Main Stage

Now performing at the NorShor Theatre, this beautifully restored art deco theatre is equipped with a 580-seats and two levels of seating plus two bar and lounges to enjoy a snack and a drink, courtesy of our partner Black Woods, before the show.

VENUE LOCATION: Downtown Duluth, 211 E. Superior St., Duluth MN 55802

 


 


Current Season


Be Our Guest For The Holidays
Dates

December 13-16


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm  |  Saturday & Sunday @ 2pm


Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

This “tale as old as time” is the perfect holiday show to bring the family and community together as it performs in the evermore enchanting NorShor Theatre.

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The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self.

But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

  • Directed by guest artist Joe Chvala
  • Presenting Sponsor: North Shore Bank of Commerce
  • Tickets
    • Standard: $35-$50 (depending on seat location)
    • Youth: $10 off the standard price (ages 17 and under — must call Box Office to redeem)
    • Student Rush (25 & under): $25 at the door with Student ID the night of the show
  • Performed at the NorShor Theatre

 

 


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A Fast-Moving Farce of Marriage, Desire and Cordon Bleu Cuisine
Dates

January 31-February 10


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm   |  Sunday @ 2pm


Written by Robin Hawdon & Marc Camoletti

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend at his charming converted French farmhouse with his side-dish, a Parisian model named Suzanne. The first order of business: get his wife, Jacqueline, on a train to see her mother. Second order of business: pick best friend Robert up from the train station because when you’re dating a model it’s hard to keep it a secret, so why bother…

In an effort to impress his paramour, Bernard has hired a Cordon Bleu cook to prepare a flawless dinner. Of course, even the best-laid plans often go awry. Which is what happens when Jacqueline decides to skip mother’s house after all. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as each of the characters are forced to improvise at breakneck speed.

  • Director: Katy Helbacka
  • Presenting Sponsor:  Duluth News Tribune
  • Tickets
    • Standard: $30-$40 (depending on seat location)
    • Student Rush (25 & under): $25 at the door with Student ID the night of a performance only
  • Performed at the NorShor Theatre

 

 


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We're puttin' on the ritz...
Dates

February 22 – 24


Showtimes

Fri & Sat @ 7:30pm // Sun @ 2pm


A tribute to legendary songwriter Irving Berlin and part of the NorShor Concert Series, come and enjoy an evening of classic Berlin songs performed by a professional singing ensemble and orchestra.

Hear all your favorites in Rags to Ritzes including Cheek to Cheek, Puttin’ on The Ritz, There’s No Business Like Show Business, White Christmas, Blue Skies, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, and many more.

  • Tickets: $35
  • Performances are February 22-24, 2019
    • Friday & Saturday @ 7:30pm
    • Sunday @ 2:00pm
  • Presenting Sponsor: Park State Bank

 


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A Delicious Musical Thriller
Dates

March 28-April 14


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm  |  Sunday @ 2pm


Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond
Originally Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

This musical thriller tells the story of an obsessively vengeful barber and his twisted partnership with the outrageous Mrs. Lovett, who devise a devilish plot to add a special ingredient to a recipe that has all of London dying for their pies. Sweeney embarks on a deliciously chilling rampage to right the wrongs of so many years ago.

Stephen Sondheim’s gloriously gruesome and fiercely funny musical combines melodrama and murder and features one of the most thrilling scores ever written for the stage.

  • Directed by Melissa Hart
  • Presenting Sponsor:  National Bank of Commerce
  • Tickets
    • Standard: $35-$50 (depending on seat location)
    • Student Rush (25 & under): $25 at the door with Student ID the
  • Performed at the NorShor Theatre

 


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A Frenzy of Cover-Ups in Hilarious Proportions
Dates

May 9-19


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm  |  Sunday @ 2pm


Written by Jeffrey Hatcher
Based on the farce by Nikolai Gogol

A farce in the truest sense of the word, The Government Inspector follows the exploits of a small-town mayor and his cronies as they get word that an inspector sent from the state would be examining their town incognito.

Terrified that their massive corruption will be discovered, the mayor and his gang of officials mistake a low-level bureaucrat staying at a local inn as the inspector. Hilarity ensues as they try to bribe, seduce, and dupe him in this case of mistaken identity.

  • Directed by Michael Kraklio
  • Presenting Sponsors: Minnesota PowerUS Bank
  • Tickets
    • Standard: $30-$40 (depending on seat location)
    • Student Rush (25 & under): $25 at the door with Student ID the
  • Performed at the NorShor Theatre

 


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Grease is the Word.
Dates

July 11-28


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm  |  Sunday @ 2pm


Book, Music & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey

Get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip to the fabulous fifties with this original rock ‘n’ roll musical.

Join the Rydell High School class of 1959 including head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski as they try to relive their summer romance along with the T-Birds, the Pink Ladies, and the rest of the gang singing their way through such classic hits as “Summer Nights”, “Greased Lightnin’” and many more favorites, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley .

  • Directed by Amber Burns
  • Presenting Sponsor: RBC Wealth Management (Bubalo Lawien and Meese Family Wealth Group)
  • Tickets
    • Standard: $35-$50 (depending on seat location)
    • Student Rush (25 & under): $25 at the door with Student ID the
  • Performed at the NorShor Theatre

 

 


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PAST SHOWS OF THE 2018-19 SEASON
Dates

September 13-30, 2018


Showtimes

Book by Terrence McNally
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Based on the motion picture, released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, written by Simon Beaufoy, produced by Uberto Pasolini and directed by Peter Cattaneo

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Full of heart and filled with lovable misfits, this musical is based on the cult hit film of the same name.

While spying on them at a Girls’ Night Out, a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically, but emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness, and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to “let it go.”

  • Directed by Michael Matthew Ferrell
  • Presenting Sponsor: Republic Bank

 


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It'll be "Some Enchanted Evening"!
Dates

October 19, 20 & 21


Showtimes

Friday & Saturday @ 7:30pm | Sunday @ 2pm


A Grand Night For Singing collects over 30 treasured hits from Rodgers and Hammerstein shows such as Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Carousel, The King and I, and Cinderella; and invites audiences to experience these classics anew through artful arrangements and clever interpretations.

It’s “something wonderful” for any lover of classic musical theatre as we introduce the NorShor Concert Series to our new stage.
Directed by returning guest artist Melissa Hart from this summer’s musical production, The Music Man, and featuring the vocal talents of Jen Burleigh-Bentz (Mamma Mia!), Shad Olsen (The Full Monty), Ali Littrell Finstrom (The Music Man), Andrew Hey, and Vicki Fingalson (Mamma Mia!).

 

 


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