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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 in a thrust or in the round.

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Rubber Chicken Theater Company presents
Evil Dead : The Musical

October 23 - November 1, 2014 |  Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm

Ever dream of a hero with a chainsaw arm who bursts into song?  So have we!  Ever wish you could be splashed by blood while watching a horror story farce?  So have we!  Ever long for dismemberment and dancing in one show?  So have we!  Just watch out for the Splatter Zone!






Kirov By Night

November 7th @ 8:00pm

Tickets: $5 at the door

Special Guests: Tom Isbell; University of Minnesota Duluth theatre professor, playwright, new book author, actor (and much more!)

Robert Gardner; Artistic Director of the Minnesota Ballet

Special Musical Guests: TBA


Kirov by Night is the area’s only late night talk show. Hosted by UWS graduate Andrew Kirov, the show is a perfect blend between the concepts of The Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live. The show features interviews with local celebrities, musical guests, and original sketch comedy.






Take It With You  Live Radio Show - Episode 7

Tuesday, November 18 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets: $10 general admission

Special Guests: TBA

Take It With You is a live variety radio program performed, and recorded, at The Underground theatre in Duluth, MN. Each episode features original music, comedy, news, science, and a dash of politics from our very own real-life mayor, Don Ness.


Vox Novus: World Premiere Compositions for Solo Cello Performed by Aleks Tengesdal

November 19 @ 8:00pm

Tickets: $10 at the door

Selections Include: '10 Cinematic Miniatures' by John M Christensen (Twin Cities), 'Still Around' by Rudy Perrault (Duluth), 'Kontakia' by Ryan Keebaugh, 'Poeme pour Violoncelle' by Peter Amsel (Canada), 'Saint-Petersbourg' by Louis Sauter, and 'The Extinction Series' by Whitney George (New York)







10th Annual Short Shorts Film Festival
Saturday February 21, 2015   |  7:00pm

DEADLINE TO ENTER: Friday, February 13, 2015 at 4:30pm

Cash prizes awarded to the top three films! Contest rules and information found on application.



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