Waterfront Playhouse

Waterfront Playhouse, Key West: Address, Phone Number, Waterfront Playhouse Reviews: 5/5

Waterfront Playhouse
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Named "The Best Professional Theater in Florida" (Florida Monthly Magazine), The Waterfront Playhouse is a not-for-profit, professional theater located on historic Mallory Square in Old Town Key West that attracts locals and tourists alike with a wide range of comedies, dramas, musicals, concerts, and world premieres. Celebrating 81 years of presenting the very best in live theater, check our website for season announcements and events.Join us for an exciting evening of theater in Paradise. When the sun sets, the curtain rises at The Waterfront Playhouse.
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William L
Fort Smith, AR117 contributions
There's a light...
Oct 2021 • Couples
We absolutely loved our evening over at the Frankenstein place! If you can't enjoy spending the night with Frank, Rocky, Brad, Janet, etc., you've been alive too long...or maybe not long enough 😜
Written November 14, 2021
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Key West Fashion
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A fun romp!
Oct 2021 • Solo
A fun romp, but if not for the courage of the fearless Franknfurter, the playhouse would be lost. Christopher delivers 85 % of the performance, pacing, and wit, plus 100% of the best costumes.

Without The Count, the ensemble would be back on their heels, although Nik Mazza gives his Rocky plenty of flex and tons of fun. Dave Bootle gave us an Eddie in rigor mortis even before his untimely demise. Nevertheless, spirited performances by all.

I'm surprised the Waterfront playhouse couldn't have spent time finding props or building sets, instead depending on a weak little screen to project.... .what exactly? I counted three props, a small cardboard car, an armchair, and an ice box. Is it too much to paint a couple of flats?

We were treated to quite a few good vocal performances that were drowned out by the volume of the canned score. Finers fingers on the mixer board would have helped.

$5 bought you a little bag with some things to help you participate in the show ( Rocky horror fans know what I mean) and lots of the audience were dressed up.

Overall good fun. Pop a few cocktails at the bar outside before the show and you'll enjoy it!!
Written October 15, 2021
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Davidson G
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I live in Manhattan and quite impressed with the radio plays.
Sep 2021
How unique these radio plays presented by the waterfront theater in Key West.
A great way to survive this long pandemic, with such talented radio actors. I wish we had something on this level in New York City. Thanks for the joy you bring to our ears.
Written October 11, 2021
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Barbara M
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Waterfront Playhouse Radio Plays
Aug 2021 • Solo
Congratulations to the Waterfront Playhouse for the latest excellent radio broadcast ….The Time Machine…brought to life by John McDonald, Arthur Crocker, Lori Reid and Steve Miller. And kudos to Tom Thayer and the Waterfront for keeping theater alive through such difficult times!!
Looking forward to the new 2021-22 season!
Written August 15, 2021
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M M
3 contributions
Great asset!
Apr 2021
The Waterfront Theatre is an amazing place to visit in Key West, but I have also really enjoyed the radio shows. What an innovative way to share your talents during a pandemic. Please keep them coming!
Fortunately for us, during our last visit, we were able to attend the very entertaining Season Reveal, where the nurturing of the theatre by the community and staff was so very evident and heartwarming. The upcoming shows look like they are going to be fantastic, and I know they will be well done. I also love that there are several restaurants nearby, so a relaxing dinner and a show is easily done. We are hoping to include a show the next time we visit!
Written May 15, 2021
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Greg
5 contributions
Bravo
Feb 2021
Congratulations to the Waterfront Playhouse for it's ongoing radio presentations on
US ! (104.1am). 8pm every other Saturday evening, a grand effort to keep theater alive
during this difficult time. Recently presented It Happened One Night.
Check their website for upcoming plays, next production 3/13.
Thanks to Tom & his great supporting cast. I will be listening on the 13th.
Written March 7, 2021
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MES
Lafayette, LA6 contributions
Waterfront Playhouse Magic
Jun 2020
I love that I can capture a bit of the magic of the Waterfront Playhouse on my computer. I was able to listen to the radio plays they produced and still stay safe at home. Please continue to share your creativity and artistic talent with those of us unable to attend in person. Thanks for keeping the arts alive during this pandemic. I look forward to attending in person on my next visit to Key West. BRAVO!
Written October 15, 2020
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Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you in the audience!
Written October 16, 2020
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Reba B
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The Heartbeat of Key West
Feb 2020
The secret of Key West is really the home town comfort behind the crowds and sights and sounds of Duval Street and the bar scene. Its the beaches, the bars, the people and yes, the local theater. If you haven't been to a play at the Waterfront Playhouse, you are missing out on the heartbeat of Key West.
Written October 1, 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind words!
Written October 16, 2020
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PeaceLoveChickens
Melbourne Beach, FL11 contributions
Virtual plays on the radio
Sep 2020 • Couples
We really enjoyed the Waterfront's plays on the radio while we sat at home and listened. It brought live theater to us in a time when it was so needed and in the safety of our own home. We listened to The 39 Steps, Sunset Boulevard and The African Queen. They were all awesome ❤️. We can't tell you how much we enjoyed this. In the past, we have been to several live performances at the theater and they are done with quality and perfection. The Waterfront Playhouse is a true gem.
Written September 30, 2020
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Thank you for reviewing us and we are so glad you enjoy the radio plays. Looking forward to seeing you in the audience!
Written October 16, 2020
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Pam W
Williamsburg, VA4 contributions
A night at Waterfront Playhouse
Jan 2020 • Family
One of my favorite things to do in Key West is take in as much theatre, art and music as I can. I always get tickets to whatever is playing at Waterfront Playhouse, my favorite theatre in Key West. I have enjoyed musicals, dramas and comedies there. The acting has always been exceptional and the theatre itself is comfortable, intimate and charming. I also love attending productions in shorts or other casual clothes and stopping for dessert and a drink when I walk home after the show. I often bump into other people who have also seen the play that evening or days later. It is fun to compare our views. If you get a chance, see a play at Waterfront. You won’t regret it.
Written September 29, 2020
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Many thanks for your review!
Written October 16, 2020
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