Barrington Stage Company

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Barrington Stage Company
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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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SUEM125
PORTSMOUTH18 contributions
Aug 2020
The performance was completed under a large white tent - (not sure if it would happen in bad weather). But it was a nice night out after being cooped up with quarantine. A huge challenge for this troop but they did a great job. We saw the The Hills are alive with Rodgers & Hammerstein. Limited seats and social distancing - very talented artists. Great tribute to R&H.
At this time, I would not recommend this for a large group traveling due to the limited seating. As time passes, that may improve or be coordinated with the Stage Company.
Written September 11, 2020
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SunshineFL221
Boynton Beach, FL233 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We drove almost four hours to see Boca. I grew up in Florida and now winter in a 55+ community. The play was cute, could have been better. Personally I equate Boca with the top wealth - 55+, Boynton or even Valencia might be a better draw for a title.

What bothered me was the venue. The A and B sections were sold out so I picked “bubble” seats which said to bring our own chair. That day we were told the show was sold out. We get there and find there were only six people with “bubble” seats. Two didn’t show, two sat inside at the last minute, leaving us - I found this awkward.

I think with some minor tweaking, the show will do well in the “boca” market - I liked that the “mouth of the rat” translation was included
Written August 8, 2021
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daylilly50
New York City, NY797 contributions
Jun 2021
It was wonderful seeing a live production after so long.
The production was held in a large tent with lots of space between rows and seats.
Programs were accessed through your phone, with posters on the tent poles.
The tent location is nowhere near their theater, so make sure you use your GPS.
The production was terrific, as were the performers. You can never get too much of the Gershwins songs. The melody's and lyrics are unforgettable.
Show is 75 minutes with no intermission
The rest of the summer lineup is just as exciting
Written June 13, 2021
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Mark W
Boca Raton, FL2,698 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Aa Boca Raton residents, we were looking forward to “Boca” at the Barrington Stage. The concept looked promising, 10 retired New Yorkers, mostly Jews, in a series of sketches.

As residents of Boca, we could certainly imagine lots of good material. On a daily basis, retirees around us, almost entirely New Yorkers, mostly Jews, act in all sorts of hysterically funny and ridiculous ways. Lots of good material, all around - for sure!

Bits of the written play had a little promise, but overall, the play was silly, and fell flat. Although I never walk out of a play at intermission, I was tempted, although I didn’t. In retrospect, I should have walked out, because nothing improved. Surely, one of the absolutely worst plays in a long lifetime of play going. Really bad
Written August 2, 2021
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LisaB727
16 contributions
Jun 2021
We saw "Who Could Ask for Anything More?" at the tent. The caliber of the performers was stupendous. The range and playfulness of their voices, and their choreography lit up the Gershwin repertoire even more. I will see other productions from this company. One note, There are cheap tickets to be had in "the bubble." The bubble is actually the parking lot. My party was quite upset that we were the only ones in "the bubble."
Written June 25, 2021
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Berliner_from_MA
Berlin, Germany47 contributions
Aug 2012 • Couples
Debra Jo Rupp gave an outstanding performance in this one-woman portrayal of Dr. Ruth. We loved the show, the location and the theater.
Written June 12, 2013
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particularnotfussy
Tucson, AZ10 contributions
Jul 2017
Whether it's a revival playing at the MainStage, something suitable for their smaller more intimate venue or fabulous cabaret, Barrington Stage is a favorite of locals as well as tourists. Excellent quality and choice of productions. I had to choose a month I traveled for my review, but I am a full timer who grew up going to Broadway and off-Broadway.
Written April 10, 2018
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Dalton_Traveller
Pittsfield, MA105 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Summer after summer, the Barrington Stage Company present an excellent mix of plays and musicals. The two stages showcase revivals;such as The Pirates of Penzance as well as new works.works such as The Putnam County Spelling Bee. You can not go wrong viewing one of their presentations!
Written March 3, 2018
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wendyb11934
North Adams, MA157 contributions
Jul 2017
We have seen several shows at Barrington Theater and always been amazed at the quality of the productions. The most recent "Ragtime" was a surprise, excellent and heart breaking at the same time. Among others to remember was the intense "The Chosen " and, being a Gilbert and Sullivan fan, I loved "The Pirates of Penzance" with it's spectacular choreography. A show at this theather is always a welcome treat.
Written August 28, 2017
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RalphH42
Williamstown, MA221 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
I just saw Barrington Stage's presentation of the Creative Place international's production of Jefferey Sweet's excellent and timely play, Kunstler. Ingratiatingly acted by Jeff McCarthy who is ably supported by Erin Roche, the play has been lovingly directed by Meagan Fay who allows McCarthy to delve into the soul of the great man. The set, lighting and sound designers (James Fenton, Betsy Adams, and Will Severin) do splendid work in keeping us riveted to the play, which moves swiftly through its 90-some minutes. A smart and important production.
Written May 22, 2017
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