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Westport Country Playhouse

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Address: 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880
Phone Number: 203.227.4177
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Description: Reimagining itself in recent years, Westport Country Playhouse is rapidly...
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
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Old time theatre space

Beautiful regional theatre. Great new artistic director. Paul Newman's legacy remains. Sit in the balcony to get a sense of this great space.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Westport, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beautiful regional theatre. Great new artistic director. Paul Newman's legacy remains. Sit in the balcony to get a sense of this great space.

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Westport
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Local, convenient, excellent quality. Accessible with assisted devices for those who need them. The convenience makes the experience better than Broadway.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

I've been enjoying this playhouse for the last 10 years. The setting is so intimate and inviting, you'll want to come back over and over. I've seen Holiday specials, Broadway shows, special events as well. Reasonable prices and season passes are worth the investment. Mrs. Joanne Woodward still sits on the board of this magnificent venue. You will not be... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Even though this is close to NYC WCP brings amazing professional theatre to Connecticut! There is not a bad seat in the theatre and the seats are pretty comfortable. Staff is always helpful and nice!

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Norwalk, CT
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Went to Westport Country Playhouse last night for the staged reading of Mousetrap by Agatha Christie. It was wonderful, great actors, comfy seats, friendly staff, and refreshments at intermission. I'm sure we will return.

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Guilford, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We have been season ticket holders for the last four years and have re-upped for 2015. The variety, the quality the atmosphere and the professionalism all add up to a wonderful time.

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Milford, Connecticut
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16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

must go back - really loved the place, cozy atmosphere and comfortable seating. not a bad seat in the house

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is part of a program where they have the reading of the play without supporting actors and actresses or scenery. This was a very articulate very sophisticated and very enjoyable performance last evening.

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We live in Westport and on the surface, really like the idea of having this playhouse in town. Unfortunately, the types of plays that my husband and I enjoy don't really align well with the plays chosen by the playhouse's artistic director. I hate to even admit this, but we have walked out on more than one play. Too bad... More 

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Bethel, Connecticut
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Very nice theatre with a great view of the stage from everywhere. I was in the next to the last row (Q) Orchestra and could see the stage very well. Nice temperature in the theatre so I was comfortable. Sound level great & nice snacks well priced during intermission. Free parking & easy parking on the premises.

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