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“Great place to take a walk on grounds!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Alabama Shakespeare Festival
1 Festival Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117
+1 334-271-5353
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Ranked #2 of 31 Attractions in Montgomery
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Owner description: The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, located in Montgomery - Alabama's state capital - is a fully professional regional theatre that produces around ten productions each season in association with Actors' Equity Association, The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and United Scenic Artists union. Productions of Shakespeare are at the artistic core of the company. Broadway musicals, children's productions, American classics and world premieres round out the annual offerings at ASF.
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“Great place to take a walk on grounds!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Take your kids and walk the lovely estate. No need to just go for the theater. Fabulous regional theater. New and lovely seating--every seat has a good view.

Visited May 2012
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“Love the plays”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Love to go here for the plays that come into town. The best was Menopause the Musical! HILARIOUS! If it came into town again, would definitely go see it. The Shakespeare Festival is a very nice place - even it's surroundings are beautiful.

Visited May 2012
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“a 5-star performance hall w/sprawling grounds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

they can bring in some quality plays for this town...but if theater isn't ur thing, the grounds are very picture-esque...lots of people running, walking, feeding ducks in the pond, etc. if u need a place to de-stress, come here for a walk or a picnic...very ideallic

Visited May 2012
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“An Absolute GEM”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

For anyone that enjoys theater, this is a must see. Not only are the plays extremely well acted and directed, the venue is terrific. Alabama Shakespeare Festival has two theaters situated in a beautiful brick building set in a massive public park.

I saw a one-hour version of Midsummer's Night's Dream which was so fun...and then I found out that this production had toured Alabama's schools and was acted by interns. I only wish our students in California had the opportunity to be exposed to such a fine performance of Shakespeare! I can tell you, students wouldn't be so opposed to the "old Bard" if they could see Shakespeare performed this way.

But the name "Shakespeare Festival" is deceiving. The visiting actors perform other types of plays... There was a Christmas play, Dracula at Halloween, Travels with My Aunt, 39 Steps. Really, there is something for everybody.

Visited April 2012
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“entertaining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

The productions were professional in conduction their plays and the evening was very entertaining

Visited March 2012
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