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“As good as Broadway”

Forestburgh Playhouse
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ellenville
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“As good as Broadway”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

The actors are fantastic, the atmosphere is very pleasant-especially since it has A,C., & if you stay for the cabaret the entertainment is professional & thoroughly enjoyable.

Visited August 2012
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Chester, New York
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69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Always appreciated how much they do”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

It's such a small place, yet feels like you could be down in NYC with such intense performance. Seriously, there isn't a bad seat in the house, and the actors are all HUNGRY so they give great performances. I've gone to many over the years, and you NEVER see anyone mailing it in. It's such a pleasure to go, and I can't wait to go again this summer!

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Callicoon, New York
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167 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Summer Stock done right”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

With a mixture of Professional and gifted non-professional they did great shows. We did a season pass and it was worth while. We regret that we haven't been able to get back. A little far to drive for us.
Maybe this year

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Shohola, Pennsylvania
1 review
“An absolute gem”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

I have always been amazed at the high level of talent and entertainment this theater produces consistently and without fail. Great setting, great theater, cabaret, and food. You just can't miss if you want a great night out at this theater.

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Julian, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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“Very nice performance”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

My family and I saw the Sound of Music. The cast did a commendable job with their roles. The actress chosen to play the main character, Maria, had an excellent voice. Not as good as Julie Andrews, but that would be a tall order. Their version of the story was fairly close to the movie. They did leave out some scenes but that's to be expected cuz you just can't do everything on a stage that you can with a movie set. The theater is quite small, as theaters go. It seats just under 300 (compared to most others I've been to which seat 1000-2000). The stage couldn't have been more than 25-30 feet from left to right. Of course, having a stage that small limits what can be performed, or at the very least, how it is performed. The sound system is not as technologically advanced as the larger theaters. In some respects though, a small theater can have it's positives. It makes for a much more intimate, warm experience. The grounds are beautiful. Numerous flowers and ornamental plants. They have a garden pond with a waterfall cascading over a boulder. Simply beautiful. Overall, I was very pleased with the play and the playhouse The theater is in 'the middle of nowhere', as some may put it, so be sure to have good directions or a GPS. If you're up for a drive and some good entertainment this is the place to go.

Visited August 2012
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