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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.

  • New Pen Players Hearing Loops

    Peninsula Players Theatre has installed a hearing induction loop listening-assistance system and receivers in its audience pavilion, making theater performances more accessible for people with hearing loss. This is additional technology that Peninsula Players now has available on its pavilion’s main floor. The hearing loop benefits those with hearing loss by interacting with the individuals’ […]

  • TAP Winter Play Reading Festival

    Third Avenue Playhouse presents its third annual Winter Play Reading Festival Feb. 15-24. The opening night – Feb. 15 at 7:30 pm – will feature An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen and adapted by Arthur Miller. A small Norwegian town has just begun to win fame and wealth through its medicinal spring waters […]

  • Celebrating Winter Week on Washington Island

    Celebrating Winter and Fish Derby, held Feb. 9-17, is a weeklong celebration of ice and snow with food, fun, adventure and entertainment on Washington Island. Sponsored by the Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, the event calendar is anchored in several main events. Anglers who dare to venture onto the ice to get “the big one” […]

  • Door County Reads Events

    All events are free and open to the public. Friday, Feb. 8• Writing Workshop: Food Traditions, 1-4 pmWrite On, Door County, 4177 Juddville Road, Fish CreekThis workshop, led by Kathleen Ernst, will help participants recall, record and celebrate food traditions from their family or community. It will include several writing activities designed to help capture […]

  • ‘On Golden Pond’ at Trueblood

    Island Players will perform On Golden Pond on Feb. 8 at 7 pm and Feb. 9 at 1 pm at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center on Washington Island. Well-known Island Players performers Cindra Hokkanen and Tony Woodruff will portray the play’s leading couple, Ethel and Norman Thayer. Mama Knight will portray the Thayers’ daughter, Chelsea, […]

  • New Website for Northeast Wisconsin Arts Association

    The Northeast Wisconsin Arts Association (NEWAA) is a creative network and grassroots social enterprise whose mission since 2017 has been to connect, celebrate and shine a spotlight on the creative communities of the 18 counties that make up the “New North.” NEWAA’s members are arts organizations and artists – visual artists, musicians, writers, performers, photographers, filmmakers, […]

  • ‘Late Nite Catechism’ Feb. 23

    The Southern Door Community Auditorium will present Late Nite Catechism Feb. 23, 7 pm. This uproarious piece of theater takes audience members back – sometimes nostalgically, sometimes fearfully – to the children they once were as the irrepressible sister teaches an adult catechism class to her “students” (the audience). Over the course of the play, Sister […]

  • ‘Apparitions’ Reading

    Peninsula Players Theatre will present a reading of Apparitions, by award-winning playwright Kristine Thatcher, Feb. 4, 7 pm, at Björklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane in Baileys Harbor. Admission is free. In the mid-1990s, Peninsula Players commissioned Thatcher to write a play using Door County’s history and distinctive character as its major influences. Apparitions, which made its […]

  • Right to Live Workshop Begins Jan. 26

    Registration is still open for Third Avenue Playhouse’s Right to Live workshop, Jan. 26 – March 3. The first workshop rehearsal is Jan. 26 at  11 am. Adults and students (middle and high school) may participate in the workshops; there is no fee or audition required. No prior stage experience is necessary, and all skill levels […]

  • TAP Announces Play-Reading Fest Lineup

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) will hold its third annual Play-Reading Festival Feb. 15-24. This year’s festival presents plays by six American playwrights, including an adaptation by a noted American playwright of a Norwegian classic and a Wisconsin premiere. The 2019 series includes An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen and adapted by Arthur Miller […]

  • Right to Live Workshop at TAP

    Habibah (Biba) Sheikh will lead the Right To Live workshop beginning Jan. 26 at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP). Public performances are scheduled for March 1-3.   Registration is still open for adults and students (middle and high school) to participate in the workshops. There is no fee to participate, and no audition is required. No […]

  • The Play’s the Thing Play-Reading Series

    Peninsula Players Theatre announces the 2019 season of The Play’s the Thing, a winter play-reading series. Fully cast readings of the plays will be performed at Björklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane in Baileys Harbor, Feb. 4, March 4 and April 1 at 7 pm. General seating will be available, and there will be no admission fee. […]

  • Rogue Theater, Laundry and Bourbon, theater, community theater

    Rogue Theater Auditions

    Rogue Theater’s Co-artistic Directors Stuart Champeau and Lola DeVillers have been preparing for its 2019 season. Upcoming shows include comedy, improvisation, drama and murder mystery. Open auditions will be held Jan. 19 at 1:30 pm, and Jan. 21 at 5:30 pm, at the Door County Community Foundation, 222 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay. The theater […]

  • Lungs, Third Avenue Playhouse, TAP, Len Villano

    Honors for TAP’s ‘Lungs’

    Third Avenue Playhouse’s 2018 production of Lungs won the Best Professional Play award from the Broadway World website. In addition, Elodie Senetra won the Best Actress award for the same play. Lungs, by Duncan MacMillan, told the story of a couple’s relationship from their first meeting through the rest of their lives together. The couple, […]

  • Northern Sky’s New Musical

    Northern Sky Theater received a matching grant of $11,000 from the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB). This grant supports Northern Sky’s commitment to writing and developing new musicals tailored for the company’s multigenerational audiences. “With the support of the Wisconsin Arts Board, this season Northern Sky will add two new musicals to our canon of over […]

  • ‘Home for the Holidays’ Show

    Northern Sky Theater presents Home for the Holidays, Dec. 28-31 at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall in Fish Creek. This is the theater company’s final Home for the Holidays performance in this location before it moves to its new Creative Center. Home for the Holidays will reunite with Northern Sky favorite Jeff Herbst and his friends […]

  • Fin-de-Siècle Paris at TAP

    Velvet Gentleman returns to Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) for the holiday season. The play 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. Created and performed by TAP’s co-artistic director James Valcq, this multimedia theatre piece featuring Satie’s music, […]

  • Holiday Storytelling

    Rogue Theater will celebrate its sixth Christmas with a holiday production by Trisha Dean. Let’s Tell the Story is a mix of old and new, as storytellers tell the Nativity story in a fun and humorous way. It begins when a group of kids sing a song together and begin to talk about what Christmas […]

  • ‘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 […]