Duluth Playhouse proudly presents our 2022-2023 Youth Theatre Season, an extraordinary pack of dynamic musicals which celebrate individual expression and unbridled optimism.
Bring the entire family along to laugh and connect with one another while experiencing the magic of live theater. For the first time ever, Duluth Playhouse Youth Theatre productions will be performed on the NorShor stage! With a commitment to providing performance opportunities for young people, the Duluth Playhouse Youth Theatre allows students to put their skills into action while connecting with their peers and growing as young artists.
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The NorShor Theatre has tiered stadium seating navigated by stairs with hand railings. Accessible and wheelchair seating, without stairs, is available on the main floor (Row G) and in the balcony (Row D). Assistive listening devices (used to increase the volume of the show) are available throughout the theater.
Please call the Box Office for recommendations on seating, or additional access requests call 218-733-7555 or email: Belong@DuluthPlayhouse.org.
April 28 – 30, 2023
What would you do if you could live forever? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence. When she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck family, she gets more than she could have imagined. After learning of the magic behind the Tuck’s immortality, Winnie must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary decision. Based on Natalie Babbitt’s best-selling children’s classic, this Theatre for Young Audiences edition of TUCK EVERLASTING is a condensed version of the Broadway production.
June 23 – 25, 2023
Duluth Playhouse’s 2023 Junior Intensive presents a 60-minute version of the hit Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, DISNEY’S NEWSIES JR features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman. When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys’ expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what’s right. Including the now-classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” NEWSIES JR. is an exhilarating story full of spirit and heart.
August 11 – 13, 2023
Duluth Playhouse’s 2023 Teen Intensive presents a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family. The kooky, upside-down world of THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story and everyone’s favorite notorious characters. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met and would never approve of. Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. On the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents, everything will change for the family.
October 21 – 23, 2022
Friday 6pm | Sat – Sun 1pm & 5pm
The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical based on the wacky animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. With his friends Patrick Star and Sandy by his side, SpongeBob is out to save the day while proving that he isn’t just a simple sponge and that the power of optimism really can save the world! Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series, this energetic musical kicks off the Duluth Playhouse Youth Theatre on the NorShor Stage!