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“Bandito Rides Again Truly Fun for All!”

Pickleville Playhouse
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Owner description: This is a summer theater playhouse. I went with family last week ans enjoyed one of the shows. It is quite a unique place for such a small town, big summer tourism
West Jordan, Utah
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25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Bandito Rides Again Truly Fun for All!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We took our family group (four adults, eight kids aged 5 to 12) to see "Bandito Rides Again" at the Pickleville Playhouse just last week. This was everyone's first time. Didn't know really what to expect, but we were treated to an evening of laughter and "awesomeness". We were hesitant to bring the five year old, but she was entertained the entire time. The cast is great. Bandito is hilarious. The pianist is really talented. The kids loved the jokes and shenanigans. I warned my kids going into this that they'd better mind their manners, not realizing it's a melodrama, and everyone hooted and hollered throughout the perfomance. So fun for the whole family! We all loved the music. The cast hangs around afterward for pictures. If you buy the CD, just know that not all the songs are the same as what you might see at your performance. But the kids demanded we listen to it over and over and over. It was the kids' favorite activity up at Bear Lake. We would definitely do this again!

Visited July 2013
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Las Vegas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2013

If you find yourself at Bear Lake, you MUST take the time to check out the Pickleville Playhouse. But FIRST, you MUST have dinner at Bandito's Grill before the show! Oh my heavenly goodness! Dinner was fantastic and the show kept us laughing from beginning to end. Our entire family loved every minute of it. Greatly talented performers all around. You will NOT be disappointed. Good old fashioned family fun at a reasonable price.

Visited July 2013
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Provo, Utah
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“Fun evening out”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a fun evening with top notch performances by the actors and actresses. It is high quality and perfect for any age, we ate at the banditos grill after and it was very good too.

Visited July 2013
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Kaysville, Utah
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361 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Incredibly funny and entertaining!”
Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

I am hugely critical of this kind of stuff. I went in with very low expectations. Honestly, this is one of the funnest things I've taken my kids to, EVER! If you have kids between the ages of 4 and 17, GO! They absolutely died laughing, as did I. The family that runs this is extremely talented. We saw Juanito Bamdito Rides Again. It was truly hilarious. We plan to see their other show later this year. Two huge thumbs up for these guys. The most memorable part of our Bear Lake trip!

Visited June 2013
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Montpelier, Idaho
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5 attraction reviews
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“every visitor is treated like a welcome guest”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

We have seen a couple of shows at Pickleville Playhouse. This Summer we saw "The Hanging of Juanito Bandito." As with all of the other shows we have seen, this one was hilariously funny. I laughed almost all the way through. This is a tiny, family run playhouse with maybe 150 seats. The setting is rustic and the theater can get kind of hot on a Summer evening. However, the acting is superb for such a rural setting and the staff and actors are very personable. We love the family friendly atmosphere and always feel like welcome guests. We always order the pre-show steak dinner which is a good value in itself and quite tasty. Dinner is served chuckwagon style and is eaten outdoors at picnic tables.

Visited August 2012
Thank Steve H
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