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Review of Rosebud Theatre

Rosebud Theatre
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Rosebud
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Owner description: Nestled in a cozy river valley just one hour east of Calgary or 25 minutes west of Drumheller, Rosebud is home to Alberta's largest rural professional theatre, Rosebud Theatre. This vibrant tourist and fine arts attraction is visited by over thirty thousand people every year. Escape to Rosebud for a relaxing game of golf, art galleries, eclectic shopping, sumptuous dining, peaceful accommodations and casual camping. With plays running from March to December, Rosebud offers an "adventure of the heart".
Edmonton, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“We loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

While looking at attractions in the Drumheller area, we decided to book tickets online for the Rosebud Theatre's production of Anne of Green Gables; travelling on the Canada Day long weekend seemed like an appropriate time to see this piece of Canadiana. We were not disappointed.

There are some little shops and galleries to explore if you arrive early or if you finish dinner and have some time to kill before the theatre starts. The theatre is across the street from where the dinner is held.

Although we're not big fans of buffets, the buffet dinner at the Mercantile was delicious. We had paid online so the only added expense was any alcoholic beverages one chose to purchase. Coffee and tea are included in the price of dinner. The bill reminds customers that the gratuity was not included in the online price for dinner and the theatre, so tipping on the whole amount ensures the servers are compensated fairly. Most of the servers appeared to be students and although some seemed a bit inexperienced, they were eager to please, and there was nothing negative to mention.

Not only was it a very good meal, but the atmosphere was also enjoyable. A father and daughter musical duo went from area to area entertaining by singing and playing the guitar. Most songs were on the biblical side though. Although the place is quite large, it is divided into smaller rooms all with cute names, so it does not in any way seem like a big banquet hall.

The play was fantastic! The quality of the music and acting was superb and there was a fair amount of humour for additional entertainment. The audience was mostly adults of all ages with a few teenagers and a very few number of younger children (about 8 or so years of age).

Visited June 2012
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Calgary Alberta
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Get Awat This Summer!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

With the great summer weather it is time to hop in the car and head for the Rosebud Dinner Theater. You start off with a home cooked buffet in the Rosebud Mercantile. During the summer season you can sit on the patio or eat inside. Entertainers will come by and sing while you are eating. And the desserts are incredible!
Anne of Green Gables is the play they are doing for the summer months. Great entertainment for the whole family! We went on a Thursday afternoon. Plays run each day Wednesday to Saturday with a matinee on Thursday and Saturday at 1:30 There is accommodation available in Rosebud. They have an R.V. park and several Bed & Breakfast homes in the town.,
The only minor criticism I have of the whole experience was our waitress brought us our bill before we had finished our mea.
I highly recommend this great attraction if you are close by.

Visited June 2012
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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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24 attraction reviews
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“Middle of Nowhere, Amazing Theatre!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

My family and I were visiting friends in Lacombe, Alberta and our hostess decided that taking in a showing of Anne of Green Gables (the musical) would be a delightful highlight of our visit. She was, indeed, correct about that. Although it was a long ride to the town of Rosebud, the trip was well worth it. The buffett lunch was delicious, and we had time to explore the tiny town by way of it's plentiful historic guide markers before the preformance. The acting and singing were first-rate, and the heart-warming climax of the show had us all in tears.

Visited May 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“A Must See!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

We attended a matinee in April. As usual, the experience was top notch. The food was incredible and the production was excellent. The little town is beautiful so you can easily wander around for a couple of hours and shop, and see the museum. Can hardly wait to see Anne of Green Gables, which opens in May, 2012. Best to buy season tickets if you can, better deal. All in all, a great day. We drove back north and hit the pizza night at the small ghost town of Rowley (4th Saturday night of the month) so this is well worth a stop if you are going that way. The old bar is only open once a month - good entertainment as well. Even if you miss this, a walk around the old town is still worth a visit - lots of history. Make a day of it with Rosebud!

Visited April 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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“Well worth the trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

We went to the Rosebud as part of a romantic weekend in Drumheller and region, and this theatre definitely delivered. We saw Queen Milli of Galt - I had never heard of the play but enjoyed it a lot. The stage was pretty bare (no elaborate sets) but the cast didn't need anything around them to help us really feel like we were peaking in on the characters lives. I enjoyed this production thoroughly. The lunch before the play was very good as well, not too busy and you don't feel like you're being rushed. And the food was delicious of course. The town itself is quaint but unfortunately, the little gift stores are a little bit like tourist traps. They have cute stuff and some unique stuff but it's a little expensive. If you have extra time in the town, I'd recommend doing the historic walk instead. Also, if you're in the neighbourhood, do a hike in HorseThief Canyon or somewhere in the area. The badlands are gorgeous any time of year.

Visited October 2011
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