What a nice surprise. We made reservations on line and didn't know what to expect. Plentiful, free parking and when we went inside we were treated very well and escorted to our table. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. The meal was served in a timely manner and was wonderful. Appetizers and desserts are extra but well worth the reasonable cost. The show was worthy of Las Vegas or Broadway. Who would have thought such a wonderful experience in Akron, Ohio. Excellent show (The King and I) and we'll definitely go again.
I have not seen a bad show yet. I have been going to the shows for several years now. I intend to keep going for as long as I can. I recommend the Carosel Dinner Theater to everyone who is looking for a good meal and excellent show for one low price. You can't beat it.
I liked the fast pace of the show. The meal was well served and everyone was very nice.
We arrived on a bus and was greated in the bus . The lady told us just what to look for when intering the theater. We were seated and the place was clean and beautiful. The man at the start of the show set the mood for an exciting evening. The show left you wanting more.
I absolutely have loved every show and that I've seen and that is three in the past few years. I have tried to bring my sisters and there daughters, to have the wonderful experience. It takes me to a different day and time, I think of the Twenties and thirties, when this was a big form of entertainment. Of course it helps you to feel the life style of the upper class,at affordable prices and what better way then seeing real talent and performing, along with wonderful food and the aviance of the whole dinning area. I wish I could give everyone this opportunity.
The music was always a bit too loud for the enjoyment of my husband and me. Also, felt the food was a bit "bland" at times - the "sauces" described to top the meat dishes just did not live up to what we expected. However, the "Jack Daniels" Sauce over the very tender roast pork was excellent!! I highly recommend that dish.
Service was always excellent by the young servers - they sure do a fantastic job - considering the amount of people they need to serve - I could never do that!
We feel the price of the show tickets and dinner was worth the price charged.
I loved the food, atmosphere, people were friendly and the cast was awesome. The restroom line was long but it moved quietly and orderly.I went with a group of ladies from church. The show we saw was Beauty and the Beast. There shows are great and can be a great family outing. It was a great experience. The next time I attend I will surely make it a family night out.
Our party of three wanted to go on a day trip to Akron, and had never heard of the Carousel Dinner Theater. We found it online, and made reservations the same day of the show, which happened to be "Swing". The admission for dinner and a show seemed a real steal at $43 per person. But beware: The $43 doesn't include an appetizer ($6-$9 extra), or the desert ($4-$6 extra), or beverages beyond a cup of coffee, ice tea or soft drink. The food included in the "dinner" was an entree and salad. The menu offered "upgrades" from the entrees listed as "included in the price", all of which cost an additional $10-$22. We stuck with the "included in the price" entrees, and found them to be rather bland and uninteresting. So if you want to have a really good dinner with wine and cocktails, expect to spend another $30-$40 per person (including tips on everything, helpfully calculated for you on a card that comes along with your bill, which I found a bit tacky). However, this is the only caveat I had about Carousel. Considering the price of the ticket, it's understandable that the Theatre presumably generates a big chunk of its net revenues from the "extras", which is the way a lot of businesses make their money, to be fair. We are merely putting this info out there so first-time visitors know the deal. Other than that, the atmosphere was great, the service courteous and prompt (definitely deserving a good tip), and the show was truly excellent in all respects. We would definitely go back again for another show, wiser about the potential "sticker shock" and being prepared for it. Everything considering, Carousel Dinner Theater is still a good value even if you end up paying $75-$80 per person once the bill is in.