The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival has announced the launch of a new educational series, Festival 360°.
The program will give participants behind-the-scenes access to the summer festival at three shows: "Oklahoma!" June 11, "Crazy For You" Aug. 6 and "Treasure Island" Aug. 20, all beginning at 10 a.m. those Saturdays at the festival's administrative offices at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St., Auburn.
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“We are thrilled about this new series,” said Artistic Director of Youth Theatre Lisa Myers in a news release. “We can’t wait to pull back the curtain at the festival and to allow participants to not just watch a musical at the (Merry-Go-Round) Playhouse, but to experience it from every angle. There is so much that goes into putting on a professional production here that most never get to experience. Now, in our Festival 360° series, they can.”
The series is for ages 10 and up. It will include backstage tours, question-and-answer sessions with production and creative staff and a VIP lunch with cast members, as well as immersion in the technical and creative aspects of a musical. It concludes with a viewing of the show at the playhouse.