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The Boothbay Playhouse

275 Wiscasset Rd, Boothbay, ME
207 633-3379
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Boothbay
Type: Theaters
Description: With a combination of professional and community actors, the Boothbay Playhouse presents fully staged productions of favorite Broadway Musicals.
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Scotia, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We return every year during our annual visit to Boothbay Harbor and plan our visit around the Playhouse schedule! This is like stepping back into a time when talent is everything. Particularly delightful is that many of the performers are local people which is delightful. It's truly an entertainment bargain.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We saw Monty Python's Spamalot at the Boothbay Playhouse and (after reading other reviews) were surprised how professional the performances were. The singing and acting rivaled much larger venues at a much lower cost. Great costumes and stage design, too. We thoroughly enjoyed the show! Arrive early as seating (and parking) is first-come-first-serve and it can get a little warm... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

we saw once on this island. Great show wonderful dance and great singing. Well worth the price and great memory. Highly recommended.

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South Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We saw 'Once Upon a Mattress' at the Playhouse. It was a very professional production. The quality of the singing was excellent. There were a few times when it could have been a little louder, but overrall, we could hear well. The playhouse is open seating, so we were able to buy last minute tickets and sit in the second... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We saw a very nice production of Urinetown. I recommend you see a show here while visiting Boothbay. The theatre has an intersting history as you can read in the program. The show was directed well and the amateur and professional actors did a very nice job. The big production numbers really filled the stage and there were some good... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

The opening number of Urinetown is as powerful and amazing as any Broadway play I have ever seen and it only gets better from there. The performances top to bottom are truly amazing and bring together actors and singers from all ages. It was a rousing success. If you are within a day trip's drive, make the effort to get... More

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Bridgton, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

It is quaint and charming and a very intimate setting. I still get emails of all the new shows and I've only been there twice.

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West Southport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

Having experienced community theatre in many larger cities, I was amazed and extremely impressed by the level of talent and professionalism found at the Boothbay Playhouse. The shows cater to all age groups - perfect for families on vacation. The performers are a mix of very talented locals and Broadway-caliber students of musical theatre - they all clearly love what... More

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Rochester, NY
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

This little playhouse is more than you might ever expect. We saw GUYS & DOLLS and this cast could have been on Broadway.

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

When the chandeliers at the Playhouse rise to the tune of "Phantom of the Opera" you know you are in for a fun filled night. We have been to almost every show put on by the Playhouse over the past 3 or 4 years and have never been disappointed. And the theater and shows seem to improve each year. The... More

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