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Theatre By the Sea

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Address: 364 Cards Pond Rd, Wakefield, South Kingstown, RI 02879-6998
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AMAZING LIVE THEATRE

Theatre and cabaret on the weekend. Restaurant and lounge on site. Best kept secret in New England. Shows this season The Music man, Beauty and the beast,and more.There is always... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Theatre and cabaret on the weekend. Restaurant and lounge on site. Best kept secret in New England. Shows this season The Music man, Beauty and the beast,and more.There is always and children Matinee at least once during the summer. This is a seasonal venue

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Wakefield
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Set in a beautiful enclave (I did not participate in any lunches, etc. - check their web site.), but attended a musical. Comfortable theater with great lighting and sound. This was my first time, but I saw some mention on the web about their new AC system, so if any of you saw a play there and it was too... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Summer theater in a barn on gorgeous grounds. Remarkable productions. Musicals, dramas, interactive at times On site restaurant for meals before the show. Cabaret after the show with performers. Fun.

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This theater is in a converted barn, and has a real history (Marlon Brando, Tallulah Bankhead, etc.). The show we saw was "Sister Act" and the performers were adept at their jobs. The theater claims to be climate controlled, but frankly, it was still very warm inside. There is a Bistro on the property that offers a good menu for... More 

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

My wife and I have been attending Performances at Bill Hanney's Theatre By The Sea now for a few years. This year we are Subscribers to the four main Performances. We have always see great shows in a great theater (now with AC) with very multi talented performers. This season we saw what we thought was one of the best... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

First, the theatre is now air conditioned, which certainly helps for a matinee on a hot summer afternoon. This addition does not change the ambiance of this quaint seaside theatre. "Sister Act" was performed flawlessly by a talented cast and crew. The dance numbers on the small stage with the large cast were amazing.

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This season was able to see all four plays: Buddy Holly Story, West Side Story, Wizard of Oz and Sister Act. Every play was excellent and exceeded expectations. There is a restaurant on site, Bistro by the Sea, and we have been able to have dinner and see a show all in one location. You will be pleased, excited and... More 

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The is an annual event for my family. Love the scenic venue and the cozy theatre atmosphere ! They even have children plays during the days of summer. Pristine location. Every seat in the theatre is a great time. Been going for years.

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Snug Harbor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Theatre By the Sea is in a class of it's own with an outstanding performance of Sister Act. The performers really sizzled on that small stage to a full house in an extra performance on Saturday afternoon. If I didn't look at the New England structure with wooden ceiling beams overhead, it seemed like the stage was in New York... More 

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Burrillville, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This theatre has a warm and cozy feeling about it with top notch shows. We have been season subscribers since it opened and have never been disappointed.

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