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Williamstown Theatre Festival

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Address: Williamstown, MA
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Description: This famous theater, located in the Berkshires, presents several...
This famous theater, located in the Berkshires, presents several productions each summer.
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Broadway in the Berkshires

I have seen several plays at this venue over the last few summers and highly recommend it. Cat on a hot tin roof with Sam Rockwell and The Visit with Chita Rivera come to mind... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2014
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106 reviews 106 reviews
18 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have seen several plays at this venue over the last few summers and highly recommend it. Cat on a hot tin roof with Sam Rockwell and The Visit with Chita Rivera come to mind. The theatre is attractive, has a small snack bar at the entrance and offers ample parking all around the campus. A very personable policeman ensures... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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44 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

On a recent visit to picturesque Williamstown, I attended the 2014 edition of the Williamstown Theatre Festival. I had the pleasure of seeing June Moon, a comedic play about the Tin Pan Alley era (this play originally premiered on Broadway in 1929). June Moon is essentially a hybrid of a musical and a comedy; while songs do not dominate the... More 

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Miami Beach
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191 reviews 191 reviews
39 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A modern theatre will productions that make you laugh, cry, and feel great to be alive. The staging is super good as are the sets. There is nothing lacking they even have the best cast available.

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Rancho Palos Verdes
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were in Williamstown for 4 nights and saw the 2 plays that they were showing. Very professional. There are 2 stages and we were at both. There's pretty much not a bad seat in the house. There's parking right there if you get there early enough. If not, there's additional parking across the street. It was great.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We just attended a performance by the PigPen Theatre Co. at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. If this performance is indicative of their normal shows, you should attend one of next summers' productions at this outstanding regional theatre. Go early and talk with some of the interns for more information on their experiences and the history of this 60+ year old... More 

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64 reviews 64 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I attended three shows this summer in my hometown of Williamstown. Not a stranger to this venue by any means, I am pleased every year when they offer great shows, world known actors, and many up and coming stars. It is amazing to see the staging with incredible costumes, sets that are unbelievable, great acoustics, and all for a minimal... More 

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We enjoyed the show very much. We haven't been to this theater in many years and were pleasantly surprised. It was as good as being at a Broadway show. The entire cast was excellent and the singing and acting was first class.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a theatre that has been offering sold-out performances with established stars and new talent for many years. Not a bad seat in the house.

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Sarasota, FL
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Great venue, very professional productions, first class actors. As good as it gets off Broadway. Must get tickets in advance but worth the effort. Check on line.

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Southfield, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The PigPen Theater is an example of the Williamstown Theater Fesitival's effort to expand the world of theater. 7 guys recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon's theater program provided a thoroughly entertaining evening. ... Neat venue in a quaint college town in NW Mass. The theater, however, is anything but quaint.This show ran 2 months "off broadway". When in the northern... More 

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