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The mission of The Underground is to serve the community as a meeting place for culture and conversation, for arts and education, offering diverse programming to foster the artistic and intellectual life of Northern Minnesota.

The Underground is general admission. There is no visual obstruction, this is a 150-seat theatre that can be reconfigured Want to produce a show? Click here!

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Become a Wild Card member for the 2015 Underground season!

Why, you might ask? Because you'll receive awesome perks and savings at each Underground show, like 2-for-1 pre-show drink specials and priority seating (incredibly handy if there's a long, long line before the doors open!).

Currently? One Wild Card = $50. That's for the four remaining shows of the 2015 season. (Seriously, that's a pretty awesome deal !)




Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx | Book by Jeff Whitty | Based on an original concept by Robert Lopex and Jeff Marx

July 30-August 22

Thursday-Saturday | All Shows @ 7:30pm

Those naughty puppets are back after a sold-out run five years ago at The Playground. A coming-of-age tale of twenty-something humans and puppets learning the hard knocks of life and love after college in NYC. If PBS made Sesame Street for adults the characters would live on Avenue Q.


For adult content and language


Presented by The Underground and UMD's Stage 2 Theatre



Take It With You

Episode #13

Tuesday, August 18 @ 7:30pm


Experience the next generation of live radio with this "charming and funny and silly and musically delicious" new podcast.

Take It With You follows Blake Thomas, the owner of a tavern & music venue, and a colorful group of his multi-talented friends, patrons, and employees. Each episode features a comedic one hour radio play punctuated by music, info & guest segments (including frequent appearances from our very own real-life mayor, Don Ness).





Hedwig and the Angry Inch

September 3-5, 2015

All shows at 7:30pm

Back by popular demand and for one weekend only. This rock musical about an unknown rock goddess is back on the Underground stage after a sold-out engagement last season!


Alec Schroeder as Hedwig

Tonya Porter as Yitzhak






The Turn of the Screw: January 29 - February 7

Love, Loss and What I Wore: March 26 - 28

Game Show: June 18 - 27

Avenue Q: July 30 - August 22

Gruesome Playground Injuries: October 1 - 10

Ten November: November 5-14



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Avenue Q
July 30 - August 22, 2015


Guys & Dolls
July 16 - August 2, 2015


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