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Westport Country Playhouse

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880
203.227.4177
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Westport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Reimagining itself in recent years, Westport Country Playhouse is rapidly emerging as a nationally recognized professional theater. Under the artistic... more » Owner description: Reimagining itself in recent years, Westport Country Playhouse is rapidly emerging as a nationally recognized professional theater. Under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos and management direction of Michael Ross, the Playhouse creates five live theater experiences, produced at the highest level, from April through November. Its vital mix of works---dramatic, comedic, occasionally exploratory and unusual---expands the audience’s sense of what theater can be. The depth and scope of its productions display the foremost theatrical literature from the past---recent as well as distant---in addition to musicals and premieres of new plays. During the summer, the Playhouse is home to the Woodward Internship Program, renowned for the training of aspiring theater professionals. Winter at the Playhouse, from November through March, offers events outside of the main season---Family Festivities presentations, Script in Hand play readings and a Holiday Festival. In addition, businesses and organizations are encouraged to rent the handsome facility for their meetings, receptions and fundraisers « less
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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I love this place... I've been here for three shows and I love the place. It's a rather intimate venue so you're never too far from the stage. The talent is Broadway quality, at least the productions I've attended so you're sure to get a quality experience. If you've never been it is very difficult to find as it is... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I first attended The Westport Playhouse 60 years ago on my first date with my husband of almost 60 years. I was living then in Westchester, but we have made our home in Westport for the past 55 years. The playhouse has had its ups and downs, but, overall, it has been up, and the past few seasons have been... More

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Proximity to New York and the backing of Joanne Woodward and other well-known Broadway/theater personalities ensure that the Country Playhouse productions are always worth checking out. We love some of the plays, others are not our favorites but the productions are all worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

One of the many gems of Westport is the beautiful Westport Country Playhouse! Over the past many years of living in Westport, this is always a special place to attend.

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Westport, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Westport Country Playhouse is an old country theater restored to a very high standard. Performances are consistently at a high level, location is central in Westport. Great place to go with family and kids. We particularly like to go see the Nutcracker every year, and we enjoy it very much.

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Weston,CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Great plays, comfortable house, and the family dinners can't be beat. Nice way to visit before the show, learn about the play, and get in the mood. Sometimes tough on a school night, but well worth it.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A night at the theater and the seats are comfortable and the acoustics great--the "season" has great variety. All of the performances are top notch! Dine locally and finish the night off with a drink at The Dressing Room. A great "date night."

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice theatre, good plays and acting. It is located in the village of Westport, an easy ride on I-95 in Ct. Their selection of plays is always first rate.

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Westport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had been subscribers for many years. Then the old playhouse was taken down and a new one built. The Newman's felt the need for a change. It was horrible!!! No more light summer farces; dark socio-political dark plays. Out goes the new creative director. Now we are heading back to the rich heritage. We've seen three productions this summer,... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The last play of the season is a 1920s play that works today. While the first act dragged a little, the reward was in the second and third acts. This farce, which was the basis of the Marx Brothers movie, was funny and well-acted and directed. The ending puts a cap on the whole fun evening. Theatergoers should not leave... More

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