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Musicians Wanted

Do you play an instrument? Well good for you, you frigging braggart.

Wait … let’s try that again.

Do you play an instrument? Want to get paid to play it and hang out with some cool people? Renegade Theater Company’s upcoming production of THE WILD PARTY needs the following musicians:

  • Trumpet player
  • 2 Reed players
  • Guitarist
  • Bassist

If you or anyone you know might be interested in playing some sweet jazz / rock / pop music while earning some cash and having some fun, please contact Artistic Director Katy Helbacka at [email protected].

Summer Specials at the Teatro Zuccone

There’s only 5 performances left of Renegade Theater Company’s production of REASONS TO BE PRETTY. The show has been dubbed “A high-impact drama with a superb cast” by the Duluth News Tribune, “A must-see performance” by Oeuvre Magazine and “Better than a kick in the junk” by Jody Kujawa. That’s some serious high-praise, guys.

So if you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for? That’s not rhetorical. Seriously, what are you waiting for? There’s only five shows left! Well, how about if we give you one more reason to see it?

When you either call the box office (218-336-1414) or show up to purchase tickets, use the codeword and get your tickets for ONLY $5!   Yeah, you heard us right. This offer is good for ANY of the remaining performances. It doesn’t matter if there are 2 people in your party or 20, the tickets are $5 EACH. But only if you use the codeword.

What is the codeword? It’s the url of THIS WEBSITE.

And from now until June 18th at the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe you can get a “Pretty Cosmo” for only $5 and receive 10% off your food bill if you show them your program from the production.

Hope to see you there!

Homegrown’s Over … Now What?

You’re Getting Sleepy….Very Sleepy….

The Teatro Zuccone is excited to welcome Gabriel Holmes, from Rochester, MN, to the Teatro Zuccone stage tonight, November 6, 2009 for ONE NIGHT ONLY.

Gabriel will perform his very popular stage show at 9 pm followed by a live Improv set from Renegade at 10:30 p.m. Tickets for Gabriel’s show are $10. Tickets to improv are $5, or free with your ticket to Gabriel’s show!

Tickets are available at the door or by calling 218-336-1414.

Renegade’s 2010 Season Auditions!

Audition Notice

Renegade Announces Auditions for the first 3 shows of their exciting 2010 Season: The Sparrow, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, and The Who’s Tommy.

WHEN: Saturday Nov. 14, Sunday Nov. 15.

TIME: 1:00pm-4:00pm each day ~Sign up for a 10 Minute Time Slot!

WHERE: Auditions will be at Teatro Zuccone

Sign up in advance for a 10-minute time slot by stopping by the Renegade upstairs office, by calling 722-6775, or by emailing [email protected]

Dink Tank returns!

Renegade Comedy Theatre is proud to announce the return of Dink Tank with its all-new sketch comedy show, “Dink Tank: After School Special.”

Last Chance To See A “Musical Tour-De-Force!” – Oeuvre

There’s only three shows left of Renegade Comedy Theatre’s production of “A New Brain.”

Come out to the Teatro Zuccone this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm to see this show packed with show-stopping choreography and powerful, moving music.

So, come see the show Oeuvre called “A laugh-out-loud show from beginning to end!”

Opens This Thursday!

New Brain Photo

Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine
Directed by Andy Bennett

Rainn Wilson Likes Us, He Really Likes Us!

Rainn Wilson (who plays Dwight on NBC’s “The Office”) recently alerted his nearly two million followers on Twitter that he found Dink Tank’s “total devotion to McConnaughy (sic) and “Ghosts of Girlfriend’s Past,” Hysterical.”

So, just in case you missed it the first time we posted it, here’s the video again. This time with a fresh smelling seal of approval from a guy we think is pretty damn hysterical too. In fact, way more so.

Matthew McCounaghey\’s Biggest Fans…Dink Tank

Dink Tank McCounaghey Camp Out

Thanks so much to everyone who donated!

Renegade’s Latest Production, Opening 7/9

Call 218-336-1414 for tickets or visit

Comedy Olympics at the Playground!

Renegade Comedy Theatre is proud to announce the return of the Comedy Olympics, the Northland’s original improvisational comedy powerhouse!

Renegade’s new Comedy Olympics will coincide with the grand re-opening of the Teatro Zuccone later this summer, but you can catch a sneak preview of the show during a two-week run at the Playground theatre in the Tech Village in Downtown Duluth. The sneak preview opens tonight, June 19th and runs Friday and Saturday nights until June 27th. All shows at 10:30 pm.

Tickets are only $5 for an evening of high-caliber hilarity!

Dink Tank is holding Auditions

Local sketch comedy team DINK TANK will be holding auditions this Tuesday, May 12th at 7pm at the Teatro Zuccone, 222 East Superior St downtown.

They are looking to expand their team of writers and performers for their September and December shows. You won’t need to prepare anything, as they’ll be asking people to do cold readings from existing sketches.

Alright, alright, alright!

Thanks to an overwhelming amount of donations to Renegade Comedy Theatre, members of DINK TANK will be camping out tonight at the Duluth 10 theatre to be first in line for tickets to the latest Matthew McConaughey opus, GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST.

They will spend the night on the cold concrete, playing their bongos and challenging all comers to a round of hacky sack. And, if you drive by and scream “McConaughey!” at them, they’ll be forced to respond with a chillaxed, “Alright, alright, alright.”

All of this will be filmed for posterity, edited for hilarity and posted online for public consumption and mockery.

The next evening, Friday, May 1st from 6-8pm, they will be joined by local conservative radio host Brad Bennett at the DUNK TANK FOR DINK TANK outside the theatre.

$10 gets you one ball; $25 gets you three, and you can take your pick of who you’d like to dunk – members of DINK TANK or Brad Bennett and members of his radio station staff. All proceeds go to benefit the Renegade Comedy Theatre, a local non-profit committed to providing the Northland with bold, high-quality productions that enrich, enlighten and, above all, entertain.

After the dunking is through, members of DINK TANK will dry off and head in to see the 9 o’clock showing of GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST.

Come down tonight or tomorrow and show your support for local arts…or to mock them. Totally your call.

JK livin’, everybody.


We here at the Renegade Comedy Theatre like putting on shows. They’re fun. And, we think you like seeing them too. So, how bout we join forces to make sure those shows we both like so much can keep happening?

How, you ask? Good question! And if you’d shut up for two seconds we’ll tell you…sheeesh.

If Renegade receives $250 in donations between now and Thursday, April 30th at 5pm, members of DINK TANK will head down to the Duluth 10 theatre and camp out overnight to be first in line to buy tickets to the latest Matthew McConaughey opus, “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.”

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