Hagen Family Performs Annual Christmas Concert at Door County’s TAP

The Hagen Family is back for their traditional Christmas concert. The popular Washington Island clan will perform at Third Avenue Playhouse on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 pm.

Distinguished by their close harmony and humorous presentation, this multi-generational group of native Islanders has performed throughout Wisconsin. The grandparents of family patriarch, the late Jack Hagen, were among the first Scandinavian settlers on Washington Island. Back then, singing was a primary form of entertainment, and the Hagens have passed the tradition down. Singer/songwriter Julian Hagen and his sisters Linda Swan and Leila Nehlsen continued to sing together and, over time, formed a performing troupe.

In addition to performing in family shows, the younger generation of Hagens has accumulated some impressive individual credentials: Sally Swan was one of the ten finalists in the Wisconsin/Illinois division of the Nashville Star Competition in 2002 and Daniel Swan was one of three scholarship winners for music in the Wisconsin Music Association’s annual competition in 2003.

Frequently accompanied by violinist Lynn Gudmundsen, the family performs a wide variety of seasonal music in their popular Christmas show: folk, country, traditional and gospel, as well as several original songs.

Tickets for the Hagen Family Christmas Show are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $8 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre box office at 239 N. Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, over the phone at 920.743.1760, or by visiting Tickets are also available at Dancing Bear, 13 N. Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay.