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Shadowbox Live

503 South Front St., Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 265-7625
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Ranked #12 of 74 attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You really have to be an uptight person not to have fun and laughs at Shadow box live......The service and food was great.....Great attitudes.....service and talent you wouldn't believe....I needed to have some laughter around me after all I've been through these past few years and last night was soooooo good for me......I will be back and have told all... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I'm surprised this place gets so many positive reviews. I've been there several times and was bored every time. I have yet to meet anyone who likes Shadowbox, but it was pretty full every time I went and it's been in business for years. It seems like this is a "love it or hate it" kind of show.

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Mason, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

What an unbelievable entertainment venue. On Friday and Saturday nights you can see a Rock & Roll and Sketch Comedy show. Their house band, Bill Who? has some of the best musicians in the country. Their sketches are all written my the staff. Remember Saturday Night Live back when it was funny? These sketches are even better. On Wednesday and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Shadowbox has great entertainment. The actors, actresses, singers, etc. are also the waiters, waitresses, hostesses, etc., so it's fun from start to finish. If the food was better, I'd give it 5 stars.

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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I'm an actress and if I lived in Columbus I would work for this company!! These hard working talented performers are the area's best. The two house bands surround you with hot rocking music. The food is great and you gotta try the "freak" house drink. You'll go back time and again!!

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16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Another show worthy of any big city clubs. "Bigger Than Jesus" a compilation of Beatle songs was fantastic. 37 songs dating from their American invasion to the final break up was educational and the performances awe inspiring. Shadowbox is a Columbus Ohio must see for theater at it's best from improvisation to musical mayhem.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

I came here on a school trip and at first I thought it was very good and interesting. I ordered wings and a BBQ Chicken Pizza. I was satisfied with the wings but when I got the pizza it wasn't chicken, it was pulled pork and it wasn't good. It was dry and didn't have a lot of flavor. One... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

As unlikely as it might seem, Columbus Ohio, is home to the largest (and probably most talented) Resident Theater Group in North America, and they should be on every victors 'must see' list! Located just south of downtown the location is within easy cab ride of most central hotels, and is found in the 'Brewery District', so if you find... More

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Huntsville, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Certainly a fine night of fun by all in our group for the conclusion of the Foreplay show last Saturday night. Had always wanted to check out this troupe and now I can't believe we waited so long. So the moral of the story is find a reason to get here. We live 70 miles or so from downtown so... More

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Manteo, North Carolina
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32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Seriously. A fun, relaxed night or afternoon out on the town. Oh, and do the Sunday brunch. It's surprisingly affordable and delicious. If you're not into just going out for drinks and some laughs, then it's not for you. And leave the kids at home...most of the time.

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