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“"Breaking the Code"”

Barrington Stage Company
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Pittsfield
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Owner description: Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is a professional award-winning Equity theatre presenting top-notch musicals, masterful classics, thought-provoking new work, cabarets and youth theater on four stages from May through October as well as a New Play Festival in February. Co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, BSC is perhaps best known for premiering William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin’s Tony Award-winning musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and was voted Best Theatre by "The Berkshire Eagle" readers in 2011 and 2012. BSC welcomes groups and offers senior and youth discounts.
Reviewed 28 July 2014

just saw "Breaking the Code" -- there's no better theater anywhere! The acting was perfect, the actors' timing was spot-on. The directing was brilliant -- quite different from that in the original play, apparently. The actors who weren't involved in a given scene sat just off the stage and registered their responses to what was happening by facial expressions or small movements, such as turning their backs to the action when they disapproved. Very effective! It drew everyone in. Sorry we saw it near the end of the run, b/c I'd like to get every theater-lover there to see it!

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"broadway quality"
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"man of la mancha"
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"first rate"
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"excellent production"
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"top notch"
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"great sets"
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"spelling bee"
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"theatre experience"
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"small theatre"
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"great seats"
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"year after year"
in 4 reviews
"great theatre"
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"no bad seats"
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"intimate setting"
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"at reasonable prices"
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"every summer"
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"several years"
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We saw "Breaking the Code" and were delighted with both the production and the theater itself. The staging was very austere, which suited the topic really well, and the entire cast was brilliantly cast for each role. We were all moved and felt it was worth the drive. Another nice feature is that the little town itself has a nice selection of restaurants so that you can dine before or after.

Thank roxieontheroad
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

There is nothing better than seeing a show at any of the theaters. Great summer theater with terrific actors. You will not be disappointed. Have been to the different theaters many times.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Went for Kiss Me Kate and found it extraordinary! The theater company deserves highest praise. All Equity actors, their experience and talent shows. Fully orchestrated, with an old-fashioned pit in front of the stage, making the live music very much part of the attraction of the show. The theater itself is accessible, especially in the higher-price seats, which are only a few steps from the lobby. Seats are large, nicely upholstered and comfortable, wide aisles, auditorium is brightly refurbished, but small enough to maintain a good intimate quality. Parking is about a block away, but only $2.00- a far cry from NY prices.... We went for a day trip, well worth the 3-hour ride from Boston area. Stopped in Lee for a nice dinner on the way home- a super day, under $100. per person, including gas and a terrific dinner after the matinee. Great way to experience the Berkshires without spending a fortune on hotels.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We make a point to go to Barrington Stage Company in the summer as their productions are new, interesting, and well-done. We typically go to the St. Germain Stage.

Thank Howard S
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