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Tommy O's Playhouse

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Address: 5611 Hwy 51 S, Hazelhurst, WI 54531
Phone Number: +1 715-356-0003
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Tommy O's Playhouse is one of only a handful of revolving repertory...

Tommy O's Playhouse is one of only a handful of revolving repertory theaters left in the country. Under new ownership, Tommy O is working very hard to restore the theater to it heyday of the 1970's with lots of exciting renovations underway. Now a non-profit organization, additional focus is on education and community involvement and charity. The theater is open from mid-June through September and draws a company of professional actors from around the country. The schedule includes matinees on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and evening performances Wed-Sat June through July, with additional evening shows on Mondays & Tuesdays in August. Several different shows can be see each week throughout the summer, plus one late-season play. After Labor Day join in the fun of a four-day Renaissance Festival. The Tommy O's Northwoods RenFest has many entertainers, performers, great music, a village encampment. Merchants offer old time wares and there is fabulous food and drink.

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2nd Annual Northwoods Renaissance Festival

We attended Tommy O's Playhouse Renaissance Festival yesterday. We had a great day. There are a lot of quality events on the grounds. Jester Jim, the magician, is a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
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Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
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Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We attended Tommy O's Playhouse Renaissance Festival yesterday. We had a great day. There are a lot of quality events on the grounds. Jester Jim, the magician, is a great entertainer. Bardmaggedon plays wonderful music. The Wonder Elixir Traveling Road Show is fun. Tommy O's players put on some short scenes that are well done. A living history encampment adds... More 

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bjakes, Public Relations Manager at Tommy O's Playhouse, responded to this review

We are having a blast this year, too! There's so much more going on and we are so happy with all our entertainers and merchants. It's this more fun than watching a football game? 😊 More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Hodag Hoax like Waiting For Guffman only not on purpose. We wanted to like it. Just wasn't ready for prime time . Sorry. Yikes!

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bjakes, Public Relations Manager at Tommy O's Playhouse, responded to this review

So sorry that you didn't enjoy the play. Some people said it was one of the best plays we've ever done! So that just goes to show that there's always something for everyone. But we do hope you will come back and try us again. More 

Springstead, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This original presentation of the Legendary Hodag Hoax is fun, cute, well staged and has a strong cast. Music and songs are also part of this fun presentation. The script was written by Greg Wojciechowski at the playhouse. Music by Tommy O supplements a show with good pace and humor. Michael Black is an energetic Eugene Shepard and his wife... More 

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bjakes, Public Relations Manager at Tommy O's Playhouse, responded to this review

What a nice review! Thank you and glad you enjoyed the show! More 

Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great venue set in the woods of northern Wisconsin! The play was hilarious. The actors were well chosen for their parts.

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bjakes, Public Relations Manager at Tommy O's Playhouse, responded to this review

It was fun, wasn't it? We are happy that you enjoyed our theater, the show, and of course, our setting in these great Northwoods is unmatched! More 

Minocqua, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Never having seen The Fantasticks the actors did a very good job in this local Northwoods play house. It has been updated since my last visit here. Looking for something to enjoy? I recommend this place.

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bjakes, Public Relations Manager at Tommy O's Playhouse, responded to this review

We are constantly striving to improve the audience experience and are happy that you noticed some of the improvements... and happy you enjoyed the show! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Went to see the 40's the other night it was fantastic! !Jjust a great show. Tommy and April, Besky did a great job.WOW that's All iI can say.

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bjakes, Public Relations Manager at Tommy O's Playhouse, responded to this review

Super fun music to sing, too! Glad you enjoyed yourself, Robert L. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Great acting, suspense. Staff was very friendly. Close proximity to Minocqua. We look forward to next performance!

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So happy you enjoyed the show, Greg K. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We really loved the production of 'Death Trap' at Tommy O's Playhouse. Highly recommend it to anyone living or staying in the north woods!

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bjakes, Public Relations Manager at Tommy O's Playhouse, responded to this review

Jtfarley, thanks for the 5-star review! So glad you enjoyed DeathTrap and we hope you will come again! More 

Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The play was absolutely wonderful! The cast was terrific! I was enmeshed from the beginning. Actually screamed twice. A great murder mystery with a sense of humor and twists that I would definitely recommend seeing this summer.

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bjakes, Public Relations Manager at Tommy O's Playhouse, responded to this review

Karen W, we appreciate your positive review and we are happy that you enjoyed the show! More 

Batavia, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

My husband and I saw the production of Romeo and Juliet at Tommy O's Playhouse last week. We really enjoyed it. The play was rewritten using just 6 actors, but I did not see any holes in the plot line. They kept Shakespeare's language and costuming, and although it has been 50 years since I studied any of the plays,... More 

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bjakes, Public Relations Manager at Tommy O's Playhouse, responded to this review

Madelyn19, thanks for reviewing Romeo and Juliet and we are glad that you enjoyed it so much. Shakespeare can be a difficult one but audiences are really loving it! Your suggestion of using this as an introduction for young people to be exposed to Shakespeare is a great one. We hope you will have a chance to see on of... More 

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