Rollicking Farce Tickles the Funny Bone

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The author of It Runs in the Family, Ray Cooney, has been referred to as the British Neil Simon. Cooney also acts, produces, and directs in London’s West End. He is famous for his fast-paced farces filled with plenty of slapstick action like the Playhouse’s season opener, Cooney’s own It Runs in the Family.

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Why You Need to See ROCK OF AGES

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Get out the big hair ‘dos and rocker denim we know you still have hidden in the back of your closets. Rock of Ages is landing its studded boot heels at the Playhouse next week, and this show is going to be W-I-L-D. This is the perfect summer jukebox musical about a small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world, who meets a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit, both livin’ just to find emotion.

If you still need convincing, here are a few reasons you need to see Rock of Ages and why it truly does rock!

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Volunteer!

Come and join our team — no experience required! The Duluth Playhouse is a nonprofit community theatre, and that means we rely heavily on the support of our volunteers. The next time you come to a show, you can be proud not only to watch the transformations onstage, but also know you helped to make it happen.

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Announcing the Cast for ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

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Who will be wearing the coat of many colors in the 2016-2017 season in our holiday show, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat? Read on to see the full cast list of this modern re-telling of the classic Biblical tale!

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What’s in a Title: Annapurna

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Anna-what? Anna-who? Seriously…what is this show?! It’s an unrecognizable title, but don’t let that hang you up!

In this new play by Sharr White, our main man Ulysses writes an epic poem about his ex-wife Emma in which he uses climbing the mountain Annapurna as an analogy for their long, complicated, fractured relationship. The revelation of the poem comes at the end of 90 minutes of taut, natural, funny, heart-breaking, real, beautiful dialogue between these two layered and well-defined characters. And you couldn’t ask for two better actors than Christine Winkler Johnson and John Pokrzywinski n to play Emma and Ulysses. (Fun fact: Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain in the world, named after the Hindu Goddess of nourishment.)

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Last week to meet those happy, dancing feet!

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Hard to believe, but we’ve reached the final week of 42nd Street performances. (Time flies when you’re having a tappin’ good time!). Still performing on the Depot main stage this week (May 4-8), don’t miss the show viewers are calling “spectacular” and “one of the best productions by the Playhouse.” See other awesome patron comments and reviews on our Facebook page!

Enjoy this mini photo gallery, then book your tickets to the show by clicking here or calling 218.733.7555.

(And just so you know…there are *great* seats still available this entire week of performances, and we’re talking center of the row seats everyone always, always, always wants. Don’t wait to snag’em if you see’em.)

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The Cast of ‘It Runs in the Family’ is…

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Yes, it’s official. We are announcing the cast of It Runs in the Family, which will be the first show of our 2016-2017 season. This comedic farce is sure to tickle funny bones and delight audiences, especially with a cast of this talent.

Read on to see who will be entertaining you this fall to kick off the new season!

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