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The Last Five Years

February 4-6, 2016

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


Step into the lives of Jamie and Cathy as the last five years of their lives unfold in this compelling and modern musical told in both chronological (his) and reverse chronological (hers) order. The Last Five Years was made into a motion picture starring Anna Kendrick in 2014.

Starring Adam Sippola and Carolyn LePine




11th Annual Short Shorts Film Festival

Saturday, February 27 @ 7:30pm




DEADLINE TO ENTER: February 19, 2016 at 4:30pm

NEW! Submit your film online via Film Freeway.


You've submitted your film; now it's time to invite your friends! Don't make films, but enjoy watching them? Join us the evening of February 27th to see all short shorts and help choose the night's top 3 winners!




Gilbert & Sullivan's


One weekend only!

MARCH 3-5 @ 7:30pm | MARCH 6 @ 2pm

Directed by Jeffrey Madison

Gilbert and Sullivan make a triumphant return to the Underground with IOLANTHE; a comic operetta that satirizes British government at odds with immortal fairies.






The Last Five Years January 28 - February 6

11th Annual Short Shorts Film Festival February 27

Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe March 3-6

Motherhood Out Loud March 17-19

Rough Magic: A theatrical celebration of Shakespeare's First Folio April 7-9

Nine August 4-13

American Idiot September 8-24

Oleanna October 13-22

Art November 3-12



Become a Wild Card member for the 2016 Underground season!

Rceive awesome perks and savings at each Underground show, like 2-for-1 pre-show Happy Hours, priority seating for sold-out shows, and seeing 7 shows for the prices of 6. One Wild Card = $90.



What's happening in The Underground? LOTS!

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.


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