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.

  • 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 […]

  • Paul Sills: Theater Games

    Paul Sills is quite possibly the most influential man in American theater that you have never heard of. Like so many successful people who have chosen to make Door County their home, Paul has had a long career of triumphs in the New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles theater scenes, and now focuses on sharing […]

  • Under the Newborn Stars: American Folklore Theatre

    “In our little corner of the woods, those ominous rumblings about the Death of American Musical Theatre are drowned out by the footfalls of 50,000 loyal fans strolling down the path in Fish Creek’s Peninsula State Park each year to laugh and cry with our merry players under the newborn stars.” – Fred Alley, AFT […]

  • Off Beat, Off Season: Isadoora Theatre Company

    Some say that theatre had its origins thousands of years ago, with a group of friends seated around a campfire eating a meal and sharing stories about their day. Then, one person decided that the story would be better if two people told the story together, each acting out a different part. Over time, the […]

  • Happy 70th to the Players

    “There’s no business like show business!” “Two planks, a board, and a passion!” “The show must go on!” No other art form has traditions like those of the theatre. The stories are legion of how, in the midst of impossible conditions, the curtain always goes up. Actors tease that if they don’t show up for […]