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Bushnell Center for Performing Arts

Address: 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06100
Phone Number: 860-987-5900, 888-824-2874
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Ranked #8 of 40 Attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Connecticut's leading venue for the performing arts is known for its community programs and being an important advocate of music, dance and theatrical productions.

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Clinton, Connecticut, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Wicked at the Bushnell last week! This was the fourth performance we have attended at the Bushnell. The theatre is magnificent, the volunteers are helpful and hospitable and the acoustics are great whether you sit in the orchestra or balcony. If you want leg room, do ask for an aisle seat in the... More

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Stratford CT
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

As the back story to the Wizard of OZ this show has so many talented actors, performers and singers. The stars Glinda and Ephraba are a true delights as they brought performance to life. These ladies are will entertain you throughout the show.You have to pay attention to subtle correlations to original Wizard of Oz. Plenty of humor and sadness.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I went to go see Wicked with my mom here last weekend and was very impressed by both the performance and the venue. The performance was with the official Wicked tour group and was fantastic. The venue is a beautiful theater located in a section of Hartford that is very easy to navigate. There was also free and abundant parking... More

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Madison, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The performance Sunday evening was outstanding. I have always enjoyed going to the Bushnell theater. However it seems it has lost the essence of a theater. I thought that we would avoid the young toddlars by going to the evening show but we did not. They became restless; breaking apart plastic cups in our ears, rattling on their booster seats,... More

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Boston, MA
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Visited recently to see "Wicked" & was pleased with what a nice place it was! Had a back row seat but the view was good! Highly recommended!

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Collinsville, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

"Wicked" was well . . . wicked good. Loved the green woman who starred in the show. The musical was entertaining and quite funny. It's been a long time (if ever), that the two main performers of a major production have leading musical and acting roles opposite one another. Loved that. The show was a blissful journey into the never-never... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Bushnell is the premiere CT local for watching a Broadway show, and you do not have to travel to NY (not that I don't like to do that). The shows are first rate and the theater is beautiful. The stage is large enough to accommodate the best shows and the acoustics are great. The free parking is just another... More

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Hamden, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We saw Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat October 2014. The sight lines in the orchestra seating was perfect and the sound and lighting was great. You forget your in Hartford. I think they need to update the theatre a bit. Seats resembled my 1980s middle school and mine squeaked a bit. The lobby area wasn't very impressive. The offset... More

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new england
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

old elegance, comfortable seating, able to see from all seats. parking not bad. safe area. thoroughly enjoyable.

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CT
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I have attended many stage plays at The Bushnell and they never disappoint, These include Lion King,Sound of Music, Cats, Phantom of the Opera and The Book of Mormon.

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