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“One of the nation's great "country" theaters”

Westport Country Playhouse
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Reimagining itself in recent years, Westport Country Playhouse is rapidly emerging as a nationally recognized professional theater. Under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos and management direction of Michael Ross, the Playhouse creates five live theater experiences, produced at the highest level, from April through November. Its vital mix of works---dramatic, comedic, occasionally exploratory and unusual---expands the audience’s sense of what theater can be. The depth and scope of its productions display the foremost theatrical literature from the past---recent as well as distant---in addition to musicals and premieres of new plays. During the summer, the Playhouse is home to the Woodward Internship Program, renowned for the training of aspiring theater professionals. Winter at the Playhouse, from November through March, offers events outside of the main season---Family Festivities presentations, Script in Hand play readings and a Holiday Festival. In addition, businesses and organizations are encouraged to rent the handsome facility for their meetings, receptions and fundraisers
Darien, Connecticut
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90 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“One of the nation's great "country" theaters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

Proximity to New York and the backing of Joanne Woodward and other well-known Broadway/theater personalities ensure that the Country Playhouse productions are always worth checking out. We love some of the plays, others are not our favorites but the productions are all worth seeing.

Visited November 2013
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English first
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The jewel of Westport!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

One of the many gems of Westport is the beautiful Westport Country Playhouse! Over the past many years of living in Westport, this is always a special place to attend.

Visited September 2013
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Westport, CT
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15 reviews
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“A place for family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Westport Country Playhouse is an old country theater restored to a very high standard. Performances are consistently at a high level, location is central in Westport. Great place to go with family and kids. We particularly like to go see the Nutcracker every year, and we enjoy it very much.

Visited December 2012
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Weston,CT
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great productions - especially family dinners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

Great plays, comfortable house, and the family dinners can't be beat. Nice way to visit before the show, learn about the play, and get in the mood. Sometimes tough on a school night, but well worth it.

Visited September 2013
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Westport Playhouse-Better than Broadway and in CT.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

A night at the theater and the seats are comfortable and the acoustics great--the "season" has great variety. All of the performances are top notch!

Dine locally and finish the night off with a drink at The Dressing Room. A great "date night."

Visited September 2013
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