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'Grease' at the Duluth Playhouse, performed by the 2014 Teen Intensive troupe.

‘Grease’ at the Duluth Playhouse, performed by the 2014 Teen Intensive troupe.

This summer the Duluth Playhouse Teen Intensive will be presenting the musical Chicago and William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

Let’s start with what the Duluth Playhouse Teen Intensive is all about. Each summer young actors and actresses get together to star and produce two shows in a repertory style.

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Review: An engaging hour about ‘Science!’ for kiddies


The time has come to elect a president and the choice is between a male candidate and a female candidate when suddenly a third candidate appears who announces he is “better than both of the other candidates combined.”

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Why You Need to See ROCK OF AGES

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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Rocking through the Eighties With ‘Rock of Ages’


Big 80s tunes, big hair, and big egos will all rock the house in Rock of Ages,  the Playhouse’s outrageous and raucous summer jukebox musical. Audiences will be dancing in the aisles to such memorable songs as “Waiting For a Girl Like You,” “We’re Not Gonna’ Take It,” “Harden My Heart,” and “Don’t Stop Believin”” For Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, and Europe fans, this show is a slice of rock and roll heaven.

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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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Review: Dramatic duel cuts to the bone in ‘Annapurna’

Photo by Todd Higgins (www.ToddHPhoto.com)

Photo by Todd Higgins (www.ToddHPhoto.com)

Why did the Duluth Playhouse put Annapurna on their schedule? Quite simply it was to have a pair of performers like John Pokrzywinski and Christine Winkler Johnson sink their acting chops into the play’s final scene, which runs about an hour, and mesmerizes the audience into a breathless silence.

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