Door County Performance: Emerson Cultural Series Continues with Isadoora Musical Production

Scenes from the Isadoora Theatre Company’s winter production of the musical She Loves Me will be the second presentation in the Emerson Cultural Series at 7:30 pm Tuesday, January 27 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) in Ephraim.

Director Ginger Auld describes the intimate musical as a rare theatrical jewel. Originally a 1937 comedy by Hungarian Miklos Laszlo titled Parfumerie, the play evolved into three motion pictures: The Shop around the Corner with Jimmy Stewart, In the Good Old Summertime, with Judy Garland and the more modern version, You’ve got Mail, with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Written in 1963, the musical She Loves Me ran for only 302 performances but has since become a cult classic.

Director Auld is a Door County native who moved back from Pittsburgh in 2007. It didn’t take Auld long to become active in Door County’s theatre scene, as she has worked in community, academic and professional theater nearly her whole life.

For the Emerson Performance, in addition to presenting several scenes from the upcoming production, Auld will be discussing the entire process of directing She Loves Me, from "audition to opening."

The dates of Isadoora’s performance are Feb. 12 –15 and Feb. 19– 22, and they are very excited to be doing this production in a new venue for them, Birch Creek’s Juniper Hall.

The UUFDC sponsors the annual Emerson Cultural Series named for 19th century Unitarian minister and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson who prized education, learning and culture. The series was begun by the late Erik Eriksson to showcase regional artistic talent.

Tickets for the January 27 performance are available at the door, $10 for adults and $5 for students. Refreshments and an opportunity to meet the actors will conclude the evening. The UUFDC is located at 10341 Highway 42, Ephraim. Visit for more information.