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.

  • Mark Twain Revisited

    On July 9 and 10, the Bay View Opera House at Andres will present Mark Twain Revisited with Parker Drew. The performance is a rare opportunity to experience the unique humor and timeless wisdom of America’s greatest author and lecturer, brought to life by veteran television, radio, and theatrical performer Parker Drew.

  • What would you do on your day off in Door County?

    I would buy tickets to the Peninsula Players, Theatre in a Garden.

  • Doorways at Bjorklunden

    Door Shakespeare’s education program, “Doorways: Creating Theatre for Children,” announced the 2010 schedule of classes. The goal of Doorways is to explore the power of creativity through developing original theatre through traditional theatre games, improvisation, and acting exercises.

  • Culture Club – Peninsula Arts & Humanities Alliance

    This past Monday, I embarked on the first week of my seventh season with Door Shakespeare.

  • Pen Players Offer Free Backstage Tours

    Since 1935, Peninsula Players has been entertaining and delighting Door County audiences in Fish Creek. In conjunction with its celebratory 75th season, the Players will offer public tours of its stage house and all-weather audience pavilion.

  • Pen Player’s Offer Seminar

    Peninsula Players actor Tim Monsion will kick off the theater’s popular public seminars series on Saturday, June 26. Monsion will discuss the research of the history of World War I and its veterans that influenced the player’s current production, Heroes, written by Tom Stoppard.

  • Peninsula Players Opens 75th Season with “Heroes”

    Peninsula Players Theatre located in Fish Creek opened its 75th Anniversary Season June 15 with the premiere of Gérald Sibleyras’s Heroes, translated by Tom Stoppard.

  • Cheeseheads, Mark Twain and Ghosts Take the Stage at AFT

    American Folklore Theatre’s season is officially underway in their outdoor Amphitheatre in Peninsula State Park. Embarking upon the 20th season of “theatre under the stars,” the stage will host Cheeseheads, the Musical, Life on the Mississippi and Bone Dance Life on the Mississippi will take audiences on a journey with young Samuel Clemens as he leaves his home in Hannibal, Missouri to be a cub pilot on a Mississippi steamboat in 1858.

  • Peninsula Players Announces 2010 Company Members

    Peninsula Players Theatre announces cast and company members for its 75th anniversary season, including both new and familiar faces to the stage.

  • Door Shakespeare Announces Sparkling 2010 Season

    Door Shakespeare continues the fine tradition of presenting professional classical theater under the stars in the beautiful garden at Bjorklunden. The troupe’s 2010 productions include Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing and Sheridan’s English satire The Rivals.

  • Woodwalk Theater Encourages Audience Participation

    The second annual “Fractured Classics” event at Woodwalk Gallery/Theater is an adults only (language and bawdy behavior), just-for-the-fun-of-it combination of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Tony and Tina’s Wedding and the Greek 429 BC classics.

  • AFT Presents High School Students with Complimentary Tickets

    In celebration of American Folklore Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Season, every elementary, middle and high school student in Door County will receive a complimentary ticket to attend the world premiere production Life on the Mississippi this summer at the AFT Amphitheatre in Peninsula State Park.

  • Art of the Wild Side

    A collaboration between the Southern Door Community Auditorium and the “Art of Music” presents: “Art on the Wild Side,” a day camp for kids. Young artists between the ages of 5 and 12 will have the opportunity to use their creativity to develop a story they can tell through visual and performing arts.

  • Children Welcome to Audition for Kids By Kids Theater Day Camp

    Summer is just around the corner and that means that it’s time for the sixth annual For Kids By Kids Theater Day Camp at Third Avenue Playhouse. Children ages 9 to 14 are eligible to audition for the camp at one of two sessions to be held on Tuesday and Thursday, June 8 and 10, from 6 – 8 pm at TAP.

  • AFT Features “Guys & Does”

    Guys & Does, American Folklore Theatre’s smash-hit musical comedy about Wisconsin deer hunting, is moving to Door Community Auditorium this coming fall.

  • Isadoora Presents “Painting Churches”

    Despite the unforeseen circumstances that forced Merv Massey to withdraw from his role as Gardner in Painting Churches, the show will go on! Isadoora Theatre Company’s production will take the stage at the Ephraim Village Hall May 13 – 16 and 20 – 23 with Richard Ooms stepping in to the role.

  • For Love of the Players: 75 Years and Counting

    Once upon a time, there was a beautiful little theater in the woods, in a quaint place called Fish Creek. The theater sprang up in 1935 from the passions of a brother and sister, Richard and Caroline Fisher, but soon the whole family got involved. Mama Fisher made up the costumes and meals for the […]

  • Living for Purpose & Possibilities

    For those who may not know her, Judy Drew is the Executive Director of the Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay. She came to the position in August of 2004 after working many years dealing with insurance and financial services. On the surface, it was quite a shift. Here’s how she describes it. “When […]

  • From Peninsula Players to Pixar

    Two actors stepped to the front of the empty stage to take a curtain call all their own. Before them, the seats were empty and cold, behind them, the stage was bare.

  • From “God” to “Doc”: Greg Vinkler

    Greg Vinkler has had a constant stage presence at Peninsula Players Theatre for over 20 years. His body of work is broad and his roles in the off season have taken him around the globe. Although the Players enjoy large audiences all summer long, few people are aware of the quality actors our local theater […]