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Opinion: NorShor the ‘masterpiece it was meant to be’

Speaking to business leaders at a Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored luncheon this week, Christine Gradl Seitz, the executive and artistic director for the Duluth Playhouse, asked this question: “Why does this project matter?” She, of course, was referring to the recently completed, $30.5 million historic renovation of the NorShor Theatre in downtown Duluth. Her …


Final Details Come Together for NorShor’s Re-Opening

With less than a month until opening night, paintbrushes and canisters full of yellow paint were strewn on paint-speckled paper taped to the floor in the NorShor Theatre’s offices Sunday. The final touches of the renovated downtown Duluth theater, which first opened as the Orpheum Theater in 1910, are starting to come together. The electricity …


Latest Happenings at the NorShor

If you haven’t recently, you’ll want to take a drive down Superior Street past the NorShor Theatre, and soon! Just over a month out from the premiere performance on its restored stage, the marquee is also seeing its new life come to light (no pun intended) as the light-up “NorShor” letters are placed in their …


Final push to restore historic theater by December deadline

After years of planning and 16 months of construction, the renovation of Duluth’s historic NorShor Theatre is finally nearing completion. It has been a challenging project by all accounts. “There was an extraordinary amount of reconstruction work that was unforeseen, and we definitely hit Duluth rock, so we had to manage that,” said Rich Kiemen, …


Latest progress inside the NorShor Theatre

What’s new at the NorShor Theatre since our last construction update? ——- 1.) Tiles have been laid in the main level restrooms   2.) The installation has begun on the automatic rigging system.   3.) Work on raking and risers continues in the auditorium.   4.) A clearer view of the orchestra pit beneath the stage.   …

 

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When patrons visit the NorShor, they can take one of two winding staircases up to the mezzanine level to access the upper-level of seating.

The front stairway, pictured below, was often called the "floating staircase." #insidethenorshor
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