Family Theatre

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

The home of family-friendly theatre productions with 280-seats featuring great views from every seat – no matter your height.

  • Located at the Depot (506 W. Michigan St., Duluth MN 55802)
  • Questions? Call 218.733.7571 (on performance dates only!)
  • Children ages 3 and under may sit in an adult’s lap for free
  • Make a gift to the Family Theatre here

 


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Magic, mischief and a whole lot of imagination
Dates

*All remaining performances have been postponed. Stay tuned for further updates.*


Showtimes

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Matilda: The Musical is the story of a courageous little girl with an unbounded imagination who proves, despite the odd, you can do anything you put your mind to!

Matilda is an extraordinary girl armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination. Unloved by her parents, she finds refuge in library books, creating her own stories. Things are no better at school, where she must face the cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull.

But, with the help of her kindly teacher, Miss Honey, her friends, and of course, a little magic, this miraculous girl proves that everyone has the power to change their story, and “sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!”

Young and adult artists alike will create a magical experience for grown-ups and mischief-makers of all ages to enjoy!

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  • Directed by Amber Burns
  • Performed at the Depot
  • Great for ages 8+
  • Running Time: 2.0 hrs with one 10-minute intermission
  • Thank you, Costume Sponsor: Once Upon a Child

 

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

 


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Celebrating friendship in glorious song
Dates

May 16-24


Showtimes

Saturdays and Sundays @ 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
  • Directed by Christina Stroup
  • 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 are available on specific dates. Email phoffice@duluthplayhouse.org for more information and to book your group today!

 


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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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PAST SHOWS OF THE 2019-2020 SEASON
Dates

October 25-November 3


Showtimes

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!

  • Directed by Michael Kraklio

 


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Dates

January  10-26


Showtimes

For the first time in forever, the Disney Broadway musical nominated for three Tony Awards makes its regional premiere at 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 lovable snowman named Olaf.

 


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