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.


Current Season


Back for Season 5!
Dates
  • July 17 — Boxing: The American Dream and Whatnot, Set In Boston and Whichway, Loosely Based on the Acting of Mark Wahlberg
  • August 21 — The Ballad of Mitchell P. Crumpleton
  • October 16 — I Know What You Did Last Weekend: When Unsupervised Teens Deal with Serial Killing and Sexual Frustration
  • November 20 — Emergency Broadcast – The Musical: Kind of Like “War of the Worlds” but Musicallier; In Stereo

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In case you haven’t heard the news, Take It With You is moving to the NorShor Theatre, starting with its next episode on July 17.

Visit www.norshortheatre.com to get your tickets.


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Ms. Cupcake's Cosmo Night: Trans Plus Fundraiser
Dates

Saturday, July 21


Showtimes

7:00pm


Zenith City Horror and The Underground present an unforgettable night celebrating diversity and self-expression through music, drag, and burlesque.

Come spend the evening with Ms. Cupcake and a group of incredible artists including:

  • Venus DeMars
  • Tawnya Tootsieroll
  • Mr. B Natural
  • GLAM! Boylesque
  • And more…

 

Ticket Price: $20.00 (proceeds going to Trans Plus)

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Zenith City Horror fully supports creating change and safe places for all in our community. Please join us to raise funds for an amazing local organization.

Trans Plus is a transgender community created in May 2015 spanning the Twin Ports region of Duluth, Superior, and surrounding areas. Their goal is to help meet the varying needs of and provide support to those in the local transgender community. Trans Plus recognizes the current lack of resources, assistance, and guidance for individuals in the transgender community in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin and works to create positive change.

***PLEASE NOTE: ALTHOUGH THIS EVENT DOES NOT HAVE AGE REQUIREMENTS, THERE WILL BE ADULT CONTENT.***


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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


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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!”


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"For me, there was no choice."
Dates

August 30 -September 1


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.

  • Tickets: $20

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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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Dates

January 11-21, 2018


Showtimes

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

 


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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Dates

February 22-March 3, 2018


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


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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.

  • Directed by Robert Lee

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Dates

April 19-May 5, 2018


Showtimes

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.

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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.

  • Directed by Amber Burns

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