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.

  • Mike at the Movies: A Story Miss for a Would-be Classic

    by Mike Orlock AI, the acronym for “Artificial Intelligence,” has been all over the news these days, what with Congressional hearings on the subject, televised interviews with experts and apocalyptic warnings about the fate of mankind if we don’t do something to regulate this new technology. Why, if left unchecked, kids might use Chat GPT, […]

  • Adult Dance Classes At Studio234

    Studio234 is hosting guest instructor Amanda List for three Character Jazz classes, Oct. 16, 23 and 30, 7-8 pm. Designed for adults (18 and over), all levels of ability are welcome. List is a Green Bay-based dancer and choreographer with a Bachelor of Arts in dance from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Her classes and […]

  • “Pirates Of Chemotherapy” At DC Arts Center

    Rogue Theater will present Pirates of Chemotherapy Oct. 20, 7 pm, and Oct. 21, 2 pm and 7 pm, at the DC Arts Center. This dramatic comedy by Paul Schutte, performed as a staged reading,  gives an intimate look at six women who share a diagnosis of breast cancer in various stages of treatment, recovery […]

  • Final Weekend For Autumn Music Fest

    The final weekend of Midsummer Music’s inaugural Autumn Music Fest features the Griffon String Quartet in two free concerts, Oct. 14, 7 pm, at Hope United Church of Christ and Oct. 15, 3 pm, at the Donald & Carol Kress Pavilion. The concert features French composer Maurice Ravel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and English composer Dame […]

  • Northern Sky Burns The Mortgage

    Northern Sky Theater has reached its $500,000 Burn the Mortgage, Build the Bridge campaign challenge goal through the generosity of more than 200 supporters. Those gifts will now be matched by anonymous donors, allowing the company to achieve two fiscal objectives in 2024 and beyond: retire the balance of its construction loan debt and start […]

  • Door County Film Wins Independent Film Award

    Confessions of a Sailor, a locally produced film won the Best Micro-Budget Film award during the 5th Annual National Independent Film Association awards ceremony at Lawrence University’s Warch Cinema. A micro-budget film is typically one created for under $50,000 dollars.  Confessions of a Sailor was produced on a $20,000 dollar budget by local filmmaker Kurt […]

  • Want to Live Longer? Get Cultured

    By JACOB JANSSEN Did you know that a trip to the theater can lower your risk of dying? We have known for a long time that exposure to the arts increases educational attainment for children and students, but there is new research proving the positive effect of the arts on our health. A 2019 study […]

  • Bloody Action and Dour-Sour from Two of Hollywood’s Finest

    Denzel Washington and Kenneth Branagh are two of the finest actors working the craft. Be it on stage or screen, they have earned so many accolades it’s difficult to keep count. For the record, between them, they have received 17 Oscar nods and four little gold statues just from the Academy alone. Both are back […]

  • Dinner and a Show at Drömhus

    Drömhus and Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) will present a dinner Oct. 20, 5:30 pm, prior to the 7:30 pm TAP show The Mystery Of Irma Vep. Guests will receive dinner with wine flights available, along with tickets to the show. Tickets are $70 per person, and advance registration is required. Call TAP at 920.743.1760 or […]

  • Wolf Resigns From Door Shakespeare

    Elissa Wolf has resigned as Door Shakespeare’s Managing Director. Wolf made the decision after receiving an opportunity which aligns with their academic and professional goals. Amy Ensign, Door Shakespeare’s Producing Artistic Director, will temporarily manage operations while the organization seeks a replacement for Wolf.

  • Community Choir Rehearsals

    If you love to sing, the Community Choir of Door County is for you. It meets on Tuesdays, 5:30-7 pm, in the choir room of Sturgeon Bay High School. Members may arrive early to chat. The choir comprises people of all ages, talent levels and skills who are connected by a love of song. It […]

  • Free Concert At UUF

    Join Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF) Oct. 1, 7 pm for Fall Favorites, a concert featuring duo pianists Jodie DeSalvo and Jonathan Bass along with mezzo soprano Cynthia Stiehl. The concert will include selections by Bach, Chopin, Schubert, Bizet and “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin. The concert is free to the public. Freewill offerings are […]

  • Birch Creek Gets Arts Board Grant

    Birch Creek received a $12,590 Creation and Presentation Program grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board, underwritten by funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Arts Board grants are determined through a competitive, state-grant process to support Birch Creek’s music instruction for high school instrumentalists in jazz, percussion and symphony […]

  • New Show On Stage At TAP

    Third Avenue PlayWorks has announced the opening of The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful. The show runs Oct. 4-22.  Written by Charles Ludlam, this comic is a “penny dreadful,” combining elements of melodrama, horror and campy humor. The two actor cast takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride through a gothic mansion filled […]

  • Local Film Director Takes Home Award

    Kurt Krauss, director of Confession of A Sailor, took home the award for Strong Filmmaking Talent of the Year at the Best of the Year MLC Awards at The Tarlton Theatre in Green Bay. The film tells a modern day story of shipwreck feature-writer, Michael Connolly, who visits Door County in pursuit of his career-making […]

  • Peninsula Players Receives Grants

    Peninsula Players Theatre announced it was awarded a $30,000 grant from The Shubert Foundation and $13,160 from the Wisconsin Arts Board, the state’s arts agency. Funds from the grants will support the theater’s continued development and presentation of its community outreach programming, and high-quality theatrical productions.

  • Fall Dance Classes With Emerald Lion

    Andria Nikoupolis Weliky of Emerald Lion is offering fall dance classes for all ages at Studio234. Classes run through Dec. 4. Register at

  • Adult Dance Classes At Studio234

    Studio234 is hosting guest instructor Amanda List for three, adult (18 and older) Sexy Chair Dance classes, Sept. 19 and 25, Oct. 2, 7-8 pm, cost $60. Designed for adults, all levels of ability are welcome. List is a Green Bay–based dancer and choreographer with a Bachelor of Arts in dance from University of Wisconsin-Stevens […]

  • Door Kinetic Arts Festival Announces Featured Films And Opening Celebration

    The Door Kinetic Arts Festival (DKAF) has confirmed its lineup of films and opening celebration lineup for its seventh annual fest Sept. 18-22 at Björklunden, including a new film from returning singer/writer/producer Morgan Middleton, who will also sing a piece composed by DKAF special guest Ricky Ian Gordon. Opening night, Sept. 18, will also feature […]

  • Organ Concert At Shepherd Of The Bay

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church presents organist Dr. Daniel Schwandt, in an evening organ concert Sept. 16, 7 pm.  Raised in Appleton, Schwandt has established himself in the organ world through his work as a performer, church musician, composer and teacher. Schwandt is currently University Organist and Lecturer in Music at the Lawrence University […]