REVIEW: Playhouse’s ‘Music Man’ charms audience

Review written by Lawrence Bernabo for the Duluth News Tribune (7-13-2018) ——- The Music Man, the as American as apple pie musical, opened Thursday night (7/12) at the NorShor Theatre, a production totally committed to charming the audience from start to finish. Shad Olsen and Ali Littrell Finstrom team-up for the fourth time as the …


Seventy-Six Trombones on Superior Street with ‘The Music Man’

A theatrical slice of apple pie, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man is the perfect choice for the historic NorShor’s first summertime extravaganza. Willson who wrote the book, lyrics, and score, set the show in fictional River City, Iowa. Speaking of River City as being much like his own hometown of Mason City, Iowa, Willson said, …


MUSIC REVIEW: Outlaw country poet Steve Earle replays classic album

Article written by Mark Nicklawske, For the News Tribune Outlaw country poet and political pundit Steve Earle received a standing ovation just 10 songs into his sold-out performance at the NorShor Theatre in Duluth on Thursday night. And those 10 songs were the reason many had come to see the show. Earle, the first Grammy Award-winning …


REVIEW: ‘Our Town’ a treasure trove of American moments

The Playhouse last staged Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in 2010. Thursday night (May 24), a new production of the classic American play opened at the NorShor Theatre, and I think American society must have advanced at least a quarter-century in those eight years.     Our Town requires a mostly bare stage and a minimum of props. Curtis Philip’s scenic design is elegantly …


Finance & Commerce announces Top Projects of 2017

Minnesota was bustling with construction activity in 2017, with significant projects completed from Duluth to Rochester and across the Twin Cities metro area. An independent panel selected 33 honorees for Finance & Commerce’s annual Top Projects. The projects include the Minnesota Capitol restoration in St. Paul, the Target Center renovation in Minneapolis and the revitalization of the …

 

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