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The Central New York Playhouse is a community theater located in the former Macy's wing of the... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
Manlius, New York
Comedy Showcase

My husband and I enjoy going to the their comedy showcase. Amateur comediennes compete against... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
East Syracuse, New York
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3649 Erie Blvd E Ste 201B, Shoppingtown Mall, Syracuse, NY 13214-2701
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

The Central New York Playhouse is a community theater located in the former Macy's wing of the Shoppingtown Mall. This local non-profit, volunteer theater company has won a number of local and regional theater awards, and I believe they are well deserved! We recently saw...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

My husband and I enjoy going to the their comedy showcase. Amateur comediennes compete against each other and the audience gets to vote. We always have a good time and the cost is reasonable. They do have snacks and drinks.

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Reviewed 27 June 2015

Girls getaway weekend, decided to attend an improv comedy show at the Central NY Playhouse. It is housed inside a shopping center, kind of hard to locate at first. Staff was very accommodating, limited drinks and snacks are offered. No restrooms inside the theater, have...More

1  Thank Darlene K
Reviewed 13 February 2015

Though they normally do plays or improv, there was a comedy showcase that night where local comics competed for first place. The headliner was a local celebrity from the classic rock radio station. He did really well. The crowd loved him. Cuse Comedy Showcase- I...More

Thank Anna P
Reviewed 20 January 2015

I have added the CNY Playhouse to my list of a great night out and they never disappoint! Lend me A Tenor is the second play that I have seen at the playhouse, hysterical and had the whole audience in tears of laughter! It is...More

Thank Nicolenazarkiewicz
Reviewed 20 January 2015

CNY Playhouse is one of my favorite places to go for a night out in Syracuse! The shows are always great, and I like that there is a lot of variety. I also like not having to worry about parking, since it is located in...More

1  Thank Erica L
Reviewed 20 January 2015

My wife and I recently attended the play " Lend me a tenor ". If you enjoy a good laugh you'll really like this one. As a season ticket holder I can honestly say that I have never seen a bad play. The CNY playhouse...More

1  Thank Rws43
Reviewed 20 January 2015

I have been a loyal patron since CNY Playhouse has opened, heck, since it was Not Another Theater Company, and I can honestly say that I have never had a bad experience. I have laughed so hard I've almost peed my pants, cried to the...More

1  Thank icarusianj
Reviewed 20 January 2015

I've been to several plays at cny playhouse as well as improv comedy and have always had a good time. It's been a great place to bring a dates whether it dinner and show or stand up comedy. I recommend cny playhouse to my out...More

2  Thank justintyper
Reviewed 18 January 2015

It was our first and last time at this site. The show, Lend Me a Tenor was in fact cute and well orchestrated. The actors/actresses did a nice job. This however simply does not make up for the rest of the mess. The floors, both...More

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