Desert Star Playhouse

★★★★★
40.6659 -111.888
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801-266-2600

4861 S State St

Murray, UT

84107

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Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm

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by sheilashetty
Bought tickets in advance to see Snooty and the Beast .When I called in advance I requested second or third row seating on the floor. When we arrived we got seats in the right box for four. When we brought this to the attention of management they were not interested in helping us. They told me that I should have bought tickets in advance ( I did, I explained). Then they told me to go to the front desk and speak to them, we I explained that I had requested the seating on the floor when I called in advance the guy at the front desk said I probaly didnt request it when I called. ok, sure. We understood there were no more seats and the seats in this theater are close to begin with, we are used to this so we asked for a refund for our little one considering he HAD to sit on my lap for the entire show to see the play, we thought this was only fair, there was not enough room for all four of us to see the actual stage. Management said no refund on the one ticket, but we could have a free drink. I think a ticket cost more than a soda. Even my husbands seat was a strain due to a head in way during the entire play. Imagine a head in the middle of a TV screen. VERY dIssapointing. The service was even more dissapointing. Needless to say my 5 yr old and I were both uncomfortable with him sitting on my lap for the entire show .We paid for four seats and could only use three and even then it was difficult for my husband to see. When the show started they did offer us seating in the last row. Do you think the view would have been better there? We are NOT going back due to the lack of service.
Pros: Good show if you can get the seating you requested
Cons: A room with no view...

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Desert Star theaster
by sheilashetty
Bought tickets in advance to see Snooty and the Beast .When I called in advance I requested second or third row seating on the floor. When we arrived we got seats in the right box for four. When we brought this to the attention of management they were not interested in helping us. They told me that I should have bought tickets in advance ( I did, I explained). Then they told me to go to the front desk and speak to them, we I explained that I had requested the seating on the floor when I called in advance the guy at the front desk said I probaly didnt request it when I called. ok, sure. We understood there were no more seats and the seats in this theater are close to begin with, we are used to this so we asked for a refund for our little one considering he HAD to sit on my lap for the entire show to see the play, we thought this was only fair, there was not enough room for all four of us to see the actual stage. Management said no refund on the one ticket, but we could have a free drink. I think a ticket cost more than a soda. Even my husbands seat was a strain due to a head in way during the entire play. Imagine a head in the middle of a TV screen. VERY dIssapointing. The service was even more dissapointing. Needless to say my 5 yr old and I were both uncomfortable with him sitting on my lap for the entire show .We paid for four seats and could only use three and even then it was difficult for my husband to see. When the show started they did offer us seating in the last row. Do you think the view would have been better there? We are NOT going back due to the lack of service.
Pros: Good show if you can get the seating you requested
Cons: A room with no view...

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This is a great place to go for the night!!! You get Dinner and a Show! You do have to plane a head. Sometimes it is hard to get tickets to the show that night. But if you plan ahead it will be worth it. There food is good, the only thing we dont like about the restaurant is their tables are like picnic tables, so your butt get sore fast. Other then that you will have a BLAST!!!

4
★★★★☆

This is a great place to go for the night!!! You get Dinner and a Show! You do have to plane a head. Sometimes it is hard to get tickets to the show that night. But if you plan ahead it will be worth it. There food is good, the only thing we dont like about the restaurant is their tables are like picnic tables, so your butt get sore fast. Other then that you will have a BLAST!!!

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My husband and I love to go to the Deseret Star for a night out of entertainment. They have a great theater group with wonderful shows. We recently saw "My Great Big, Fat Utah Wedding" and thought it was hilarious. They offer either dinner/theater type shows or just the theatrical production. The prices are reasonable and are a great way to spend your night out away from the kids. Highly recommended!

PROS: Highly Entertaining
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5
★★★★★

My husband and I love to go to the Deseret Star for a night out of entertainment. They have a great theater group with wonderful shows. We recently saw "My Great Big, Fat Utah Wedding" and thought it was hilarious. They offer either dinner/theater type shows or just the theatrical production. The prices are reasonable and are a great way to spend your night out away from the kids. Highly recommended!

PROS: Highly Entertaining
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The Desert Star Playhouse will provide you with a night filled with entertainment and laughter. Watching humorous "spoofs" about some the best broadway shows is extremely entertaining. The food is not bad either. You can enjoy a juicy steak while you watch the show. Now that is my kind of entertainment.

