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Door County is home to a selection of performance venues and ensembles unmatched by any other small communities in America. Birch Creek brings jazz and classical music to a rustic barn, Midsummer’s Music Festival tours the peninsula for intimate concerts, and the Peninsula Music Festival awes visitors and locals alike at the Door Community Auditorium each august. Find schedules for these and many other venues here.

  • As of Now, Door Shakespeare Continuing Summer Season

    UPDATE: This year’s summer season at Door Shakespeare has been canceled. See updated information here. Like thousands of other arts organizations across the country, Door Shakespeare is doing its best to navigate the challenges it faces and is considering scenarios to address them. As of now, the summer 2020 season will continue. Performance dates for […]

  • Peninsula Players Theatre Cancels Summer Season

    Peninsula Players Theatre, like so many other organizations trying to forge ahead during these unprecedented times, has made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel the summer performances of its 85th season for the safety of its artists, volunteers, patrons, employees and the community. At this time, Peninsula Players intends to welcome patrons for a fall […]

  • Northern Sky Cancels Outdoor Season, Hopes Remain for Indoor Run

    Northern Sky Theater has canceled its outdoor season due to the COVID-19 crisis.  The theater company is also delaying the start of its indoor season in its new Gould Theater, with hopes to present an abbreviated run of Dad’s Season Tickets as soon as circumstances allow. Northern Sky’s fall-season schedule at the Gould Theater in […]

  • TAP Suspends Two Additional Shows

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay is suspending two 2020-season productions – Driving Miss Daisy and Anyone Can Whistle – in addition to the previously postponed A Life in the Theatre and the previously suspended Tiny Beautiful Things. Bob Boles, TAP’s co-artistic director, has reached out to every artist who’s ever shared his or her talents […]

  • Virtual Concerts Keep Creativity Flowing

    A Q&A with Musicians Genevieve Heyward and Katie Dahl Although essential workers are still out in their respective fields, much of the workforce has transitioned to working remotely. Restaurant workers, photographers, artists, writers, retail workers and musicians are also finding creative ways to produce some income with the help of their loyal fans. Like famous […]

  • Door Community Auditorium Offers Cultural Content on Facebook

    Before the start of the Door Community Auditorium’s (DCA) season in late June, the DCA will be doing everything it can to ensure that patrons will be safe and comfortable during performances. DCA offices will be closed to the public during the Gibraltar School closure through May 5. Beyond health and safety protocols, the DCA […]

  • Door Shakespeare Amends Show Schedule

    UPDATE: This year’s summer season at Door Shakespeare has been canceled. See updated information here. In light of the COVID-19 situation, Door Shakespeare has amended its show schedule.  The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] was to have its first performance on May 20 at the Ephraim Village Hall, but it will now run […]

  • Griffon String Quartet Earns Women’s Fund Grant

    Midsummer’s Music and its resident string quartet, the Griffon String Quartet, earned a $4,000 grant from the Women’s Fund to support the quartet’s education and outreach mission. The funds cover activities that began in January. Among the quartet’s community programs are the B Double Sharp program, which presents mini concerts for the aging or disabled […]

  • TAP Cancels ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’

    The Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) board of directors has decided to suspend TAP’s production of Tiny Beautiful Things, scheduled for May 14 – June 7. Ticket holders will receive an email with details regarding ticket exchanges, donations and refunds.

  • Peninsula Players Extends Scholarship Deadline to April 27

    Peninsula Players Theatre is extending the deadline for its student scholarships from April 6 to April 27. A $500 scholarship will be awarded this spring to one student at each of the Door County high schools. Scholarship applicants must be Door County high school seniors who intend to enroll as full-time college or technical students […]

  • LEAP 2020 Production Is ‘Human Condition’

    To be human is to be riddled with imperfections such as indifference, anger, selfishness, greed and even hatred. This year’s LEAP production is Human Condition, which takes stock of the human condition and considers how we’re influenced toward compassion for others and ourselves. LEAP 2020 goes to an international airport to find a cross-section of […]

  • Rogue Theater’s Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater

    Put on your detective hat when Rogue Theater kicks off its eighth season with its annual murder-mystery dinner theater. The Case of the Mysterious Cravat: An Inspector Giles Murder Mystery, written by Mike Young, is mixed with jealousy and romance, but can you believe all that you see?   Directed by Stuart Champeau, it’s a […]

  • TAP’s ‘Life in the Theatre’ Postponed until Fall

    Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of patrons, performers, volunteers and staff, Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) has made the difficult decision to postpone all public performances of its upcoming show, A Life in the Theatre, which has been in rehearsal.  All parties have committed to rescheduling performances in the fall […]

  • Local Music Recommendation: Stephen Cooper & The Nobody Famous

    After the departure of Stephen Cooper’s fellow singer and songwriting partner, Ruby James, from WiFEE and the HUZz BAND, Cooper sought to capture the same huge sound and danceability in his newest project, Stephen Cooper & The Nobody Famous.  Digging into this album, I quickly discovered that the quality of musicianship and composition it features […]

  • PMF’s New Verheyden Memorial Scholarship

    The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) has received a generous contribution to its Thor Johnson Endowment Trust from the estate of longtime Peninsula Music Festival patron and supporter George Verheyden. The gift’s mission is to provide sustaining funds for this established educational initiative, which will now be called the George Verheyden Memorial Scholarship. It is given […]

  • The Play’s the Thing Series Concludes with ‘Eternity’ April 6

    Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of Joseph Zettelmaier’s Haunted: The Great Lakes Ghost Project on March 2 to a capacity crowd at Björklunden. This collection of ghostly tales from around the Great Lakes region captivated the audience. Several years ago, Zettelmaier, a Michigan-based playwright, began a journey across the Great Lakes states to collect […]

  • ‘A Life in the Theatre’ to Open Soon at Third Avenue Playhouse

    UPDATE: A Life in the Theatre has been rescheduled for October 29-November 29, 2020. Visit here for more information. Third Avenue Playhouse’s production of David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre will run March 26 – April 26, with a pay-what-you-can preview performance March 25, 7:30 pm. Directed by Robert Boles and featuring Doug Mancheski […]

  • Dancin’ on the Door Hosts Children’s, Belly-Dancing Workshops

    Andria’s Dancin’ on the Door will host Through the Magical Dancing Door – Fantastical Forest at SWY231 on March 18, 4:30-5:45 pm. This one-time workshop is geared for children ages five through seven. Encouraging imagination and exploration, students will learn dance moves through music, stories and creative characters. The cost of $20 per student includes a […]

  • Griffon String Quartet Continues with Series of Performances

    Midsummer’s Music’s resident string quartet, the Griffon String Quartet, will continue its second season of concerts and community and educational events with a series of performances throughout northeast Wisconsin. The program will feature Jessie Montgomery’s “Strum”; Paul Hindemith’s String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 2; and Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, […]

  • Door County Brewing Co. Hosts Storytelling Event March 14

    A Q&A with General Manager Angie McMahon Door County Brewing Co. will host a new storytelling event this weekend – a pilot in what it hopes will become a regular series. The theme is Tales of the Trade, and storytellers may share their most embarrassing, funny or shocking stories about their experiences in the workplace. This […]