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Northern Sky Receives Wisconsin Arts Board Grant for Developing New Works

Northern Sky Theater announces it has received a matching grant of $11,500 from the Wisconsin Arts Board. This grant supports Northern Sky’s commitment to writing and developing new works of musical theater tailored for the company’s unique multi-generational audiences.

State grants are awarded through a competitive process. This grant indicates that Northern Sky provides a high level of quality in its programs, community outreach and administration.

“Northern Sky’s artistic mission is to create a body of regionally relevant work unparalleled by any other troupe, while simultaneously advancing the craft of the American musical,” said Artistic Director Jeffery Herbst. “At the same time, Northern Sky is dedicated to presenting shows at affordable ticket prices, ensuring that tens of thousands of families can continue to enjoy original, regionally themed musicals for years to come.”

“Without the support of the Wisconsin Arts Board, this mission simply would not be possible,” said Managing Director Dave Maier. “One workshop alone can exceed $10,000 in expenses for housing, travel, rentals and artist compensation.”

The company’s fall season, performance schedule and casting will be announced in April 2016. Tickets for both the summer and fall season will go on sale April 1 in the Northern Sky box office at the Green Gables shops in north Ephraim. Tickets may also be purchased via phone at 920.854.6117, and online at NorthernSkyTheater.com.

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