The Duluth Playhouse
GODSPELL. This beloved classic is hot off the 2011 Broadway revival and splashing onto the Playhouse stage. Leave your preconceived notions behind: this updated version is filled with eye popping action and inspiring musical numbers. An exhilarating musical for the whole family. ON STAGE: April 18-May 5. Thursday through Saturday curtain: 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee curtain: 2 p.m. 506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth.
LOVE LETTERS. As part of the Opening weekend of the new events center, the Underground, Love Letters is a special performance starring University of Minnesota, Duluth Theatre Professor Tom Isbell and his wife Pat. A.R. Gurney’s two character play Love Letters has been produced around the country and internationally. The Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama follows a 50-year relationship between Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III told entirely through their correspondence. ON STAGE: April 26 and 27. Curtain: 7:30 p.m. 506 W. Michigan Street
Teatro Zuccone – Renegade Theater Company
IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY. A comedy about marriage, intimacy, and electricity. In a seemingly perfect, well-to-do Victorian home, proper gentleman and scientist Dr. Givings has innocently invented an extraordinary new device for treating “hysteria” in women (and occasionally men): the vibrator. Adjacent to the doctor’s laboratory, his young and energetic wife tries to tend to their newborn daughter – and wonders exactly what is going on in the next room. When a new “hysterical” patient and her husband bring a wet nurse and their own complicated relationship into the doctor’s home, Dr. and Mrs. Givings must examine the nature of their own marriage, and what it truly means to love someone. ON STAGE: June 13-15, 20-22, 27-29. Thursday-Saturday curtain: 8 p.m. 222 East Superior Street, Duluth.
University of Minnesota Duluth Theatre
CORIOLANA. In a post apocalyptic world, women rule after men have been all but obliterated in war. Enemy cities of women, led by two lethal, female generals become caught in a sea of blood, politics, depravation, and class struggle in this epic, gender-swapping adaptation of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. ON STAGE: April 25-27, May 1-4. Curtain time: 7:30 p.m. April 28 curtain time: 2 p.m. Mainstage theater, UMD campus.
College of St. Scholastica Theatre
SEUSSICAL. The Cat in the Hat narrates this musical story of the life of Horton the Elephant. Woven throughout the tale are all of your favorite Seuss characters as they help (or hinder) Horton on his journey to save the Whos. Along the way Horton cares for an abandoned egg and meets someone whose “thinks” are just as big as his own. Anything is possible as classic Seuss rhymes and locations are set to music by Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, and Eric Idle. Something for theatre goers of all ages; the insight, humor, and imagination of Seuss come to life through story and song featuring his colorful characters. ON STAGE: April 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 2013. Curtain time: 7:30 p.m. St. Scholastica campus.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. ON STAGE: Dinner & Show April 19, 20; Show Only April 18; Matinee and Dinner April 20. Curtain time: 7 p.m. Matinee curtain times: 1 p.m., 2 p.m. Faith United Methodist Church, 1531 Hughitt Avenue, Superior.
Rubber Chicken Theater
MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD. Who has the toughest job in the world? If you said Duluth TV weather people, you would be incorrect and silly. No, the toughest job around is being a mom. Motherhood Out Loud is a collection of monologues and short scenes that shatter traditional notions about parenthood and unveil the comedy, and the heartache, of being a parent. One weekend only May 3-5 at Fitger’s Spirit of the North Theater, 600 East Superior Street, Duluth. Curtain time: 7 p.m., Sunday matinee curtain time: 2 p.m.