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The Days of '98 Show

6th and Broadway, Skagway, AK 99840
907-983-2545
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Skagway
Type: Performances
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Skagway's "The Days of '98 Show"! - The Longest Running show in the north! Since 1923, The Days of '98 show has stupefied and bedazzled audiences with... more » Owner description: Skagway's "The Days of '98 Show"! - The Longest Running show in the north! Since 1923, The Days of '98 show has stupefied and bedazzled audiences with the tale of Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, Alaska's most notorious outlaw. Soapy reigned over Skagway during the wildest days of the Klondike Gold Rush, and this colorful vaudevillian musical recounts his incredible life and dramatic demise! With can-can dancers, ragtime music, riotous humor, and the great con-man himself, Soapy Smith, this show is a treat for the whole family! « less
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Merced, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Loads ofr fun and a great way to spend a couple hours in Skagway. It's easy to see why this show has continued for all these years. The show has something for everyone: drama, music, dancing, history, and, of course, comedy. GO!!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

While touring thru Skagway I heard what turned out to be cast members hawking the show. They were having such a good time I had to see more. The cast members were excellent. They played the audience beautifully! I thoroughly enjoyed it and the rest of the audience sure seemed to. Plus it' s neat to see some of the... More

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Jonathan B, Guest Relations Manager at The Days of '98 Show, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you so much for your review of our show! It seems like you enjoyed the performance, however, you gave us one star review which is a rating of "terrible". I believe this might have been in error. Would you consider editing your review to give us a more positive star review? We would certainly appreciate it. I... More

Riverhead, NY
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this live theater performance about Soapy Smith and his demise. We had learned about his unscrupulous ways earlier in the day during our tour of the Gold Rush Cemetery. Seems he had numerous ways to trick people out of their money,,,but his reputation, from his point of view, was lily-white. Action takes place in a saloon with its... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Good show about the legend of Soapy! The songs get a little annoying but overall good show and I could have used a little more of the cancan dance!

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Seattle, Washington, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Whole family really enjoyed the show, fun way to learn a little Skagway history. A talented cast of great singers and clever lyrics. The audience participation was the highlight of our show, some very good sports! My 67 year young Mom enjoyed doing the can-can with the ladies :) Highly recommend if you have an hour to spare. $20 ticket... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

True story put to comedy musical theatre. A con man Soapy Smith who reigned during the Klondike Gold Rush. The small cast is very friendly and approachable before and after the show. We had a lot of fun.

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Connecticut
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a one hour musical review of the legend of Soapy Smith. Great fun at a reasonable ($20) cost. Highly recommended to get the "feel" of this historic town.

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Cabot, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Thanks Ladies! Please return the garters! Seriously, the serious actors played their roles with wonderful excitement which captivated the audience as they pulled us into the historic tale of Soapy Smith. The cast transformed me from Marty to "Skagway Marty" and stole my heart. If I shared more, I might spoil the fun and surprises. So, my review will stop... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Good history lesson delivered in a way that's not boring. Good audience interaction, was pretty funny.

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Pleasanton, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was the cutest show detailing the story of Soapy Smith.The singer and dancers was so lively and funny. It was very very entertaining and suitable for all ages.My husband and i enjoyed it. Being in the old building was amazing also imaging what it must have been like in the old days. We did the combine tour and show... More

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