Norshor Theatre

Plans Unveiled to Give Duluth Armory New Life as Multi-Use Community Building

The multi-use building will include a public marketplace in the street-level drill hall and the lower level -- a community kitchen for nonprofits and small businesses.

DULUTH, Minn.- The stars of a vision, plan, and developers have aligned to bring new life to the Duluth Armory, as its redevelopment was announced via press conference Monday, inside the building which has sat largely unused on London Road for decades. “They say good things come to those that wait, and if that’s true the Armory project is going…

Experience the Wonderful Wizard of Oz at Duluth’s Historic NorShor Theatre

The Wizard of Oz will be Performed Through December 22

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening now through Sunday, December 22, The Wizard of Oz is set to captivate audiences as it takes center stage inside Duluth’s historic NorShor Theatre. Christina Stroup who plays Miss Gulch and the Wicked Witch, stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about the production. Living on a Kansas farm with her aunt, uncle, and dog…

Phase Two of Superior Street Reconstruction Begins

Kickoff event held with Mayor Larson and City Officials.

DULUTH, Minn.- The barricades are up on Superior Street as construction season begins. While the ground was broken for the project on Monday, the real heavy work will start next week. Until then crews will be focused on staging and preparation for a project that will include improving utilities, adding a closed loop hot water heat system, and other streetscape amenities….

Minnesota Legislators Listen to Constituents at Town Hall Forum

Representatives answered questions from constituents.

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota lawmakers heard directly from the community at a Town Hall forum in Duluth. Politicians present were State Representative Liz Olson, Senator Erik Simonson, and MNDOT Commissioner Margaret Kelliher. They sat onstage at the Norshor Theater where they were  asked questions from constituents who wanted their voices heard. “I hope we can proceed with line 3 to get our…

Drama, Comedy Collide with “Sweeney Todd” at NorShor Theatre

The Production is Showing at the NorShor Theatre March 27 - April 14

DULUTH, Minn. – The musical thriller “Sweeny Todd” is coming to life at the historic NorShor Theatre in downtown Duluth March 27 – April 14. Sweeney Todd tells the story of a vengeful barber and his twisted partnership with the outrageous Mrs. Lovett who comes up with a devilish plot to add a special ingredient to a recipe that has…

Maria Bamford Returns to Duluth

Maria Bamford performed in Duluth Sunday night

DULUTH, Minn.- One of Hollywood’s well known comedians was in Duluth Sunday evening. Maria Bamford performed live at the NorShor Theatre in Downtown Duluth. Bamford, who was raised in Duluth, is coming off her latest Netflix series, ‘Lady Dynamite’ and is getting back to what she loves most, live stand-up comedy. When her fans in Duluth found out she was…

Todd Eckart to Ring in 2019 at Historic NorShor Theatre

Todd Eckart is Proud to be a Part of the 2018 New Year's Eve by the Lake Celebration

DULUTH, Minn. – Lundeen Productions & Twin Ports Entertainment, in conjunction with the Black Woods Group, are proud to present New Year’s Eve by the Lake on December 31, 2018 in downtown Duluth. Venues will include Greysolon Ballroom, The Moorish Room at Greysolon, The Historic Norshor Theater and Black Water Lounge. Music and entertainment will be in full force throughout every venue,…

Experience Beauty and the Beast at NorShor Theatre

The Performance of Beauty and the Beast Starts Thursday, November 29 at the Historic NorShor Theatre in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Friends at the Duluth Playhouse invite everyone in the community to be their guest starting Thursday, November 29 at the historic NorShor Theatre in downtown Duluth. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will come alive on the stage, providing fun for the whole family. This “tale as old as time” is the perfect holiday show to bring the family…

Annual Properties Tour Highlights Duluth’s Historic Buildings

The tour also doubled as a fundraiser for the Duluth Preservation Alliance.

