The Underground

A satellite theatre of the Duluth Playhouse, the Underground Theatre is located in the lower level of the Depot across from the train museum. This is a general admission 120-seat theatre with no visual obstructions any time you see a performance.

 

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Current Season


A Liberace & Liza Christmas
Dates

December 14-17, 2017


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm  |  Saturday & Sunday @ 2:00opm


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A holiday event presented by Rubber Chicken Theater.

This holiday season, gather around the piano and raise a cup of holiday cheer with two of the biggest personalities in show business – Liberace and Liza Minnelli!

In a dazzling display of sequins and song, Liberace (David Saffert) and Liza (Jillian Snow Harris) invite you to share in the gaudy gifts of virtuosic piano medleys, holly jolly song sing-a-longs, and an ever-rotating cast of popular local personalities. Harkening back to the days of classic variety shows and televised Christmas specials, this heartwarming homage is sure to put the whole family in the holiday spirit.

Special Guests include:

  • Thursday, December 14 at 7:30pm
    • SPECIAL GUEST: Former Duluth Mayor Don Ness
  • Friday, December 15 at 7:30pm
    • SPECIAL GUEST: Melody Mendis as Barbra Streisand
  • Saturday, December 16 at 2pm
    • SPECIAL GUEST: Sarah Lawrence & Cal Metts of LOON Opera
  • Saturday, December 16 at 7:30pm
    • SPECIAL GUEST: Melody Mendis as Barbra Streisand
  • Sunday, December 17 at 2pm
    • SPECIAL GUEST: Gaelynn Lea

 

Ticket Prices:

  • December 14: Pay What You Will (Tickets will be available at the door only for this performance)

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  • December 15-17: $25 per person

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They dropped everything for a good cause.
Dates

January 11-20, 2018


Showtimes

All performances are Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm

 


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Calendar Girls is the hilarious and touching true story of middle-aged friends Chris and Annie who, upon the sudden loss of Annie’s husband, resolve to raise money to buy a new sofa for the family room at the local Yorkshire hospital. Their racy plan to raise the money involves them and fellow Women’s Institute members tastefully posing nude for an annual calendar.

The successful sales and media storm that follows puts Chris  and Annie’s friendship to the test, while also proving “the flowers of Yorkshire are like the women of Yorkshire, the last phase of life is always the most glorious.”

  • Directed by Rob Hadaway

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A diamond is hard and rough to the touch.
Dates

February 22-March 3, 2018


Showtimes

All performances are Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


This family drama introduces Willy Loman, a traveling salesman who is fired from his job and is struggling with his failed attempts to find success and happiness.

Willy’s slipping mental health, strained relationships with his sons and his dark secrets from the past have eroded the delusional world in which he lives. Now he clings to one final desperate act. This play remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre examining reality versus illusion of the American Dream.

  • Individual tickets not yet on sale.

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Love is what it’s all about!
Dates

April 19-May 5, 2018


Showtimes

All performances are Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


Sweet Charity is a hopeless romantic who just wants to be loved. She sings, dances, laughs, and cries her way through romance after romance in the Big Apple.

A bright, sexy and sophisticated comedy with hit songs like  “Big Spender”, “If My Friends Could See Me Now”, “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This”, and “I’m a Brass Band Baby”, Sweet Charity captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist.

  • Individual tickets not yet on sale.

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That's...what she said?
Dates

May 24-26, 2018


Showtimes

All performances @ 7:30pm


Summer Special Event!

After a popular premier in 2017, this celebration of original short plays returns. Written by women from all over the world and directed by women from the Twin Ports region, this series of one-act plays highlights women’s voice.

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He was 98 lbs. of solid nerd until he became....
Dates

August 2-18, 2018


Showtimes

All performances are Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


The Toxic Avenger takes The Underground by storm! Armed with phenomenal strength, a mutant superhero is out to save New Jersey, end global warming, and woo the prettiest, blindest librarian in town.

Based on the 1984 cult classic film, this side-splitting monster of a musical comedy boasts music by David Bryan (keyboardist and founding member of Bon Jovi). You’re sure to fall in love with this “big green freak!”

  • Individual tickets not yet on sale.

Presenting Sponsor: Hartel’s DBJ Disposal Companies


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"For me, there was no choice."
Dates

New dates in 2018 to TBA.


Showtimes

All performances at 7:30pm


 

It’s a story almost too incredible to be believed, but it’s true. This Tony Award-winning play is the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. During the height of World War II in Germany, this 65-year-old transgender German managed to live openly as a woman under the noses of both the Nazi and Communist regimes.

Based on conversations with Charlotte, playwright Doug Wright wrote this Pulitzer Prize-winning piece, which also scored two Tonys on Broadway.


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PAST PERFORMANCES OF THE 2017-2018 SEASON
Dates

October 5-14, 2017


Showtimes

All performances are Thursday-Saturday @ 7:3pm


A timely and provocative drama based on George Orwell’s novel, 1984.

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An editor for the Ministry of Truth, Winston is responsible for historical revisionism and “alternative facts” when he meets Julia with whom he shares a new-found loathing for the party.But Big Brother is watching…Big Brother is always watching.

But Big Brother is watching…Big Brother is always watching.

Orwell wrote, “I do not believe that the kind of society I describe necessarily will arrive, but I believe that something resembling it could arrive… Don’t let it happen. It depends on you.”

Presenting Sponsor: Audio Visual Resources


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