4
★★★★☆

The Desert Star Playhouse will provide you with a night filled with entertainment and laughter. Watching humorous "spoofs" about some the best broadway shows is extremely entertaining. The food is not bad either. You can enjoy a juicy steak while you watch the show. Now that is my kind of entertainment.

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Not a lot of variety on the menu, but the steaks have always been excellent and the price absolutely can't be beat. Their steaks do seem to cook slightly to the 'well' side. Even my wife, who likes her steaks medium-well and can't stand pink meat thought she would get medium next time.

Seating is in the open, like at a 'Western Style' Cafe. Tables are actually picnic benches covered by red and white checkered table cloths. Benches are without back support.

The wait can be very long on weekends. I recommend reservations if you have a large group. Your family will be happy here. I often take 8 or 10 people at a time to this place.

While you are there, make plans to go see their Playhouse 'farce' that they run next door, especially on weekends. Buy tickets well in advance if you want good seats.

4
★★★★☆

Not a lot of variety on the menu, but the steaks have always been excellent and the price absolutely can't be beat. Their steaks do seem to cook slightly to the 'well' side. Even my wife, who likes her steaks medium-well and can't stand pink meat thought she would get medium next time.

Seating is in the open, like at a 'Western Style' Cafe. Tables are actually picnic benches covered by red and white checkered table cloths. Benches are without back support.

The wait can be very long on weekends. I recommend reservations if you have a large group. Your family will be happy here. I often take 8 or 10 people at a time to this place.

While you are there, make plans to go see their Playhouse 'farce' that they run next door, especially on weekends. Buy tickets well in advance if you want good seats.

Pros: Good Food, Fun atmosphere, Very Cheap for Steak

Cons: Not a lot of variety, 'Western' seating, Often crowded

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Finally, great comedy where you don't have to cover the kid's ears.

Every time I go, I come away with a side ache from laughing so hard.

5
★★★★★

Finally, great comedy where you don't have to cover the kid's ears.

Every time I go, I come away with a side ache from laughing so hard.

Pros: Family oriented, Funny, Affordable

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This is a great place for steak!

I had the 12 oz. ribeye and my date had the half-rack of BBQ ribs. My ribeye was tender and cooked to perfection and had a good char-broiled flavor.

The ribs were tender and had generous amounts of meat on them. Both entrees were served with baked beans and veggies that were cooked just right. They weren't too crisp and weren't too soggy.

Our server was knowledgable, cheerful and prompt.

The best part was the prices. A similar steak at other steak places would have cost $14-$16 but at Desert Start it was only $11.99. I highly recommed this place to all! Enjoy!

Oh, you sit at picnic tables with a red checkered tablecloth so be prepared for that.

5
★★★★★

This is a great place for steak!

I had the 12 oz. ribeye and my date had the half-rack of BBQ ribs. My ribeye was tender and cooked to perfection and had a good char-broiled flavor.

The ribs were tender and had generous amounts of meat on them. Both entrees were served with baked beans and veggies that were cooked just right. They weren't too crisp and weren't too soggy.

Our server was knowledgable, cheerful and prompt.

The best part was the prices. A similar steak at other steak places would have cost $14-$16 but at Desert Start it was only $11.99. I highly recommed this place to all! Enjoy!

Oh, you sit at picnic tables with a red checkered tablecloth so be prepared for that.

Pros: excellent prices, hearty portions, great tasting food

Cons: none

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I thought that the plays are fun and very silly. The servers were awesome and were very upbeat. It's got a wonderful family atmosphere and I love the audience interaction. I can't wait for the new show to start!

5
★★★★★

I thought that the plays are fun and very silly. The servers were awesome and were very upbeat. It's got a wonderful family atmosphere and I love the audience interaction. I can't wait for the new show to start!

Pros: silly, delicious food, people were great

Cons: not enough space, the tables were small

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This is such a cute place - perfect for dates. The shows are funny, it is interactive, the music is live, and great for all ages. Also, you can order and eat food as you watch the show. It was surprisingly really fun.

5
★★★★★

This is such a cute place - perfect for dates. The shows are funny, it is interactive, the music is live, and great for all ages. Also, you can order and eat food as you watch the show. It was surprisingly really fun.

Pros: Great date place, clean humor, food.....mmmm

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Best entertainment in the state! Fun and enjoyable for the entire family. A rustic type setting with all the features of the old west.

5
★★★★★

Best entertainment in the state! Fun and enjoyable for the entire family. A rustic type setting with all the features of the old west.

Pros: Clean Humor, Audience participatio, Audience interaction

Cons: Hard Seats

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We didn't expect much from this homey-looking little place, but the food was amazingly good. The steaks were as good as any we've had at the higher-toned eateries around town--or better. And the prices are great.

