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Alberta Bair Theater for the Performing Arts

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Alberta Bair Theater for the Performing Arts

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pagepanther wrote a review Mar 2019
Stanley, North Dakota113 contributions44 helpful votes
Truly enjoyed our date night for the Billings Symphony and Chorale. The performance was top-notch. The staff on duty when we called to purchase our tickets was so friendly.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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bobwin2001 wrote a review Nov 2018
Billings, Montana39 contributions11 helpful votes
32 years ago they stripped the elegant old Fox theater of its European charm, leather chair balcony loges and gild-edge decor. The committee to kill beautiful old movie houses transformed the venerable Fox into a big box venue with tiny uncomfortable seats similar to those found on budget airlines. My first visit to the Bair was to see the Broadway show Chicago. The show was excellent, but the theater is a dump compared to its former days of glory. There is no middle aisle so patrons jam in from only two sides of the theater. With coats, purses and such, the plain-walled theater is jammed when shows are sold out. And Chicago was that Sunday afternoon. There is no orchestra pit, a decision no doubt enabling more seats (revenue) to be installed. Even the Billings Senior High theater has an orchestra pit and a much larger stage depth that would have been a better venue for Chicago. But the Bair is popular and fields great entertainment. It’s a treasure for this part of Montana and I am happy to hear it will close for a year to launch a major $10 million remodel. Hopefully it will include a spacious middle aisle.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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jasonmU716SW wrote a review Aug 2018
Billings5 contributions1 helpful vote
Alberta Bair Theater is a Billings landmark! They have a great variety of shows and there are shows for all ages.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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RJan2 wrote a review Aug 2018
Billings, Montana16 contributions2 helpful votes
ABT has a great line-up of performances each year that appeal to a wide variety of folks. The Billings Symphony calls this their home. They have a series for the performing arts and many individual shows during the year. The seats are comfortable and there is ample leg room. Concessions are available for wine and coffee and some candy. Only drawback is lack of bathrooms on the main floor.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Steve G wrote a review Dec 2017
Billings, Montana12 contributions9 helpful votes
Alberta Bair Theater is a beautiful venue. Show will range from local theater to traveling broadway productions.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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