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“A must for theatre lovers!”

Williamstown Theatre Festival
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Owner description: This famous theater, located in the Berkshires, presents several productions each summer.
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A must for theatre lovers!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

A charming, pedestrian- friendly New England town, affordable, award-winning theatre, surrounded by gorgeous farm and park land- makes for a beautiful weekend getaway!

Visited June 2013
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Slingerlands, New York
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“First class theater”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Always a sound summer investment. The selection is typically pleasing and the productions, worthwhile

Visited August 2012
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“It is worth every penny”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Enjoyed different performances in 2012! Great seating. Performances are awesome. Some shows are sold out in advance due to high demand, I would suggest purchasing bundle tickets in advance, at least 20% off when you buy bundle tickets. Great offerings in cute town, Williamstown!

Visited August 2012
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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153 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“A comeback!”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

After the departure of Peter Hunt as Artistic Director, the Williamstown Theatre Festival began to slip a little, but producer Michael Ritchie did his best to maintain production values even if poor and even crazed directorial choices began to impair the theatre's excellent record in that area. The theater almost sank under the artistic misdirection of Roger Rees and further foundered under the occasionally fine but too often lazy and inept stewardship of Nicholas Martin. Finally, it has been taken over by the wonderful Jenny Gersten, who loves the theatre and town as much as Nikos P. and Peter Hunt did, and she is a dynamo!
The problem of the main stage and awful auditorium at the '62 Center remains, and probably will until a wrecking ball intercedes for sanity and aesthetics, but Gersten is bringing energy and excitement back to the WTF. If you were disappointed in the six years when Rees and Martin reigned, give it a chance. It is back and getting stronger!
Bravo Jenny Gersten!

Visited August 2012
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Albany, New York, United States
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“Saw 3 productions previous year”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Cute little theatre, nice venue for older or college crowd. We were fortunate to find his while visiting the Art Museum-have never been disappointed at a production yet!

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