5
★★★★★

We didn't expect much from this homey-looking little place, but the food was amazingly good. The steaks were as good as any we've had at the higher-toned eateries around town--or better. And the prices are great.

Pros: Excellent steaks, Fun atmosphere, Great prices

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THIS PLACE IS GREAT!! FOOD GREAT!!!! SERVICE GREAT!!!!!!!GREAT PRICE TOO!!!!!!

5
★★★★★

THIS PLACE IS GREAT!! FOOD GREAT!!!! SERVICE GREAT!!!!!!!GREAT PRICE TOO!!!!!!

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Although the playhouse is LDS owned, it is great for anyone and everyone! I've been going to shows here for years and they only get better. It's a great time for families and freinds and I highly recommend it!

5
★★★★★

Although the playhouse is LDS owned, it is great for anyone and everyone! I've been going to shows here for years and they only get better. It's a great time for families and freinds and I highly recommend it!

Pros: great menu, clean fun, interactive

Cons: don't serve alcohol

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This is so much fun! I loved the great entertainment-We recommend this to anyone and everyone we can

5
★★★★★

This is so much fun! I loved the great entertainment-We recommend this to anyone and everyone we can

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Lots of steak for the price, old west feel, very quick seating.

5
★★★★★

Lots of steak for the price, old west feel, very quick seating.

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I love this playhouse, the spoofs are so funny, I fell off my chair from laughing so hard, which of course made the players make fun of me as well. It's an all around good time.

5
★★★★★

I love this playhouse, the spoofs are so funny, I fell off my chair from laughing so hard, which of course made the players make fun of me as well. It's an all around good time.

Pros: good entertainment, good acting, very funny shows

Cons: a little crowded

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Great place.....good food, good fun. They had a bit of a problem getting my hubby's steak WELL done..but all in all it was enjoyable. The manager is a doll. he gave us free desert to make up for the steak.

5
★★★★★

Great place.....good food, good fun. They had a bit of a problem getting my hubby's steak WELL done..but all in all it was enjoyable. The manager is a doll. he gave us free desert to make up for the steak.

Pros: great atmosphere, doggie bags are cool, good selection

Cons: problem cooking steak

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This truly should be #1. An outing to this theatre can be the funnest night of your life! You'll laugh till you fall to the floor. It's fun for everyone, and you can eat at the same time you watch a show. The casts are wonderful and very talented!

5
★★★★★

This truly should be #1. An outing to this theatre can be the funnest night of your life! You'll laugh till you fall to the floor. It's fun for everyone, and you can eat at the same time you watch a show. The casts are wonderful and very talented!

Pros: Atmosphere, Talent, Humor

Cons: Tables are crowded

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The Desert Star Playhouse is GREAT!! It is always fun and entertaining. It can also be romantic too, with the friend I am dating. We have bought season tickets because we love to go there to all the plays. Not one word bad or down about them!!! They are just Wonderfully Great!!!!

5
★★★★★

The Desert Star Playhouse is GREAT!! It is always fun and entertaining. It can also be romantic too, with the friend I am dating. We have bought season tickets because we love to go there to all the plays. Not one word bad or down about them!!! They are just Wonderfully Great!!!!

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I have attended the playhouse twice and left feeling so much better. I laughed all evening. All ages were entertained. I can't get those crazy characters out of my mind. It makes me want to join them in a play acting group. This is tops in corny entertainment.

5
★★★★★

I have attended the playhouse twice and left feeling so much better. I laughed all evening. All ages were entertained. I can't get those crazy characters out of my mind. It makes me want to join them in a play acting group. This is tops in corny entertainment.

Pros: affordable, good variety, suits all ages

Cons: fills up fast

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The food is hot, fresh, and delicious. The atmosphere is fun. The place is like new and even better than ever.

5
★★★★★

The food is hot, fresh, and delicious. The atmosphere is fun. The place is like new and even better than ever.

Pros: good food, inexpensive, fun atmosphere

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I have had season tickets for the past three or four years and continue to love each performance. The director is the best, Scott Holman. The wait staff is friendly and you never have to worry about the content of the show. Over all, Desert Star Playhouse is a great, wholesome evening out (and the jokes/punch lines are very comical). We even signed up three new couples for season tickets. :)

5
★★★★★

I have had season tickets for the past three or four years and continue to love each performance. The director is the best, Scott Holman. The wait staff is friendly and you never have to worry about the content of the show. Over all, Desert Star Playhouse is a great, wholesome evening out (and the jokes/punch lines are very comical). We even signed up three new couples for season tickets. :)

Pros: Good Parking, Friendly, Fun

Cons: Crowded, Small Tables, Bad Pizza

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We go there as a family 2-3 times a year and are never disappointed. Although our first experience was by far the best we love our return visits. It's a great family experience!

