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Summer Performance Intensive Program

These two productions are performed by the Youth Repertory Theatre Company. Through the August 14-23, 2015 performance dates, the two productions alternate in true repertory fashion.

Titus Andronicus
By William Shakespeare

After ten long years of fighting a war against the Goths, Roman general TITUS ANDRONICUS returns home with the bodies of his two sons and a crew of important war prisoners, including Tamora (queen of the Goths), her sons (Demetrius and Chiron) and Aaron the Moor. Before he places his slain sons in the Andronicus family tomb, Titus must sacrifice Tamora's eldest son in order to appease the spirits of his dead children.


Show dates:

August 13, 15, 20, and 22 @ 7pm



Sweeney Todd: School Edition

Music and Lyrics By Stephen Sondheim

Book by Hugh Wheeler

Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up, and the carnage has only just begun!

Show Dates:

August 14 & 21 @ 7pm

August 16 & 23 @ 2pm




Parents: Looking to pay for your student's tuition to Teen Intensives? Click the button below to take care of payment! Please note that additional items such as t-shirts, photo discs, pizza lunch, or dance shoes are a separate purchase that can be taken care of in office or over the phone at 218-733-7555.



Adult Classes



Adult Dance Classe with Amber Burns

Saturdays 10:00-11:30AM | May 21 - July 30 (10-week session)*

*No class weekend of July 2

Amber's Mixer

Wednesdays & Thursdays | May 18 - July 28 (10-week session)*


*No class week of July 4



  • $8 - Drop In Rate
  • $60 - 10-class Punch Card
  • $100 - Unlimited (attend as many dance and mixer classes as you want!)



*Register online or call 218-733-7555

Private Vocal, Acting and Dance Coaching

Offered through the Playhouse, by appointment only. Contact Kate Horvath at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Playhouse Education Classes

Our mission: The Duluth Playhouse Conservatory is committed to providing exciting, innovative, and quality theatre arts education for the Northeast Region. Theatre is a fully active art form - it engages the mind and body so that learning is layered and lasting. We have an array of creative, fun, and challenging opportunities for all ages to explore the power of performance.

Classes are held at the new PLAYHOUSE CONSERVATORY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS -- 230 West Superior St. (Entrance is on 3rd Ave. West between Superior and Michigan Streets) *Unless otherwise noted.


Visit the Education Program page.


Costume Rentals

Contact the Playhouse Costume Manager Michlynn Zagar to schedule an appointment. Call 218.733.7555.



The Playhouse Conservatory Rental Information

The Playhouse Conservatory has 4 spacious rooms, equipped with mirrors, a sound system with ipod hook up, and sport court (when available). This space is ideal for workshops, rehearsals, and the like. Specific furniture available upon request.

For additional information on renting the Conservatory space, please contact Robert Lee at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Avenue Q Puppet Rental Information

Princeton Kate Monster Bad News Bears Lucy the Slut Princeton Sex Puppet Kate Monster Sex Puppet Mrs. Thistletwat Nicky Ricky Rod The Newcomer Trekkie Monster

For additional information on pricing, please contact Todd Higgins at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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