Les Miserables, a haunting and world famous musical, wowed audiences in Duluth back in July of 2014. The Duluth Playhouse collaborated with the Minnesota Ballet and the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra on this massive undertaking.
“We were really proud, and quite honored to work with our fellow artist groups,” explained Christine Seitz, Executive Director of the Duluth Playhouse.
The show was in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Playhouse. And it was a big success, with more than 150 people working on it.
The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation awarded the group a grant to help pull everything together. And now, the DSACF has chosen the Playhouse as a finalist for the Touchstone Awards. The awards honor organizations that have gone above and beyond making their communities better.
“It’s so tremendous to be recognized for the value of the arts in our community,” Seitz told us. She was so excited when she found out, she called the partners in the project right away.
She hopes that someday, another project will allow the groups to pool their resources and talent once again.
The Touchstone Award luncheon is coming up on Monday, September 21st, at the DECC. The event is free and open to the public.
Originally posted on WDIO.com.