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“Joseph & Gang were Amazing” 4 of 5 stars
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The Whidbey Playhouse
730 S.E. Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
1-800-606-PLAY; 360-679-2237
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Oak Harbor
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Coupeville, Washington
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“Joseph & Gang were Amazing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We enjoyed a rousing performance of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This was our first time visiting the playhouse. We had no expectations, as community playhouses vary greatly. The theatre is small and intimate. My husband & I laughed as we'd occupied the time of the theatre salesperson on the phone for some time, deciding which seats to choose for the best view. She must have thought we were nuts wasting her time (though she was very courteous). There is no bad seat in the house as there are only about ten rows, probably less. This was an excellent production and far better than many other community plays we have seen in other towns. The impressive set was designed by the high school art class. The sound was good. The play was a hoot, it was obvious everyone - actors & audience alike, were enjoying themselves. The actors were talented & the music was great. We will return to this little playhouse, which has been operating for over 45 years. It looks like they have about 5 different plays and musicals per year & we intend to get season tickets. As the theatre is not huge, we were able to find parking and after the event, it was not an ordeal to leave. How wonderful Oak Harbor has this charming cultural gem.

Visited November 2013
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Whidbey Island, Washington
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7 attraction reviews
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“Great local talent!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Can't beat the Whidbey Playhouse for an entertaining evening. There are many, talented locals who contribute by acting, constructing sets, costuming, etc. In almost 30 years of attending plays at this venue, some productions better than others, but never one that was disappointing. Definitely a good bet for an evening's entertainment!

Visited September 2013
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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“Last Five Years”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I have always loved Jason Robert Brown's "The Last Five Years", and was excited to hear that it had come to Whidbey Playhouse. I was unsure as to what to expect from this community theatre, but I was pleasantly surprised by by amount of talent shown during this production. I look forward to the next show!

Visited August 2013
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Seattle
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“Uneven Presentations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I am a supporter of community theater and a champion of good community theater so it pains me to give my hometown theater a so-so review. Example - One of the best shows ever was 'Nunsense' a few years ago with a cast, live musicians and production values nothing short of astounding. Yet, we could hardly wait for intermission before walking out of 'It's A Wonderful Life', so embarrassed were we for the stumbling actors and childish scene changes. It was below a high school production. Caveat emptor. Sincerely hopes it improves.

Visited September 2012
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“Bravo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The actors and actresses always do a marvelous job! The variety of shows that the Playhouse chooses keep the family, or friends or couples coming back for more. A treasure for our community.

Visited February 2013
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