• Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Show List


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!

Stay posted through our email newsletters (sign up in the left sidebar) or via Facebook!


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 !)




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


In partnership with Duluth Superior Pride.




Kirov by Night

Friday, September 11 @ 0:00pm


Kirov by Night is the area's only late night sketch comedy/talk show, hosted by Andrew Kirov. This show is a perfect blend of Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show. Featuring interviews with local celebrities, musical guests, and original sketch comedy, it'll be a night filled with laughs and enjoyment by all!


TICKETS: $5 at the door






Take It With You

Episode #14

Tuesday, September 15 @ 7:30pm

SPECIAL GUEST: Chaperone Records founder & owner Bob Monahan, and musical guest Southwire

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).

Tickets: $10 at the door (advanced tickets HIGHLY recommended)








Film Festival

Saturday, Sept  19 | 6-9PM


SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a call to action. At Wild & Scenic, film-goers are transformed into a congregation of committed activists, dedicated to saving our increasingly threatened planet. We show environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. Through these films, Wild & Scenic both informs people about the state of the world and inspires them to take action.


Sponsored by Friends of the Boundary Waters, a nonprofit organization with a mission to protect, preserve and restore the wilderness character of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Quetico-Superior ecosystem.



Gruesome Playground Injuries

by Rajiv Joseph

October 1-10, 2015

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm

Not all relationships last, but some stick with you. Follow Kayleen and Doug --- non-chronologically --- through their various injuries, illnesses and disorders over their unique 30-year friendship.






The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 30 & 31, 2015

Two shows @ 9:00pm | On the Playhouse Main Stage

Live audience participation is back! Be prepared with props in hand as this cult classic is reenacted along with the movie. Dress your best: costume contest every show! (Event not included in Wild Card Package.)

TICKETS: $15 (includes prop bag)








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



Buy Tickets
The Underground
Children's Theatre
Education Program
Season Ticket
job opportunities
Gift Certificates
Special Events



Amazon Smile
Support the Playhouse by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com and Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.



Playhouse Centennial Video by Happy Tree Productions

Twitter Feed


Accessibility Statement