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,  
2015
Early Bird Special on Glengarry Glen Ross deal ends April 12th!  Click Here
CNYP is now a 501(c)3 organization.  Your donations are tax deductable.  Check out our 2015 patron program here!
April 3 ,
2015
April 16,
2015
April 17 -
May 2, 2015
June 12-27,
2015
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
comedy.

"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.   $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
April 10,
2015
April 4,
2015
3 Performances Left`

March 26, 27, 28, 2015

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 8pm

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April 11, 2015
Cuse Comedy Showcase Featuring Evan Robinson
Saturday April 3, 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 Anna Phillips

The showcase comedians are:

Mikael Gregg, David Louis Phil Farda Paul Landwehr David Worley Moya
Sinclair Zack Reimers

$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.
Don't Feed the Actors "New Year's"
Saturday April 4, 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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Leila Dean and A Love Thing
SALT nominated actress Leila Dean tells her story
through song about life, love and the journey life
takes you on to find your happy ending...or your
happy beginning. $10 Advance tickets, $12 Door.
Friday April 10, 2015 8PM
All credit cards are charged a small convenience
charge.  All Tickets are held at the door under the
name of purchaser.
Salt City Magic Club at CNYP
Saturday April 11, 2015 7PM
The Salt City Magic Club returns to CNYP.  Their shows have been very
popular so get your tickets early.  Featuring a variety of local magicians and
providing a night of magic like none other.  $10 Adults, $5 children under 10.
Tickets
charge.  All Tickets are held at the door under the
name of purchaser.
"a tightly-paced production....Roach's
direction creates a dynamic balance between
laughter and compassion....."
-Neil Novelli, Syracuse.com
click here for entire review
Cuse Comedy Showcase Featuring Nick Marra
Thursday April 16, 2015 8PM
The Cuse Comedy Showcase returns to The Central New York Playhouse. This
time the students from our Stand Up Comedy Cassl will be opening the night
competing for a cash prize which you the audience will vote on.

Headlining the night is Nick Marra, professional comedian from Syracuse

The showcase comedians are:
TBA

$8 Advance tickets, $10 at door
All credit cards are charged a small convenience
charge.  All Tickets are held at the door under the
name of purchaser.
"The gags and one-liners still fly about in
abundance during this Central New York
Playhouse production, but at its core God’s
Favorite is struggling with some of the
deepest pain that can be known."
-James McKillop, Syracuse NewTimes
click here for entire review
"Like the hero in the biblical tale, the
company’s well-crafted reworking of the
‘Book of Job’ passes every test"
-David Abrams, CNYCafemomus.com
click here for entire review
Glengarry Glen Ross
10 Performances April 17 - May 2, 2015
This scalding comedy took Broadway and London by storm. Here is
Mamet at his very best, writing about small-time, cutthroat real estate
salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on
reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their share of the
American dream. Revived on Broadway in 2005 and 2012, this
masterpiece of American drama also became a celebrated film which
starred Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin and Alan Arkin.
"Crackling tension… ferocious comedy and drama." - The New York
Times

"Wonderfully funny… A play to see, remember and cherish." - New York
Post

Glengarry Glen Ross was first presented at The Cottlesloe Theatre,
London, England on September 21, 1983. It was directed by Bill Bryden.

10 Performances April 17-May 2, 2015.  Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
8pm, Sundays 2pm, Dinner show Saturday March 21, 2015.   $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 April 25, 2015 Dinner Show Tickets
Auditions for White Liars & Black Comedy
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday April 19, 20, & 21 7pm
Directors Justin Polly & Christopher Best are looking to cast all parts in this comedy. Show runs August 14-22, 2015. No
preparation is necessary. Auditioners will be asked to read from the script.

Character Descriptions TBA
Long Form Improv, The Harold, Classes with Syracuse Improv Classes
6 weeks of instruction starting April 25th
The Harold is a long-form structure developed by Del Close and is the basic form all long-form improvisers should know.
This course will teach the fundamentals of the form as well as continuing to work on scene work and character
development. This course is recommended for anyone who has some improv experience and feels comfortable
participating in a two-person scene. Graduates of this class will have the opportunity to audition for a SIC house team.

Classes are at 10am-noon April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 30 (no class Memorial Day weekend), June 6

Instructor: Ken Keech
Difficulty: Advanced
Price: $75