Theater, ballet, orchestra and more adjust to a pandemic beyond expectations

At the NorShor Theatre, the stage is still set for Spamalot — the Monty Python musical that closed before it ever opened in mid-March. Duluth Playhouse executive director Christine Seitz intended for the theater company to eventually pick up where it left off earlier this year, when performances around the country were canceled to slow […]

Duluth City Council approves mask ordinance effective immediately

In a unanimous vote, the Duluth City Council voted to approve an emergency ordinance which requires people ages 10 and older to wear masks or other face coverings when inside publicly accessible common areas of buildings. Councilor Joel Sipress said the vote was one that has weighed most heavily on him. “We’re about to do […]

Former Playhouse Board President, Tom Wheeler, remembered

Duluth-area businessman, philanthropist and regular contributor to the News Tribune Opinion page Tom Wheeler, 74, died Friday at his home in Tucson, Arizona. For the past few years, the lifelong Duluthian split his time between Tucson and Duluth. Patrick Heffernan, his son-in-law and co-worker at Wheeler Associates, said Wheeler would normally be back to Duluth […]

Shutdown ‘Devastating’ for Local Theatres

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted more than just businesses across the Northland. Non-profit organizations have also been hit hard. Audiences can’t fill theatre seats. That means organizations like the Duluth Playhouse haven’t had their primary revenue source for the last two months. “When we had projected $1.2 million in ticket sales, it’s apparent that’s about […]

Connection is so important and we look forward to seeing you again…

Dear Friends, We hope you are all safe and healthy. We miss you! There is no such thing as theatre, without you, our beloved audience. We look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe to do so again. We are very sad to inform you upcoming productions and events across our three […]

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