Meet the Door County Idol Contestants


Eight contestants will grace the Door Community Auditorium’s stage for the 7th Door County Idol competition on Feb. 5 at 7 pm.


Vying for this year’s title, as well as a $1,000 cash prize sponsored by Cynthia Stiehl, the contestants include: Zephyr Ciesar, April Delfosse, Brittany Hallet, Patricia Hansen, Trevor Hietpas, Anya Kopischke, Sara Mueller and Ashley Wacaser.


Zephyr Ciesar.

This year’s judges will be local actor Stuart Champeau, host of Fox 11’s Good Day Wisconsin Rachel Manek, and singer/songwriter melaniejane.


Last year’s winner, Gibraltar’s Lilli Nelson, will also perform at the competition hosted by Nick Freimuth and Karyn Klement.

April Delfosse.


Patricia Hansen.

Tickets for Door County Idol are $10, and all seating at the Door Community Auditorium, 3926 Hwy 42, Fish Creek, is reserved. Call the box office at 920.868.2728 to reserve your tickets or visit to order online.

Brittany Hallet.


Trevor Hietpas.

2011 Contestants

Anya Kopischke.


Sara Mueller.

Photos by Nathaniel Perry.

Ashley Wacaser.


Gibraltar’s Zephyr Ciesar, a junior, played Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical the Musical. Zephyr plays volleyball and soccer and is a coach for the 8-10 year old team of the Northern Door Soccer League. She is also the sports editor for the Viking Voice and a member of the student council.


April Delfosse, a senior at Southern Door High School, is very active in her high school’s music department. She participates in the concert and madrigal choirs, as well as solo ensemble. In 2009, April starred as Eve in Southern Door’s production of Meet Me in St. Louis and acted as a lead sister in this year’s Pirates of Penzance.


Patricia Hansen, a junior at Washington Island High School, was the winner of the 2010 Washington Island Idol competition. Tricia has been performing since she was young with her first solo performance at age eight, and she continues to perform at several venues throughout the county.


Brittany Hallet, a sophomore at Southern Door High School, has taken third place in Kewaunee Idol, second place in Ellisville Idol, and even tried out for American Idol last summer. Brittany stays active in the music department with solo ensemble, choirs, and the musicals.


Sevastopol High School junior, Trevor Hietpas, has starred in the Sevastopol School productions of The Music Man as Harold Hill and Willy Wonka Jr. as Willy Wonka. He enjoys playing soccer year round and is the lead singer of the band Get Over It. Trevor will accompany himself on guitar and piano.


Anya Kopischke is a sophomore at Gibraltar High School and has been performing in professional theater since she was seven years old. She played Mayzie in Gibraltar’s production of Seussical the Musical and has performed in two Peninsula Players productions. Anya is also active in show choir, forensics, solo ensemble, and the one act plays at Gibraltar.


A junior at Southern Door, Sara Mueller has starred in the productions of Meet Me in St. Louis as Katie the Irish Maid and Pirates of Penzance as Ruth. This past summer, Sara became part of the Wisconsin FFA Honors Chorus, combining her two favorite hobbies.


Ashley Wacaser, is a senior at Washington Island High School. She took third place in the 2010 Washington Island Idol competition and has appeared in her school productions including School Bus Romance and Our Town.