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INDIVIDUAL SHOWS:

Don’t Dress For Dinner

A Fast-Moving Farce of Marriage, Desire and Cordon Bleu Cuisine

Dates
January 31, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Showtimes
Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm | Sunday @ 2pm

Description

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend at his charming converted French farmhouse with his side-dish, a Parisian model named Suzanne. The first order of business: get his wife, Jacqueline, on a train to see her mother. Second order of business: pick best friend Robert up from the train station because when you’re dating a model it’s hard to keep it a secret, so why bother…

In an effort to impress his paramour, Bernard has hired a Cordon Bleu cook to prepare a flawless dinner. Of course, even the best-laid plans often go awry. Which is what happens when Jacqueline decides to skip mother’s house after all. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as each of the characters are forced to improvise at breakneck speed.

  • Presented by The Duluth Playhouse as part of their 2018-19 Main Stage series
  • Director: Katy Helbacka
  • Presenting Sponsor:  Duluth News Tribune
  • ASL-Interpreted Performance on Thursday, February 7
  • Tickets
    • Standard: $30-$40 (depending on seat location)
    • Student Rush (25 & under): $25 at the door with Student ID the night of a performance only

 

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2019 Duluth Comedy Fest

Jade Presents is thrilled to bring Duluth its first comedy festival!

Dates
February 15, 2019 - February 16, 2019

Showtimes
Doors @ 8pm, Shows @ 9pm

Description

The inaugural year of Duluth’s premier stand-up comedy event will feature a dynamic lineup of national and regional comedians bringing the laughs to multiple local venues over the course of two days.

Presented by CAPTAIN MORGAN

Featuring GARY GULMAN with ALEX EDELMAN and TIG NOTARO with BRIAN POSEHN

This festival is for mature audiences.

Enjoy headlining performances at the NorShor Theatre Friday and Saturday night, with regional talent from the Renegade Theater Company appearing both nights at Zeitgeist for an improvisational comedy showcase. Ticketing for performances at Zeitgeist will be separate from the standard two-day Duluth Comedy Festival pass, however, entry to Friday and Saturday shows will be included with the purchase of a VIP pass.

Gary Gulman (Friday’s headliner) is a stand-up comedian and has four one-hour comedy specials, including, Gary Gulman: In This Economy?, recognized as one of the five best comedy specials airing on Netflix. He is one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late-night comedy program.

Alex Edelman’s (support for Gary Gulman on Friday) one-hour BBC radio special, Peer Group, was released this year. He won the prestigious Foster’s Best Newcomer prize at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for his one-man show, Millennial, only the second American ever to have done so.

Tig Notaro (Saturday’s headliner) is a groundbreaking stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director originally from Mississippi. Hailed for her effortless storytelling and fearless stage presence, her subject matter ranges from the delightfully absurd to the monumentally serious. Rolling Stone recently named Tig “one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.” In 2013, Tig was nominated for a Grammy Award for her sophomore release, Live, the number one selling comedy album of 2012. Tig was also nominated for both an Emmy Award and a Grammy Award for her 2015 HBO special Boyish Girl Interrupted. She received a GLAAD Award nomination for the Netflix Original Documentary Tig. Her memoir, I’m Just a Person, is a New York Times Bestseller.

Brian Posehn (support for Tig Notaro on Saturday) is a comedian/actor/writer that always has a full plate in front of him. He is constantly touring as a stand-up comedian in the best comedy clubs and rock venues in the country. 2013 marked the release of his first hour-long special, The Fartist, through Netflix.

The 2019 Duluth Comedy Fest is presented by Captain Morgan. Jade Presents would like to thank Ketel One Vodka and Twin Ports Nightlife for being additional sponsors.

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TICKETS: Reserved seating

Tickets on sale Friday, January 18 at 10 a.m. A special online-only presale takes place Thursday, January 17, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. with an exclusive password from JadePresents.com.

  • Chuckle Two-Day Pass, $79
  • Knee Slapper Two-Day Package, $109—includes commemorative event poster
  • Belly Laugh Two-Day VIP Package, $179—includes premium seating, a commemorative t-shirt, event poster signed by all four headlining performers, and entry to Duluth Comedy Festival shows at Zeitgeist (Renegade Improv shows on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; located at 222 E Superior Street). Limited VIP availability.
  • Additional fees will apply to all package options
  • Sorry; no single-day passes are available for sale.

