Category: Theater

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.

  • Peninsula Players’ Play Reading Series Returns Feb. 6

    Peninsula Players Theater will kick off its free, annual winter play-reading series, The Play’s the Thing, in February at Björklunden. There will be no virtual option this year, so masking is encouraged but not required. The first reading, by Christopher G. Smith, will be presented in conjunction with Door County Reads on Feb. 6, 7 […]

  • Rogue Theater Casting for 2023 Season

    Rogue Theater is conducting auditions for its summer and fall 2023 productions. It’s looking for several adult men and women, as well as teens aged 14-19. Productions will include comedy, improvisation and drama.  Auditions will be held Jan. 19, 6 pm, and Jan. 21, 1 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S. 4th Ave. […]

  • Play Reading Club Looks at New York Theater

    Third Avenue PlayWorks and the Door County Library will host the next meeting of their Play Reading Club on Jan. 18, 3:30 pm, to discuss Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind. This 1955 play – which finally premiered on Broadway in 2021 – is a funny, moving and heartbreaking look at racism, identity and ego in […]

  • DCA Starts Winter Season with “Gratitude Revealed”

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) is kicking off its 2023 winter season with a free screening of Gratitude Revealed – a film by Louis Schwartzberg, the director of Fantastic Fungi – on Jan. 7, 7 pm. Schwartzberg has dedicated his life to making films that celebrate life and the human spirit. His parents, who were both Holocaust survivors, appreciated […]

  • New Board Members for Peninsula Players

    Peninsula Players Theatre has appointed Sarah Bonovich and Greg Wait to its board of directors for three-year terms.  Bonovich resides in Door County with her family and is a property manager at Doneff Companies, focusing primarily on multifamily housing. She also serves on the board of the Friends of Gibraltar.  Wait is a partner with […]

  • Reinventing TAP

    During the pandemic, Third Avenue PlayWorks renovated its building, hired new leaders and changed its name, but its mission stayed the same. The Third Avenue PlayWorks of today and the theater company of three years ago seem like two very different entities.  That’s courtesy of the pandemic, which shut down the theater – known as […]

  • Unique Spin on a Christmas Classic at TAP

    Most of us are familiar with “A Christmas Carol.” But you probably haven’t seen the classic tale told in the way that Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) is telling it this December. TAP’s version of the story is a 1940s radio play, with each cast member playing a radio host. That way, only five actors (Elyse […]

  • Rogue Presents “Herald Angels”

    Rogue Theater will celebrate its 10th Christmas with the humorous holiday production The Herald Angels Learn to Sing by Tracy Wells on Dec. 9, 7 pm, and Dec. 10, 2 pm, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Rogue is collecting nonperishable food items for local families in need and encourages attendees to contribute dry or […]

  • Rogue’s Christmas Show, Food Drive

    Rogue Theater will celebrate its 10th Christmas with the humorous holiday production The Herald Angels Learn to Sing by Tracy Wells on Dec. 9, 7 pm, and Dec. 10, 2 pm, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.  In the show, it’s Christmas in Herald, and there’s nothing that the residents of this small town love […]

  • Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2023 Season

    Peninsula Players Theatre has announced its 88th season, running June 13 – Oct. 15, 2023.  It will open with a world premiere: A Rock Sails By by Sean Grennan, on stage June 13 – July 2. The play was part of the theater’s 2022 winter play-reading series and is being produced in conjunction with the […]

  • Northern Sky Announces 2023 Season

    While things are gearing up for winter, Northern Sky Theater is already working on its 2023 season: three shows on its Peninsula State Park stage and three in its Gould Theater. The first of the park shows is the world premiere of The Fish Whisperer by Scott Guy, Robin Share, Dan Wessels and Ron Barnett, […]

  • The Knobs Come Knocking at Northern Door

    Last month, so many people poured into the Peach Barn Farmhouse and Brewery to see the first performance of the Door County improv troupe The Knobs that the venue ran out of seats. It was standing room only for many in the crowd of about 75 people.  To troupe member Owen Alabado, the turnout was […]

  • PMF Announces February Fest Details

    The Peninsula Music Festival’s (PMF) February Fest – its three-concert, winter chamber-music series – will kick off Feb. 5, when violinist Alex Ayers and Paul Hauer, playing violin and piano, will present a program featuring Mozart sonatas.  The Feb. 12 concert will welcome back hornist Richard Britsch and pianist Christi Zuniga to collaborate on a program […]

  • Children’s Concert Features Griffon Violinist

    Griffon String Quartet violinist Roy Meyer will be featured in a free children’s concert based on the picture book Because by Mo Willems on Nov. 12, 11 am, at the Sturgeon Bay Library. As a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, Willems explores what inspires kids to learn music and audiences to attend concerts. […]

  • TAP’s Holiday Show

    Tickets are now on sale for Third Avenue PlayWorks’ (TAP) holiday show, A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play, which will run Dec. 11-31. The cast of Cassandra Bissell, Neil Brookshire, Elyse Edelman, Ray Jivoff and Dan Klarer will bring characters to life and create live sound effects and a musical underscore to replicate a […]

  • CULTURE CLUB: One Season Ends, the Next Begins

    by LINDA FORTUNATO, Artistic Director, Peninsula Players Theatre Now that the curtain has come down on Peninsula Players Theatre’s 87th season, plans are underway for the 2023 season. Planning happens throughout the fall, winter and spring to prepare for opening night in June.  The first step in that process is selecting the five plays for […]

  • “The Addams Family” on Stage at Southern Door

    Southern Door High School will present The Addams Family: A New Musical in November. Promising campiness, spooky fun, macabre hilarity and plenty of heart, this production comprises more than 50 high school students in the cast, crew and pit orchestra. The comical feast embraces the wackiness in every family and showcases a particular Addams Family […]

  • Casting Call for Rogue’s Christmas Show

    Rogue Theater will celebrate its 10th Christmas on Dec. 9 and 10 with a humorous and heartwarming production, The Herald Angels Learn to Sing by Tracy Wells. It’s Christmas in the small town of Herald, whose residents love nothing more than the annual Christmas pageant – except maybe their Herald Angels baseball team. When half the […]

  • Peninsula Players Theatre Honors Jim Nelson

    The Peninsula Players Theatre’s board of directors honored Jim Nelson for his extensive service as a board member during its October meeting. Board president Jill Herlache presented Nelson with a plaque for his 13 years of volunteer service to the theater and his dedication to philanthropic giving. Learn more at

  • Ending Makes Don’t Worry Darling a Frustrating Near Miss

    by MIKE ORLOCK You won’t find a better-looking film this year than Don’t Worry Darling (R), actress and director Olivia Wilde’s sophomore follow-up to her 2019 critical darling, Booksmart. From Matthew Libatique’s luscious cinematography, to Katie Byron’s pastel-flavored production design, to Affonso Gonçalves’ crisp editing, this is one terrific-looking film: a technical tour de force […]