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“"Terriffic Show"” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Firehouse Theater

Firehouse Theater
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Owner description: The Firehouse Theater has become RI's most award winning comedy and live performance spot with their house group, The Bit Players earning the title of "Best Comedy Night" and "Comedy Troupe of the Year" multiple times and various special events & shows throughout the year. Hilarious improv performances, modeled after the hit show "Whose Line is it Anyway" can be seen EVERY Friday at 8PM & Saturday at 8PM & 10PM ALL YEAR LONG. Plus, they offer additional show times in the summer along with classes, workshops, and private parties all year. Every show is BYOB! Coming for a special event? Let us know ahead of time and we will make the guest(s) of honor a special part of the show. We also offer private parties at the Firehouse. Didn't miss a moment of funny. Laugh More.
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Glen Head, New York, United States
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“"Terriffic Show"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

On a rainy Friday while on vacation in Newport, we caught the Bit Players at the Firehouse Theater. They are a live improv group that play in a converted Firehouse. The show was very funny and my family really enjoyed it. It’s BYOB and there is a liquor store across the street. Water and soft drinks are also offered in the theater. The house musicians were two young men on the sax and piano. They were very, very good. You need advance reservations if you go on Saturday night. They get a lot of birthdays, bachelorette parties, etc on the weekends. It was an inexpensive night out. and very well worth it.

PS - The sushi at the Newport Tokyo House next door was very good as well!!

Visited August 2012
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Stamford, Connecticut
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“Great evening lots of fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

2 hour improv show; inexpensive, 6 players and 2 great musicians. created another unique experience drawing suggestions for the skits from the audience. Ranks with similar theaters in NY and Chicago

Cast has worked together before but they still managed to break each other up with unexpected responses.

definitely a great evening and you can go 2 nights in a row and see a totally different show. Will go again next time we're here

Visited August 2012
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“Recipe for a perfect Newport Night.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

1) Dinner on broadway.
- There's a bunch of great places to eat on broadway before the show (Salvation Cafe or Pour Judgement come to mind)

2) Catch the Bit Players at Firehouse
- I've been multiple times and always really enjoyed it. It's improv so it's always different and BYOB makes it a great "after dinner, before the bars, stop. And it's inexpensive! Get there early to get good seats though... and call ahead.

3) The show ends by 10, plenty of time to make your way downtown and hit the bar scene.

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Ledgewood, New Jersey
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“Wonderful performance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

Be sure to see these guys perform. It's a cheap (compared to all else in Newport) night out. Seats are comfortable, comedy value is up there & boy did we laugh out loud the entire performance. Very intelligent actors.

Visited June 2011
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“Fun night with the Bit Players”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

Went with the family, husband, wife and college student daughter. The bit players were funny and good. Improve done right. The theatre is small a converted firehouse and funky so don't expect anything fancy. I think that just adds to the character and intimacy that you need for improv. But the price is right. We got $5.00 off our ticket price because we mentioned seeing their ad in the local Mercury Newspaper. BYOB makes it even less expensive than other 'comedy clubs" that charge a cover and serve drinks. The two piece band that backed up the bit players were local high school kids.We would have listened to them all night! Tell your friends and go here, we laughed the entire time.

Visited April 2012
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