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The summer arts season in the Finger Lakes is starting to take form.
The Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center announced its first two concerts — Lady Antebellum on June 3 and Yanni on June 13.
And both the Bristol Valley Theater in Naples and Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn have announced their seasons.
Bristol Valley’s is full of love, murder and the goofy glory that was Rome. Included is another mystery in Agatha Christie’s Go Back for Murder after the success of Alfred Hitchcock’s 39 Steps last summer. And in a nod to the continuing theme of marriage throughout Rochester-area theaters this season are Mary’s Wedding and Barefoot in the Park.
Subscriptions are on sale for $86 to $150; call (585) 374-9032. Individual tickets priced at $10 to $32 will go on sale in February.
Merry-Go-Round is going for the Broadway classics — both old and new. Tickets to individual shows, which also will go on sale in February, are $33 to $46. Subscriptions, which include four of the plays, are $132 to $160. Call (315) 255-1785.
Here’s a peek at Bristol Valley’s coming attractions:
June 14-24: The Marvelous Wondrettes by Roger Bean, a revue of pop hits from the 1950s and 1960s.
June 28-July 8: Mary’s Wedding, Stephen Massicotte’s love story about a couple separated by World War I.
July 12-22: Go Back for Murder, Agatha Christie’s whodunnit about a young woman fighting to clear her late mother’s name.
July 26-Aug. 5: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, a zany Stephen Sondheim musical that strips ancient Rome of its last shreds of dignity.
Aug. 9-19: Barefoot in the Park, Neil Simon’s romantic comedy about a couple’s perilous first days of marriage.
Aug. 23-Sept. 2: Pass the Popcorn, a salute to classic movie music.
At the Merry-Go-Round in Auburn:
May 30-June 20: Kiss Me, Kate, the Cole Porter musical re-telling of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.
June 27-July 18: 9 to 5, The Musical, based on the movie by the same name with music by Dolly Parton. This is the regional theater premiere of the musical, which has proved popular in tours across the country.
July 25-Aug. 15: My Fair Lady, Lerner and Loewe’s classic based on the George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion.
Aug. 22-Sept. 8: Cabaret, the classical ’60s musical that introduced the Kit Kat Klub to us all.
Sept. 12-29: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, featuring six quirky teens competing in a nail-biter of a spelling bee. This comedy has drawn laughs at several area high schools and when the Rochester Broadway Theatre League hosted the national touring show in 2008.
Oct. 3-20: Nunsense, an area favorite that features the antics of the Little Sisters of Hoboken.