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Door County is renowned nationwide for it’s array of local, independent theater in settings unlike any other. There’s the historic Peninsula Players on the water, Northern Sky Theatre in the woods of Peninsula State Park, and Door Shakespeare in the gardens of Bjorklunden. Plus great performances to be found in venues large and small up and down the Peninsula. Find them all here.

  • The Playw(right) Choice

    TAP’s 2024 season features plays by two Wisconsinite playwrights, four female playwrights There are many things to pay attention to while you watch a play: the acting, the set design, the music, the story.  As an audience member, the person who actually wrote the production you’re watching might be the last thing on your mind. […]

  • “Back to School: A Cabaret” Sells Out

    Northern Door Pride’s annual fundraiser show, titled Back to School: A Cabaret this year, sold out Northern Sky’s Gould Theater Feb. 24.

  • Murder-Mystery Dinner Shows by Rogue Theater

    Community theater troupe Rogue Theater will present a murder-mystery dinner show titled Sam Club, Private Eye, in the Case of the Malted Falcon.  The titular investigator is guarding a priceless chocolate sculpture when it’s stolen en route to a New York City gallery. The thief could be any of the wacky cast of characters – […]

  • Northern Sky Launches New Fan Campaign

    Tickets available March 4 Northern Sky Theater will launch its New Fan Campaign when tickets go on sale starting March 4. The New Fan Campaign is a marketing initiative to incentivize long-time fans and community “influencers” – business partners, information centers, volunteers, camp hosts or anyone else – to recruit new first-time fans to the […]

  • Subscriptions Available For TAP’s 2024 Season

    Subscriptions are available now for Third Avenue PlayWorks’ (TAP) 2024 season.  Subscribers enjoy priority seating and up to 15% off tickets. Three- and five-show packages are available for $112 and $174 respectively.  Flex passes are available as well for $140. Flex passes are four tickets that can be used in various ways; they can be […]

  • Peninsula Players Reads “4,000 Days” March 4

    Tickets for 2024 season on sale now Peninsula Players Theatre will perform 4,000 Days by Peter Quilter on March 4, 7 pm. Held at Björklunden, the event is the second part of the theater’s three-part winter play-reading series, “The Play’s The Thing.”  The story follows Michael, a man who has been in a coma for […]

  • New Roles for Holly Feldman, Dave Maier at Northern Sky

    Two years after the Northern Sky board of directors announced their transitional succession plan, long-time staff member Holly Feldman has officially become the company’s managing director. Former managing director Dave Maier will continue with the organization as its company manager. Feldman served in leadership-support roles at Northern Sky for over 15 years. In spring of […]

  • Back to School: A Cabaret

    New venue for Northern Door Pride’s annual fundraiser Northern Door Pride’s (NDP) annual cabaret show has outgrown its venue after just two years running. In 2022 and 2023, the music showcase was held at Egg Harbor’s Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion, but a packed house at last year’s event told NDP founder Owen Alabado that […]

  • Vandertie Lends Energy to Community

    Pageant, 2 ½ Belgians kick off full season at Southern Door Auditorium Former principal-turned-stay-at-home-dad Cory Vandertie threw what’s left of his energy into assembling the first full season of events at Southern Door Community Auditorium since the pandemic. Like last year, the auditorium in Brussels hosted the Miss Door County pageants, Saturday, Feb. 3.  “It’s […]

  • Door Shakespeare Announces 2024 Season, Hosts Play-Reading

    Door Shakespeare’s 2024 season will include a performance of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Jane Austen’s Emma, adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy. The former play will be directed by Dimonte Henning, the latter by Maggie Kettering. The season runs July 3 – Aug. 17. Tickets will be available starting March 8 at […]

  • Rogue Theater Presents Student-Led Play

    Rogue Theater will present Snow Angel, a heartwarming comedy starring a cast of local teens, Feb. 23-25. The play, written by David Linsay-Abaire and directed by Rouge co-founder Lola DeVillers, follows a mysterious girl named Eva, who steps out of a snow bank and into the lives of 15 confused teenagers when a major blizzard […]

  • Dinos At DCA

    The Door Community Auditorium (DCA) hosted a Jan. 30 performance by Dinosaur World Live, a show that uses realistic puppets to breathe life into dinosaurs like the T-rex shown here. Photo from DCA’s Facebook page.

  • Door County Talks, The Fourth Wall at DCA This Week

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will kick off its annual Door County Talks series Feb. 3, 10 am, with a morning lecture by Dr. Charles Jacobs titled “Wisconsin Elections and the Supreme Court.”  Jacobs is  a professor of public law, judicial process and American politics at St. Norbert College. His talk will be informed by his […]

  • Peninsula Players Announces Play-Reading Cast

    Actors Cassandra Bissell, Neil Brookshire, Christie Coran and Kevin Tre’Von Patterson will star in Peninsula Players Theatre’s reading of The Nature Plays by Patrick Gabridge on Feb. 5, 7 pm. All of the featured actors, who will be directed by artistic director Linda Fortunato, are Peninsula Players alumni. The performance is made up of several […]

  • Dinos in the Door

    It’s a few million years too late to meet a real-life dinosaur, but on Jan. 30, the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) is offering the next best thing: a performance by Dinosaur World Live. A daytime student matinee will precede the public, 6 pm concert.  The live show uses realistic puppets to breathe life into dinosaurs […]

  • A New Earth Concert

    F. Christopher Reynolds will present “Music, Warmth, and Light: A New Earth Concert” on Jan. 24, 1-3 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC.) Like the moon, the earth has monthly phases, according to Reynolds; when the moon is full, the earth is new, and when the moon is new, the earth […]

  • TAP Performs Two Play Readings

    Sturgeon Bay’s Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) will present its ninth annual WinterWorks Play Readings on Feb. 3 and 4.  On Feb. 3 at 7:30 pm, readers will perform Ushuaia Blue by Caridad Svich, directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr. The play follows Jordan, a marine biologist, and his wife, Sara, a filmmaker, who research the changing […]

  • Radio Play Reading By Bayside Reader’s Theatre

    Door County-based theatre troupe Bayside Reader’s Theatre will put on its second-ever performance, a reading of the radio play The 39 Steps, on Jan. 19, 7 pm. The six-member troupe consists of Mark Moede, Bruce Newbern, Vance Toivonen, Christopher Powless, Lynda Szczepanik and founder Cherryl Fonfara, all of whom came together to do readings from […]

  • Players Closes Campaign for Staff Housing

    Peninsula Players Theatre has completed its $4.3 million-capital campaign for new dormitories for interns and staff members. The campaign, titled Act II: Protecting the Past, Ensuring the Future, received contributions from individuals, local businesses, foundations and the state.  Peninsula Players announced its campaign on June 14, 2022, and broke ground on the project that September. […]

  • TAP By The Numbers

    Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay recapped 2023 with a by-the-numbers synopsis as follows:  One world-premiere play Nine TAP stage debuts 40+ artists hired 80 nights of performance 200+ people participated in TAP’s library ticket program 7,200 people saw a show at TAP (an all-time best for the theater) $8,000+ raised for TAP’s community […]