It’s sure to be a night to remember with local personalities from Fox 21, AICHO, City of Duluth, Essentia Health and others competing as “Stars” along with celebrity guest judges Kenny Johnson and Jeanne Ryan!
Your ticket gains you entry to this one of a kind event and includes:
  • Champagne greeting, hors d’oeuvres, coffee & dessert bar
  • Sneak Peak Performance of “Into the Woods”
  • 1 Vote for your favorite Star  (Additional votes can be purchased during the event – so bring your checkbooks! (cc and cash will also be accepted).
6 p.m. Red-carpeted Grand Entry: where guests are greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne, kicks off the night. Competitors and fans will mingle during this Happy Hour as they enjoy the grandeur of the NorShor.
7 p.m. Show Start: Our Stars will take the stage to perform their favorite Broadway number.
First intermission: hors d’oeuvres
Second intermission:  coffee and dessert bar
This is sure to be an unforgettable evening in the HART district that you don’t want to miss!
This event is critical to the sustainability of Duluth Playhouse and increased performing arts education in our region. Funds raised will allow the Playhouse to continue to create new theatrical experiences and build our School of Performing Arts so young and old can tap into their creativity and stay inspired.
Throughout our season, ticket sales only cover 40% of production cost.
The Playhouse depends on your generosity to keep our production standards high and our doors open as a community hub in the Historical Arts and Theatre District.
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Duluth Playhouse believes that theatre is for everyone, so we created our Community Preview Nights to build relationships with diverse community groups across the Northland. We are bringing the community together on and off the stage by investing in local groups and offering the clients they serve greater access to our productions.

Community Preview Nights allow community-serving organizations and groups to experience a Duluth Playhouse show and remove financial barriers for their staff or clients who otherwise might be unable to attend. We offer a rotation of invited guests to our free Community Preview Night Performance, which is always the Wednesday before Opening Night.

To get on the rotating guest list, please email boxoffice@duluthplayhouse.org with the following information:

  • Business/Organization Name
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Email and phone number
  • Size of Group

You will be emailed when it is your turn in the rotation to attend the complimentary performance. You will be emailed tickets to the performance if you confirm that the date works for your group. Our Community Preview Night Performances at the NorShor are assigned seating with tickets.

Your guests must bring the tickets to the event to gain entry. Entry is through the Box Office access to the theatre (not the Main Entrance under the marquee). The theatre doors will be open for guests at 7:00 p.m. for seating.

Once you are invited and confirm the date works for your group, you will receive an email with the tickets. If you have printer access, you can print the tickets from that email or stop by the NorShor Box Office (211 E. Superior St.) during business hours (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.), and we can print the confirmed tickets for you.

There is a lot of interest in our free Community Preview Night Performances. We do our best to rotate through groups to get everyone in as quickly as possible. Our Community Preview Nights Performances have been consistently filling up and are offered each season. Thank you for your patience.