REVIEW: Playhouse’s ‘Music Man’ charms audience

Review written by Lawrence Bernabo for the Duluth News Tribune (7-13-2018) ——– The Music Man, the as American as apple pie musical, opened Thursday night (7/12) at the NorShor Theatre, a production totally committed to charming the audience from start to finish. Shad Olsen and Ali Littrell Finstrom team-up for the fourth time as the […]

Ali Littrell Finstrom is Marian Paroo in ‘The Music Man’

If you’ve seen a show with us in the past few seasons, you’ve most likely seen Ali Littrell Finstrom taking the stage. Prior to playing Marian in The Music Man this summer, Ali appeared as the Narrator in our holiday production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, as Mary Poppins in (also the holiday […]

Auditions for ‘Baskerville’ and ‘Beauty & the Beast’

Auditions for Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast are coming next month, and we want to see you at them! ——- Grab your deerstalker cap; the play’s afoot and we want to see you at auditions for Ken Ludwig’s BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY! GENERAL AUDITIONS July 14 10:00am-Noon SIGN UP Sign up for […]

Announcing the cast of ‘The Full Monty’

Before we make the casting announcement, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who showed up and made the casting process so hard. Thank you for breaking your legs in that audition room! This community has a lot of talent, and it’s tremendously exciting to see. Whether you were cast or not, we really hope to see you at […]

REVIEW: ‘Our Town’ a treasure trove of American moments

The Playhouse last staged Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in 2010. Thursday night (May 24), a new production of the classic American play opened at the NorShor Theatre, and I think American society must have advanced at least a quarter-century in those eight years. Our Town requires a mostly bare stage and a minimum of props. Curtis Philip’s scenic design is elegantly simple: wood […]

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