Northern Sky Theater Begins Season with “Raise the Curtain”

Ken Boyd pictured with his grandfather clock. Submitted photo.

Northern Sky Theater kicks off its 25th anniversary season, and its first under the new name, with their Raise the Curtain event on May 24 at the Alpine Resort in Egg Harbor.

This annual fundraiser features dinner, a silent auction, and entertainment provided by Northern Sky’s company of performers. This year, the silent auction will feature a one-of-a-kind, wooden-gear grandfather clock handcrafted by long-time Board Member and fine wood artist, Ken Boyd.

“Ken has been creating unique and playful works of art for our fundraiser for years now,” stated Board Chair Mary Seeberg. “From jewelry boxes to children’s toys, his pieces are always the hot ticket item in our silent auction.”

The grandfather clock stands 78 inches tall and features cherry, maple, walnut and mahogany woods. The clock itself is 19 inches high and sits on a stand made of solid cherry wood. The height is needed for the weights that power the clock. Each weight is 12 pounds and is made of a wooden shell filled with lead shot. Boyd added a wooden inlay of a cardinal in the bob of the pendulum and used black ebony to tip the hands of the clock.

The opening bid is listed at $2,000. Bids can be sent to [email protected] through May 23. Current bids can be viewed at

Tickets are still available for the event. The cost for the dinner and entertainment is $70 for adults and $20 for kids. Funds raised at Raise the Curtain support Northern Sky’s mission to ensure ticket prices remain affordable for families. For more information call 920.854.6117.

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