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Door County entertainment news from the staff of the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living. Find the latest details on concerts, performing arts, theater, and much more from the Door County scene.

  • Manners Matter: Just Not My Thing

    Dear Mary Pat, Over the holidays, my mother makes a thing with Jell-O and cottage cheese and mandarin oranges that’s an awful, vibrant color, and she keeps on making it because she thinks I like it. I guess I must have said – once, years ago – that I liked it, or maybe she just […]

  • Celebrate The New Year with Northern Sky

    As the first offering in its first winter season, Northern Sky Theater has produced The New Year with Northern Sky, a collection of videos of original songs by Northern Sky artists in honor of 2021, to be presented on YouTube. Watch it live as a premiere Dec. 31, 7 pm, or on demand through May […]

  • It Sounds Like a Christmas Carol Streaming Through Dec. 31

    Don’t miss It Sounds Like a Christmas Carol – an original audio play directed, produced and edited by Neil Brookshire; presented by Peninsula Players Theater; and streaming through Dec. 31. Listening is free, but donations are appreciated.  When you tune in, you’ll join actor Carol and sound engineer Fred, who are thrown together during an intense […]

  • Birch Creek Presents a Free Virtual Christmas Concert

    Birch Creek has produced a virtual Christmas concert video with the same superstar Percussion and Symphony faculty members who have traditionally performed live at Birch Creek each December. This one-hour video is free at youtube.com/birchcreekmusic. Audience favorites feature prominently: Dan Moore playing the marimba in Iowa, and the impeccable sound of the Symphony Birch Creek […]

  • Peninsula Music Festival February Tickets Going Fast

    The Peninsula Music Festival’s (PMF) February Fest performances will be held Feb. 7, 14 and 21 at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. They will begin at 2 pm, last about an hour and be presented in a socially distanced setting. Temperature scans will be taken upon arrival/check-in, and masks are required. Kicking off the […]

  • Hold The Boat! 13 Original Songs from the Island

    Washington Island’s Trueblood Performing Arts Center is selling a new music CD whose title, Hold the Boat!, and title song are inspired by what one thinks with hope or trepidation when running late, racing to catch a ferry to the Island on the curvy road, and county traffic is slowing progress. The musical compilation comprises […]

  • Play It Forward Goes Virtual

    The Door Community Auditorium’s (DCA) annual Play It Forward concert will go virtual this year. The Play It Forward virtual concert, variety show and benefit will be held Dec. 23, 6 pm, and the video performance will be available until Dec. 31 at dcauditorium.org and on Facebook and YouTube. Sharing original songs and poems for […]

  • Bruemmer Park Zoo to Add Animal Statues

    Kewaunee County’s Bruemmer Park Zoo will have a new attraction come spring: life-size statues of an elephant, lion, rhinoceros and zebra.  Steve Bruemmer – grandson of Leo Bruemmer and great-nephew of Otto Bruemmer, sons of Kewaunee County Judge Louis Bruemmer, for whom the park was named in 1930 – has donated $20,000 to purchase the statues.  […]

  • DCMM to Close Jan. 11-12

    The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) in Sturgeon Bay will be closed to the public Jan. 11-12 to allow museum staff to complete some building-maintenance projects. Regular winter hours (daily, 10 am – 4 pm, January – April) will resume Jan. 13. The Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower will open to the public in May.  

  • A Q&A with Jess Holland

    Jess Holland. Photo by Suzi Johnson Hass. Name: Jessica Holland, most often called Jess Age: 33 City of residence: Sturgeon Bay Instruments: Banjo, guitar, vocals Band: I mostly play in a duo called Deathfolk with Nick Hoover. I’ve played with other bands, but none have been as consistent or easy. I also play solo. Type […]

  • How Actors Act, The Finale

    Putting It All Together Through the first three articles in this How Actors Act series, we’ve examined several methods and techniques actors can use to create unique and compelling characters. It’s important to note that these techniques aren’t just tools for sculpting those characters – they’re also challenges actors can tackle routinely to hone their […]

  • Griffon String Quartet Will Perform Annual Holiday Concert Virtually

    The Griffon String Quartet (midsummersmusic.com) will perform its annual holiday concert virtually Dec. 20, 3 pm. The concert will be streamed on the Griffon’s YouTube channel and the Midsummer’s Music Facebook page. The quartet will perform several works from Bach’s Goldberg Variations arranged for string trio, as well as some festive holiday favorites. In addition […]

  • Northern Sky Theater to Offer First Winter Season

    Northern Sky Theater will offer its first winter season: eight virtual offerings – roughly two shows per month between now and April – that will include both live concerts and archived material. The theater company will begin with The New Year with Northern Sky on Dec. 31, a concert of original material performed and filmed by Northern […]

  • Third Avenue Playhouse offers online reading “The Gift of the Magi”

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) will offer an online reading of the classic O. Henry story “The Gift of the Magi,” adapted and directed by TAP co-Artistic Director James Valcq.  The cast will include Doug Mancheski and Lori Wier, and feature Kole Mallien as Jim O’Connor and Lanja Andriamihaja as Della. The program will also include […]

  • In Memoriam: Fahey Inspired as Coach, Teacher, Friend

    Korey Mallien laughed and showed admirable clarity when he was asked to share his favorite story about former Southern Door football coach and history teacher Rich Fahey. Mallien, a senior offensive lineman for the Eagles in 1986, said Fahey, the offensive line coach, was running the linemen through a drill demonstrating the correct way to […]

  • TAP Reads “Gifts of the Magi”

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) will offer an online reading of the classic O. Henry story “The Gifts of the Magi,” adapted and directed by TAP co-Artistic Director James Valcq.  The cast will include Doug Mancheski and Lori Wier, and feature Kole Mallien as Jim O’Connor and Lanja Andriamihaja as Della. The program will also include […]

  • Northern Sky Offers First Winter Season

    Northern Sky Theater will offer its first winter season: eight virtual offerings – roughly two shows per month between now and April – that will include both live concerts and archived material. The theater company will begin with The New Year with Northern Sky on Dec. 31, a concert of original material performed and filmed by Northern […]

  • Griffon String Quartet Holiday Concert

    The Griffon String Quartet (midsummersmusic.com) will perform its annual holiday concert virtually Dec. 20, 3 pm. The concert will be streamed on the Griffon’s YouTube channel and the Midsummer’s Music Facebook page. The quartet will perform several works from Bach’s Goldberg Variations arranged for string trio, as well as some festive holiday favorites.In addition to […]

  • Fish Creek Cancels Winter Festival, Launches Winter Tour of Lights

    The Fish Creek Civic Association has canceled the annual Fish Creek Winter Festival, planned for Feb. 5-7, and all associated events have been canceled as well because of COVID-19 concerns.  Despite the cancellation, the association still promises a bright and merry winter season through its self-guided Winter Tour of Lights. After a successful fundraising campaign […]

  • TAP to Read #ENOUGH Plays To End Gun Violence Series

    The #ENOUGH nationwide reading is the culmination of a year-long theater-activism initiative that started with calls for submissions from teens to write 10-minute plays that address the issue of gun violence. It received 184 submissions from 23 states and three countries, and a panel of award-winning playwrights selected this year’s top seven plays. Third Avenue […]