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More wonderful folks doing a play reading tonight as part of the Door County Library Big Reads events. Theater in the off-season, you gotta love it!
Teaser: "On the American Painted Desert a charming convict battles with a lost and wondering preacher over the fate of a young runaway."Meet the cast for our upcoming play reading of 'Painted Desert,' a new play by Christopher G. Smith, on Monday, February 6, at 7:00 p.m. at Björklunden. 'Painted Desert' is produced with support from and in coordination with Door County Reads and its exploration of “Raft of Stars” by Andrew J. Graff. Learn more at conta.cc/3HiSDiU. We hope to see you there!
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This was so good! Thanks to everyone who made this opportunity available.
The stumpf fiddle contest sounds like something our audiences would love! Go check it out Visit Fish Creek's Winter Fest today and let us know if we should get a stumpf for a future a show. 😉If you’ve never seen or heard the delightful sounds of a stumpf fiddle, you are in for a treat!
New to the stumpf? This fun and entertaining instrument has been a feature of Fish Creek's Winterfest for over 6 years. (Imagine a one-person polka band on a stick.)
If you're feeling competitive, register to compete in the annual Stumpf Fiddle Contest at Winterfest! Pick a song (up to three minutes in length—the more far-fetched, the better) and enter either the beginner or experienced fiddler competition. It is certain to be a moment in your life you'll never forget. 😉
Head to our Winterfest page to register: buff.ly/3Vr08sM ... See MoreSee Less
I’ll be there!
Happy Opening Night to The Great American Melodrama's production of LUMBERJACKS IN LOVE in California!
🎶 From California out to Maine one hundred thousand strong, each Lumberjack now raise your voice and join us in our song! 🎶Lumberjacks in Love circa 2010
Left to right: John Keating, Chuck McLane & Billy Breed
John Keating played the role of Moonlight in our 2010 production of Lumberjacks in Love and now he is back as Director & Choreographer for the 2023 production!
OPENING NIGHT IS THIS FRIDAY! Tickets available online now at:
www.americanmeldorama.com ... See MoreSee Less
BUT....no Doug as Bob, Dirty Bob, Bob!😫
Recognize some faces in this cast? Let's show some love for our actors, our local theaters, and the Door County Reads collaborating on tomorrow night's FREE event!
Third Avenue PlayWorks, Friday, Feb 3rd at 7pm. No tickets required. ... See MoreSee Less
Heads Up Local Fans: Doc Fred Heide will be presenting a message at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County’s service this Sunday, February 5th at 10:00am. You'll get to see his more "professorial" side. 😉
He will explore the concept of Ralph Waldo Emerson, proposing that we should have an experiential approach to spirituality that he termed “an original relation with the universe.” Building on this idea, Doc will present an overview of early experiences that shaped his own spiritual outlook. ... See MoreSee Less
How wonderful! Is there any way to stream the service or watch it later on YouTube?
Here is a link to the Unitarian Universalist Ephraim website. You may be able to connect live on Sunday from here: uufdc.org/
I believe UU tapes every service. There is a backlog of old Doc "talks" if you want to binge watch...
This would be well worth documenting in videographic form.
Doc is so knowledgeable and intuitive about so many topics.
Check it out! Our good friend Katie Dahl (author, composer, musician, and Northern Sky board member) appeared on Madison's WORT FM 89.9 last week Friday. Host Chris Powers once worked with Northern Sky co-founder Fred Alley. Listen to the archive here:
(Look up Friday, January 27th. Mud Acres. Starting at 2:04:10)It was a snowy morning and I found myself back at WORT in Madison, the site of my first-ever live radio appearance, back in 2010. I remember that interview so clearly—the boots I was wearing, what I ate for breakfast beforehand, and most of all how hand-shakingly nervous I was. Thirteen years later, it was amazing to realize I didn’t feel nervous at all today. Sometimes you feel like you’re spinning your wheels, reckoning with the same neuroses over and over again. But sometimes you notice that something that used to feel hard now feels easy. A gift.
Tonight! North Street Cabaret in Madison. 7 pm. ... See MoreSee Less
This radio station is in Madison, not Milwaukee !
Yay Katie! Yay WORT FM & Chris Powers! My WORT radio show followed Chris Powers' show for years back in the day! ❤
Wow! World Premiere Wisconsin was announced one year ago! Proud to present THE FISH WHISPERER this season as a part of this statewide new works festival! 🐟🤫🐟 ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Opening to AIRNESS! Do you spot Nadja Simmonds in the middle there? She is stunning in this show! We have it on good authority from directors Molly Rhode and Doug Clemons and stage manager Shawn Galligan. A strong Northern Sky contigent working on this gem in Madison at Forward Theater Company! Catch it if you can. You won't be sorry!Happy Opening to the cast, crew, and artistic team of AIRNESS! We have our imaginary guitars tuned, our amps turned to eleven, and it's officially time to ROCK. This play is 100% "raw f-ing joy" and seating is already limited. Get your front row seats now...
