An Update for our Playhouse Family

Dear Friends of the Playhouse, First, we want to thank you for your continued support of the Duluth Playhouse. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for everyone, and it would be impossible for us to make it through this difficult moment without you. We are heartbroken that seven months after turning off the […]

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 […]

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