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Waterfront Playhouse

Address: 312 Wall St., Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305 294-5015
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Named "The Best Professional Theater in Florida" (Florida Monthly Magazine), The Waterfront...
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Named "The Best Professional Theater in Florida" (Florida Monthly Magazine), The Waterfront Playhouse is a not-for-profit, professional theater located on historic Mallory Square in Old Town Key West that attracts locals and tourists alike with a wide range of comedies, dramas, musicals, concerts, and world premieres. Recent hit productions at the Playhouse include "The Drowsy Chaperone," "The 39 Steps," "August: Osage County," Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "Glengarry Glen Ross," "Lend Me a Tenor," "Doubt," "Twelve Angry Men," "The Full Monty," "Reefer Madness," "Urinetown," "Equus" and the world premiere of Hy Conrad's "Home Exchange." Join us for an exciting evening of theater in Paradise. When the sun sets, the curtain rises at The Waterfront Playhouse.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Celebrating 75 years in Key West this is a great local theatre with first class performances. Make sure you check out their schedule when planning your Key West vacation. We saw NEXT FALL this year and it was GREAT!

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Marathon, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A long time Waterfront Theater enthusiast, the lastest performance took it to a new high. "Next Fall" could easily fallen to mawkish sentimentality on one side, or preachy lecturing on the other. Instead, due to outstanding performances and sharp, disciplined directing, it did what theater at it's best does - allows you to see the inner workings of human beings... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My wife purchased tickets online for "She Loves Me". We didn't really know what to expect, and we were totally pleased with the facility and the performances. This is a rather small theater with good sound and all good seats. It may have been partially due to the abilities of the actors, but the play just went off great. It... More 

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I visited recently and loved the intimate feeling of this community theater. Building was great and I don't think there was a bad seat in the house. We reserved tickets a couple nights ahead and there were still plenty of seats available but the performance was sold out - so make your plans earlier than later. The... More 

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Key West, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This local theater always amazes me with the amount of talent they bring to every performance. If you are lucky enough to be in town while a show is playing, go see it!!!! You will be delighted that you did!

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Western MA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I saw Noises Off with my family. The performance were very good and my family enjoyed the play. There isn't a bad seat in this small theatre. If you are in Key West, why not catch a performance. The costs were very reasonable for catching a play.

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philadelphia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We saw "Noises Off" at the Waterfront. On Monday we went to a backstage viewing of the theater and talked with the director and set builder and had a tour of the stage area and behind. This show is about farce - the first act is the rehearsal but the second act the entire set revolves 180 degrees and you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I tried purchasing tickets to Noises Off at the box office. The two tickets were $85. and I gave my pre paid credit card to pay. I was unaware at the time that I currently only had $80 on my card and was told that it was declined due to insufficient funds. When I contacted my credit card company, I... More 

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Jeff J, General Manager at Waterfront Playhouse, responded to this review

I'm so sorry that you had a bad experience at the box office. Alan is a wonderful box office manager but he cannot override credit card regulations. The hold that had been placed on your card could not be reversed by the box office. It can only be reversed by a personal call to your credit card company from you.... More 

Marietta, Georgia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We scheduled this year's trip to Key West specifically to be able to attend the opening night of the Waterfront Playhouse's 75th season, and we were rewarded with the most enjoyable evening of our visit. "Noises Off" was a rollicking farce in the best of British traditions--one riotous laugh after another. The cast and its timing were superb -- especially... More 

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Chicago
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great little professional level theater right on the ocean front. Small 150 seat makes every seat great and the production that we saw was a delight.

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