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“A true local gem!”
Review of Granite Theatre

Granite Theatre
Ranked #9 of 34 things to do in Westerly
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boca raton, fl
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58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A true local gem!”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

A wonderful experience overall - the historic building is lovely, the seats are comfortable, it's air conditioned and there isn't a bad seat in the house. Most importantly, the local casts provide very solid and professional entertainment for a real bargain price. In fairness, most of the plays they perform aren't your well-known Broadway hits, they are usually farcical comedies - some are hilarious, some are silly, but the sets and staging are always well done and the shows very enjoyable. Once or twice a year they undertake a more well-known show, this year it will be Sound of Music. Based on prior years' shows, I expect it will be wonderful - for a small theatre, using local talent, they do an outstanding job with the musicals rivaling shows we've see at the much more expensive Theatre by the Sea in Matunuck. We are so fortunate to have this theatre in Westerly!

Visited September 2013
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Westerly, Rhode Island
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150 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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“Entertaining Performances”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Went to see Boeing, Boeing two weeks ago and it was a very entertaining performance in a very nice restored facility

Visited July 2013
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Providence, Rhode Island
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90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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“Never fails to entertain”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

This is a charming theatre with superb performances. The cast is always at a professional level. It seems to me their specialty is bedroom farces, and they do them so they are hysterically funny. There are never any actors that don't fit, or lines poorly delivered. The lobby of the theatre has a little wine bar and the parking is very easy.

Visited July 2013
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CHARLESTOWN, RI
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wonderful community theatre company that continually have excellent prrformances”
Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We have enjoyed going to Granite Theatre for over 15 years. The theatre was renovated about 10 or so years ago and there is not a bad seat in it. We have been to dozens of productions and always admired the professionalism of the artists. Most recently saw the comedy, Boeing Boeing and it had the audience in stitches. The price for a ticket is extremely reasonable and the theatre's downtown location makes it a very pleasant to walk to many of Westerly's fine restaurants and coffee shops. It is a wonderful way to spend an evening and not break the bank.

Visited June 2013
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West Kingston, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
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“175 year old landmark theatre”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

I started coming to performances since my early twenties and I am now in my sixties. My uncle was one of the dedicated artists who performed on this historic old stage from his early years until his unexpected death a few years ago. I learned from him that these artists have a great working relationship and look at the theatre as their second home. The westerly community is very supportive and help keep it going year to year. This beautiful building sits at the top of the street. you can view our historic downtown buildings, wilcox park, and the moon on a clear night from the balcony of the theatre that is breathtaking.

Visited May 2013
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