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“Plan to return” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stratford Festival

Stratford Festival
55 Queen Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 4M9 , Canada
+1 800-567-1600
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Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Stratford Festival, North America's largest repertory theatre festival, features plays by Shakespeare and other top playwrights each season in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
Kincardine, Canada
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“Plan to return”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I plan to return next year to see more plays. I really want to see Christopher Plummer. The plays are never disappointing and it's so wonderful to see such Canadian talent on stage.

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Troy, MI
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“Christopher Plummer rocks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed all three plays we saw, but especially Christopher Plummer's one man presentation on the literature which had shaped his career. It was stunning and superb!

Visited August 2012
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ontario canada
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“42nd Street...Wow!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

A stunning show, kept your toes dancing. Energetic. Strong dancers and actors who kept the show moving at a fast pace.

Visited October 2012
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Fergus, ON
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“Not just Shakespeare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Every summer the Stratford Festival Company produces several plays on the stage of this theatre, the original. The architecture has been designed to maintain the feeling of the original tent and the stage, one of only three or four designed by Tanya Moiseiwitch, allows the audience to look down into a huge space reminiscent of the spaces in which the plays of Shakespeare were originally produced.
But there's more. Every season one or two modern musicals are presented here. Gilbert and Sullivan and plays be leading well known playwrights from North America and England as well as translations from European languages.
To round out a perfect day, bring a picnic lunch to eat in the surrounding parklands by the Avon river, or enjoy a jazz concert in the comfortable lobby.

Visited August 2012
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Stratford_Festival, Director of Sales at Stratford Festival, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you, for the wonderful review! We hope to see you back next season!

A picnic by the river is lovely - great advice!
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“Great Theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We live about 45 minutes from Stratford so are often able to take advantage of last minute ticket deals. Fabulous productions all summer. I saw most of them and loved them all. Gorgeous town, great for walking along the river on your way to the theatre or to have a picnic lunch. Wonderful restaurants and shopping. Their 2013 season looks fabulous!

Visited August 2012
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Stratford_Festival, Director of Sales at Stratford Festival, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thank you for the lovely review - we're excited about the 2013 playbill as well! We hope to see you back again!
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