Family Theatre

LET THE MAGIC BEGIN FOR ALL AGES AT THE PLAYHOUSE FAMILY THEATRE!

 

  • Located at the Depot (506 W. Michigan St., Duluth MN 55802)
  • The home of family-friendly theatre productions with 280-seats featuring great views from every seat – no matter your height.
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Current Season


Set sail on a high seas adventure!
Dates

October 25-November 3


Showtimes

Friday @ 7pm, Saturday @ 1pm & 4pm, Sunday @ 2pm


Set sail with young Jim Hawkins, the larger-than-life Long John Silver and a crew of swashbuckling rogues, as Treasure Island explodes like a cannonball onto the stage, regaling thrill-seekers of all ages with a story both epic and funny.

Adventure beckons when a mysterious blind man delivers the dreaded Black Spot to the aging sea captain, Billy Bones. Now, Jim is plunged into a desperate race for buried treasure armed with only his wits against a crew of pirates!

PLUS: Bring the kids dressed in their Halloween best; we’re having a costume parade at every show!

  • Performed at the Depot
  • Directed by Michael Kraklio
  • Great for ages 3+
  • Running Time: 1.0 hrs

SCHOOL MATINEES: Student Matinee performances for school groups, after school programs, home school groups and community programs. Email phoffice@duluthplayhouse.org for more information or to book your group today!

 

 


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Taking the Family Theatre by (snow) storm!
Dates

January 10-26


Showtimes

Friday @ 7pm, Saturday @ 1pm & 4pm, Sunday @ 1pm & 4pm


For the first time in forever, the Disney Broadway musical nominated for three Tony Awards graces the Family Theatre stage.

Tucked away in the kingdom of Arendelle live Princesses Anna and Elsa. Anna is a fearless, spirited dreamer, and Elsa, while timid, harnesses magic in her fingertips capable of creating worlds of ice and snow. When an icy outburst causes a never-ending winter and Elsa makes a quick retreat, Anna sets out to find her. Along the way, she meets ice salesman Kristoff, his reindeer sidekick Sven, and a loveable snowman named Olaf.

Young and the young at heart will fall in love with this story of discovering your true power.

 


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Magic, mischief and a whole lot of imagination
Dates

March 5-22


Showtimes

Thursday-Friday @ 7pm, Saturday @ 2pm & 7pm, Sunday @ 2pm


Inspired by the genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Matilda: The Musical is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.

Armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, Matilda proves that everyone has the power to take a stand and change their story. All with the help of a kindly teacher, her friends, and, of course, a little magic!

  • Performed at the Depot
  • Great for ages 4+
  • Running Time: 2.0 hrs

 


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Celebrating friendship in glorious song
Dates

May 16-24


Showtimes

Saturday @ 1pm & 4pm, Sunday @ 1pm & 4pm


An unlikely friendship blossoms between the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad as they travel through four fun-filled seasons. They plant gardens, swim in swimming pools, rake leaves, and go sledding down snowy hills, all the while learning many life lessons along the way.

Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books and set to song, these two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make their friendship so special.

  • Performed at the Depot
  • Great for ages 3+
  • Running Time: 1.0 hrs

 


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A "masterpeach" of a journey on a giant piece of fruit
Dates

June 26-28


Showtimes

Friday @ 7pm, Saturday @ 2pm & 7pm, Sunday @ 2pm


Instead of chopping down the old fruit tree as his conniving aunties ask, James discovers a magic potion that makes an old peach grow to an enormous size.

Finding a door to climb inside, James meets a group of outrageous oversized insects who’ve made the peach their home.

Based on Roald Dahl’s original tale, James and his new friends roll their peach into the ocean and embark on a fantastic voyage!

  • Performed at the Depot
  • Great for ages 3+
  • Running Time: 1.0 hrs
  • Presenting Sponsor: Western Bank
  • Performed by youth actors ages 8-13.

 


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"Now I will believe that there are unicorns..."
Dates

July 31, August 1, 7 & 8


Showtimes

Thursday & Saturday @ 7pm


Tempted by spirits, teased by sprites, and tormented by a monster, a shipwrecked king and his party face the wrath of the conjurer, Prospero — a man they marooned on the enchanted island years ago.

But revenge brings redemption in William Shakespeare’s magical, tempestuous journey. Passions are unleashed, villains are thwarted, and a family is reunited in a funny and cathartic tale of romance and new beginnings.

  • Performed by youth actors ages 13-18 at the Depot
  • Great for ages 7+
  • Running Time: 1.5 hrs
  • Presenting Sponsor: Otis-Magie Insurance Agency

 

 


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Anything can happen if you let it
Dates

August 1, 2, 8, & 9


Showtimes

Saturday @ 2pm, Sunday @ 2pm


Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time, Mary Poppins JR will capture your heart.

Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach
the family members how to value each other again.

While Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical adventures, Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect.

  • Performed by youth actors ages 13-18 at the Depot
  • Great for ages 4+
  • Running Time: 1.5 hrs
  • Presenting Sponsor: Otis-Magie Insurance Agency

 

 


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