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“FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wagon Wheel Theatre

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Wagon Wheel Theatre
2515 E Center ST, Warsaw, IN 46581
574-267-8041
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Warsaw
Type: Performances
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fort Wayne
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“FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Another great Friday night show live in Warsaw. Went to see the" Wonderful Wonderettes" and like every show I have ever seen there it was very good. The quality of the acting here is always top rate and the vocal ability of the shows are also way beyond what you might expect. The parking is ample and the cost for tickets are at least reasonable compared to today's high costs for concerts. The seating is always close but they need to expand the size of the seat as not everyone weighs 150# these days. One other complaint I would like to address is that there are no hand rails in the bathroom stalls. As a senior citizen this should be addressed immediately, I have noticed that many senior citizens attend these shows but the numbers will start declining if they don't take of these minor problems. I will be back in December and hope actions have been made. AS FOR TALENT AND SHOW QUALITY IT IS THE BEST AROUND.

Visited August 2014
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Warsaw, Indiana
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“Never fails you!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have not been here since I was a teen. This summer we have been three times and all I can say, some things never change. It is still as good today as when it was conceived. Such a wonderful place for time with friends, family, or a lovely summer Sunday afternoon with your sweetie. This is a first class venue!

Visited August 2014
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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“Great local entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Having never experienced a theater in the round, we were curious how a play is performed in the round. Wow...what fun, actors coming and going in all directions. As they say, not a bad seat in the house. The talent was top notch. We will definitely go back.

Visited July 2014
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Warsaw, Indiana
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“Broadway Worthy Productions in Your Backyard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I have had season tickets at the Wagon Wheel Theatre for over ten years. That means I have easily seen over 60 musicals and plays. I have yet to witness a production that did not rise to the standard of something you would expect to see in Chicago or New York City. At a fraction of the cost, I might add. In fact, you can buy a season ticket (5 musicals and one play) for less than what you might pay to see one musical on Broadway - plus you don't have the headache of fighting big city traffic, paying an exorbitant amount for a meal or drinks before or after the production and spending an obscene price for a hotel room!

In addition to the great quality of the productions is the added bonus that the Wagon Wheel is "theater-in-the-round." This present unique challenges to the directors and choreographers at the Wagon Wheel but a delight to audiences as they have the opportunity to view a production from a totally different perspective than normal. Another plus - the farthest seat is only ten rows from the stage! Talk about getting up close and personal with the cast. Over the last few years, we have seen the acting and musical talent of the cast improve considerably. I credit artistic director Scott Michaels with the ability to recruit some of the finest talent available.

The selection of productions have always been top notch. Yes, there are a few productions over the years where I did not particularly enjoy the story. Despite that, the crew has always produced such a fine finished product that, even in those instances, I enjoyed myself immensely.

During the fall, winter and spring the Wagon Wheel produces concerts and hosts comedy shows and motivational speakers. The cost for these events is always reasonable and as well done as the productions during the musical season. I have been to several concerts and will HIGHLY recommend you see Sawyer Brown whenever they are on the Wagon Wheel stage. They put on the most energized and enjoyable performance whenever they are in town. At Christmas, the Wagon Wheel presents a musical for the holiday - for 2014 they will be presenting "A Christmas Story." If your family or group is looking for something to make your holiday truly special, consider this show.

Only negative - I don't want to seem overly complimentary lest you dismiss my review - is parking. Most parking requires a lengthy walk including walking up a hill. However, the Wagon Wheel has plans to address that within the next few years.

Visited August 2014
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“Outstanding productions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Professional productions; fun theatre! We really hope to return to see more of their musicals and plays.

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