Duluth Playhouse

We speak with Kate Horvath, the Children's Theater & Education Program Director of the Duluth Playhouse, about how bringing children to the theater can educate while it entertains.

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La Cage aux Folles (The Birdcage) raised a few eyebrows when it premiered on Broadway back in the '80s.  At that time, two men singing a love song to one another was unheard of on stage. 

Now, in the Northland?  Audiences are embracing this singable, danceable love story that asks, can I be myself and still be loveable?

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Shad Olsen left the Northland at 18, bound for the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the bright lights of the Big Apple.

Sixteen years later, he's back - and loving it! -  and closer to fulfilling his dream than ever.

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Crystal Pelkey is a playwright, performer, director - she's even been a guest honoree in KUMD's Women's History Month episodes.

She has a new gig now at the Duluth Playhouse: Director of Patron Services and Special Events, but in her inimitable style, she'll be making up the rules - and writing the lexicon - as she goes.

Christine Seitz of the Duluth Playhouse on the adventure that is tech rehearsal.

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Christine Seitz of the Duluth Playhouse talks about the theater's interesting approach to auditions in a smallish town: where even though there are a lot of actors, there are also a lot of shows.

We catch up with Christine Seitz, executive director of the Duluth Playhouse, in the midst of giving a tour of Duluth's historic NorShore Theater.  We get to come along and hear about the plans for the renovation to its "former grandeur" and a source of community pride.