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The mission of The Underground is to serve the community as a meeting place for culture and conversation, for arts and education, offering diverse programming to foster the artistic and intellectual life of Northern Minnesota.

The Underground is general admission. There is no visual obstruction, this is a 150 seat theatre that can be in a thrust or in the round.

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The Underground presents the Regional Premiere of
Hedwig and the Angry Inch


October 2-11, 2014 |  Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm
Admission |  $16 Adults : $12 Students

2014 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical

The rock story of an "internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock 'n' roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, which has left her with just "an angry inch." This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by the hard-rocking band "The Angry Inch."

 

 

 


Rubber Chicken Theater Company presents
Evil Dead : The Musical


October 23 - November 1, 2014 |  Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm

Ever dream of a hero with a chainsaw arm who bursts into song?  So have we!  Ever wish you could be splashed by blood while watching a horror story farce?  So have we!  Ever long for dismemberment and dancing in one show?  So have we!  Just watch out for the Splatter Zone!

 

 

 

 

 


 

Take It With You  Live Radio Show - Episode 7

Thursday, October 28 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets: $10 general admission

Join us in the Underground for a spooky Halloween edition of Take It With You. We welcome special guests Dawn Magnuson, Christine Stocke, and Jill Routh, (owners of Zstudio), plus musical guest Count This Penny and, as always, we will be joined by Duluth Mayor, Don Ness.

Take It With You is a live variety radio program performed, and recorded, at The Underground theatre in Duluth, MN. Each episode features original music, comedy, news, science, and a dash of politics from our very own real-life mayor, Don Ness.

 

 

 


 


Kirov By Night

November 7th @ 8:00pm

Tickets: $5 at the door

Special Guests: TBA

Kirov by Night is the area’s only late night talk show. Hosted by UWS graduate Andrew Kirov, the show is a perfect blend between the concepts of The Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live. The show features interviews with local celebrities, musical guests, and original sketch comedy.

 

 


 

10th Annual Short Shorts Film Festival
Saturday February 21, 2015   |  7:00pm

DEADLINE TO ENTER: Friday, February 13, 2015 at 4:30pm

Cash prizes awarded to the top three films! Contest rules and information found on application.

 

 


 

The Underground

 

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What is it?

The Underground is the Duluth Playhouse's newest event space. The Underground replaces the Play Ground—which until April 1, 2013 was located in the Technology Village in downtown Duluth. The Underground space/event center is located one level below the Great Hall at the Depot/Michigan Street so the name change to The Underground (from  the Play Ground) felt appropriate to the Staff and Board Members who helped make this decision.

“We felt it was important to change the name because of the new location and new mission and new direction for the space,” says Producing Director, Crystal Pelkey.

The mission of The Underground is to serve as a community meeting place for culture and conversation, for arts and education, offering diverse programming to foster the artistic and intellectual life of Northern Minnesota/Wisconsin.


in fulfilling its mission, The Underground will:

  • Promote the growth and development of public pride for all cultures in our region.

  • Commitment to social justice and respect for humanity by fostering cultural and intellectual expression in our region

  • Foster constructive and mutually respectful conversations among community members via salons and lectures that currently don’t exist in our area

  • Be a community partner by offering a platform for conversations around important civic engagement, social justice, and community issues

  • Support and encourage artists who work at The Underground to develop skills and talents and to negotiate all the stages of their art lives

 

  • Provide high quality art in theater, music, and dance, and the spoken word.

 

  • Provide a venue for regional/Twin Cities professional to bring their work Northern Minnesota

 

  • Be a venue for the Playhouse multi-faceted education program showcases/classes/presentations

  • To care for, cherish and celebrate youth accomplishments/education in the arts via music showcases, art and writing events for ages K-12

  • Use our creative platform for unique education opportunities for youth and families that may not have access to art opportunities


  • Be an intergenerational resource for activities for all ages—youth to senior citizens

All questions and inquiries should be directed to Crystal Pelkey, the Underground Producing Director, at 218-733-7526 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


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