Photo by Ross Zentner
by Chelsea Marcantel
January 26 - February 12, 2023
Directed by Molly Rhode
Featuring James Carrington, Josh Krause, Ashley Oviedo, Joe Picchetti, Jess Schuknecht, Nadja Simmonds, and Marcus Truschinski
Scenic Designer: Neil Mills
Lighting Designer: Greg Hofmann
Costume Designer: Shannon Heibler
Sound Designer/Composer: Joe Cerqua
Props Master: Pam Miles
Technical Director: Kevin Zimmer
Stage Manager: Shawn Galligan
Asst. Director: Doug Clemons
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Today is our first board meeting of the new year. We can't say enough about the folks who help guide us, support us, and provide the kind of servant leadership any organization would be lucky to have. Thank you for your trust and good counsel. Here's to a wonderful 2023 with you at the helm!
Pictured: Katie Dahl and Heidi Ling; Not Pictured: Susan Caldwell, Thomas A. Moore, Eric DeJardine, Mark Breseman, Frederick J. Heide, Michael J. McCoy, Christine Saldanha, John Sawyer, Cynthia Stiehl ... See MoreSee Less
Two of the best people I know.
With sun in the Northern Sky, 2023 is looking bright already!
Sounds like a great season has been planned.
It's a celebration day for Door County Amplify! 🎉 This awesome effort by Lachrisa Grandberry and Molly Rhode is 2 years old today. A great gift would be to invite friends to follow their page! Happy birthday, friends! 🎈Thank you for uplifting diverse artists in Door County!H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y TO US!!!!🎉🥳
Today we celebrate 2 years of amplification!
2 years of loving, lifting, & honoring BIPOC creatives who bring light, joy, and an endless expansion of diverse arts, stories, and cultures to our community!!! ✨😊🌳
We are beyond grateful for both our faithful amplifiers, and the artists who have graciously embraced the County! 🥰 So cheers to a most wonderful 2 years for the community of Door County Amplify, and to the AHH-MAZING days ahead of us! 🥂 ... See MoreSee Less
We love to surprise our audience in each show, whether its a plot twist, costume element (like a crazy big bee wig and dress with wings), scenic piece, or a new character appearance. If you saw "Love Stings" this summer, you know this was a show stopper surprise that brought down the house with laughter. What will our 2023 shows surprise you with? You'll have to 'bee' here to find out! 🐝 🤣
Costume designed by Karen Brown-Larimore ... See MoreSee Less
I love when a costume literally stops the show for a sec as people gasp, laugh, and applaud. Molly's face says it all. This was my FAVORITE part of the show.
We just LOVED the puppets in Love Stings-they were such a surprise and so cute!
Loved this show. The wedding scene was the funniest thing in years especially when Molly stung herself with the puppet!
Loved this, Molly was superb as this character. More, more, more!!
Loved Molly's Queen Bee outfit!! ❤️
Caused a lot of buzz!
A little glimpse at what motivates us in the off-season: Kat is super excited to see the "Guys & Does" binders on the script library shelf awaiting our artists for this season. 🦌
Show us your #LibraryShelfie or #motivation pose. 📚 🤳 ... See MoreSee Less
My girl 💖
Up nort'...up nort'.....
When do you think Lumber Jack’s in love will come back !?
I heard one the other day up to Birmingham's. You see this guy is drilling a hole in the ice for fishing, and he hears this voice from above--"there's no fish in there". But he keeps drilling and then he hears the voice again "There's no fish in there" But he keeps drilling. Then he hears the voice again--even louder this time. "I said, there's no fish in there." And this light shines down and he looks up and asks--"who are you?" And the voice answers: "The skating rink manager". 🤣🤣🤣
We're celebrating Belly Laugh day with a joke from "Guys on Ice" today. 🎣 What's your favorite joke from the show? ... See MoreSee Less
My Guys on Ice from last May over dere in Galesburg IL during rehearsal.
Probably my favorite show that I’ve seen (thus far)🥰
My fav song was definitely the snowmobile suit song. We laughed till we hurt. Guys on Ice is my favorite show of all time.
My favorite joke is the one about catching bears with peas.
Gotta be the bear with the peas
The difference between beer nuts and deer nuts 😂
I loved that show!! Fred Alley legacy.
