Cult Classics and Rock 'n' Roll at Duluth Playhouse Through Halloween

October 19, 2016 08:34 AM

The Duluth Playhouse is closing out October with productions for kids and adults through Halloween. 

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Kate Horvath and Robert Lee are artistic directors for the Children's Theatre and the Underground, respectively. They stopped by GMN to share the details on upcoming productions. 

Kate says "School of Rock" easily comes to life on the Playhouse stage. 

"The movie was just brilliantly conceptualized, an easy transition to turn it into the musical version that's currently on Broadway right now," she says.

The Playhouse is the first in the state to receive amateur rights for "School of Rock." That means it's the only production of its kind in Minnesota.

Audiences can expect to hear new songs with the same Jack Black style, all performed by ages 8 to 18. 

For adults looking for a fun night out, Robert says the Underground is the place to be. "Hedwig & the Angry Inch" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" are rotating nights through October 31.

"Rocky Horror" fans can get involved in the production while the movie plays in the background.  

"It's this cult kind of experience," Robert says. "You're throwing things at the actors and all around, and you're yelling things back at them while the movie is going on. It's a blast, it's really fun."

The Underground also encourages everyone to dress up for a costume contest on "Rocky Horror" nights.

Production details:

"School of Rock: Youth Production": October 20-30 at the Duluth Playhouse
Thursday & Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $17, Youth/Students $15, Groups (15 +) $13

"Rocky Horror": October 21, 28, 30 & 31
"Hedwig and the Angry Inch": October 20, 22, 27 & 29
All performances at 7:30 p.m. at the Underground Theatre.
Tickets: Adults $20, Students $18, $35 for both shows

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