Getting Out of Town: Summer Theatre Outside the City

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01 Jul 2013

For those itching to escape the concrete jungle, never fear: Quality theatre can still be enjoyed while appreciating the great outdoors. has rounded up a list of productions outside of the Big Apple where theatre lovers can see a show while soaking in the sun and maybe enjoy a swim, too.

Engeman Theater

Described as "where Broadway meets Main Street," this theatre, located in Northport, NY, currently features the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific (through July 14) and will then offer the slightly more silly Nunsense (July 25-Sept. 8). Visit

Gateway Playhouse

The rustic red-wood performing arts center in Suffolk County is surrounded by about seven acres of grassy land. Their summer season will feature Legends (July 2-20), Singin' in the Rain (July 24-Aug. 10) and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Aug. 28-Sept. 14). Visit

Williamstown Theatre Festival

The resident summer theatre in Williams College in the Berkshires features Animal Crackers (now through July 13), Pygmalion (July 17-27) and the new musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County (Aug. 1-18). The Nikos stage will run American Hero (now through July 7), Hapgood (July 10-21), Johnny Baseball (July 24-Aug. 3) and Blood Play (Aug. 7-18). Visit

Inside the Engeman Theater


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