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“Great summer theater”

Williamstown Theatre Festival
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Owner description: This famous theater, located in the Berkshires, presents several productions each summer.
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
1,971 reviews
1,084 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,919 helpful votes
“Great summer theater”
Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

This group has put on shows in the summers since 1955. Very good classic shows, excellent actors, modern three tiered theater set up in a semi circle, great sets. On the campus of Williams College with free parking lot in rear (although we found it more convenient to park on a side street a.block away). We saw a preview of a 1930s show, June Moon, at a discounted price. Very entertaining.

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Portland, CT
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52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“WTF Does not deliver as promised”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Bought 2 tickets to the WTF for the first time to see Chris Pine in theatre. The theatre then cancelled the entire cast, including Chris Pine and substituted a no-name cast. The worst thing is that they refused to refund our money. To be clear, we bought two tix to see Chris Pine perform, not a no-name cast perform. Spoke to customer service. Spoke to customer services' supervisor. No help! The supervisor continuously said that their website states that cast changes are not due a refund. That was not true. I went back through their buying website and saw nothing that stated if they cancel the cast you paid to see, they would not refund your money.

Our only option is to drive the 3 hours to get to WTF, use up a babysitter for the evening, or just not go and lose the ~$120.

Do NOT support WTF! They do not keep their customers happy. And, in this case, they cancelled the entire name cast with a no name cast a couple days after we bought the tickets. Anyone think the name cast was only used to sell tickets? Anyone else have this happen?

Visited July 2014
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Great selection”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Which other small town can you see Bradley Cooper? Great festival, year after year. I have yet to be disappointed.

Visited June 2013
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georgia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Theater in the Berkshires...ahhhh”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

For starters, Williamstown is a picturesque and pristine New England town, you can't go wrong just visiting the town itself, but you throw in exemplary theater and WOW! I was only able to attend one performance this year, Dracula the Un-Dead...it was the free open air theater and it was a wonderful evening, beautiful set, amusing performances and costuming...a bit of original music thrown in ...a lovely evening as the sun set.. I have been to performances in years past that were professionally performed and meticulously staged..always a treat!

Visited July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Bridges of Madison County”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Most wonderful production. It's going to Broadway and it should. Saw it first on opening weekend. Had to take my 18 year old daughter to see it and the theatre has a benefactor who pays for young people 18 and under to attend any Friday night performance with an adult who buys their own ticket. That is what we did....returning for the last weekend of the performance. Got to meet the creative genuises behind this production and chat with them. It was the best!

Visited August 2013
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