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Review of Firehouse Theater

Firehouse Theater
Ranked #1 of 4 Fun & Games in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 23, 2013

What more can you ask for, BYOB, hilarious improv comedy, cheap, and always a packed crowd! Please don't ruin your weekend by not reserving tickets, whenever we head to Newport we are sure to call in advance to book tickets to this awesome show! The show is FRESH, CURRENT, and ALWAYS DIFFERENT. (I'm using capitals as im really serious about you reading this review and sending you to the Firehouse Theatre.) Once again, don't miss out if your looking for something different to do in Newport rather than pretend your interested in a really old big house on Bellevue, go laugh with your friends! Don't forget to stitch a friend up if its a special occasion (birthday, bachelorette) tell the guys and theyll be sure to pull them up and embarras them, and dont worry theyll never force anyone to get up on stage if thats not your thing!

Thank Will C
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We went to the Best Comedy Troupe show and found it dissapointing. The skit was more for the younger crowd. I think we were expecting a comedy show not a skit. I would not go back.

2  Thank Kathy1480
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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2013

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the show. To be clear for other readers out there: The Bit Players, our house comedy troupe performs an improvisation show much like the hit show "Whose Line is it Anyway". All of the Bits or games are completely improvised, they are not rehearsed like the "skits" or sketches you see on Saturday Night Live making our shows truly one of a kind and spontaneous. We do offer stand-up shows once a month which it sounds like you would enjoy more. Again, we apologize that our Bit Players show did not meet your comedy standards and hope you will come see one of our other shows in the future. As Newport's premeir comedy venue we pride ourselves on making sure we have something for everyone to laugh about.

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Improv comedy feeds off of the energy and suggestions they get from the audience and, unfortunately, the audience at the encore 10pm show we caught was filled mostly with drunk frat boy types. There were very funny moments because the group is clearly talented, but they didn't have a lot to work with based on the suggestions being thrown out by the annoying crowd.

2  Thank slsnyc
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Frank F, Manager at Firehouse Theater, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2013

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your honesty and we are sorry to hear that you came on a night when the crowd was not at its best. We hope you understand that we have no control over the crowd and that some nights they are spot on with their suggestions and other nights they can be less than perfect. We are sorry that on this particular night the latter was the case and especially that this had an impact on your rating for our business. We do try to encourage the audience when great suggestions are offered and to ignore the bad, inappropriate, or offensive. At the end of the day we perform an audience-driven improv show and we can not foresee what will be yelled out from the crowd. Thank you, once more, for taking the time to write a review and we hope we have the chance to make you laugh again in the future.
- The Bit Players

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

simple pure comedy by a cleaver group of young adults !!
a fun evening that is sure to please within walking distance to some pretty
good restaurants and coffee shops
well worth an evening

Thank artbon
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

This very small home town theater is a blast. Not many extra's , no food etc., you are allowed to bring in your own drinks. Parking is a hard to find so allow extra time for this. Be prepared to laugh a lot, you will enjoy and have fun.

Thank gnapoli321
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