Coming Up in Theater

Door County’s theater companies have been preparing another excellent season of plays and musicals designed to make audiences laugh, cry and experience most of the emotions in between. Here’s what’s coming to the stage starting in June.

To find more details about shows and purchasing tickets, visit each theater’s website.


As You Like It

By William Shakespeare

Starting June 29

Description: A joyful tale full of poetry, wit, romance and humor, As You Like It takes us to the Forest of Arden where we follow Rosalind’s journey as she searches for family, place and person. As You Like It appeals to both Shakespeare aficionados and newcomers of all ages with intrigue, romance, music and comedy.

Cast: To be announced

On stage: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 pm; Saturdays, 5 pm

The Old Man and the Moon

Book, music and lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co.

Starting June 29

Description: A musical tale of a man who has kept his post as the sole caretaker of the moon for as long as he or his wife can remember. When she is drawn away by a mysterious melody sparking memories of their shared past, the Old Man must decide between duty and routine, or love and adventure. He chooses the latter, which takes him on a sea-faring epic encompassing storms, battles, leviathans of the deep and cantankerous ghosts, as well as the fiercest obstacle of all – change.

Cast: To be announced

On stage: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 7:30 pm


The Fish Whisperer

Music by Dan Wessels and Ron Barnett, lyrics by Robin Share

Starting June 14 at the Peninsula State Park stage

Description: When the fish stop biting in the small Wisconsin town of Shewauga, a mysterious outsider named Hannah Hill offers to get them biting again – but only if the residents pay her $10,000. To the locals, this all sounds a bit fishy. This is the show’s world premiere; it’s being presented as part of World Premiere Wisconsin, a new statewide festival.

Cast: James Carrington, Doug Clemons, Kelly Doherty, Lachrisa Grandberry, Jamie Mercado, Doc Heide and Jeff Herbst

On stage: Mondays, 8:30 pm; Wednesdays and Fridays, 7:30 pm

Cheeseheads: The Musical

Music by Paul Libman, book and lyrics by Dave Hudson

Starting June 15 at the Peninsula State Park stage

Description: The most magical thing about the lottery is pondering what you’d do if you won. At Schnaybel’s Famous Cheese in Sheboygan, the lotto is just the ticket to take the workers’ minds off how things are going after their beloved founder died and there are rumors that the factory may shut down. With typical Wisconsin good humor, the workers carry on while keeping their fingers crossed that something better will come their way.

Cast: James Carrington, Doug Clemons, Francis Faye, Lachrisa Grandberry, Jamie Mercado, Chase Stoeger and Molly Rhode

On stage: Mondays, 6 pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 7:30 pm; July 4, 6 pm


A Rock Sails By 

By Sean Grennan

Starting June 13

Description: Astrophysicist Lynn Cummings tries to bring science and faith into balance while grappling with personal questions, reconnecting with her daughter and mourning the loss of her husband. 

When an unidentified object is discovered heading toward Earth, a less-than-reputable online magazine misquotes her, casting doubt on her credibility. Cummings hopes to witness nothing remarkable and thus save her reputation, but there’s no telling what she’ll discover beyond the stars. 

This is the fourth play by Grennan to make its world premiere at Peninsula Players Theatre, and it’s presented as part of World Premiere Wisconsin.

Cast: To be announced

On stage: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 pm; Sundays, 7:30 pm; July 2, 2 pm


Daddy Long Legs

Music and lyrics by Paul Gordon, book by John Caird

Starting June 21 with a pay-what-you-will preview

Description: In turn-of-the-20th-century New England, Jerusha Abbott calls herself the “oldest orphan in the John Grier Home.” When an anonymous benefactor comes forward offering to fund her college education, Jerusha glimpses only his shadow and aptly dubs him “Daddy Long Legs.”

Cast: Ashley Oviedo, Max Christian Pink

On stage: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 pm; Sundays, 2 pm; June 30, 2 pm

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