Theater Posts

Best Play or Musical of 2014 Nominations

Kate Horvath - Duluth Playhouse - CatsIt’s time again to look back at the previous year of locally produced theater and choose the nominees for Best Play or Musical. In 2013, the Duluth Playhouse Children’s Theatre’s production of Cats took top honors. What was your favorite play of 2014?

Reviewing Hedwig and the Angry Inch

So I thought I would like to write a review of the rock-musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

I am new to writing full-blown reviews so I guess by default this will be the worst one ever… but also the best? I am by no means an expert on anything, nor should you hold my opinion to more or less value than you would hold to someone you just met on the street. My opinion is my own, but I would like to share it.

Perfect Play or Musical of 2013: Duluth Playhouse Children’s Theatre’s Cats

It was a big year for Duluth theater in 2013, with eight productions receiving a significant number of votes for the honor of best play or musical. In the end, the Duluth Playhouse Children’s Theatre production of Cats emerged as the favorite.

Correct dates for “Resurrection Blues”

There was an incorrect ad in a Duluth Playhouse playbill last month, so local theatergoers may have gotten misinformation about the dates of The College of St. Scholastica’s production of “Resurrection Blues” by Arthur Miller. The dark comedy, directed by Tony Barrett, runs Oct. 14 through 23.

BOLD-choice Theatre presents The Peach

Battling Obstacles Living with Disabilities provides a unique style of theatre performance that exposes community and student audiences to the talents of individuals with disabilities, opening new channels for dialogue and providing a venue to “talk” across barriers. BOLD-choice Theatre Company is created by Choice, Unlimited.

Renegade Theater Company Season Kickoff

The 2nd Annual Season Kickoff and Silent Auction is almost here! Join Renegade on Feb. 3 to celebrate what promises to be a year of excellent shows. Our event this year will once again include a silent auction and raffle, with tons of great items generously donated by community businesses. There is no cost to this event, but donations are more than welcome.

Rubber #@$! Chicken presents David #[email protected]%! Mamet’s “American $#&*[email protected]# Buffalo”

May was a great time for homegrown music. June is shaping up to be the month for homegrown theater.

Rubber Chicken Theater presents
“American Buffalo” by David Mamet
June 3-5, 10-12, 17-19
7pm at The Venue at Mohaupt Block.
Directed by Minden Anderson
Featuring Tony Barrett, Brian Matuszak and Tate Haglund-Pagel

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.

Colder gets older

Colder by the Lake‘s “Older by the Lake,” a comedy about aging, opens this Thursday night at Teatro Zuccone.

In the pic: Cathy Podeszwa, John Schmidt, Christa Schulz, Jack Setterlund and Gary Kruchowski. They guarantee the show will be “more fun than a barrel of reading glasses.”

This post is being published early on Sunday morning for a reason. The first person to write a comment on this wins two tickets to the opening night show (Thursday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.). It’s a reward for being up early on a Sunday and reading about oldness.

Oh, and don’t worry, the playbill is in large print.

Renegade Theater Company Grand Re-Opening

A new year, a new name, a new look. Renegade Comedy Theatre is changing its 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, Feb. 4.

Rubber Chicken Radio Hour has a permanent home at The Shack


The Rubber Chicken Radio Hour has a new permanent home at the Shack in Superior.

“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:


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!

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