Northern Sky to Distribute 4,000 Free Tickets to Local Students

Northern Sky Theater will once again invite all Door County students to a complimentary evening of entertainment under the stars. Northern Sky will distribute nearly 4,000 free tickets to every elementary, middle and high school student at all five Door County schools as well as area homeschool students.

“This year, the complimentary ticket provides three opportunities to take advantage of this special offer,” stated Marketing Director, Ann Birnschein. “This is meant to be a ‘Summer Fun Reward’ for area students – awarded for their hard work in school this past year.”

The ticket includes an opportunity to see three of the company’s summer shows at Peninsula State Park.

This year’s world premiere, Doctor! Doctor!, in which a retiring small town physician recruits his young, big city nephew to take over his practice, pays tribute to the nostalgic nature of life in Door County.

Writer and composer Matt Zembrowski first started attending shows at Northern Sky when he was just 12 years old. Since then, he’s dreamt of seeing a musical that he wrote produced on the outdoor stage at Peninsula State Park.

“You might say this musical has been 20 years in the making,” joked artistic director Jeffrey Herbst. “Now, at age 32, Matt’s written a charming new show that we think Door County students will really enjoy.”

When Butter Churns to GoldReturning for consecutive seasons this summer are When Butter Churns to Gold and No Bones About It.

“When you add up the three shows, on average, that’s nearly $100,000 in ticket value being offered to the youth of our community,” stated Northern Sky Board Chair, Mary Seeberg. “That’s quite the investment, but it’s in keeping with Northern Sky’s mission to foster a love of theater at a young age.”

Tickets will be distributed the week of May 23 and should be in the student’s hands by summer vacation. Parents are encouraged to check their school office in the event they do not receive a ticket.

All performances are suitable for all ages. For the performance schedule visit

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