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“Great performances, reasonable prices”

Walnut Street Theatre
Ranked #33 of 427 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I've gotten a subscription for a few years now and it has been a great experience each time I have visited. The shows have been great, the theater is a nice size without feeling cramped but every seat is good. Prices are much cheaper than the Academy in Philly or going up to Broadway.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

With a stellar cast (Greg Wood, Mary Martello, Ben Dibble), how could any production go wrong and the production of Noises Off is no exception. This hilarious three act play within a play will have you laughing through each act. Greg Wood is a director with a cast that is not fully ready to take the stage. Mary Martello is one of the actresses of the play within a play and as usual, brings the house down with her antics. Ben Dibble is, you know, a little, well, uh, you know (Go see this farce and you'll know what I mean). The rest of the cast is also superb. Alana Smith is a perfect ambitious dumb blond. Lauren Sowa is a lovelorn assistant director waiting for Greg Wood to take her as his own, Leonard Haas and Susan Stevens are a perfect parody of aging thespians. Daniel Fredrick well plays a young and awkward stage manager. Lastly, John Connolly shows his chops as an alcoholic, old actor. (It would be nice to see him as Falstaff.)

If you want an evening of fun and hilarity, go see Noises Off!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

The Walnut Theatre need to improve the seats, the seats size are probably from the time when the oldest theater in USA has been built. Other then that I wish they will have chosen better play then “The Humans”. The play itself lacks coherent story line. A family gathers for Thanksgiving dinner in a NY apartment each member dealing with various problems (loss of job, breakup of a relationship, illness). The symbolism of the last scene escapes me.
The acting was mediocre at best, but I thing even the best actors could not make this play work. Few clever lines which elated polite burst of laugh from the audience are hardly worth the price of the ticket. Thumbs down!
Not recommended :-(

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank KitchenView
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

NYE spent with my daughter to see Annie. Our first time at Walnut Street Theater and it was perfect. Nice intimate setting, easy to navigate and see. Parking right next door. The actors were top notch. Love the woman who played Miss Hanigan. She really brought the role to life. I normally hate that character, but she was incredible and I wanted to see her more. Would go again in a heartbeat.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Visited this theatre for the first time last night with my wife, to see a "radio show" of the classic "It's a wonderful life." The show was excellent and, in fact, educational. Even though I'm an old f_rt, I wasn't around when they did shows like this on the radio. The 5 actors played about 10 different roles and all were outstanding Very entertaining. Can't wait to return here to see another show. Highly recommended+++

Date of experience: December 2017
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