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October 9, 2010
Minden Hultstrom as Annie and Nate St. Germain as Ash in Rubber Chicken Theater's "Evil Dead: The Musical." Submitted photo
Rubber Chicken resurrects 'Evil Dead' musical
October 9, 2010 - 11:52am
June 3, 2010
In his 1983 New York Times review of "American Buffalo," Frank Rich called David Mamet's drama "one of the best American plays of the last decade." Brian Matuszak (pictured here with Tony Barrett, right, and Tate Pagel, left) and his Rubber Chicken crew are putting faith in the play's staying power -- beyond its foul-mouthed script, that is. Submitted photo
5Q :: Hey, Mamet, open mouth and insert soap
June 3, 2010 - 4:50pm
March 11, 2010
Duluth News Tribune reporter Christa Lawler in one of last year's Chicken Hat plays. Submitted photo
5Q :: Brian Matuszak brings 'Hat' plays back to Duluth
March 11, 2010 - 2:55pm
February 18, 2010
While his daughter, Kier, entertains Northland audiences as Mary in the Playhouse's production of "The Secret Garden," Duluth artist Lee Zimmerman will be busy bringing the musical's namesake structure to life with his one-of-a-kind silk paintings. Matthew R. Perrine/Budgeteer News
Father, daughter join forces for 'The Secret Garden'
February 18, 2010 - 4:14pm
February 4, 2010
A rehearsal scene from Rubber Chicken's "Trial by Jury," a Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera produced by Chris Nollet and Jill Hoffman. Submitted photo
5Q :: Chris Nollet on 19th century comic operas
February 4, 2010 - 4:32pm
January 29, 2010
Recent UMD grad Jenna Kase is one busy woman: "Throughout my entire college career I was constantly in a show, which I felt like was a nice goal that I accomplished," she said, "and ever since I graduated I have constantly been in a show." Submitted photo
Jenna Kase: An actress/superhero you'll want to know
January 29, 2010 - 10:47am
January 7, 2010
Random trivia about the "Waiting for Godot" director: At one point Lawrance Bernabo (bottom right) was the No. 2 reviewer on, having amassed some 16,000 critiques -- on everything from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" collections to coasters. Yep, drink coasters. Submitted photo
Directing the play where nothing happens ... twice
January 7, 2010 - 3:37pm
December 10, 2009
Brian Matuszak and his Rubber Chicken crew are returning to The Venue at Mohaupt Block for this year's holiday revue, "Have Yourself an H1N1 Christmas, or: Snufflin' in a Swine Flu Wonderland." Submitted art
5Q :: Minden Anderson caught in a 'Swine Flu Wonderland'
December 10, 2009 - 4:23pm
November 4, 2009
Jesse "Halo" Smith on Superior Street this summer demonstrating what he teaches at Chozen Studioz. Jana Peterson/Budgeteer News
5Q :: 'Halo' dances to the tune of Psalm 149:3
November 4, 2009 - 12:46pm
November 2, 2009
Over the Top Dance Studio's Juliana Bertelsen during the "Fire on the Water" collaborative show at Teatro Zuccone. Image courtesy Ken Kollodge
Performance Review: 'Fire on the Water' lit up the night
November 2, 2009 - 12:45pm
October 22, 2009
Rubber Chicken's latest venture draws upon the legacy of "The Evil Dead," one of the original "video nasties" in the United Kingdom, and its two sequels, "Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn" and "Army of Darkness." Submitted art
5Q :: 'Evil Dead' musical comes complete with a 'splatter zone'
October 22, 2009 - 7:02pm
October 9, 2009
Pictured left to right, back row first: Floyd (Brian Matuszak), Roger (Joe Zastrow), Julia (Victoria Main) and Peggy (Betsy Gregg) all wonder what lies beyond the infamous fourth wall. Submitted photo
5Q :: GOP or DFL, Victoria Main is one funny gal
October 9, 2009 - 12:31pm
August 14, 2009
Craig Fields, the Duluth Festival Opera's artistic director. Submitted photo
5Q :: Duluth Festival Opera executing an art overload
August 14, 2009 - 8:43pm
August 7, 2009
Composer Gordon Schwinn (Abe Curran) and Mr. Bungee (Jake Neuman) make beautiful music together in Renegade's production of "A New Brain." Submitted photo
Musical frenzy continues with Renegade's 'New Brain'
August 7, 2009 - 9:14pm
July 31, 2009
"I guess it's my edgy year," joked "Sweeney Todd" director Sheryl Jensen, whose next project will be overseeing "Rent" for the Playhouse. Submitted art
Demon barber 'Sweeney Todd' slices up Superior Street
July 31, 2009 - 1:56am