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,  
CNYP is now a 501(c)3 organization.  Your donations are tax deductable.  Check out our 2015 patron program here!
June 12-27,
May 7,
10 Shows

April 17 - May 2, 2015

$34.95 Dinner & Show
4/25 only
$20 Show Only
$17 Thur
sdays & Sundays

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May 9, 2015
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

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

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
July 17 -
August 1,  
14-22, 2015
Cuse Comedy Showcase Featuring AJ Foster
Thursday May 7, 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 AJ Foster

The showcase comedians are:   Bryan VanCampen Francisco Ruben Arce
Nick Galoni Rico Tigner Justin Screech Munro Justin Trimm Maryanne Donnelly

$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.
May 8,
11-26, 2015
Romeo & Juliet
6 Performances May 15-23, 2015
In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the
Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes
tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a secret
marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly — and
fate causes them to commit suicide in despair. Contrast and conflict are
running themes throughout Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet —
one of the Bard's most popular romantic tragedies.

6 Performances May 15-23, 2015.  Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sunday
May 17, 2015 2pm, Thursday May 21, 2015 at 8pm.  $20 Fridays &
Saturdays, $17 Thursday & Sunday.
Show Only Tickets
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 May 9, 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.    
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Syracuse Improv Collective
Friday May 8, 2015 8PM
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
Auditions for The Beatles Tribute
Sunday  May 17, 2015 7pm
Organizer Dan Rowlands is looking to cast all singers in this collaborative cabaret.  Come prepared to sing your favorite
Beatles song. Show runs July 10, 2015.
Auditions for Don't Feed the Actors
Tuesday May 19, 2015 7pm
Syracuse's longest running improv troupe is entering our 8th year of Improv to CNY. And we are looking to add to our menagerie
of performers. We specialize in short form comedy improv. Improv experience is not required to participate in the auditions, but a
willingness to "say Yes" and be a team player is. Prospective troupe members will be asked to attend regularly scheduled
monthly reharsals and if booked in shows will receive a small stipend.

We are open to all prospective auditioners but those with a theatrical background and/or the ability to play a piano/guitar are
specially sought after. Please bring acting resume to auditions if available

We ask all auditioners to show up at 7pm at The Central New York Playhouse and be prepared to participate in several short
form improv games, including # headed Broadway Star, You Dropped Your Line, Scenes from a Hat, Party quirks, Questions
Only, and other games. Audition will take the form of a mini workshop and participants will be expected to stay for the two hours.
No other audition date is scheduled at this time.

For questions please contact organizer Dustin M. Czarny at dustinczarny@gmail.com.

Good luck and we hope you Say Yes to DFtA!