Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Production of Grand Hotel Begins July 10 | Playbill

Regional News Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Production of Grand Hotel Begins July 10 Brett Smock directs a cast led by Michele Ragusa and Patrick Cummings.
Michele Ragusa
Michele Ragusa

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival production of the musical Grand Hotel runs July 10–31 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park in Auburn, New York.

Directed and choreographed by Producing Artistic Director Brett Smock, the cast is led by Michele Ragusa (Young Frankenstein, Ragtime) as Elizaveta Grushinskaya and Patrick Cummings (Bright Star) as Baron Felix Von Gaigern with Samantha Sturm (My Fair Lady) as Flaemmchen, Neal Benari (Fiddler on the Roof) as Doctor Otternschlag, Dino Nicandros as Otto Kringelein, Mark Hardy (Les Misérables) as Hermann Preysing, Kristen Gehling as Raffaela, Jake Mills as Witt/Zinnowitz, and Sam Stoll as Erik with Wesley Barnes and Darius Jordan Lee as The Jimmys.

The ensemble features Guiliana Augello, Elizabeth Brady, Kyle Caress, Sasha Conley, Elaine Cotter, Liam Fitzpatrick, Fabian-Joubert Gallmeister, Abby Hazlett, Tyler Joseph, Lilli Komurek, Andrew Norlen, Elle-May Patterson, and Evan Woods Gunter.

The musical has a book by Luther Davis based on Vicki Baum's novel of the same name, music and lyrics by George Forrest and Robert Wright, and additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston.


The production also has musical direction by Brian Cimmet, scenic design by Michael Schweikardt, sound design by Ed Chapman, lighting design by Adam Honoré, and costumes by resident FLMTF costume designer, Tiffany Howard.

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(Updated July 10, 2019)
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