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The swan song of this season's Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival comes in the form of the second-longest-running production on Broadway. Taylor Dayne, nationally recognized singer, songwriter, and actor, will appear as Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "CATS," which opened at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse (6877 East Lake Road, Auburn) on August 21.

After re-watching the video for Taylor Dane's late 80's, epic pop hit, "Tell it to My Heart," full of swift choreography and melodrama, it was easy to see why she was a natural choice for the role of "the glamour cat." The musical follows the Jellicle gang of cats as they gather to make the annual "Jellicle choice," deciding which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.

The show continues through September 11, with performances on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 2 & 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m. (also 2 p.m. on 8/30), and Mondays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22-$42. For more information or to order tickets, call 315-255-1785, or visit


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