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Promises, Promises, the Musical Comedy Opens July 7th

Auburn, NY- You don’t have to go to New York City to catch this Broadway show. While audiences can catch the musical Promises, Promises being revived on Broadway, they won’t have to travel far to see it play at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. Based on the 1960 Academy Award winning film The Apartment with a book by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Promises, Promises is sure to charm.This delightful musical comedy tells the story of an ambitious bachelor, Chuck Baxter, employee of Consolidated Life Insurance Company. In an effort to advance his career, he lends executives the key to his apartment for their extramarital affairs. Things get complicated when Fran Kubelik, the object of Chuck’s affection, becomes the mistress of one of the executives.Audiences are sure to recognize Merry-Go-Round veteran Danny Gardner, just off his engagement as tap dancing best man George in The Drowsy Chaperone, starring as the eager bachelor along with newcomer Stacie Bono as Fran. Scott Willis returns to the playhouse playing personnel manager J.D. Sheldrake and Joyce Nolen returns to play Marge MacDougal. Fan favorite Geno Carr will appear as top executive Mr. Dobitch and familiar faces fill out the rest of the enormous ensemble.Directing this prodigious cast is Paul David Bryant returning for his 5th show at MGR as Mark Goodman returns as musical director for his 16th season. Lori Leshner jumps right back in as choreographer after her success with The Drowsy Chaperone. Audiences will instantly recognize the music from this Grammy Award winning musical including “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” and “Promises, Promises” which made a popular by singer Dionne Warwick. This show promises to transport audiences back into the swinging sixties.General Admission Tickets are $34-$40. Discounts are available for Seniors (62+) Students (w/ID) and Youth (under 18). Group rates are available for parties of 15 or more. For tickets and information on the upcoming season, contact the Merry-Go-Round Box Office at 315-255-1785 or toll free at 1-800-457-8897 or visit the Playhouse online at www.merry-go-round.comPerformances are Monday through Saturday evenings with select matinees. Curtain times Monday-Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm; Matinees, when available, are at 2:00pm. For a complete performance schedule, visit www.merry-go-round.com.The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, widely known as “Broadway in the Finger Lakes” is located in Emerson Park in Auburn, NY. The not-for-profit professional theatre company produces six musical productions annually.The 2010 Season, sponsored by M&T Bank, includes:The Drowsy Chaperone, Promises, Promises, Meet Me in St. Louis, Man of La Mancha, Ring of Fire, and Church Basement Ladies 2; A Second Helping.

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