5
★★★★★

We go there as a family 2-3 times a year and are never disappointed. Although our first experience was by far the best we love our return visits. It's a great family experience!

Pros: fun, relaxing, good value

Cons: crowded

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I have been going to the Desert Star Playhouse for the past 6 or 7 years....in that time I have missed only 6 shows. I think it's a great place for family and friends. I take new people all the time and I always ask me when I am going to go again. It's a new experience everytime and it just keeps getting better. I LOVE THAT PLACE!!!!

5
★★★★★

I have been going to the Desert Star Playhouse for the past 6 or 7 years....in that time I have missed only 6 shows. I think it's a great place for family and friends. I take new people all the time and I always ask me when I am going to go again. It's a new experience everytime and it just keeps getting better. I LOVE THAT PLACE!!!!

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You can get serious plays elsewhere, but this is the place to let your hair down and hoot and holler! The players are professional, but really get into spoofing and cutting up. You never know exactly what will happen either, because they throw in ad-libs now and then, just to keep things lively. They're a lot like Rocky and Bullwinkle - great for kids, but the jokes are for adults. Great place to laugh and hav a good time.

5
★★★★★

You can get serious plays elsewhere, but this is the place to let your hair down and hoot and holler! The players are professional, but really get into spoofing and cutting up. You never know exactly what will happen either, because they throw in ad-libs now and then, just to keep things lively. They're a lot like Rocky and Bullwinkle - great for kids, but the jokes are for adults. Great place to laugh and hav a good time.

Pros: Inexpensive, Great actors, plenty of parking

Cons: a little crowded, parking lot pot holes

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The service was good and the food was served a little slow. I had the T-bone and my wife the ribs. The steak was large, but had a lot of bone and grissel and lacking in taste. It would have been better if the steak was smaller, but thicker. I tasted my wifes's ribs and they were delicious. I wouldn't go out of my way to dine there again or order the T-bone. Might dine there afain, if I went to the theater.

4
★★★★☆

The service was good and the food was served a little slow. I had the T-bone and my wife the ribs. The steak was large, but had a lot of bone and grissel and lacking in taste. It would have been better if the steak was smaller, but thicker. I tasted my wifes's ribs and they were delicious. I wouldn't go out of my way to dine there again or order the T-bone. Might dine there afain, if I went to the theater.

Pros: good service, clean

Cons: poorly lit, cuts of meat

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I was filled with so much laughter it started coming out of my eyes in tears. I've enjoyed every show I've ever seen. From show to show, my family awaits the next family night at the Desert Star Playhouse. I am so happy they're rated #1 in the Best Family Outing--because it truely is one of the best!! Great price, great entertainment, and even though the seats are a little close, we enjoy how we can really enjoy somthing all together. Thanks D.S.P. for all the fun and good memories

5
★★★★★

I was filled with so much laughter it started coming out of my eyes in tears. I've enjoyed every show I've ever seen. From show to show, my family awaits the next family night at the Desert Star Playhouse. I am so happy they're rated #1 in the Best Family Outing--because it truely is one of the best!! Great price, great entertainment, and even though the seats are a little close, we enjoy how we can really enjoy somthing all together. Thanks D.S.P. for all the fun and good memories

Pros: Great Price, Laugh a minute, Entertaining

Cons: Bad servers, No alcohol, Bad servers

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This is by far the greatest entertainment anywhere in SLC. We absolutely love this place. You can't go wrong taking your whole family.

5
★★★★★

This is by far the greatest entertainment anywhere in SLC. We absolutely love this place. You can't go wrong taking your whole family.

Pros: Inexpensive, Availability

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I go to Desert Star with my husband & family. We all love it! We look forward to that special date night! We eat at the Steakhouse, then catch the show! It is fun! Good humor, good entertainment!

5
★★★★★

I go to Desert Star with my husband & family. We all love it! We look forward to that special date night! We eat at the Steakhouse, then catch the show! It is fun! Good humor, good entertainment!

Pros: Inexpensive, Simple

Cons: Uncomfortable Chairs

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A steak to die for. It is so tender and yummy. THe portions are huge. I always have to take home a doggy bag!!

