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
  • June 19 — Girl Road Trip: A Feel-Good-Life-Changing-Story for Girls AND Boys
  • 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

Showtimes

Doors open @ 7pm, Show begins @ 7:30pm


Don’t miss your chance to see TIWY live! Laugh, cry, scream, and leave with a skip in your step.

Get your tickets now for the next show on June 19thJust click the ‘buy tickets’ button below! The theme this month: “Girl Road Trip: A Feel-Good-Life-Changing-Story for Girls AND Boys.”

See you there!

  • Tickets: $20 (including ticket processing fees)

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You are cordially invited to attend....
Dates

Saturday, June 23


Showtimes

7:30pm


Join us for this important board meeting of the F-ARTS (Friends of the ARTS) as the group determines who will receive funding for a wide variety of unique, and strange, Twin Ports arts projects.

The F-ARTS board is comprised of artists from a wide variety of mediums: visual art, theater, film, performance art…even Dad Rock musicians are represented. Each artist will be delivering a distinctive proposal to the rest of the board in hopes of receiving a grant for their constituents.

There will also be a Special Mystery Dancer who will be attempting to get funds for the Dances-That-Are-Not-On-But-Are-Very-Very-Near-To-The-General-Vicinity-Of-The-Lakewalk. The stakes will be high because, due to budget cuts, only ONE project will receive that coveted F-ARTS funding. Which one will it be?

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The Twin Ports Annual Board Meeting of the F-ARTS features the comedic and musical talents of Greg J. Anderson, Brian Matuszak, Kaylee Matuszak, John Munson, Nathan Payne, Cathy Podeszwa, and Cheri Tesarek. Music will be provided by Ben Gagne.

  • Tickets: $10 per person
  • General admission seating
  • The Underground will be creating arts-themed drinks available for purchase. F-ARTS meetings are much more entertaining after a Center Stage (or three).

 


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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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