New ‘Home for the Holidays’ Trio

Northern Sky Theater announced the line-up for its annual holiday concert at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall. This is Northern Sky’s final Home for the Holidays show at the town hall before the theater company moves to its new campus in 2019.

Home for the Holidays will offer the opportunity to reunite with Northern Sky favorite Jeff Herbst and his friends Ryan Cappleman and Tom Donoghue for an uplifting evening of intimate seasonal songs and delightful holiday humor.  

One of Door County’s favorite actors, Jeff Herbst, has been with Northern Sky since 1991 and became artistic director in 1993. He began his collaboration with the Heritage Ensemble, Northern Sky’s predecessor, in 1985 as part of the Governor Dodge State Park troupe and then migrated north to direct for the Peninsula State Park group in 1988 and 1989. He has worked on more than 60 original productions with Northern Sky, including Guys on Ice, Lumberjacks in Love, Packer Fans from Outer Space, and Bone Dance.

Milwaukee-based performer, choreographer, music director and teaching artist Ryan Cappleman returns to Northern Sky after music directing Guys & Does and appearing as the Space Bear General in the Milwaukee cast of Packer Fans From Outer Space. He just finished Billy Bishop Goes to War at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP), and choreographing Hairspray at the Skylight Music Theatre, where he is the Resident Education Music Director.

Herbst’s friend from their early careers in New York, Tom Donoghue, currently produces benefit concerts while continuing to write songs, screenplays and musicals in New York. He and Herbst first appeared together in an original Off-Broadway show. Tom went on to play Marius in Les Misérables on Broadway and on the Broadway National Tour. He appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and, recently, sang the national anthem at Madison Square Garden for the Eastern Division Basketball Finals.

Performances are scheduled for 4 pm on Dec. 29–31 and 7 pm on Dec. 28 and 29. Tickets are $24 for adults and $14 for students age 17 and under. Any remaining tickets will be sold at Gibraltar Town Hall beginning 45 minutes before each performance. Each show will also feature a drawing for gift certificates from local businesses.

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