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The Birds, by Aristophanes by way of Van Halen

The ’80s is the updated feathers-and-glitter setting for Aristophanes’ political satire, spoken and sung by Emily Parr’s Harbor City School theater students. It’s Thurs-Sunday, April 29-May 2, 7 pm through Saturday, and 2 pm on Sunday. Don’t miss it–it’s at 322 Michigan St. in the Harbor City School Theater. The entrance is in the skywalk.

Renegade Theater Company Grand Re-Opening

Renegade Theater Company

A New Year, A New Name, A New Look

Renegade Comedy Theatre is proud to announce that we are changing our name to Renegade Theater Company. Please join us to celebrate! We’re having a party and silent auction fundraiser to coincide with the opening of our first show of our 2010 season, “The Sparrow,” on Thursday, February 4th.

The party is from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm and “The Sparrow” begins at 8pm. Both the party and the production will be held at the Teatro Zuccone, 222 East Superior Street in downtown Duluth.

Featuring food from the Zeitgeist Arts Café and great silent auction items from dozens of businesses and organizations in the Northland, the evening will be a celebration of Renegade’s past and a welcoming of its future. We hope you will join us!

“Evil Dead” is campy Halloween fun for adults

Evil Dead: The Musical is definitely worth checking out.

Tonight, and Next Thursday-Saturday!

The Last Five Years, at the Duluth Play Ground. Next to Pizza Luce in the Tech Village. Performances are at 7:30, $15.00 a ticket.

A couple of reviews:

AND

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/148623/safe_image.php

Evil Dead: The Musical

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October 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 7pm

Midnight show on Halloween, too!

Staged at The Venue at Mohaupt Block in the Duluth’s West End.

It’s splatter, it’s comedy, it’s Splat-stick entertainment!

$15 per person
$25 for limited Splatter Zone seating!

Call (218) 213-2780 for tickets and information.

Anti-Government Rally Today!

HortonChuck Horton is rallying the troops to the steps of City Hall to protest corruption in city government and to demand the resignations of a couple of city councilors. To make this my perfect Duluth day, I’d like to see some counter-protesters holding up signs with snappy slogans, like “Hey Horton, Get a Job!” or “Taxes = Anarchy.” I’m sure you guys get the idea. If you are too busy to counter-protest, at least share your pithy placard pronouncements on Perfect Duluth Day!

“On a Mission from God”

The effects of the state budget deficit will be felt by many, but one example I’ve been talking about is the potential loss of Hibbing Community College Theater. (Disclosure: I work for HCC as a communication instructor).

HCC has developed a top notch two-year theater program and community theater series. For years it has demonstrated to the blue collar Iron Range the importance and possibility represented by the fine arts. Unfortunately, the program is now on the chopping block. But the community isn’t taking this lying down. A deal was struck that if some money could be raised externally the program could continue in some form.

For one night only, a big show will be held that could save a precious community treasure from budget cuts. Yes, that is exactly like the plot of the 1980 musical “The Blues Brothers.” Which is why the cast of HCC’s 2004 production of the Blues Brothers is reuniting for the show. The HCC Blues Brothers and Blues Brothers band is top notch, as good or better than any of the other revivals you might see touring the country and is predominantly stocked with Minnesotans.

We need to fill this massive, historic hall to save theater at HCC. Consider a road trip to Hibbing to send a message in support of the arts.

HCC Theater Support Gala
7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 2
Hibbing High School Auditorium
(easily the most impressive high school auditorium in the country, and Dylan played there before he was Dylan)

First, enjoy the hilarious promotional video featuring Elwood Blues (Hibbing’s Jaime Tintor, an actor in L.A.). This is well worth the click.

HCC Theater Support Gala featuring the Blues Brothers: July 2 in Hibbing

Send this out. Tell your friends. Tweet and Retweet. Blog and Share. Every town has something to fight for in this unfortunately political battle, but this one is awfully important to the towns of the Iron Range, knocked down by the economy and in need of the healing power of the arts. Tell the people: “We’re getting the band back together.”

Follow some hilarious updates all next week at my blog MinnesotaBrown.com

Rubber Chicken’s Humpty Dumpty: The Musical Free Preview

Come see this great show… One weekend left!

May 29-31
Friday and Saturday shows at 7pm
Saturday and Sundays matinees at 3pm

Any One of Us: Women’s Words from Prison — from the folks that brought you the Vagina Monologues

V-Day Ending Violence Against Women

Any One of Us: Words From Prison evolved from a decade-long writing group with Eve Ensler and 15 women at Bedford Hill’s Correctional Facility. This piece is a collection of stories from the raw voices of fierceness and honesty written by the original 15 women combined with writing from women in prisons across the nation moving forward toward healing, understanding and change with the ultimate goal of using their writing and voices to impact policy, laws and treatment of incarcerated women. Together these writings reveal the deep connection between women in prison and the violence that often brings them there.

Wednesday, April 22, noon
University of Minnesota Duluth campus – LOCATION CHANGE!  KSC 268
Admission: $2 or a non-perishable food item
All proceeds go to the Duluth Bethel Women’s Program
Sponsored by V-Day UMD, UMD Women’s Resource & Action Center, UMD Women’s Studies Department & Kirby Program Board

Remember the ‘Moon for the Misbegotten’ review?

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BOLD-choice Theatre

Tonight is the Public Premiere of BOLD(Battling Obstacles Living with Disabilities)-choice Theatre’s Production of ROMEO AND JULIET’S TRAGIC COMEDY. It is at the Fregeau Auditorium at Marshall School, 7:30pm. Please come and celebrate the arts and diversity in our community!

Moon for the Misbegotten

Revival performances of last years critically aclaimed “A Moon For The Misbegotten” by Eugene O’Neill to benefit The Duluth Bethel Port Rehabilitation Center for Men.
Starring Jim Neumann, Carolyn LePine, Zachary Stofer, Nathan St. Germain and Cody Ryder
Directed by Molly O’Neill
Six performances March 12-14 March 19-21 7:30 pm

$10.00
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO DULUTH BETHEL PORT REHABILITATION CENTER FOR MEN.
Alan Zeppa and the Zeppa Foundation donated Teatro Zuccone for this event.