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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.

  • Play Readings: Excellent, Casual Theater Experiences

    Door Shakespeare Series Continues to Please  If you’ve never been to a play reading, don’t confuse it with the image you might have of people slouching around, snapping their fingers to  bongo-accompanied Beat poetry circa 1955. It’s not like that. Play readings are very casual affairs during which the actors speak from scripts arrayed on […]

  • Oh, My Gosh!

    Charlie Berens brings Midwest humor to Door Community Auditorium While everyone is counting down the days until Fall Fest and getting mentally prepared for that, I’m counting down the days until one of my dreams become a reality: being able to see the incredibly talented Charlie Berens live. Berens is best known for his online comedy […]

  • Isadoora Staging ‘Three Days of Rain’

    Isadoora Theatre Company is presenting its final show of the 2019 season: the Pulitzer Prize-nominated romantic drama Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg. Set in New York, Three Days of Rain centers on Walker; his sister, Nan; and their childhood friend Pip, who meet to settle their parents’ estate. Their fathers were longtime friends […]

  • Rogue Theater Holds Auditions for ‘A Stable Situation’

    Rogue Theater will celebrate its seventh Christmas with John Steele’s A Stable Situation. In this entertaining, heartwarming, humorous play, animals in the barn discuss the arrival of Mary, Joseph and their baby, Jesus. It’s a great show for the whole family. The theater troupe needs actors, singers, musicians and stage crew, and it encourages adults, […]

  • Still Time to See ‘Dad’s Season Tickets’

    Northern Sky Theater is performing two student matinees of Dad’s Season Tickets this month for four of the Door County school districts. “Offering student matinees has been a challenge in the past, since we were always limited by our rental spaces during the school year,” said marketing director Ann Birnschein. “However, with our new Gould […]

  • Charlie Berens, The Special Consensus, Third Coast Percussion at DCA

    Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens will perform his show Oh My Gosh!? on Oct. 20, 7 pm, at the Door Community Auditorium (DCA), with nationally acclaimed bluegrass band The Special Consensus opening. A comedian, actor and Emmy-winning journalist, Berens is a dynamic talent in the American comedy world. He’s the creator and star of Manitowoc Minute, […]

  • This Weekend in Door: Pumpkin Patch, Apple Fest & Lighthouse Festival

    Fall festivals are back and it’s a busy weekend in Door County! Outside of the big events, there’s still a lot on the calendar too, with live music, theater, art galleries, markets and outdoor spaces to explore. Pumpkin Patch Weekend in Egg Harbor One of the great weekends for family fun in Door County returns […]

  • TAP’s ‘A Tuna Christmas’ Will Enliven the Holiday Season

    Third Avenue Playhouse will contribute to holiday merriment in December with A Tuna Christmas by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams. In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas, where radio station OKKK personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on Yuletide activities including the big, annual […]

  • Isadoora Theatre Company Presents Playwrights’ Collective Festival

    Isadoora Theatre Company will host the Playwrights’ Collective Festival Oct. 18-20: a free event that showcases readings of new works by five area playwrights and involves 14 local actors. All readings will take place in the Margaret Lockwood Gallery’s Inside/Out Theatre at 7 S. 2nd Ave. (at Michigan Street) in Sturgeon Bay. Paulette Laufer, the […]

  • Door Shakespeare Presents ‘How Shakespeare Won the West’ Play Reading

    There’s a folder holding a dozen head shots (DShakes Headshots) in the folder. How Shakespeare Won the West by Richard Nelson will be Door Shakespeare’s next play reading on Oct. 14, 7 pm, at the Woodwalk Gallery, 6746 Cty G in Egg Harbor.  “As with our first reading last month, part of the challenge – and […]

  • Dad’s Season Tickets Charms Sports Fans and Non-Fans Alike

    I don’t like sports. I like theatre. Seeing theatre about sports is weird for me, but I was very excited to take in a show at Northern Sky’s brand-new, indoor Gould Theater. And, despite my initial reservations as a Minnesota-born Wisconsin transplant about seeing a show based on Packer fanatics – and my Minnesota heritage […]

  • Three More Chances to See Rogue Theater’s ‘The Odd Couple’

    If you missed Rogue Theater’s August production of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple: The Female Version – or even if you didn’t – you can see it for one weekend only, Oct. 11-13, at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall, 2392 Cty F. Olive Madison, played by Jamie Buesing; and Florence Unger, played by Lola DeVillers, bring not […]

  • TAP’s ‘Tomfoolery’: Witty, Wicked, Thought-Provoking

    For better or worse, I usually understand the (ahem) “older” cultural references when I’m among my colleagues, but when I attended Third Avenue Playhouse’s (TAP) musical revue Tomfoolery, I was, unusually, partaking of some references that were before my time. Audience members were asked at the beginning to raise a hand if they were not […]

  • Northern Sky Adds ‘Dad’s Season Tickets’ Performances

    Because of the overwhelming popularity of its new musical comedy, Dad’s Season Tickets, Northern Sky Theater is adding three matinee performances at its new Gould Theater, 9058 Cty A in Fish Creek, on Oct. 11 and 25 at 10 am, and Oct. 16 at 1 pm. The public is invited to join local high school […]

  • Rogue Adds Three ‘Odd Couple’ Performances Oct. 11-13

    Following the tremendous success of Rogue Theater’s The Odd Couple – The Female Version several weeks ago, the theater company is bringing it back to the stage for three more shows Oct. 11-13. To learn more and reserve tickets, call 920.818.0816 or visit facebook.com/roguetheater. Rogue Theater also continues to make a commitment to the community […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Harvest Festivals and Very Stinky Cheese

    Harvest Fest in Sturgeon Bay Usher in the spirit of autumn with a bountiful day on Third Avenue. Features include a classic car show, craft show, food booths, in-store specials, children’s activities, and live entertainment. Visit here for the full schedule. Chalk the Bay will take place during the festival as well. Three professional chalk […]

  • Rogue Theater’s ‘The Odd Couple’ Returns Oct. 11-13

    During its most recent show, The Odd Couple – The Female Version, Rogue Theater honored one of its greatest patrons. Judy Porter – a health-care pioneer who died on Dec. 25 – attended every Rogue show with her husband, Harry. She asked that memorial donations be given to a scholarship fund at the UW-Madison School […]

  • Laugh at the Wicked and Witty ‘Tomfoolery’

    After a record-breaking run of its last musical, Third Avenue Playhouse is presenting Tomfoolery, a musical revue of the witty, wicked, cynical and thoroughly twisted world of famed satirical songwriter Tom Lehrer. In concerts, television appearances and a series of now-classic recordings, the Harvard-educated math professor delighted millions of fans during the 1950s and ’60s […]

  • ‘George Washington’s Teeth’: Both Funny and Thought-Provoking

    Peninsula Players Theatre begins its autumn season with the Midwest premiere of George Washington’s Teeth, a new comedy by Mark St. Germain performed Tuesdays through Sundays through Oct. 20 at 7 pm, except Sept. 29 and Oct. 20 at 3 pm. When threatened with eviction, the ladies of the New Bunion Historical Society must find […]

  • Don’t Miss TAP’s Tom Lehrer Revue, ‘Tomfoolery’

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) is presenting Tomfoolery – a musical revue of the witty, wicked and thoroughly twisted world of famed satirical songwriter Tom Lehrer – Sept. 12 through Oct. 20, with a pay-what-you-can preview performance Sept. 11, 7:30 pm. Directed by Bob Boles, Tomfoolery features four outstanding performers – Ryan Cappleman, Bradley Halverson, Joel Kopischke […]