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Minnesota's oldest professional summer theater features both contemporary...

Minnesota's oldest professional summer theater features both contemporary and classic plays.

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Paul Bunyan Playhouse

Fun times if you enjoy old theaters. Bemidji Theater does and excellent job with choosing different plays, entertainers, etc. Highly recommend.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun times if you enjoy old theaters. Bemidji Theater does and excellent job with choosing different plays, entertainers, etc. Highly recommend.

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bemidji
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

I have enjoyed all the events that I have attended here. They have varied from a wedding to a musical and found it to be a great venue for all.

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Kelliher
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I attended my first performance at the Playhouse in August. I was able to see "9 to5: The Musical". The theater seating is roomy and I was seated on the left aisle so the sight line was excellent. The theater is air conditioned so it was nice to be out of the heat. They bring in performers from all over... More 

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I've had the pleasure of going here a couple of times. The first play we saw was an absolute riot. Well acted. Problem is, the seats are old broken and uncomfortable. It's kind of musty smelling. But what can you expect from an old place.

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NORTHERN MINNESOTA-SNOW MANIA
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

I have seen 100+ plays at the playhouse. They are always excellent with beyond belief talent. Most of the plays are family friendly and lighthearted humor with the musicals being the seasons prize. The atmosphere is cozy, casual to dressy (it's your date or outing), with every seat having a great veiw. There is a half time Intermission with local... More 

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Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We come back every year!! It's always a great production!! Last year we saw Annie last year & it was awesome!! Very enjoyable evenings there!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

We had a great time at Paul Bunyan Playhouse on a hot summer afternoon. Paul Bunyan does a great job with musicals and established plays, but we were lucky to see a new work by a Minnesota playwright. Wonderful acting, creative and exciting directing, and an excellent audience experience from the Box Office to our exit into the bright light... More 

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

The Paul Bunyan Playhouse in Down Town Bemidji, MN has been giving the public great entertainment for 65 years. They have a great list of plays for this summer. I have been going there for years and I have never been disappointed.

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Spencer, Indiana
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Paul Bunyon Playhouse, now located in what was an old movie theater in downtown Bemidji, has produced some of the finest theater in the 34 years we have been viewing their productions. They are now comfortably at home in this old theater, plenty of room for lots of people, and the plays they offer range from comedy to high drama... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Superb acting, intimate theatre - a must do if you are in Bemidji in the summer. We really enjoyed the show - and we were there on opening night! Obviously very professional actors that are enjoying the north woods in the summer and sharing their talent. Wish we could be there to see the other offerings this summer. We ate... More 

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