AFT Fall Show Opens September 5

On September 5, American Folklore Theatre (AFT) will kick off its fall season with Sometimes a Song: The Music of Dan Fogelberg. The concert show, which will feature popular music icon Fogelberg’s music as performed by some of AFT’s best-loved performers, will run through October 25 at Ephraim Village Hall in Door County.

Dan Fogelberg, a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, is known as one of America’s most gifted musicians. Before his untimely death in 2007, Fogelberg popularized such hits as "Longer," "Leader of the Band," and "Same Auld Lang Syne." AFT Artistic Director Jeffrey Herbst and performing veteran Scott Wakefield have created Sometimes a Song from a broad selection of Fogelberg’s work, which includes forays into bluegrass and folk.

Performers Scott Wakefield, Claudia Russell, and Paul Helm will perform in the show, breathing fresh life into Fogelberg’s music. Wakefield and Russell have performed in many fall shows at AFT, including Old Friends, Goodnight Irene: The Music of the Weavers, Fish and Whistle: The Songs of John Prine, and Home for the Holidays. Joining Wakefield and Russell this year will be Paul Helm, from Lake Wind, WI, in his first year with AFT. He has performed, directed, and music directed with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Skylight Opera Theatre, First Stage Children’s Theater, Florentine Opera Company, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, and the UW-Platteville Heartland Festival.

In mid-October, AFT’s fall season will expand to include And If Elected, a musical romp through American presidential election history that will play at Gibraltar Town Hall October 9 – 19 and Third Avenue Playhouse October 23 – November 2.

Performances of Sometimes a Song will take place at Ephraim Village Hall every night but Sunday from September 5 until October 25. All performances take place at 7:30 pm and cost $20 (including tax) for adults, with the exception of an additional 4:30 matinee, which will take place on Saturday afternoons and cost $16 (plus tax) for adults. Children’s tickets for all shows cost $10 (plus tax). For more information or ticket reservations, please call 920.854.6117 or visit