants will be comfortable with good scene
work and will be ready to apply their knowledge to more advanced improv forms.

Classes are at 10am-noon February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, April 11 (no class Thumbs UPstate

Instructor: Stephen Peters
Difficulty: Intermediate
Price: $75
Musical Theatre Audition Master Class
February 28th 3-6 PM
In preparation for our musical auditions in March, Abel Searor, CNYP's resident music director and the buisest man in
Syracuse is holding an audition class. Bring your selection of 16 bar musical pieces to sing and get instruction and advice.
The class is free but donations are accepted in a pay what you will format. Auditioners are asked to reserve a spot by
calling 315-885-8960 or emailing cnyplayhouse@gmail.com. The class will be run like a Master Class where auditioners will
learn from each other. Participants are expected to attend full 3 hours of class.
Stand Up Comedy Class with Nick Marra
6 weeks of instruction starting March 7th
Thinking of getting into stand up comedy? Already dabbled in stand up and want to take your act to the next level? This six
week class will cover all aspects of standup comedy, from your first time on stage to getting booked and paid to perform.
With over 20 years in the business I will help you Write and create an act, improve your stage presence, understand the
business side of comedy, as well as dealing with club owners and bookers. Email cnyplayhouse@gmail.com to reserve a
spot OR pay tuition at www.cnyplayhouse.com/auditions

Classes take place on Saturday afternoon (noon to 2pm) March 7, 2015 - April 11, 2015. Public performance on April 16,
2015 at 8pm.