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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.

  • THE BOOK CLUB PLAY IS ON AT TAP

    Grab your tickets for Third Avenue PlayWorks’ (TAP) production of The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarías. When a world-famous documentarian makes a book club the subject of his next film and the wine starts to flow, it’s not just the books that get discussed. As the conversation strays from the literary to the personal, […]

  • ROGUE THEATER PRESENTS TWO SHOWS THIS MONTH

    Rogue Theater is presenting a staged reading of Michael Perry’s Population 485 July 8-9, 7:30 pm, at SWY231 Gallery, 231 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Population 485 goes behind the scenes of a small-town fire department as a former town resident returns as a rookie. Through a series of fire and ambulance calls, the […]

  • PENINSULA PLAYERS THEATRE ANNOUNCES CAST OF UPCOMING THRILLER

    Peninsula Players Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for Frederick Knott’s suspenseful Write Me a Murder, which is on stage July 6-24.  Two estranged brothers are reunited at the family estate by the family doctor, who informs them of their father’s imminent death. The elder, Clive, who’s a bit of a playboy; and […]

  • CULTURE CLUB: Back to Birch Creek

    Students-turned-pro-musicians return as faculty by LAURA SMITH, Marketing Manager, Birch Creek Music Performance Center The Birch Creek campus, situated east of Egg Harbor in an idyllic setting, is where Katherine Kohler, attending the 2006 Symphony Session at age 13, fueled her passion for music.  “I was always a nerdy kid who loved to practice, so […]

  • ROGUE THEATER PRESENTS COMEDY ABOUT AGING

    Rogue Theater is presenting a hilarious staged reading of About Time by Tom Cole on July 1, 7:30 pm, and July 2, 4 pm.   About Time takes place in the kitchen of an older married couple, played by Stuart Champeau and Lola DeVillers. Over the course of a day, they talk about everything under the […]

  • THE BOOK CLUB PLAY NOW ON STAGE AT TAP

    Grab your tickets for Third Avenue PlayWorks’ (TAP) production of The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarías.  When a world-famous documentarian makes a book club the subject of his next film and the wine starts to flow, the conversation strays from the literary to the personal, and six young professionals learn that it’s best not […]

  • PENINSULA PLAYERS RECEIVES $75,000 WPS GRANT

    Peninsula Players Theatre has received a $75,000 grant from the Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) Foundation for its housing campaign, Act II: Protecting the Past, Ensuring the Future. The theater announced the launch of this $3.5 million campaign at the opening-night performance June 14.  The theater plans to build two new dormitories to replace the aged, […]

  • This Week in Door County: A Full Stage

    Your mind may be consumed with the coming 4th of July festivities (and you can find those all here) but there’s plenty more happening in Door County – especially on stage – in the days before Independence Day.  The county’s theater season is in full swing with Dad’s Season Tickets, Fishing for the Moon and […]

  • TAP ADDS CABARET SHOW, BOOK CLUB PLAY IS IN THE WORKS

    To satisfy demand, Third Avenue Playworks (TAP) has added a third performance of An Evening of Stephen Sondheim – the first presentation in its Cabaret Series – on June 25, 7:30 pm. This concert, which celebrates the work of the late composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, will be held at the SWY Gallery, 231 N. 3rd Ave. […]

  • DANCE FESTIVAL COMING TO NORTHERN DOOR

    Door County will welcome dance movers, makers and shakers from across the Midwest to the Death’s Door Dance Festival July 22-24. On Friday, the Wickman House, 11976 Mink River Road in Ellison Bay, will host a pop-up performance of guest artists. Gather on the lawn to experience original, cutting-edge contemporary work in this intimate location. […]

  • MIDSUMMER’S MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS CYCLICAL PIECES, WORK BY COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE

    The Griffon String Quartet will headline the third program of Midsummer’s Music’s 2022 summer season with four dynamic concerts that include Griffon members’ personal favorites: cyclical pieces by Felix Mendelssohn and Dmitri Shostakovich. In a cyclic musical form, thematic material occurs as a unifying device in more than one movement or section.  This program will […]

  • CULTURE CLUB: Directing the Fight with Christopher Elst

    by JUDY DREW, Chair, Door Shakespeare Board of Directors The role of a fight director in theater has long been accepted as vital for actors’ safety during staged fight sequences, and recognition of the importance of an intimacy director – a relatively new concept – to the comfort and safety of actors has grown rapidly.  Recently, I had the […]

  • TAP’S THE BOOK CLUB PLAY OPENING SOON

    Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) will begin rehearsals for its next production, The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarías. When a world-famous documentarian makes a book club the subject of his next film and the wine starts to flow, it’s not just the books that get discussed. Conversation strays from the literary to the personal, and […]

  • MIDSUMMER’S MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS 20TH-CENTURY COMPOSERS

    Midsummer’s Music will continue its 2022 concert season with an inspiring program of works by 20th-century English classical composers Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Ralph Vaughn Williams and Charles Villiers Stanford. Featured musicians include David Perry and Maynie Bradley, violin; Sally Chisholm and Allyson Fleck, viola; and James Waldo, cello. This program will be performed June 16, 7 […]

  • BIRCH CREEK OPENS SEASON JUNE 23 WITH PERCUSSION & STEEL BAND

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center will present the opening-night concert of its 47th year of excellence in music education and concert performances with Pop Goes Percussion on June 23.  Percussion & Steel Band launches the first two weeks of the 2022 season, with concerts featuring faculty performing artists and advanced student musicians who perform musical […]

  • Peninsula Players’ Housing Capital Campaign and Lead Donor

    Peninsula Players Theatre is announcing the public launch of its capital campaign, Act II: Protecting the Past, Ensuring the Future. Through the campaign, the theater company plans to raise $3.5 million to build two new dormitories to replace the aged, insufficient structures in which company members currently reside. Peninsula Players has received a $500,000 lead […]

  • CULTURE CLUB

    Protecting the Past Helps to Make Room for the Future by AUDRA BAAKARI BOYLE, Business Manager, Peninsula Players Theatre Just as the swallows return to Capistrano each spring, a small army of artisans returns to Peninsula Players Theatre. After rebounding from the pandemic, I was so excited to once again greet a fully staffed team […]

  • MIKE AT THE MOVIES: Downton Abbey: A New Era Expands Universe of Popular Series

    by MIKE ORLOCK [email protected] Downton Abbey: A New Era (PG) begins with a wedding and ends with a funeral.  If you’re familiar with the hit show that aired on PBS from 2010 to 2015, or with the first movie in 2019 that continued the saga of Lord Grantham and his family and the many servants […]

  • A Storm’s Coming with Peninsula Players’ “The Rainmaker”

    As a story about family and working through the restrictions we place on ourselves, N. Richard Nash’s The Rainmaker is as lightheartedly charming as it is poignant and sincere. Offering both pin-drop silences and easy laughter, it refuses to be either a happy-go-lucky cliché or a never-ending storm cloud.  The play opens Peninsula Players Theatre’s […]

  • Leadership Change for Door Shakespeare

    After four and a half years with Door Shakespeare, Michael Stebbins stepped down from his position as producing artistic director, effective May 31. Stebbins had intended to resign at the end of the year, but that plan was accelerated because of an injury that prevented him from being on-site with the theater this summer. Prior […]