Northern Sky Premieres Mystery Musical

Northern Sky Theater will present Whatever Happened to Karl Janko?, a world-premiere mystery musical by Matt Zembrowski, from Aug. 9 to Sept. 18 at the Northern Sky amphitheater in Peninsula State Park.

The play tells the story of Karl Janko, who – last seen in his 1976 metallic-green Cutlass Supreme – disappeared from his tiny Wisconsin hometown without a trace. Thirty-five years later, everyone in town thinks they know what happened to him – but they’re all wrong. Actors play multiple roles in this hilarious musical mystery that’s inspired by real-life events.

The cast features Lachrisa Grandberry, Jeff Herbst, Doc Heide, Karen Mal and Doug Mancheski. Associate artistic director Molly Rhode is the director.

Shows are presented nightly (except Sunday) at 7:30 pm. Masks are optional for vaccinated patrons. Call the box office to request socially distanced seating.

Tickets are $22-$30 per adult, $11-$19 per student, and $7-$15 for children 12 and younger. All tickets must be purchased in advance; no walk-up sales will be available. Virtual tickets will become available after the show has finished in-person performances.

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