Door Shakespeare Announces Sparkling 2010 Season

Door Shakespeare continues the fine tradition of presenting professional classical theater under the stars in the beautiful garden at Bjorklunden. The troupe’s 2010 productions include Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing and Sheridan’s English satire The Rivals.

The 2010 season includes a number of familiar faces including executive director Jerry Gomis and executive producer Suzanne Graff. Door Shakespeare favorites Michael Sander, Tim Gittings, Amy Ensign, and Kay Allmand will return to the stage, as well as New York composer James Valcq (The Spitfire Grill) who returns as actor, composer, and musical director. Door County folksinger Katie Dahl also returns to the Door Shakespeare stage.

This season’s company also features a number of actors in their first season with Door Shakespeare, including Debra Babich, Robb Smith, Ryan Schabach, Stephen Pearce, Leslie Ann Handelman, and Mitchell Coory. Of special note is the Door Shakespeare debut of Skylight Opera Theatre artistic director Bill Theisen. Also joining the company for the first time are interns Claire Bancroft, Neal Beckman, Emily Moulds, Kelly Pursley, Ryan Shaw, Alyssa Dell, and Bessie Tockstein. Kimberly McCann of Illinois will stage manage.

Door Shakespeare’s season will run from July 9 until August 22, with Much Ado About Nothing playing on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and The Rivals on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. All shows are at 7:30 pm, with the exception of an 8 pm performance of Much Ado indoors at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center on Saturday, August 21 and a Much Ado matinee at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, July 27 in the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. Tickets are $23 for adults, $16 for students, and $6 for children, and can be purchased at the door or reserved in advance. For more information call 920.839.1500 or visit