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.

  • ‘Will in the Woods’ Pre-Show Series at Door Shakespeare

    Door Shakespeare announces its lineup for “Will in the Woods”: a free, pre-show series hosted by Michael Stebbins, the troupe’s producing artistic director, that features special guests speaking about Shakespeare-related topics and this summer’s productions of The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry V.  On July 25, Ric Furrer will present “An Ancient Tradition Alive […]

  • Last Chance to See TAP’s ‘The Dig’

    This is the last week to see Marie Kohler’s The Dig at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay. The final performances are July 19 and 20, 7:30 pm. Kohler thanks TAP, the cast and crew. “Its subject is not easy,” she said. “The characters are complex. But its story, I believe, holds hope: hope […]

  • Rogue Theater Presents ‘A Girl of the Limberlost’

    Rogue Theater is bringing two shows to Baileys Harbor this summer.  The first – A Girl of the Limberlost – will open July 19. Adapted by Marie Kohler from the classic 1909 novel, it transports the audience to Indiana’s once-vast Limberlost Swamp. Elnora, a 14-year-old girl with a passion for butterflies and moths, loves the […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Cherries, LEGOs and Live Music

     Door County kicks off cherry season with festivals at Lautenbach’s Orchard Winery and Market and Cherry De-Lite Country Ovens. This weekend’s highlights also include Brick Party by the Bay and plenty of live music.  Festivals  Stop by the Summer Cherry Harvest Fest at Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery and Market, this Saturday (July 20, 10 am- […]

  • We Knew Him When … From Northern Sky to Les Misérables

    Tim Lenihan was nine when he asked his mom to show him where middle C was on his great-aunt’s old piano in the basement of his family’s south-side Chicago home. Already studying the French horn, he was interested in figuring out how the notes he was learning on that instrument could be applied to the […]

  • Rogue Theater Stages ‘A Girl of the Limberlost’

    Rogue Theater is presenting two shows in Baileys Harbor this summer. The first, A Girl of the Limberlost, will run July 19-27. Adapted by Marie Kohler from the classic 1909 novel, it transports viewers to Indiana’s once-vast Limberlost Swamp. Elnora has a passion for Limberlost’s butterflies and moths but longs to attend high school in […]

  • Be There for ‘The Continuing Adventures of Carbon Man’

    Roger Kuhns will present the monologue The Continuing Adventures of Carbon Man at Woodwalk Gallery ( on July 18, 7 pm. Follow the adventures of Carbon Man (Kuhns) as he navigates good-earth behaviors, the search for guilt-free electricity, an insatiable need for coffee, the drama of diets and other comedic-dramatic sagas. Tickets are $20 cash […]

  • Miss Marple Makes Peninsula Players Debut

    Agatha Christie’s endearing detective Miss Marple will make her Peninsula Players debut when she searches for a killer in A Murder Is Announced. This gripping whodunit by Leslie Darbon, based on Christie’s famous novel, will run July 10-28. An unexpected announcement in a small-town newspaper reads, “A murder is announced and will take place on […]

  • Excavating Love, Loss and Mystery in TAP’s ‘The Dig’

    Traversing time, memory and myth, The Dig – now on stage at Sturgeon Bay’s Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) – follows Mattie and her older brother, Jamie, as they struggle to piece together the truth about themselves and the provenance of a hotly contested Lebanese pot. Throughout the play, Mattie’s exploration of her brother’s schizophrenic break while on […]

  • Camp Will Delights Kids Who Love Theater

    Door Shakespeare has scholarships available for its weeklong summer theatre workshop, Camp Will, held July 8-12 and July 22-26 at Björklunden. Camp hours are 10 am – 12:30 pm daily and 6-7 pm Friday. Camp Will is dedicated to developing communication, language and social skills through creative play and group scene work. The instructors are […]

  • Review: ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’

    During the reign of the first Queen Elizabeth, William Shakespeare entertained his compatriots with a series of plays about the history of England, including two plays dealing with the sad life and troubled times of King Henry IV.  In the process, he created probably the greatest comic character in English literature, Sir John Falstaff, also […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Spuds, Mud and Music

    This weekend, experience live music, special performances, and theater across the peninsula. Spend a day outside with the whole family at programs such as Peninsula State Park’s celebration of International Mud Day. Then, end the day with delicious, build-your-own food at the Spuds N’ Splits fundraiser.  Music and Performance “Quintessential Quintets,” featuring quintets by Mozart […]

  • ‘The Dig’ Opens at TAP

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) opens its third show of the season, The Dig, on June 27, 7:30 pm. It will run through July 20, with no show on July 4. Donations received on opening night will go to the Door County Land Trust.  Playwright Marie Kohler has been in residence, and Alexander Coddington directs the […]

  • Culture Club: A Perfect Theatrical Pairing

    Door Shakespeare begins season of The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry V by Michael Stebbins Michael Stebbins, Door Shakespeare’s producing artistic director, recently sat down with Henry V director, Matt Daniels, and The Merry Wives of Windsor director, Marcella Kearns, to talk about what the two plays share with one another. Michael Stebbins (MS): […]

  • DCA Announces ‘Pay What You Can’ Program

    With support from Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant & Butik, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) announces a community outreach program for the 2019-20 Main Stage Season: The Al Johnson’s 70th Anniversary “Pay What You Can” Ticket Program. Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant & Butik opened its doors in 1949, and in honor of the business’s 70th anniversary, Al Johnson’s […]

  • Peninsula Players Gives and Receives Awards

    Peninsula Players Theatre has announced the recipients of its annual Outstanding Student Award: Evan Henry of Gibraltar High School, Kole Mallien of Sturgeon Bay and MaCayla Moore of Southern Door. Natalie Meikle of Sevastopol is the recipient of the inaugural Peninsula Players Theatre Scholarship. Each high school student has demonstrated a high level of participation […]

  • TAP’s Fundraising Gala Coming Aug. 12

    Third Avenue Playhouse’s annual fundraising gala will take place Aug. 12, 6-9pm at the Union Supper Pub, 23 W Oak St, Sturgeon Bay. In addition to some fabulous food and company, the event features a fine art auction that was curated by Jeremy Popelka. Entertainment will be provided by members of the Third Avenue Playhouse […]

  • Door Shakespeare Announces Wine Nights

    Door Shakespeare announces Wine Nights for the 2019 season. Meet at the garden in Björklunden, 1.5 miles south of Baileys Harbor on Highway 57, at 6:15 pm on select dates to enjoy a pre-show tasting of local wines from area wineries and small plates prepared by Thyme Catering. Take in the scenery, mingle with patrons […]

  • TAP’s ‘The Dig’ Opens June 27

    The cast of The Dig began rehearsals on June 11 at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. Written by Wisconsin playwright Marie Kohler and directed by Alexander Coddington, The Dig will run June 27 through July 20. Kohler will be in residence for the production. The semi-biographical play tells the story of Mattie and her […]

  • Isadoora’s ‘The Realistic Joneses’ Provides Food for Thought

    Isadoora Theatre Company’s first show of the 2019 season, The Realistic Joneses by Will Eno, features Marcel Bruyere, Loretta Heath, Amanda Sallinen and Dan Sallinen. Richard Carlson directs it. In The Realistic Joneses, we meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony: two suburban couples that have even more in common than […]