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.

  • VENUE ADDRESS: 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth MN 55802 (in the lower level of the Depot)

 


 


Current Season


A Magnificent Masquerade Fundraiser
Dates

Thursday, June 13


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Kicking off at 6:00pm


Don’t miss The Underground’s first annual Mardi Gras Bash! Come to support Duluth’s favorite scrappy little theatre the best way we know how – a Mardi Gras party!

  • Where: The Underground Theatre (506 W. Michigan St., Duluth MN 55802)
  • Tickets: $35

It’s going to be an unforgettable night of mysterious and entertaining experiences featuring a few of The Underground Theatre’s favorite entertainers: The Duluth DollsZeb or Zeke and the Run Away Screamings, and more yet to be announced.

Expect a lot of Mardi Gras music, drinks, food, beads, and fun including a second-line parade. You might even end the night as King or Queen of Mardi Gras!

  • Can’t attend the event, but want to make a contribution to The Underground? We welcome gifts of all sizes, large or small!
  • Donate here.

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If only they knew she had the power.
Dates

June 20-22 & 27-29


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


Rubber Chicken Theater presents CARRIE: THE MUSICAL.

Carrie: The Musical, adapted from Stephen King’s novel Carrie, focuses on an awkward teenage girl with telekinetic powers whose lonely life is dominated by an oppressive religious fanatic mother.

When she is humiliated by her classmates at the high school prom, she unleashes chaos on everyone and everything in her path.

 


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Writing comedy is a riot
Dates

August 1-10


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


Written by Neil Simon

Playwright Neil Simon got his first big break in the early ‘50s as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s fabled television series Your Show of Shows, and this comedy takes a fictionalized look at the backstage chaos that went into producing one of the landmarks of television’s golden age.

People everywhere gather around the TV each week to watch their favorite comedian Max Prince. He’s loud, brash and larger than life. His temper tantrums and one-liners have the power to make careers – or make misery for the writers working around him. The network censors want to change the show to make it more “advertiser-friendly.” But messing with Max can only mean the jokes and jabs will get funnier and wilder in an uncertain future, as the world of television heads for a change.

  • Directed by Nathan Carlblom
  • Tickets: Standard – $20

 

 


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A Pride Special Event: HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
Dates

August 29-31


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This rock-musical comedy follows the beautifully tragic life story of transgender East German-born Hansel Schmidt.

After suffering a botched sexual reassignment surgery, Hedwig tours the world attempting to conquer the demons of her past. This hilarious and powerful production will speak to those who understand what it’s like to desperately be searching for your other half.


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The 2019-2020 Underground Season
Dates

October 3-19, 2019


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This 1996 adaptation by Steven Dietz (Ten November, Private Eyes) restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage.

As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate.

Careening from location to location as blood splatters and bodies pile up, this heart-pounding thriller paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker’s famous vampire.

 


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Dates

February 20-29, 2020


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Fires are becoming a something of a problem. But George Biedermann has it all under control.

A respected member of his community with a loving wife and a flourishing business, surely nothing can get to him. As an upstanding citizen, he’s even happy to do his civic duty and shelter two new houseguests.

But when they start filling his attic with drums of gasoline, he’ll help them wire the fuse. Or will he?

 


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Dates

April 16-May 5


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Enter the Bard’s mystical world where dark forces drive the hearts of men.  

Spurred on by the three witches’ prophecies of Macbeth’s ascension to the throne, he and his Lady wreak death and devastation to secure their bloody path to the throne of Scotland. How far will they go to satisfy the blossoming wickedness in their hearts?

The Bard’s most thrilling (and shortest) tragedy boils over with spine-tingling tension and hair-raising encounters with the supernatural that will leave audiences’ breathless.


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Dates

May 25-June 6, 2020


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The time: 1872. The claim: The world can be traveled in 80 days. The wager: 20,000 pounds.

Phileas Fogg sets off with a rigid itinerary and bewildered new valet in tow., but with bandits, a damsel in distress, and transportation problems, the traveling pair may discover the unpredictable just might be the most rewarding of all!  But, will they make the deadline?

Full of daring rescues, brash duels, and unexpected romance, surprises abound as this epic adventure travels by boat, train and elephant in as Jules Verne’s tale is cleverly brought to the stage with five extraordinary actors performing 39 different characters from around the world.

 


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Dates

August 6-22, 2020


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The booze and flirtations flow freely in this gritty and sexy musical centered in Manhattan in the roaring twenties.

Spend an evening in the life of Queenie and Burrs, lovers and fellow vaudeville performers. To test the limits of their fierce and hot-blooded relationship, Queenie throws the wildest party New York has ever seen.

As the reckless and alluring guests arrive — all with stories of their own — seduction gives way to unbridled passion, and what began as an evening of games and teasing ends in violence.

 


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