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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.

  • ‘Velvet Gentleman’ Returns

    The one-man play Velvet Gentleman returns to Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) for the holiday season. The work is a colorful journey into the mind and music of the witty and eccentric composer Erik Satie, whose music ranges from comically bizarre to hauntingly beautiful. Velvet Gentleman premiered at TAP in the spring of 2017. Created and […]

  • Holiday Storytelling Event

    Renowned Chicago playwrights Jenny Magnus and Beau O’Reilly are the featured readers at a holiday storytelling event presented by The Lightbox and Write On, Door County. The free community event takes place Dec. 18, 5 pm, at The Lightbox, 9922 Water Street, Ephraim. Local storytellers will also join the pair to share tales of the […]

  • TAP Receives Packers Foundation Grant

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) was awarded a grant of $3,250 from the Green Bay Packers Foundation. The check was presented to TAP Board President Karl Wise and TAP Board Secretary Alan Kopischke at a luncheon on Dec. 5 at the Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay. The Green Bay Packers Foundation has been giving back […]

  • Focus on James Valcq

    American Theatre, a national magazine devoted to nonprofit regional theatres across the country, features James Valcq, co-artistic director of Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay, in its monthly “People to Watch” column in the December issue. In the article, Rob Weinert-Kendt, editor-in-chief, recognizes Valcq as a composer and mentions his latest musical, Boxcar, which […]

  • Peninsula Players Announces Its 84th Season

    Peninsula Players Theatre announces its 84th season performing June 18 through Oct. 20, 2019. A Trick of the Light, by Peter Moore, makes its world première June 18-July 7. Eddie is a 40-something guy who has love, comfort, stability, closeness and joy, but he feels he hasn’t accomplished anything of real significance. Then one day, […]

  • Third Avenue Playhouse Announces Its 2019 Season

    Third Avenue Playhouse announces its 2019 studio theater season, which starts off with Shooting Star by Steven Dietz, April 4-20. Snowed in overnight at a middle-America airport, college lovers Elena Carson and Reed McAllister have an unexpected and life-altering reunion. The show features Doug Mancheski and Amy Ensign. A special pay-what-you-can preview will be held […]

  • David Sedaris’ ‘Holidays on Ice’

    This year, Door Shakespeare wanted to offer an alternative to typical holiday shows and thought sharing some David Sedaris holiday essays from his collection, Holidays on Ice, would accomplish that. Door Shakespeare’s producing artistic director, Michael Stebbins, has been sharing Sedaris’ writings and producing his plays for eight years. “It was a real eye-opener to […]

  • DCA Winter Lineup

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) recently announced its vibrant winter season. On Dec. 27, DCA will add a uniquely Door County flavor to the season with its sixth-annual Play It Forward for the Holidays concert, which brings together local talent to benefit a good cause, this year, the GO BO! Foundation. On Jan. 19, DCA invites […]

  • Alt Rock and Christmas Carols: Weekend Primer Podcast

      Andrew and Matt are back with your Weekend Primer for the weekend of December 7th, 2018. Events include: Brian Vander Ark at the Tambourine Lounge in Sturgeon Bay The Door County YMCA Ugly Sweater 5k Fun Run The History of Christmas Trees at the Crossroads at Big Creek The Noble House Tree Lighting in […]

  • Door Shakespeare Presents Sedaris Stories

    For theatergoers looking for unusual fare this holiday season, Door Shakespeare has just the ticket. Michael Stebbins, Door Shakespeare’s producing artistic director, will bring to life three holiday stories by American humorist David Sedaris on Dec. 8 and 9 at Vail Hall on the grounds of Björklunden. Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and […]

  • Aliens Land on Third Avenue: StageKids present ‘The Whaliens’

    This year when the StageKids take the stage for their annual December production at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP), there will be a notable difference from shows of the past. Instead of angels heralding the Christmas season on stage, aliens will be coming down to Earth and meeting its inhabitants. The change comes thanks to TAP […]

  • Northern Sky’s 2019 Season

    Northern Sky Theater has announced its 2019 summer and fall seasons. We Like It Where?, written by Corrie Beula Kovacs and Stephen Kovacs, celebrates ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It is based on the true “mouse that roared” story of the town of Winneconne’s brief secession from Wisconsin. The tourist-dependent town is left off the […]

  • TAP Workshop Seeks Participants

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) is looking for adults and students from middle and high school for Right to Live, a workshop created and directed by Habibah Sheikh. Rehearsals begin mid-January 2019 with performances March 1–3, 2019. Guest artist Sheikh will present a multi-week voice, movement and performance workshop centered on the real narratives from refugee and […]

  • Door Shakespeare 2019 Season

    Door Shakespeare announces the 2019 summer season selections: Henry V, directed by Matt Daniels; and The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Marcella Kearns. Both Daniels and Kearns will make their Door Shakespeare directing debuts. Daniels is an actor, director, teaching artist and musician based in Milwaukee. Directing credits include productions for First Stage, Milwaukee […]

  • Mystery Play Readings

    The finalists of Rogue Theater’s 2018 Writer’s Contest are sharing their murder mystery scripts for the first time as public readings. Join the Rogue Theater cast as they present these exceptional pieces. This past spring, Rogue Theater held a murder mystery play writers’ contest, encouraging community members to practice their writing skills and submit their […]

  • Gibraltar’s ‘Death’s Door’ Makes It to State

    Gibraltar High School’s One-Act Play advanced to the State Theater Festival, Nov. 15–17 in La Crosse. Before heading to the state competition, the players put on a community performance Nov. 13 at the Door Community Auditorium. Their play, Death’s Door, is an original piece that explores Door County’s ghost folklore. Photos by Len Villano.

  • ABBA Helps Southern Door Meet Milestone: Southern Door High School celebrates 50 years of musicals with ‘Mamma Mia!’

    Earlier this year, on the red carpet for the motion picture Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, members of the Swedish pop group ABBA announced their intention to create new music after a 35-year hiatus. With a worldwide opening weekend of $82 million for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (the largest opening weekend for […]

  • Young Cast Fills Big Roles in Sevastopol’s ‘Sound of Music’

    It seemed like Halloween came a couple days early when walking into Sevastopol Schools to see the dress rehearsal for the high school play, The Sound of Music. Immediately upon entering near the elementary gymnatorium I saw three nuns rapidly scurrying around the higgledy-piggledy hallways, trying to get to their starting places. Backstage, director Amy […]

  • Christmas Show Auditions

    Rogue Theater will celebrate its sixth Christmas with a humorous and heartwarming production, Let’s Tell the Story by Trisha Dean. This is an informal, humorous and fun nativity play with songs interspersed. When a group of kids sing a song together they begin to think about what Christmas is really about. Some of their friends […]

  • Door Kinetic Arts Festival Submissions Open

    The Door Kinetic Arts Festival (DKAF) is open for short film submissions for its fourth annual fest, June 9-14 at Björklunden in Baileys Harbor. Short films in animation, documentary and narrative films of 40 minutes or less are eligible and films shot in Wisconsin or by Wisconsin filmmakers are sought for special recognition. Submissions prior […]