ABOUT THE REV THEATRE COMPANY (formerly Finger Lakes MTF / MGR Playhouse)
Headquartered in Auburn, NY, The REV Theatre Company celebrates 64 years as an award-winning arts organization committed to creating theatrical experiences at the highest levels of artistic integrity. The REV leverages the power of the arts as a tool for entertainment, education, social awareness and cultural development in our community and in the Finger Lakes region.
Four hours from NYC, central to Syracuse, Rochester and Ithaca, The REV is one of the largest producing musical theatre organizations in New York State, outside of NYC.
The REV operates three stages in Auburn, NY:
• The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, our flagship stage, presents large-scale Broadway spectacles with talent from Broadway, Hollywood and around the country in Emerson Park on Owasco Lake
• The Carriage House Theater, home to our new works program, The PiTCH.
• The West End Theater, dedicated to family theatre and home to our expansive REV Education division.
The REV Education division (“REV Ed”) is committed to creating access for all children to exceptional live theatrical experiences. The Education Division is composed of The REV on Tour, one of the nation’s leaders in comprehensive in-school arts integration, as well as a wide array of dynamic programs and after-school and summer classes for students of all ages. Education and outreach are the cornerstone of our organization, and we are committed to the cultivation of the next generation of theatre artists and appreciators.
2022 SEASON / Broadway In The Finger Lakes
Catch Me If You Can (June 8 – 28)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (July 13 – Aug 2)
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s State Fair (Aug 17 – Sept 6)
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Sept 21 – Oct 11)
Please Note: The PiTCH will return in 2023.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
The REV is governed by a comprehensive health and safety plan, Workplace Guidelines for Covid-19, vetted by NY Department of Labor, Cayuga County Department of Health, AEA, SDC, AFM, and USA. In addition, The REV has implemented extensive ventilation upgrades and investments in its flagship venue, The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, including but not limited to: opening the sides of the building for fresh air ventilation, installation of AtmosAir duct purification systems into the HVAC equipment, installation of four UVC filtration fans above the audience. Additionally, we employ widespread sanitization and electrostatic cleaning in all venues, housing and studios. The REV continues to promote a fully vaccinated workplace. All employees will be required to be vaccinated and cleared of the two-week waiting period prior to first day of employment and will be required to provide proof of vaccination as part of the onboarding process. Booster shots strongly encouraged.
The REV Theatre Company is proud to affirm and accelerate its commitment to equality, diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility ensuring that our workforce, stages, and boardroom reflect our dedication to social and racial equality. As a united staff and board, we promise to continue to promote an environment that is truly equitable as an ongoing and intentional process of self-examination, accountability and action. Black lives matter. The REV Theatre Company actively encourages and practices non-traditional casting to expand opportunities for all ethnicities, women, senior performers and performers with disabilities.
We proudly continue our legacy by providing top-notch entertainment to over 65,000 patrons each season, expansive arts education programs to over 125,000 students each year, launching innovative new initiatives to support organizational growth and longevity, investing in the development of new musicals, serving as an economic engine for Auburn and the Finger Lakes region and receiving routine recognition for our artistry and execution.