DULUTH, Minn. – An estimated 600 people spread out throughout Duluth as part of the 38th Annual Historic Properties Tour. A behind–the–scenes look at the NorShor Theatre in downtown Duluth was a highlight. The Duluth Preservation Alliance is behind the tour. Staff say people really enjoy walking through history. “For instance the Norshor Theatre its deep history. You know, starting as the Orpheum Theatre in the 30s and 40s…

Duluth Playhouse Summer Camp Takes The Stage At NorShor Theatre

A Week Long Camp For Kids, Ends In A Play At The NorShor Theatre On Friday

Duluth, Minn. — The NorShor Theatre has a few up and coming kiddos taking over the stage this week! The Duluth Playhouse Summer Camp is teaching youngsters how to perform in a play. By engaging them in team building games, rehearsing their scripts and seeing what it takes to be center stage! After the week is over, they will put on…

“Our Town” to Open at NorShor Theatre Tonight

Play Follows Lives of Residents in Small-Town America

DULUTH, Minn. – The latest production put on by the Duluth Playhouse is opening Thursday evening at the NorShor Theatre. The director of “Our Town”, Sean Byrd, stopped by FOX 21 to discuss the play. It was written by Thornton Wilder and follows the lives of residents in small-town America. The plot takes the audience through ups and downs in…

Comedy Coming to NorShor Stage

Lend Me a Tenor Premieres Thursday

DULUTH, Minn. – This week a comedy is taking over the NorShor Theatre as performances of “Lend Me a Tenor” begin Thursday, April 5. Performances will run through Sunday, April 15. The comedy follows the Cleveland Grand Opera Company the night Tito Merelli, the world-famous Italian tenor (played by community artist, Jody Kujawa), is set to perform the starring role…

NorShor Theatre Opens Its Doors For First Concert

The Event was Sponsored by the MN Music Coalition, KUMD and the Duluth Playhouse

DULUTH, Minn. – If you were able to score tickets to the Don Ness shows off the Norshor Theatre you were in luck for the sold out show. Several local bands that got their start at the Norshor are coming back to perform in the newly remodeled Theatre. Don Ness says it was a long road to get to this point and some…

Special Report: Preparing for Performance at the NorShor

After Eight Years of Discussion and Renovations, New Life, New Legacy Takes Center Stage at Dultuh's NorShor Theatre

DULUTH, Minn. – Since 1914, the Duluth Playhouse has managed to captivate audiences from around the world. Now, they’re hoping a new venue they manage known as the NorShor Theatre, will help attract thousands more to the area for years to come. Recent revitalization is proving to be meaningful for many as the production of Mamma Mia! takes center stage….

Historic NorShor Theatre Officially Open

Downtown Duluth is beaming with excitement for the long awaited Theatre.

DULUTH, Minn.- The wait is finally over the 1910 NorShor Theatre is open for business with actors on stage Thursday night performing to a sold out audience of roughly 700 people. “Are you kidding this is the biggest thing that has happened in our town since I don’t know when,” Duluth Playhouse Executive Director Christine Gradl Seitz said. “I mean lets think…

After Years of Work, Duluth’s NorShor Theatre Reopens This Week

Coffee Conversation: Mamma Mia! Kicks of NorShor Entertainment

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s a big week for the city of Duluth as the highly-anticipated opening of The NorShor Theatre is taking place this week. After several years of work to make this a reality, performers will once again be on the stage. “It’s incredibly exciting, it’s stressful, it’s such a momentous moment. There’s so much leading up to this…

Mamma Mia! Actors Visit FOX 21 Ahead of Opening Night

Famous Musical Marks Reopening of Historic NorShor Theatre

DULUTH, Minn. – The long-awaited opening of the NorShor Theatre is just over a week away and the regional premier of Mamma Mia! is kicking off the entertainment. The show features songs from Abba. The story follows a young bride as she prepares for her wedding. She invites three men from her mother’s past hoping to find out who her…

Norshor Theatre Wrapping Up Renovations

The historic Nor Shor Theatre will open up the first of February.

DULUTH, Minn.–  The countdown is on for the revival of downtown Duluth’s historic Norshor Theatre. In less than a month the stage will be lit and the arts and entertainment will begin.  The Duluth Play House will be turning on the Norshor Theatre marquee lights on February 1st. Many helping hands are ensuring the curtain will open. “It’s a historic…

Norshor Theatre Renovations Coming Along

The Theatre will have 650 seats and 195 new lights

DULUTH, Minn. -It’s been 18 months since the major renovations began at the historic Norshor Theatre in downtown Duluth. About 50 people got an update and went on a tour to see how the project is coming along. The restored venue underwent a top to bottom makeover. Our cameras weren’t allowed inside, but there will be new dressing rooms, rehearsal studios and administrative offices. Norshore…