Paul Sills’ ‘Story Theatre’

Rogue Theater’s Co-Artistic and Managing Director Stuart Champeau is going back to his roots, bringing the Tony Award-winning Story Theatre by Paul Sills to the stage, in black box theater style. Audiences will meet Henny Penny, the Golden Goose, Venus and the Cat, the Fisherman and His Wife, The Robber Baron, the Bremen Town Musicians, and other favorites.

The late Sills was a longtime Door County resident and the original director of Second City in Chicago. His adaptation of the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales and Aesop’s Fables is a delight to young and old. Sills directed the show in the county twice with Paul Sills Community Theater as well as several other Sills adaptations. 

Champeau did nine shows with Sills, including Story Theatre, and now has taken a new generation of millennials, including Sills’ grandson, Make Keene, under his wing, sharing what he learned from Sills and his mother’s acting techniques. Actors include Kekoa Bicoy, John-Henry Amelinckx, Ian Toyne, Isabel Vreeke, Miluzka McCarthy, Mizu McCarthy and Zeno McCarthy.  

Story Theatre will be performed July 20, 21, 28, 29 at 7:30 pm and July 22 and 29 at 2 pm. Shows are held at Rogue Theater, 340 Jaycee Ct. in Sturgeon Bay. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for students. For more information and ticket reservations call 920.818.0816 or visit

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