Best local live theater

Idaho Shakespeare Festival

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You can't deny the appeal of consistency, in both the opinion of our readers and the quality of the theater. Year after year, Idaho Shakespeare Festival tops the list of the best local live theater experience, and this year, it's more of the same, with the company crushing the competition. It's not hard to see why. ISF continually offers audiences top-quality productions that take advantage of a deep reservoir of talent in acting, directing, design and every other aspect of theater. Offering both traditional Shakespearean productions--its East-meets-West Macbeth was seriously eye-catching this year--and modern plays, there's a little something for all audiences. And do we even have to mention the amphitheater set in a nature reserve? Well, we guess we did.

Second Place: Boise Contemporary Theater

Third Place: Boise Little Theater

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