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Minnesota Centennial Showboat

Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN 55107
+1 651-227-1100
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Gem of a bygone era.

We found out that the U of M Showboat was in its final season and so we procured tickets at the... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
south dakota
Hurry and enjoy this treasure!

Under the Gaslight is a predictable melodrama enthusiastically and earnestly presented. What makes... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
via mobile
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The Minnesota Centennial Showboat, docked on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi, makes old time theatre big time fun with its turn-of-the-century interior, vaudevillian entertainment, and timeless tales. Enjoy dinner or a river cruise with your show to enhance this extraordinary theatre experience. Come relive the whimsical times of long ago on the Showboat.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“final season” (2 reviews)
“melodrama” (4 reviews)
“crew” (3 reviews)
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Harriet Island, Saint Paul, MN 55107
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

We found out that the U of M Showboat was in its final season and so we procured tickets at the last show. The energy of the cast and crew and the quality of the production was unsurpassed. We had a wonderful, and hilarious, time...More

Thank jackfrost0904
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Under the Gaslight is a predictable melodrama enthusiastically and earnestly presented. What makes the show, as in past productions, is the sequence of olios in between scene changes. The second half pulls out all the stops. Farewell Showboat and thanks for a delightful afternoon!

Thank SeashoreIris2
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Attended Minnesota's Centennial Showboat's performance of "Under the Gaslight!" I believe that it is the same performance that was featured when the Showboat opened in 1958. We are not sure why it is the final season but are sure we will miss them. Last performance...More

Thank GregM825
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Fun musical theater, great for Seniors. Beer and wine is available. Our group was really glad we saw the play and could then speak with the actors, after the show.

Thank SamFarmer2014
Reviewed 29 August 2014

My wife and I recently went to the Minnesota Centennial Showboat to see Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with her mother and sister. The play was light entertainment and very entertaining. The U of M students who put on the play are very talented. I...More

Thank DanD601
Reviewed 18 August 2014

While planning a weekend getaway to celebrate a wedding anniversary, I happened upon the Minnesota Centennial Showboat. A melodrama version of Jekyll and Hyde was playing, and having seen a couple of melodramas in the past, it sounded as though it could be a fun...More

1  Thank Randy R
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Performers are University of Minnesota students who do a good job of singing and acting and having fun. The audience hissed and booed on cue. Play interspersed with vaudeville which is entertaining by has nothing to do with the story line. Good experience overall and...More

1  Thank The_Don_Francisco
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Great show, lots of fun and energetic numbers. The Jekyll/Hyde show this summer is entertaining and the sets and costumes are top? Beautiful sunset views of the Capitol at intermission during the evening show. Well worth the price.

Thank Alice J
Reviewed 9 July 2014

There's a certain novelty to the Centenial Showboat, (which doesn't actually go anywhere, it stays moored at the dock). The thing to remember is these are all student performers, so the quality varies. The costuming is usually pretty amazing, considering they have the U's budget...More

1  Thank CelticHeather
Reviewed 22 December 2013

The showboat itself is a great part of the attraction. It is intimate, comfortable and visually pleasing with an historic feel. We saw talented actors who were also excellent musicians. I can hardly wait until we can make it back for another show. One concern:...More

1  Thank aging1
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