We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Change is not always good”

Mack's Inn Playhouse
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Island Park
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Mack's Inn Playhouse is a summer stock dinner theatre located in Island Park, Idaho. In 2008, Andrew & Julie Durrant, began a lease on the building and changed the name from Mack's Inn Dinner Theater. The couple launched the theater into a new, fresh direction. The Playhouse offers family friendly musical spoofs. All food is cooked on site and meals offered include Prime Rib or Chicken. Past shows include: "Less Miserable;A Whole Lot LESS Miserable", "Butch Cassidy and the SUN Burnt Kid", "Phantom of the Grand Ole Opry", and "HOME School Musical". In 2012, the Durrant's packed up and moved to St. George Utah and started a year round dinner theatre called "Rattlin' D Playhouse". In May 2013, Lisa and Jeff Carter from West Yellowstone relocated the Pinecone Playhouse to occupy the space. Pinecone Playhouse at Mack's Inn continues to offer the very best in family friendly entertainment. Join us for live music and lots of laughs!
Reviewed July 24, 2013

We have been to one or both shows at this playhouse every year for the past decade or more. This is not the playhouse of recent years!

Passing a TIP hat around the audience before the show? How presumptuous.

Their website proclaims that they are taking the playhouse to the next level and beyond, yet the show we attended didn't appear to even attain the same level as recent years.

It wasn't a bad show, it just wasn't what we have come to expect.

Prices are up, food has gone backward and the comedy and interactions with the audience that made this playhouse what it was are sadly missing.

Thank What-I-think-about
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
yellowstonemapco, Owner at Mack's Inn Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2013

Change is Hard! Everyone who ever saw Drew Durrant onstage here at Mack's Inn, misses his antics. But opportunity knocked and he took it. We will keep trying to win you over, what- I - think- about!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (62)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

51 - 55 of 62 reviews

Reviewed June 29, 2013

Mack's Inn is just not the same without the Durrants at the Playhouse! We miss you guys! We've had some great laughs with you over the years. Sad to see you guys go. It was the best little playhouse around.

2  Thank JuliaNelson78
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

If you find yourself planning to visit Yellowstone, make an effort to spend an evening at Mack's Inn Playhouse and enjoy dinner and live entertainment! Great family atmosphere!

Thank uglytruth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Having gone to Island Park for the first time, we thought we'd spend an evening trying out the local yocal playhouse and didn't expect too much. Wow! Buffet dinner of prime rib or can choose chicken instead was huge and delicious. Can choose to attend play only and not pay for dinner. Family run productions with two separate plays alternating evenings make it even more diverse. This show was a take-off called " Home School Musical 2 The Gleek Club" written and directed by family leader Andrew Durrant called "Drew" who aso was the lead role as Ramona Hugginkiss. All of us laughed and enjoyed every second of this presentation and were amazed at the expertise in script, song and dance. Way beyond what we normally have seen in small town plays. Don't miss before these folks become discovered...

1  Thank PuddlestheThird
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We went to our first show a few years ago. Everyone with us from 3 to 76 loved it. Our kids quoted jokes from the show for months. Now we go every summer when we're in Island Park. This summer we once again enjoyed the wonderful meal and show and so we decided to come back 3 days later see the other show they were putting on. At one point, I laughed so hard I cried! I think my kids enjoy Mack's Inn Playhouse shows more than Yellowstone. They come back to California and tell their friends all about it. Actually, so do I.

Thank Happy2Go-7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Mack's Inn Playhouse also viewed


Been to Mack's Inn Playhouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing