Northern Sky Theater once again invites all Door County students to a complimentary evening of entertainment under the stars. Northern Sky will distribute nearly 4,000 free tickets, nearly a $100,000 investment, to every elementary, middle and high school student at all five Door County schools as well as area homeschooling students.
“A core piece of our mission is to reach a large audience of all ages. Raising the next generation of theater-goers is something we take very seriously,” said Holly Feldman, director of development and public relations.
The ticket includes an opportunity to see the company’s two world premiere summer shows at Peninsula State Park. Each of these shows takes place in Wisconsin during different periods of history.
The world premiere, Boxcar, is set in the 1930s in Whitehall, Wis., and tells the story of a young boy named Charlie who befriends two hobos camped out on the edge of his family’s property. Boxcar explores the hardships of the era while celebrating the ultimate triumph that comes from one human being coming to the aid of another in tough times. Audiences may recognize local nine-year-old Ben Martin playing Charlie.
The second world premiere, Dairy Heirs, is a modern-day “moosical.” A sister and brother wrestle over the future of the family farm – a decision that affects the fate of neighbors, new loves, ex-loves, two wannabe identical twin farmhands, and one extraordinary cow.
Tickets will be distributed the middle of May should be in students’ hands by summer vacation. Students will need to present their complimentary tickets at the outdoor amphitheater in Peninsula State Park. All performances are suitable for all ages. Visit NorthernSkyTheater.com for more information.