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Barrington Stage Company

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Address: 30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone Number: 413-236-8888
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Description: Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is a professional award-winning Equity...
Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is a professional award-winning Equity theatre presenting top-notch musicals, masterful classics, thought-provoking new work, cabarets and youth theater on four stages from May through October as well as a New Play Festival in February. Co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, BSC is perhaps best known for premiering William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin’s Tony Award-winning musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and was voted Best Theatre by "The Berkshire Eagle" readers in 2011 and 2012. BSC welcomes groups and offers senior and youth discounts.
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Julie Boyd has really put together a gem of a theatre. We've been thoroughly entertained by shows at BSC, be they dramas of musicals. We look forward to new season every year... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Julie Boyd has really put together a gem of a theatre. We've been thoroughly entertained by shows at BSC, be they dramas of musicals. We look forward to new season every year along with other arts and recreation venues in the Berkshires.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

First class theatre on a back street. It just keeps getter better. No matter the show or the seat this is a must stop when you are in Pittsfield.

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Sheffield, Massachusetts
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34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

During this summer I have attended 3 small stage plays and 2 Main stage ones. This last one was Enemy of the People. It was the least appealing presentation and still excellent. Julia Boyd has developed an amazing array of performers and interesting theater troops who willingly perform for limited times (2-3 weeks) in Pittsfield. In every instance (in 2014)... More 

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Brooklyn, N.Y.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Over the years I have found that Barrington Stage has consistently presented the best theater in the Berkshires. Their musicals that open the season and the plays that follow on the Main Stage and in Stage II are never disappointing. The casts are extremely talented and we often leave the theater asking why they are not on Broadway.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I bought VIP tickets for 2 different performances, the shows themselves were great but the perks that come with the extra cost weren't worth it. I had to stand out in the lobby for 10 minutes for the second performance as the staff had not provided me with the VIP passes and had to wait for someone to rectify the... More 

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Boston
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68 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

In a modern and comfortable refresh of an old movie theatre, the venue and product were very good and this production was excellent in both the script, direction and acting on a very difficult person, subject and place in history. We were very please at the quality of this play and its performers.

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The Berkshires, Mass.
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

just saw "Breaking the Code" -- there's no better theater anywhere! The acting was perfect, the actors' timing was spot-on. The directing was brilliant -- quite different from that in the original play, apparently. The actors who weren't involved in a given scene sat just off the stage and registered their responses to what was happening by facial expressions or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We saw "Breaking the Code" and were delighted with both the production and the theater itself. The staging was very austere, which suited the topic really well, and the entire cast was brilliantly cast for each role. We were all moved and felt it was worth the drive. Another nice feature is that the little town itself has a nice... More 

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Massapequa, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

There is nothing better than seeing a show at any of the theaters. Great summer theater with terrific actors. You will not be disappointed. Have been to the different theaters many times.

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Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Went for Kiss Me Kate and found it extraordinary! The theater company deserves highest praise. All Equity actors, their experience and talent shows. Fully orchestrated, with an old-fashioned pit in front of the stage, making the live music very much part of the attraction of the show. The theater itself is accessible, especially in the higher-price seats, which are only... More 

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