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Irene A. Bisgrove Community Theatre, Cayuga Community College

197 Franklin Street

Auburn, NY 13021

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Join theatre lovers from across New York State and beyond, the weekend of November 17-19, 2017 at Cayuga Community College in Auburn, NY, as the Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS) presents Festival 2017: SupercalifragilisticexpialiTANYS!

For Festival veterans and newbies alike, the TANYS Festival is the highlight of community theatre in New York State - one of the best deals anywhere for a FULL weekend immersed in the live theatre experience. The shows invited to perform at the TANYS Festival represent the cream of the crop of non-professional theatre from throughout New York State. Enjoy several performances, adjudications, displays, learning, networking and much more... in one big, whirlwind weekend of fun!

Here's what you can look forward to at TANYS Festival 2017:

  • Several exciting performances bundled in 4 sessions:
    • Friday night
    • Saturday morning
    • Saturday afternoon
    • Sunday morning
  • Informative feedback from our panel of nationally-renowned adjudicators
  • The BMI Supply Design Competition - now with CASH PRIZES for the winners!
  • Fabulous food and fun, including the Saturday night Awards Banquet
  • Adjudicator Merit Awards for productions adjudicated throughout the year
  • A great selection of TANYS-imprinted wearables and accessories available for purchase
  • Unique vendors selling one-of-a-kind goods
  • Cutthroat bidding on Silent Auction items
  • The popular Media Sale of theatrical items and other surprises
  • Networking with fellow theatre lovers from across NYS and beyond

Our official Festival hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn, site of the Friday night Afterglow and Saturday night Awards Banquet. Look for the Fall 2017 issue of CALLBOARD (the TANYS newsletter) on the TANYS website - it contains full information on hotel accommodations, reservations, the Festival schedule and other details.

Earlybird registration deadline is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017. Earlybirds SAVE over late registrations - and if you're a TANYS individual member, you'll get even BIGGER discounts on ticket prices. All online registration options will END at 5:00 PM on Monday, November 13, 2017. Don't wait - register NOW to secure your spot at the don't-miss celebration of non-professional theatre in New York State!


(Have a question that's not answered here? Contact Festival Registrar Colleen Law-Tefft at 607-674-2561 or dramamom@twcny.rr.com.)

Q: What's included in a Superpass?

A: The Festival Superpass includes all 4 performance sessions, the Friday night Afterglow (light food at the Hilton Garden Inn after the first performance session, open to Superpass holders ONLY!), Saturday lunch at the College (open to Superpass holders ONLY!), Saturday night Awards Banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn, and Sunday lunch at the College (open to Superpass holders ONLY!). A Superpass is your BEST DEAL!

Q: My company is an organizational member of TANYS. Does that mean I'm a TANYS member, so I can register at the TANYS Member rate?

A: No. To register at the TANYS Member rate, you must be a current paid INDIVIDUAL member of TANYS. A company's organizational membership is separate from a person's individual membership.

Q: What's a Qualified Participant?

A: A Qualified Participant is an Adjudicator, TANYS Board member, TANYS Festival Committee member, or actor/director/crew member/author for a Participating Company that's been invited to perform at Festival. ALL of the above, if not TANYS members, MUST be pre-approved to register at the Qualified Participant rate.

Q: Are there ID requirements or an age limit to attend Festival?

A: You do not need ID to attend the TANYS Festival. There is no age limit, although productions may contain mature content - so parents should use discretion in bringing young children.

Q: What are my transportation/parking options for the Festival?

A: There is plenty of free parking at Cayuga Community College and at the Hilton Garden Inn (site of the Friday night Afterglow and Saturday night Banquet).

Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to Festival?

A: TANYS recommends that you bring your printed ticket to Festival in case there are any issues with your registration.

Q: What is the refund policy?

A: TANYS is unable to issue refunds for Festival registrations after 11/13/17.

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Irene A. Bisgrove Community Theatre, Cayuga Community College

197 Franklin Street

Auburn, NY 13021

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