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Professional theater for summer performances, on a dry dock boat

Really, a must-visit attraction. Reasonable prices. We saw Tuesdays with Morrie, which was... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
jennifer772
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Wisconsin
Outstanding Hometown Theater

Nothing beats a live performance and the Showboat brings great performances to the Clinton Area... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
AnEnchantedTraveler
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Batavia, Illinois
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

Really, a must-visit attraction. Reasonable prices. We saw Tuesdays with Morrie, which was well-performed. I always thought the author of the book (Mitch) was self-absorbed, and the play is true to the book. Fortunately, Morrie comes across as a character you would have like to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Nothing beats a live performance and the Showboat brings great performances to the Clinton Area. The energy of the cast and crew and the intimacy of the theater's showboat setting create a really unique and engaging theater experience. The events are well attended so I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AnEnchantedTraveler
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Very small theater, but great performances. It is next to, but not on the Mississippi. Restaurants and marina. Probably the best theater, performers and performances in the area. Well worth the time to take in play.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeff H
Reviewed January 21, 2018

The showboat in Clinton, apart from the productions here is a nice, historic, scenic attraction on the Mississippi. We have a great paddlewheel riverboat tradition on the Mississippi of which there are very few left. The plays here are a major attraction for a small...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank davidlI5106MM
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

No it's not a high end state of the art theatre, not Cush, not elegant but is is quaint unique and enjoyable! The productions are always good and I'm amazed by what they can do with limited stage space. The old riverboat transformed into a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 2, 2016

My friend and I travel over to Clinton once a year to take in a show at the Showboat. This year we saw the musical, "Grease," which was excellent! Always a wonderful time!! The talent is always extraordinary!! The environment is cozy and comfortable. There...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank lewie489
Reviewed July 31, 2016

First timer Here! I had no idea we had such a great little theater with such quality performers right here in Clinton! I went to a sold out show of "Grease"! Each one of the actors had a marvelous singing voice. The show was well...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed April 1, 2016

Excellent talent brought in every summer for their plays. Good selection for all ages. Love how they intern local students from high schools around our town.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank keithsA7450ZO
Reviewed October 26, 2015

We always go to a couple of shows each year. The list for summer 2016 looks fun. Cannot wait to see a musical.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank 7traveling
Reviewed September 29, 2015

There is not a bad seat in the house. Very quaint and comfortable setting for excellent viewing of first class plays and musicals. "Cats" was absolutely outstanding. It was almost as if we were onstage with the performers,and their rendition was remarkable.

Date of experience: July 2015
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