There’s so much to do in southern Indiana! One of the most memorable evenings of our great Indiana road trip was taking the family to see Oklahoma at Derby Dinner Playhouse. Our visit was part of a familiarization tour with GoSoIn. All opinions are my own.
Derby Dinner Playhouse is known for their professional productions of Broadway musicals and entertaining comedies. Lights, costumes, a live orchestra, and professional actors bring each show alive. Derby Dinner Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest continually operating professional dinner theaters in the country!
When our tickets were reserved, we were assigned a table. I love that. There’s no last minute rushing to the best seats, and no worrying over keeping a group together. We were also given a green light when it was our turn to approach the buffet.
The home style American buffet was a welcome surprise. In my experience, when attractions include food, usually the food is okay at best. That was what I was expecting. Y’all the food alone is worth the price of the ticket.
Everything I tried was delicious, but oh the fried chicken!! It may be the best fried chicken I’ve ever had.
My husband even notice and commented that he’d never seen me eat so much fried chicken. He hadn’t taken any since we had recently eaten chicken and there was a variety of meats to choose from, but after I told him how good it was, he went back and later agreed. The chicken was even better that what we had tried at some of the Amish restaurants in Indiana.
The girls had a blast sitting at a table by themselves. For them it felt like a girls night out. I could hear them telling stories and giggling.
After dinner, it was time for the show. I took a couple of photos just to see how they would look. Right after I clicked this came the message loud and clear, “No photography!” So I can’t show you photos of the show, but I can tell you it was fantastic.
Oklahoma was a favorite movie of mine when I was young, and I had most of the songs memorized. I loved singing along, silently mind you!
Funny story about that: When I was in grade school, I came up with a lip sync show for one of the songs from Oklahoma for a church talent show activity. When I showed my routine to my mom, she looked really funny and tried not to laugh. She said she liked my show, but that I would need to pick a different one for the church talent show. I didn’t understand why. I had it all prepared and had to start over. My song? “I’m just a girl who cain’t say, no.” Haaaa! I had no clue.
This spring, Derby Dinner Playhouse has a whole new line-up of shows to enjoy. Click here to see what is playing this season>> Derby Dinner.
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