History and Archives


Before incorporation, the members of Pittsford Musicals were parents and teachers in the Park Road PTSA. In the Fall of 1966, as a surprise to the other parents and teachers, the group, led by Ruth Snelgrove, decided to put on a musical comedy, a lip-sync version of Bye, Bye Birdie.  The show was so well received that the group produced a second lip-sync show, The Pajama Game, the following year. A third lip-sync show, Bajour, was produced after incorporation in 1968 and was so financially successful, the group awarded its first scholarships to students at Pittsford and West High Schools. In 1969, the group decided to perform its first "live" production, The Music Man, complete with a singing and dancing cast and an orchestra.

As the group grew in size and reputation, the performance location changed from Park Road School to the Barker Road Junior High, to Pittsford Sutherland High School and then to Pittsford Mendon High School. In 2007 Pittsford Musicals returned to Pittsford Sutherland High School and in 2011 the Calkins Road Middle School Auditorium was utilized.

Without the greatly appreciated cooperation of the Pittsford School District, Pittsford Musicals would not have been able to bring these shows to the community. To demonstrate this appreciation, Pittsford Musicals has provided technical and financial support to both Pittsford High Schools to help them create their own excellent theatrical productions. The scholarships awarded over the years have amounted to over $247,900.

Pittsford Musicals Productions
                                                Click on the links below to see pictures, programs, and other information from our previous productions! 

1969 The Music Man

1970 Camelot

1971 Hello, Dolly!

1972 Kismet

1973 Bells Are Ringing

1974 South Pacific

1975 Fiddler on the Roof

1976 Annie Get Your Gun

1977 Can Can

1978 Sugar

1979 Guys and Dolls

1980 Brigadoon

1981 Mame


1983 The Music Man

Girl Crazy

1985 Camelot

1986 Finian's Rainbow

1987 Hello, Dolly!

1988 The King and I

1989 Oklahoma!

1990 Sweet Charity

1991 42nd Street

1992 Kismet

1993 Anything Goes

1994 My Fair Lady

1995 Brigadoon

1996 Guys and Dolls

1997 Crazy For You

1998 The Mystery of Edwin Drood

1999 Kiss Me Kate

2000 The Will Rogers Follies

2001 How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

2002 South Pacific

2003 The Music Man

2004 Mame

2005 Fiddler on the Roof

2006 42nd Street

2007 Steel Pier

2008 Dames at Sea

2008 Hello, Dolly!

2009 Carousel

2010 Annie

2011 Company

2011 Oliver!

2012 Chicago

2012 The Sound of Music

2013 A Chorus Line

2013 Les Miserables

2014 A Little Night Music

2014 Curtains

2015 Next to Normal

2015 Cabaret

2016 The Wizard of Oz

2017 Sweeney Todd