 

 

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His Girl Friday

She learned about men from him!

Dates
February 17, 2019

Showtimes
7:00pm

Description

When newspaper editor Walter Burns learns that his ex-wife and top reporter Hildy Johnson is quitting to marry Bruce Baldwin, he pulls out all of the stops to get her to stay.

The newspaper has been championing the cause of a man on death row, Earl Williams, who was convicted of killing a policeman and Walter convinces her to write a story on his case. Williams insists that the shooting was an accident and he’s not crazy, as some believe.

While Hildy pursues the story, Burns has her fiancé arrested – multiple times. When Hildy gets the scoop of the year – Williams escapes from prison on the eve of his planned execution – she hides him in the police station and mayhem ensues. It also gives her a chance to decide just what she wants in the future.

Starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell & Ralph Bellamy (1940)

  • Tickets: $12
  • The Concessions and maurices Lounge & Bar will open at 6:15pm.
  • Film viewing begins at  7:00pm.
  • A post-show discussion will follow in the Minnesota Power Mezzanine Lounge, where drinks will also be available.

See classic films as they were meant to be seen: on the BIG SCREEN in Duluth’s historic movie palace! Stick around for a drink and chat about the movie afterward!

Hosted and introduced by Jody Kujawa, Jason Scorich, and Justin Peck, this classic film series is held monthly. Check out the full 2018-2019 line-up of films here.

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Irving Berlin’s Rags to Ritzes

Puttin' on the Ritz

Dates
February 22, 2019 - February 23, 2019

Showtimes
7:30pm

Description

A tribute to legendary songwriter Irving Berlin and part of the NorShor Concert Series, come and enjoy an evening of classic Berlin songs performed by a professional singing ensemble and orchestra.

Hear all your favorites in Rags to Ritzes including Cheek to Cheek, Puttin’ on The Ritz, There’s No Business Like Show Business, White Christmas, Blue Skies, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, and many more.

  • Tickets: $35
  • Performances are February 22 & 23, 2019
    • Friday & Saturday @ 7:30pm
  • Presenting Sponsor: Park State Bank

 

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Maria Bamford

The BAMF is coming to the NorShor

Dates
February 24, 2019 - February 25, 2019

Showtimes
Doors @ 6pm, Show @ 7pm (Sunday) // Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm (Monday)

Description

Maria Bamford stars in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, lauded as “revelatory” by Entertainment Weekly and one of 2016’s must-see shows by Variety and Rolling Stone. The series was created by Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Pam Brady (South Park).

Maria is the creator and star of Maria Bamford: the special special special and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design. She was the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie.

Maria voices characters on numerous animated series including BoJack Horseman, Adventure Time, Legend of Korra, Puss in Boots and PBS’s Emmy- winning series Word Girl. She can also be heard voicing lead roles on Fox’s Golan the Insatiable and Yahoo’s Talking Tom & Friends.

Maria recurred as DeBrie Bardeaux on Netflix’s Arrested Development reboot, for which she was praised as a “standout” (TIME) and “perhaps one of the high points of the entire new season” (Black Book Magazine). She has also recurred on USA’s Benched, FX’s critically-praised Louie, and currently recurs on the ABC hit Fresh Off the Boat. Her new special Old Baby is available on Netflix.

*Comedian Jackie Kashian – Jokesmith has been added as the opener for both performances as of January 15, 2019.*

Produced by Jade Presents: jadepresents.com.

  • Tickets: $44.50 (additional fees will apply)
    • Online at JadePresents.com
    • By calling (866) 300-8300
    • In-person at the NorShor Box Office (cash only — 211 E. Superior St., Duluth MN 55802)

 

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Postmodern Jukebox

Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour

Dates
March 3, 2019

Showtimes
Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm

Description

To usher in the upcoming Twenty-Twenties, famed time-twisting musical collective Postmodern Jukebox will circumnavigate the globe in 2019 on their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour. The tour is meant to prepare the world for a new decade—one that Postmodern Jukebox creator Scott Bradlee hopes will see a return to the style and craftsmanship that typified the music of past generations.

“Last time around the ‘Twenties gave us Jazz, America’s one true art form. Who knows what is possible in the 2020s?” says Bradlee. “One thing that is for sure is that there are a lot of folks that are tired of the clickbait headlines, mindless reality TV, and smartphone addiction that has only served to divide people in the last decade. We’re using our small corner of the pop culture space to tell people to forget their troubles and come to join us for a night of celebrating true musical talent and timeless style – live and in real life.”

