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Tommy O's Playhouse

5611 US Highway 51, Hazelhurst, WI 54531-9747
+1 715-356-0003
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Afternoon matinee.

I wish I had seen the production of "Wait Until Dark sooner so this review would be more helpful... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
Bill S
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Springstead, WI
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Wait Until Dark

The lead is MOST professional and does an OUTSTANDING job! The play is exceptional and has you on... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2017
bulababe4
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Ashtabula, Ohio
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Tommy O's Playhouse is one of only a handful of revolving repertory theaters left in the country. Under new ownership, Tommy O is working very hard to restore the theater to it heyday of the 1970's with lots of exciting renovations underway. Now a non-profit organization, additional focus is on education and community involvement and charity. The theater is open from mid-June through September and draws a company of professional actors from around the country. The schedule includes matinees on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and evening performances Wed-Sat June through July, with additional evening shows on Mondays & Tuesdays in August. Several different shows can be see each week throughout the summer, plus one late-season play. After Labor Day join in the fun of a four-day Renaissance Festival. The Tommy O's Northwoods RenFest has many entertainers, performers, great music, a village encampment. Merchants offer old time wares and there is fabulous food and drink.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible11%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5611 US Highway 51, Hazelhurst, WI 54531-9747
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

I wish I had seen the production of "Wait Until Dark sooner so this review would be more helpful. The last presentation of this show is over. That said, this was an exceptionally strong cast and they delivered a tension-filled presentation of this tightly written...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

The lead is MOST professional and does an OUTSTANDING job! The play is exceptional and has you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Bravo to the entire cast! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Tommy O's playhouse is a jewel in the north...More

1  Thank bulababe4
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

We saw Oliver on Monday the 14th of August and it was great, the kid were so talented and the music was great the boy who did Oliver was such a right fit for the role.To the director that put that many kids into a...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

2017 production of Oliver is full of local talent with comedy, great songs, and adorable children. It was totally enjoyed by the audience down to the special appearances by the theater cat. Tommy O's is a gem in the northwoods community, It is such an...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

I have not been to this theater in many years, not since it was called Northern Lights Playhouse theater. Yesterday my girls, their grandmother and I decided to make a day in Minocqua and see Moon Over Minocqua at Tommy O's Playhouse. The last time...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2017

This playhouse does both comedy and drama with some very talented actors and singers and includes lots of local kids for great family entertainment. I was amazed at the performance of "Oliver", with a large number of very young children who could sing and dance,...More

2  Thank ng1of1
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Tommy O no is right!!!! At least get actors/actresses that fit the part. The role players look like that they were in middle school!!! Not someone who had been married 10 years!' Bad bad bad!!!! I've seen summer stock performances before this is the worse!!!'n

5  Thank Carol F
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

Moon Over Minocqua is a funny original play. So lucky to have this kind of affordable entertainment available in the area.

2  Thank Kimberly K
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

We attended Tommy O's Playhouse Renaissance Festival yesterday. We had a great day. There are a lot of quality events on the grounds. Jester Jim, the magician, is a great entertainer. Bardmaggedon plays wonderful music. The Wonder Elixir Traveling Road Show is fun. Tommy O's...More

1  Thank Janie R
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bjakes, Public Relations Manager at Tommy O's Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2016

We are having a blast this year, too! There's so much more going on and we are so happy with all our entertainers and merchants. It's this more fun than watching a football game? 😊

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Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Hodag Hoax like Waiting For Guffman only not on purpose. We wanted to like it. Just wasn't ready for prime time . Sorry. Yikes!

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bjakes, Public Relations Manager at Tommy O's Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2016

So sorry that you didn't enjoy the play. Some people said it was one of the best plays we've ever done! So that just goes to show that there's always something for everyone. But we do hope you will come back and try us again.

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This year we have The Fantasticks, Deathtrap, Romeo and Juliet, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, family show Rapunzel Rapunzel Get a Haircut, and two Tommy O shows (1940s and OO7). Please visit our website for descriptions, dates... More
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