Northwoods Nightcap Planned for July 17

Northwoods Nightcap, the popular music-and-humor variety hour at American Folklore Theatre (AFT), returns with a performance on Friday, July 17 at 10 pm at the Peninsula State Park Theatre.

Hosted by AFT co-founder Doc Heide and longtime company member Lee Becker, the Nightcap will feature performances by Eric Lewis, Tommy Burroughs, Katie Dahl, Ernie the Moocher, and cast members from the 1984 Heritage Ensemble (AFT’s predecessor troupe). This will be the only Nightcap of the summer.

Lewis and Burroughs are both winners of the Best String Player Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) in Memphis. Both Lewis and Burroughs are favorites on the Door County music scene and have performed in a variety of venues. Katie Dahl is a Door County-based singer/songwriter and current AFT cast member who will do a song from her soon-to-be-released CD, County Line.

A special 25-year reunion of the 1984 Heritage Ensemble cast will feature Tim McNurlen, Deb Fett, Gerald Pelrine, and Doc Heide. They will perform the opening sequence from the first show Heide wrote, Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory. Fett will also sing the Fred Alley Song of the Week, “Someone Untied the Moon.” In addition, Heide, Becker, and Lewis will present Heide’s latest song, “Mourning Dove.” Ernie the Moocher (Lee Becker) will also make a special appearance.

Tickets for the show are $10 for adults and $5 for children up to age 16, and will be available at the show. For more information, call 920.854.6117.