The Postmodern Jukebox, Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour, will host official Twenties 2.0 initiation performance parties in nearly 250 cities.

Started by Bradlee in 2009, Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) has gone on to amass over one billion YouTube views with 3.5 million subscribers and have chalked up more than 1.7 million fans on Facebook. For the past half-decade, PMJ has toured the world, playing hundreds of shows to sold-out houses on six continents. They’ve also performed on shows like “Good Morning America,” topped iTunes and Billboard charts, and caught the attention of NPR Music, NBC News and a wide array of celebrity fans.

Produced by Jade Presents

  • Reserved seating
  • Tickets: $59 (additional fees will apply)
    • Go online at jadepresents.com
    • Call 866.300.8300
    • In-person at the NorShor Theatre Box Office (211 E. Superior St., Duluth MN 55802)

 

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Jade Presents ‘Under The Streetlamp’

Retro never sounded so now

Dates
March 7, 2019

Showtimes
Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm

Description

Everyone’s favorite Man Band! Under The Streetlamp delivers an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook, bringing their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite doo-wop, Motown, and old time rock ‘n’ roll hits.

The guys are throwing a party in the NorShor Theatre!

The group was founded by leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation Jersey Boys. When their run in that show ended, they formed Under The Streetlamp as a musical celebration.

The guys have performed in over a dozen shows on Broadway and have performed all over the world in countless other shows including 42nd Street, Forbidden Broadway, Rent, American IdiotGood Vibrations: The Beach Boys Musical, and The Book of Mormon.

Performance after performance they prove that retro never sounded so now!

Produced by Jade Presents: jadepresents.com.

 

TO PURCHASE:
Tickets are $67 (additional fees will apply) for reserved seating at the NorShor Theatre.

  • Online at JadePresents.com
  • Calling (866) 300-8300
  • In-Person at the NorShor Box Office (cash only)

 

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Sweeney Todd

A Delicious & Hilarious Musical Thriller

Dates
March 28, 2019 - April 14, 2019

Showtimes
Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm | Sunday @ 2pm

Description

This musical thriller tells the story of an obsessively vengeful barber and his twisted partnership with the outrageous Mrs. Lovett, who devise a devilish plot to add a special ingredient to a recipe that has all of London dying for their pies. Sweeney embarks on a deliciously chilling rampage to right the wrongs of so many years ago.

Stephen Sondheim’s gloriously gruesome and fiercely funny musical combines melodrama and murder and features one of the most thrilling scores ever written for the stage.

  • Presented by The Duluth Playhouse as part of their 2018-19 Main Stage series
  • Director: Melissa Hart
  • Presenting Sponsor:  National Bank of Commerce
  • ASL-Interpreted Performance on Thursday, April 4
  • Tickets
    • Standard: $35-$45 (depending on seat location)
    • Student Rush (25 & under): $25 at the door with Student ID the night of a performance only

 

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The Government Inspector

A Frenzy of Cover-Ups in Hilarious Proportions

Dates
May 9, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Showtimes
Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm | Sunday @ 2pm

Description

A farce in the truest sense of the word, The Government Inspector follows the exploits of a small-town mayor and his cronies as they get word that an inspector sent from the state would be examining their town incognito.

Terrified that their massive corruption will be discovered, the mayor and his gang of officials mistake a low-level bureaucrat staying at a local inn as the inspector. Hilarity ensues as they try to bribe, seduce, and dupe him in this case of mistaken identity.

  • Presented by The Duluth Playhouse as part of their 2018-19 Main Stage series
  • Director: Michael Kraklio
  • Presenting Sponsors:  Minnesota Power & US Bank
  • ASL-Interpreted Performance on Thursday, May 16
  • Tickets
    • Standard: $30-$40 (depending on seat location)
    • Student Rush (25 & under): $25 at the door with Student ID the night of a performance only

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Grease

Grease is the Word.

Dates
July 11, 2019 - July 28, 2019

Showtimes
Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm | Sunday @ 2pm

Description

Get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip to the fabulous fifties with this original rock ‘n’ roll musical.

Join the Rydell High School class of 1959 including head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski as they try to relive their summer romance along with the T-Birds, the Pink Ladies, and the rest of the gang singing their way through such classic hits as “Summer Nights”, “Greased Lightnin’” and many more favorites, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley .

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