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“The Longest Lasting Live Theater in the North West” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Paul Bunyan Playhouse

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Paul Bunyan Playhouse
Bemidji, MN
218-751-7270
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Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Bemidji
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Owner description: Minnesota's oldest professional summer theater features both contemporary and classic plays.
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“The Longest Lasting Live Theater in the North West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Paul Bunyon Playhouse, now located in what was an old movie theater in downtown Bemidji, has produced some of the finest theater in the 34 years we have been viewing their productions. They are now comfortably at home in this old theater, plenty of room for lots of people, and the plays they offer range from comedy to high drama to musicals. You can check out their website for their seasonal productions, they have Sunday matinees for reduced ticket prices, and once you have attended one of their productions I would imagine you would line up for more tickets for further productions.

Visited July 2014
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Rochester, Minnesota
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“We saw 39 Steps, but a fun venue regardless of show.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Superb acting, intimate theatre - a must do if you are in Bemidji in the summer. We really enjoyed the show - and we were there on opening night! Obviously very professional actors that are enjoying the north woods in the summer and sharing their talent. Wish we could be there to see the other offerings this summer. We ate at Bene Tutto before the show and it made for a delightful evening. Free parking right behind the theatre.

Visited July 2014
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“Birthday weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

5 women of the famiy went to Bemidji to celebrate 2 birthdays and were looking for things to do that were different from the usual. We happened upon the theater the first night while uptown and made plans to return the next night for the play, "Noises Off" in 3 acts. The building is amazing in it's original movie theater arrangement. The first act was an important foundation for the 2 acts to follow. In the second act, we were all laughing so hard, we were crying. A great comedy farce. Good value at $22 per ticket. This was only the 4th night for this production and it was very well done.

Visited June 2014
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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“Summer stock and more”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This regional theater has a variety of professional summer stock plays and musicals fromJune through August, plus local and regional plays and concerts the rest of the year. Eclectic offerings that raise the bar for cultural activities in the Bemidji area. Located downtown close to a variety of pubs and restaurants so it's easy to make an evening of it!

Visited April 2014
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“Professional Theater Up North”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Playhouse is an unexpected jewel in the Northwoods of Minnesota. Yes, this is professional theater. Actors come from Minneapolis/St.Paul to bring us their best. Catch a meal at Tutto Bene or Brigids Pub then off to the play, all in the same block. Then cross the street to Chocolates Plus during intermission. (yes there is time)

Visited August 2013
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