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“Barrell of fun, socialable atmosphere, decent food.”

Mosley Street Melodrama
Ranked #1 of 11 Concerts & Shows in Wichita
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Wichita
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12 reviews
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“Barrell of fun, socialable atmosphere, decent food.”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

What a great time our company had there on their party night, in December. Hilarious old-time "melodrama" play (with more than a bit of "modern" humor), and absolutely fabulous audience interaction. So much more fun than "comedy" clubs.

Food -- if not "gourmet" was pleasant and PLENTIFUL. Seating was really crowded (everybody from work, plus their spouses/guests), but somehow it just seemed friendly and cozy, not cramped. Can't believe how much fun it was, and we all laughed about it for weeks afterwards.

Parking was a minor annoyance, and place wasn't easy to spot, in amongst all the other Old Town joints (VERY inconspicuous, on the east side of the street, adjancent to - and looking like part of -- other shops). So come a bit early, to get oriented.

Lots of bars and dance halls for those who want to hang around afterward, but don't really recommend being in Old Town very late at night -- deteriorates badly into crowded obnoxious young crazies -- but was fine when we got out of the Mosely Melodrama show.

To get the most out of a visit to Old Town, before the show, get there in mid-day, and visit the Museum of World Treasures (the big multistory bjuilding overlooking the Plaza south of the hotel) -- a FABULOUS museum that MUST be seen to be believed (ancient treasures, whole dinosaur skeletons, personal handwriting of all the kings of Europe and presidents of the U.S,, war trophies, life-size dioramas, and movies, old clothing, rare coins, treasures from Egyptian tombs, etc. etc. Do it a floor per visit, at about a half-hour to an hour per floor, on three floors.)

Start the day with lunch at one of the bars or burger joints (I kinda like the RiverCity Brewery, on the side of the plaza, which serves good burgers in a noisy place. Quieter, fine dining is availble at the very upscale Larkspur Restaurant south of the Brewery at Douglas -- or across Douglas in the VERY popular "Beacon" cafe. Just save room for all the food you'll get stuffed wlith at the Mosely Melodrama that evening.

Then be sure to be on time for the Melodrama. I don't know if they allow latecomers, once the food has been served and the show starts going, but it's best not to come in late. If only because you won't want to miss a single laugh.

Visited June 2012
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Wichita, Kansas
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“Hilarious, great night out.”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

We always have a fabulous time at Mosley Street Melodrama. The cast is hilarious, the drinks are great, and the deserts are wonderful. I highly recommend this for a date night, girl's night or any occasion.

Visited September 2012
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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Birthday gift”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

My boyfriend brought me here for my birthday (I told him to surprise me!) and I was surprised! The show was great, the food was good, and we had a ton of laughs. I definitely recommend!

Visited June 2012
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Wichita
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fun and entertaining - good value”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

This is just an all around fun place. I have been here 3 times now and each time with our company everyone has enjoyed themselves. They serve a BBQ dinner which is tasty and a great value for a show and money. I would recommend.

Visited September 2012
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Wichita KS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“fun for the whole group”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

fun, laugh a minute, affordable entertainment for two or twenty, many of the actors have local and regional experience

Visited January 2012
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