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“Gem of a bygone era.”

Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Ranked #50 of 129 things to do in Saint Paul
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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 at the event. I hope that the concept continues in another venue in the future, as it was a great showcase for exceptionally good formative talent. Well done.

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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!

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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 is August 27, 2016 so you better hurry to get the few remaining tickets.

Thank GregM825
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Reviewed 1 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
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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 actually liked the musical Olio's between the scenes as much or more than the play. Some were very funny. The setting on Harriet Island gives a great view of downtown St. Paul. Come down early to walk around the park before the show and go out on deck between the acts to enjoy the view. This is a good place to go with family or friends.

Thank DanD601
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