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: Four New Films, Four Female Directors

    It wasn’t that long ago when the only place you’d find women on a Hollywood movie set was in front of the camera acting, not behind it calling the shots.  There were some notable outliers: Ida Lupino parlayed her success as a tough, sexy leading lady during the 1940s into a role as director of […]

  • Post-Christmas Events

    Though many of us will be saving our energy for New Year’s Eve festivities, there’s still plenty to check out between Christmas and the new year. The Christmas light displays will still be up throughout the county, and here are several other highlights to check out while you recharge.  Holiday Luminary Walks at The Ridges  […]

  • Holiday Revue At Northern Sky

    Northern Sky Theater will present its annual holiday revue, Home for the Holidays, Dec. 27-31, 4 pm, in its Gould Theater, 9058 Cty A in Fish Creek. The in-person concert will feature three longtime favorites – Doc Heide, Karen Mal and Matt Zembrowski – providing traditional and original holiday songs, as well as holiday humor. Heide […]

  • Choral Reading Of Dickens Classic

    Isadoora Theatre Company will present a choral reading of A Christmas Carol, in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens on Dec. 19, 3 pm, at the Margaret Lockwood Gallery, 7 S. 2nd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay.  “This is not an adaptation,” local actor Ross Dippel said of Dickens’ classic Christmas story, […]

  • Rogue Presents Nobody Knows My Name

    Rogue Theater will celebrate its ninth Christmas with Valerie Lynch’s humorous holiday production, Nobody Knows My Name. In it, the man who’s been labeled simply as “the innkeeper” – worldwide, through the centuries – finds that his name does not appear in the many books, songs and plays that tell the story of Jesus’ birth.  The play […]

  • Players Announces 2022 Performances

    The 87th season at Peninsula Players Theater will include an American classic, a gripping thriller, an outlandish new comedy, an award-winning drama and a madcap musical whodunit. “I am excited to announce the return of our five-show season,” said new Artistic Director Linda Fortunato. “We are so eager to welcome patrons back to our theater-in-a-garden […]

  • Jacob Janssen Named New Artistic Director at TAP

    After completing a nationwide search, Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) has selected Jacob Janssen as its next artistic director. Janssen is a highly regarded director, producer and arts leader who believes in making theater accessible to everyone. Throughout his career, he has sought to create work that fosters community, sparks conversation and delights audiences. He is […]

  • Audition for Rogue’s Nobody Knows My Name

    Rogue Theater will celebrate its ninth Christmas with a humorous and heartwarming production, Nobody Knows My Name by Valerie Lynch.  In this play, the playwright imagined how the man we know as “the innkeeper” in books and plays all over the world would feel if he found out his name wasn’t included throughout the centuries […]

  • Our Town Takes the Stage at Sevastopol

    Thornton Wilder’s Our Town – which shines a light on the everyday lives of the citizens of the fictional small town of Grover’s Corners from 1901 to 1913 – will take the stage in Sevastopol on Nov. 12 and 13, 7 pm, and Nov. 14, 2 pm. Our Town emphasizes being present not just for the […]

  • Southern Door Students Step Back on Stage For Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Go, Go, Go, Joseph! After Door County’s professional theaters navigated the logistics of live performances all summer long, now the high school theater programs will attempt the same, and students in Southern Door will be stepping on stage in front of live audiences for the first time since 2019.  “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat […]

  • Gutenberg! The Musical! Wraps Up This Weekend at Third Avenue PlayWorks

    by VICTORIA LINSTROM A Fresh Show for a Fresh Stage Driving along 3rd Avenue for the past couple of years, it’s been impossible to miss the steady and monumental construction that’s been occurring at the newly christened Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP), formerly Third Avenue Playhouse. And because I could see only the changes made to […]

  • Isadoora Returns With Play-Reading Series

    Isadoora Theatre Company is returning to performing this season with The Play Along Series, scheduled monthly on the third Sunday, 3 pm, in the Margaret Lockwood Gallery, 7 S. 2nd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. First up on Oct. 24 will be a reading of Thomas Gibbons’ Uncanny Valley, which follows a nonbiological human as he […]

  • Movie Being Filmed in Door County

    While peak fall colors attracted tourists to popular spots this past week, it was pastures and cattle farms that brought a Childe film-production crew to rural portions of Door County, partially blocking a less-traveled section of Townline Road Tuesday morning as it began shooting scenes and B-roll at locations throughout Door County.  Producers for the […]

  • Gutenberg! The Musical! A Big Hit at TAP

    Gutenberg! The Musical! by Scott Brown and Anthony King is now open at Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) after enjoying a sold-out opening night Oct. 7. The first show to be produced in TAP’s newly renovated theater will run through Oct. 31. Gutenberg! The Musical! follows a pair of aspiring playwrights who are performing a backers’ […]

  • Jeff & Katie Are Back – in Person

    Born as a COVID-19 alternative to live performance, the livestreamed show returns to the Gould Theater Northern Sky Theater will present an in-person installment of The Jeff & Katie Show at the Gould Theater, 9058 Cty A in Fish Creek, on Saturday, Oct. 16, 3 pm. The Jeff & Katie Show, which became a feature […]

  • Door Shakespeare Presents I Hate Hamlet Reading

    Door Shakespeare will present Paul Rudnick’s I Hate Hamlet as part of its reading series Oct. 18, 7 pm, at Woodwalk Gallery, 6746 Cty G in Egg Harbor. The reading follows the summer performance of Hamlet on the grounds of Björklunden. I Hate Hamlet is about a Los Angeles TV actor and jingle singer, Andrew […]

  • Rogue’s New Show Toasts Women’s Relationships

    Rogue Theater is beginning its fall season with The Savannah Sipping Society, whose all-female cast celebrates the best of women’s relationships. The show is a delightful comedy in which four Southern women, all needing to escape their routines and lives, are drawn together by fate – and an impromptu happy hour. They decide it’s time […]

  • TAP is Back With Gutenberg! The Musical!

    Gutenberg! The Musical! opened Oct. 7 at Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP). As the first production in TAP’s newly renovated theater at 239 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, the show will run through Oct. 31, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 7:30 pm; and Sundays, 2 pm.  The play is a two-person musical spoof in which a pair […]

  • Peninsula Players Appoints Higley To Board

    Peninsula Players Theatre ( has appointed William H. Higley to its board of directors for a three-year term.  Higley earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Western Michigan University and eventually served as president of its alumni association. He’s also the former president of Interstate Welding Sales Corporation.  “We have always loved Peninsula Players […]

  • Rogue Presents The Savannah Sipping Society

    Rogue Theater will present The Savannah Sipping Society Oct. 8-17. In this delightful comedy, four Southern women – all seeking to escape the burdens of their lives – are drawn together by fate and an impromptu happy hour. They decide it’s high time to reclaim their enthusiasm for life. Randa (Lola DeVillers), a perfectionist and workaholic, […]