5
★★★★★

A steak to die for. It is so tender and yummy. THe portions are huge. I always have to take home a doggy bag!!

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We have had season tickets for about 5 or 6 years. I love the atmosphere and I always have a good time. You'll laugh for sure and sometimes more than you'd like. Scott is my favorite. Especially when he goes out of his way to stump the other actors. We usually get pizza when we go, but last time we tried the steak house. Now that's good steak! I would definitely go there again. The staff was really good about getting us finished before the show started. It's a family tradition we've enjoyed for years and hopefully for years to come.

5
★★★★★

We have had season tickets for about 5 or 6 years. I love the atmosphere and I always have a good time. You'll laugh for sure and sometimes more than you'd like. Scott is my favorite. Especially when he goes out of his way to stump the other actors. We usually get pizza when we go, but last time we tried the steak house. Now that's good steak! I would definitely go there again. The staff was really good about getting us finished before the show started. It's a family tradition we've enjoyed for years and hopefully for years to come.

Pros: laugh factor, good shows, all around fun

Cons: seats

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The steak house is a simple, yet has just the right touch. OUr meals were Hot, fresh and delicious. The portions were just right. Chose the soup over the salad. Service was excellent

5
★★★★★

The steak house is a simple, yet has just the right touch. OUr meals were Hot, fresh and delicious. The portions were just right. Chose the soup over the salad. Service was excellent

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My wife and I thought we'd finally try the Desert Star Steakhouse, since we'd been going to the Theater for years and MAN, what a value. The steak I had was TWO POUNDS. Would have cost me thirty dollars anywhere else. My wife had the salmon and I tried a bite...it was the BEST salmon I've ever tasted. We're going back ASAP. You can't beat the prices for the meat quality.

5
★★★★★

My wife and I thought we'd finally try the Desert Star Steakhouse, since we'd been going to the Theater for years and MAN, what a value. The steak I had was TWO POUNDS. Would have cost me thirty dollars anywhere else. My wife had the salmon and I tried a bite...it was the BEST salmon I've ever tasted. We're going back ASAP. You can't beat the prices for the meat quality.

Pros: Value, Meat quality

Cons: Service a little, scattered

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While the show was a little slow at times, you can always count on Desert Star for a fun filled night of good clean laughs.

5
★★★★★

While the show was a little slow at times, you can always count on Desert Star for a fun filled night of good clean laughs.

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Desert Star Steak House has the best steak in town. After filling up with steak you can watch a hysterical show at Desert Star Playhouse.

5
★★★★★

Desert Star Steak House has the best steak in town. After filling up with steak you can watch a hysterical show at Desert Star Playhouse.

Pros: Great steak & more, Good seating

Cons: Expensive

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What a great way to catch dinner and a show! Here you get both without having to leave your seat! The remodeled theatre has a good feel, the people are nice, and the shows are very funny!
My only gripe is the food service. I've been here before with no problems, but on my last visit my order wasn't taken until after intermission, and the food seems a little overpriced - they even charged me for my water!
But don't let that keep you away; it's still a very fun place to spend an evening.

4
★★★★☆

What a great way to catch dinner and a show! Here you get both without having to leave your seat! The remodeled theatre has a good feel, the people are nice, and the shows are very funny!
My only gripe is the food service. I've been here before with no problems, but on my last visit my order wasn't taken until after intermission, and the food seems a little overpriced - they even charged me for my water!
But don't let that keep you away; it's still a very fun place to spend an evening.

Cons: Expensive Food

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Desert Star Playhouse is the best place to go if you want to get a good abdominal excercise without exerting much effort. I have never laughed harder at a Theater Production than when I have attended one at Desert Star. It's a great place to go for fun, family, entertainment! I give it five stars! *****

5
★★★★★

Desert Star Playhouse is the best place to go if you want to get a good abdominal excercise without exerting much effort. I have never laughed harder at a Theater Production than when I have attended one at Desert Star. It's a great place to go for fun, family, entertainment! I give it five stars! *****

Pros: Inexpensive, Okay Parking

Cons: Tight Seating

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I just came back from seeing one of their plays and it kept me laughing. My teenage boys even laughed, which is sometimes hard to get them to do. This is the best place to go when you need to laugh.

5
★★★★★

I just came back from seeing one of their plays and it kept me laughing. My teenage boys even laughed, which is sometimes hard to get them to do. This is the best place to go when you need to laugh.

Pros: humorous, good food, courteous service

Cons: needs to be louder

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