The Underground

A UNIQUE THEATRE WITH A LOT OF CHARACTER

 

  • A one-of-a-kind performance space, The Underground has an independent spirit of its own. It’s dedicated to bringing high-quality productions of new scripts, classic plays and intimate musicals to the stage.
  • Located in the lower level of the historic Duluth Depot (506 W. Michigan St., Duluth MN 55802), this 150-seat theatre blurs the line of the typical audience-performer relationship.
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Current Season


A Pride Special Event: HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
Dates

August 29-31


Showtimes

All performances @ 7:30pm


This rock-musical comedy follows the beautifully tragic life story of transgender East German-born Hansel Schmidt.

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After suffering a botched sexual reassignment surgery, Hedwig tours the world attempting to conquer the demons of her past. This hilarious and powerful production will speak to those who understand what it’s like to desperately be searching for your other half.

  • Presented by Zenith City Horror
  • Presented as a special event for Duluth Superior Pride Festival 2019
  • Tickets
    • Standard: $20
    • Student Rush: $18

 

 


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The Native New Yorker
Dates

Sunday, September 1


Showtimes

7:00pm


A truly unique cabaret show featuring the legendary Charles Busch detailing his early career prior to Vampire Lesbians Of Sodom, which played for 5 years Off-Broadway. Songs and stories will highlight the evening’s event.

This event is one night only and Charles Busch appears with Tom Judson.

  • Running Time: 90-minutes
  • Tickets:
    • $50 – VIP ticket includes 2 glasses of champagne, VIP floor seating, and a post-show reception with Charles Busch
    • $35 – General admission

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Duluth Dolls Class of 2012 Reunion Show
Dates

Saturday, September 7


Showtimes

9:00-10:30pm


The Dolls are bringing it back to where they began and bringing back the original cast.

Come see all your favorites who have moved on over the years to tantalize audiences all over the world.

  • Tickets: $15

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The 2019-2020 Underground Season
Dates

October 3-19, 2019


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


This adaptation by Steven Dietz restores the suspense, seduction and gothic horror of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage.

As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate.

This heart-pounding thriller paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker’s famous vampire.

 


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Dates

October 30-November 2, 2019


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The cult-classic returns with actors bringing the characters off the screen and into the theatre with live, lip-synching performances, prop bags, and audience interaction.

 


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Dates

December 12-14, 2019


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The outrageous holiday comedy starring Crumpet is back again this ho-ho-holly joyous season! Based on the essays of David Sedaris, this recounts the true-life tale of an out-of-work writer’s stint as a Macy’s department store elf.


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Dates

January 18, 2020


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This annual celebration welcomes local, national, and international filmmakers. The viewing audiences votes for which short film walks away as the evening’s big winner.

*This event is not included in Underground season memberships.


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Dates

February 20-29, 2020


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


This dark comedy is a scathing social commentary taking aim at the roots and manifestation of fascism, written in a politically tense setting of 1950s Germany.

A respected member of his community, George Biederman has made his fortune by selling hair follicle replacer. He enjoys wine, his cigars and relishing his success while scoffing at the gullibility of the citizens of his town who let strangers into their homes. And with a string of arson fires around town, he doesn’t understand why anyone would do that?!

But after a knock on his door, he finds with a growing number of guests, oil drums and suspicious activities filling his home. Will Biederman become the very thing he’s been mocking? Will he realize in time?

 

 


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Dates

March 26-28, 2020


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This festival features a collection of original one-acts, showcasing the work of women playwrights from around the world and directed by women from across the Twin Ports.


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Dates

April 16-25, 2020


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


In this exciting new immersive concept, audiences will sit face-to-face with the cast of Shakespeare’s most mysterious drama.

A fully delightful onslaught of the senses as the characters eat and drink with patrons all while they battle for the crown, consult with evil spirits, devise and execute murderous plots, dance and sing enchantments, and struggle for the fate of Scotland.

Come and take a seat at the table, if you dare, and dine with us.

 


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Dates

May 28-June 6, 2020


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


The time: 1872. The claim: The world can be traveled in 80 days. The wager: 20,000 pounds.

Phileas Fogg sets off with a rigid itinerary and bewildered new valet in tow, but with bandits, a damsel in distress, and transportation problems, the traveling pair may discover the unpredictable just might be the most rewarding of all! But, will they make the deadline?

This epic adventure is filled with daring rescues, brash duels, and unexpected romance all while traveling by boat, train, and elephant!

 

 


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Dates

August 6-22, 2020


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


Booze and flirtations flow freely in this gritty and
sexy musical centered in Manhattan in the roaring twenties.

Spend an evening with Queenie and Burrs, lovers and fellow vaudeville performers. To test the limits of their fierce and hot-blooded relationship, Queenie throws the wildest party New York has ever seen.

What begins as an evening of games and teasing filled with reckless and alluring guests ends in unbridled passion.

  • Presenting Sponsor: Dan & Christine Stocke

 


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Dates

August 27-29, 2020


Showtimes

Continuing the tradition of bringing a special story to our stage during the Duluth Superior Pride Festival weekend. Check back for updates!


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