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Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown, MA
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Williamstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: This famous theater, located in the Berkshires, presents several productions each summer.
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Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is the essential summer theater. The plays are beautifully produced with excellent acting all around. Top notch directors, designers, technicians and actors take a break from the city to do what they love in this supportive environment. The casts have great energy and devoted audiences. Take a chance on a new play or a new production of an older... More

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Eastern Shore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The summer theater program is excellent. We saw June Moon. We liked the great acting. Nothing disliked.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The plays presented in Williamstown are consistently of high quality and the actors are often noteworthy. Do not miss the experience of high quality entertainment in a most beautiful setting. Ordering tickets on line is a breeze and then you just pick them up at the box office. The $3 per ticket fee is annoying but really, what's $3 if... More

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New York City
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Saw June Moon there in July 2014- what a beautiful and first class theatrical experience. A great place to go to in the Berkshires.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great acting, wonderful sets, intimate theater (only seats around 700 I think). We really enjoyed the evening. Did find the curtain call a little limited- the entire cast came out to great applause, but that was it--no individual recognition...and we as others, were ready to applaud for the individual leads (who were fabulous!).

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Boston
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

With fine acting and sets, both theaters can bring strong production for summer theater. Unfortunately, the main theater productions seem to try for popularity, with revivals of 20-30s productions which sometimes fail to translate to today's audiences. The intimate Nikos theater tries more interesting, newer playwrights.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Williamstown Theater Festival is in a very comfortable theater on the grounds of the campus of Williams College. There are two stages with different offerings and several plays offered each summer.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This group has put on shows in the summers since 1955. Very good classic shows, excellent actors, modern three tiered theater set up in a semi circle, great sets. On the campus of Williams College with free parking lot in rear (although we found it more convenient to park on a side street a.block away). We saw a preview of... More

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Portland, CT
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Bought 2 tickets to the WTF for the first time to see Chris Pine in theatre. The theatre then cancelled the entire cast, including Chris Pine and substituted a no-name cast. The worst thing is that they refused to refund our money. To be clear, we bought two tix to see Chris Pine perform, not a no-name cast perform. Spoke... More

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Which other small town can you see Bradley Cooper? Great festival, year after year. I have yet to be disappointed.

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