Jade Presents ‘An Evening with Puddles Pity Party’

The sad clown with the golden voice is heading to Duluth this summer!

August 26, 2018



It was Halloween 2013 when Puddles then teamed up with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox to record an epic version of Lorde’s hit song “Royals,” which instantly went viral on YouTube, has received over 16 million views so far. The “sad clown with the golden voice” captivated audiences and media from around the world, building a fan base of more than 167,000 on Facebook.

Puddles has since performed all over the planet garnering rave reviews at festivals like Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Perth Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Fest and Belgium’s Gent Fest. He was a featured performer in La Soiree’s 2014 Southbank show in London, which won the Olivier Award. In 2015, Jack Black selected Puddles to perform multiple sets at Festival Supreme, and Puddles was handpicked by Neil Patrick Harris to perform Just For Laugh’s “Circus Awesomeus” gala filmed for HBO Canada.

Today, the softhearted crooner continues to wander the world with melancholic pop anthems and free hugs for all the party people. Though his suitcase is packed with plenty of Kleenex, the show is not entirely about sadness and longing. Puddles’ set is peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humor with the awkward, tender moments.


  • Thursday, July 12: Special Online-Only Ticket Presale (exclusive password from
  • Friday, July 13: Tickets on sale to the general public @ 10am


Ticket price is $35 (additional fees may apply). Doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm.



The Full Monty

Six men with nothing to lose dare to go all the way

September 13, 2018 - September 30, 2018

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



While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers.

Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness, and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to “let it go.”

The Full Monty is a story full of heart. With a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizzazz, this heartwarming, upbeat comedy is a must-see.

  • Directed by Michael Matthew Ferrell
  • Presenting Sponsor: Republic Bank
  • Tickets
    • Standard: $35-$50 (depending on seat location)
    • Student Rush (25 & under): $25 at the door with Student ID the night of the performance
    • ASL Interpreted Performance on September 20
  • Presented by The Duluth Playhouse



Jade Presents Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Going fishin' in the dark

October 4, 2018

Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm


Fresh off their 18-month 50th Anniversary Tour, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status.

With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as, “Fishin’ In The Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles,” multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA awards and nominations, the band’s accolades continue to accumulate.

Their 1972 groundbreaking “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2014, “Fishin’ In The Dark” was certified platinum for digital downloads by the RIAA.

Today, NGDB (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter) continue their non-stop touring in their 52nd year together. Three musical powerhouses joining them on stage in 2018 are Jaime Hanna, Jim Photoglo, and Ross Holmes. Recent tour stops have included Telluride Bluegrass Festival,
Stagecoach, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, and many more. Their recent sold-out concert filmed and recorded live for the 50th Anniversary at the Historic Ryman Auditorium is an Emmy Award-winning PBS Pledge Special.

  • PRE-SALE: August 23 from 10am-10pm
  • GENERAL TICKETS: August 24 at 11am
  • TICKET PRICE: $54.50
    • Reserved Seating
    • Additional fees may apply
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    • In-person at the NorShor Box Office (cash only)



These seniors rock!

November 3, 2018



Alive and Kickin, the Twin Cities rockin’ senior citizen ensemble and the historic NorShor Theatre is excited to announce Flashback: a high-energy music-theatre experience that will captivate, entertain, and send you off inspired!

Led by multi IVEY Award-winning Artistic Director, Michael Matthew Ferrell, Flashback features the talents of thirty-four senior rockstars.

Alive and Kickin will bring together an array of personal stories centered around the power of triggered memories along with musical tributes to the many unforgettable artists that left us too soon. Co-created and under the musical direction of Jason Hansen, the ensemble is backed by Twin Cities R&R musicians playing music from many of the ‘greats’ who passed before their time, such as Janis Joplin, Michael Jackson, Hank Williams, Kurt Cobain, Patsy Cline and Amy Winehouse.

  • Tickets
    • Standard – $40
    • Seniors (63+) – $38



Jade Presents ‘Killer Queen’

He will rock you

November 6, 2018

Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm


Killer Queen formed back in 1993. Their first public shows were at London University, following in the footsteps of the real Queen who had played their first shows there 21 years earlier. By 1995 Killer Queen’s UK popularity had grown to such an extent they secured a residency in London’s Strand
Theatre attracting nationwide BBC coverage – the first tribute to have a show in the West End.

  • Reserved seating
  • Tickets: $55 (additional fees may apply)

The band’s reputation continued to grow both in the UK and abroad. In 1999, they returned from a tour of Europe and Russia for an awards ceremony in Leicester Square, hosted by Suggs from Madness. He announced they had won the award for “Worldwide Best Tribute Band.”

Queen’s music is loved the world over. Their songs have inspired generations. Recreating the songs on a world stage takes a great deal of skill and Killer Queen’s musicianship is outstanding. During their various careers, the musicians have worked and recorded with a vast array of artists including Roger Taylor, Brian May, and Monseratte Caballe. The band also scored a number one hit when they were asked to recreate Queen’s harmonies for “The Real Life” with Fatboy Slim in 2001.


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