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“Informal, Goofy, Unpretentious, Enjoyable”

The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre
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Owner description: Live theatre featuring clean comic whodunit shows, volunteer audience participation, a la carte appetizers, desserts, and drinks.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Weston, Florida
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184 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Informal, Goofy, Unpretentious, Enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

I really did not want to go, but the family did so into the Black Fedora I went to see the Sweet T Christmas show. Tiny place, no stage, no frills. The proprietors seat guests and served drinks before putting on costumes and starting the show. The show is based on a lot of audience participation and that leads to a stream of spontaneous one-liners from the actors. Fortunately, the audience was eager to participate and everyone had a good time.

The American Christmas theme in the show and the 12 Days of Christmas song modified for Charleston were right on target. In the show, Randy and Ralphie from the classic film A Christmas Story, are reunited. One foreign couple in the audience was completely lost and probably did not understand anything that happened all night, but everyone else was laughing out loud.

Overall, this was a lot of fun and added a lot to our Christmas trip to Charleston.

Visited December 2013
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“Great way to spend an evening in Charleston!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

I had a great time laughing and signing during the production of Sweet T's Christmas at the Black Fedora. The intimate (okay, small) atmosphere and the friendly staff made this a memorable, fun experience.

Visited December 2013
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Maryland
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Corny but fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

If you are expecting a big production by a professional acting troupe you will be sorely disappointed. This is a small outfit - obviously mom-and-pop style operation - in an intimate and casual environment. The show is an interactive one, with lots of audience participation. It is low-brow and fairly predictable, but it is also a lot of fun.
The four actors are enthusiastic and engaging and the audience will make or break the show.
It was a great way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
If you like a good chuckle, I would recommend that you give the Black Fedora a try!

Visited December 2013
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 reviews
“Family fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

Enjoyed our night with the Black Fedora during a performance of their pirate show. Family friendly show with audience participation which made it a riot. Fun night out but don't expect a big theater production.

Visited November 2013
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“Laughed, laughed, laughed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

Saturday night's season opening performance of " A Sweet T Christmas" was a hilarious success! Even with a full house in this "intimate" venue, everyone (along with me) was literally hooting with laughter. Rather than a real mystery, it turned out to be a heart-warming Christmas story. Some of the audience members were great volunteer performers in the second act, and "Santa" knew just how to play along with them.
I understand that this is a family-run "from scratch" venture. Best wishes to the owners! You are our kind of folks--we are glad you brought this corny, silly, and oh-so-fun attraction to Charleston.
Gammadearest
PS: Try the lava cake!

Visited December 2013
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