All of them!!!!! Hysterical!!
The arm regeneration during Fish is the Miracle Food always gets a lol from our family 🙂
I needed this. Thank you😁
Never gets old!
Never gets old
This post was the highlight of my day. My kids have the show memorized and the jokes are brought into conversation often. I am excited to hear there will be an anniversary show this summer! Can't wait!
It's been too many years since I saw it, but at least I knew that opening joke was familiar! Now it's all coming back to me. Yeah, the zipper routine was terrific.
Possibly one of funniest shows ever put on by them!
Gee I sure hope I'll be able to see it this summer. 😆 😂 😆
Oh - dats a good one! 😂
Omg will always love this show & the famous dialogue! 🎣 💙
This is my 2nd favorite AFT/NST joke of all.
Love the show!
Da picture weighed 10 pounds
“thank you very much!”
My favorite show💞
Hurray for National Cheese Lovers Day! Who's hungry for some Wisconsin cheddar?!? Or maybe some beer-cheese soup. OMG...now I'm hungry! 🧀🫕🥣
PS - We can't wait to bring back our Gouda-luck show "Cheeseheads! The Musical" this summer in the park. 😁 ... See MoreSee Less
Heating up my broccoli cheese soup now!
Potato cheese from us!
Cheesy potato at this house!
Is your new year’s resolution to see more plays in 2023⁉️ Well, in 2023 WI theater has something NEW in store for you.
WORLD PREMIERE WISCONSIN, a first-of-its-kind statewide new play/musical festival. Featuring an array of full productions, one-night only staged readings, and workshops presented by 50+ theater organizations, WPW is a big bold idea brewed right here in the great state of WI.
Wanna join the adventure? Follow @worldpremierewi and sign up for WPW’s newsletter.
🤫Psst, sign up early for WPW’s digital passport and be entered into an exciting sweepstakes. Visit the link below 👇
#worldpremierewi #newplays #newmusicals #wisconsintheater #wisconsin #theatre #theater #wisconsinmade #explorewisconsin #TravelWI #uncover_wisconsin #Milwaukee #mke #Madison #doorcounty @worldpremierewi ... See MoreSee Less
We recently received word that our longtime friend, Warren Gerds, is stepping away from his career as a newspaper columnist and theater critic-at-large for WFRV-TV. We feel lucky to have had his dedication to amplifying our arts community for so many years. Jeff sends these words of thanks to Warren on behalf of all of us here at Northern Sky Theater and Door County arts. Best of luck in your future endeavors! ... See MoreSee Less
Warren Gerds we will miss your insights!
Great gentleman. Loved his reviews
Such a great supporter of all the arts in NE Wisconsin.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Northern Sky acknowledges the systemic racism in our community and industry and commits to anti-racist policies, practices and learning in all areas of our work, and to create a safe, supported and empowered environment for all who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color.
We know a more inclusive Door peninsula will be a stronger peninsula and we will make an ongoing commitment to create space for new voices. We continue to forge collaborative partnerships, with particular attention to building authentic relationships with underrepresented artists.
Please consider following Door County Amplify today. It brings more visibility to the diverse artistry found on the peninsula, and it fosters positive relationships between the community and the artists featured on the page. ... See MoreSee Less
A group of Northern Sky peeps are working together right now in Madison! Making magic at Forward Theater Company. The show is AIRNESS starring Nadja Simmonds! Molly and Doug are directing and Shawn is stage managing. Go team! ... See MoreSee Less
Check it out Isabel Vreeke and Rachel J Seizer!
📣📣GO TEAM GO 📣📣
We are excited to partner with Sister Bay - Door County, Wisconsin to present the 14th Annual Door County Short Film Festival (DCSFF) in our Gould Theater on Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18, 2023.
Friday night, a full-length feature film will be screened at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00 pm). Saturday, 30 short films will be screened from 1:00–7:00 pm (doors open at 12:30 pm). During the intermissions, Chris Opper, DCFF Founder and Executive Director will discuss the production process and movie-making techniques with film makers and answer audience questions.
“We’re so excited to have the Door County Short Film Festival as one of our first Guest Events in our new Gould Theater, ” said Holly Feldman, Associate Managing Director, “We look forward to more Door County organizations hosting Guest Events with us in the future.”
“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Northern Sky on this and future years Film Festivals", said Chris Opper "They have a great team of seasoned professionals, and the Gould Theater is a state-of-the art facility that will elevate the festival and offers audiences a superior and comfortable viewing experience.”
More Event Info:
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We can't wait! Tickets will be available soon!
This is awesome!
Looking back on the whole of 2022, we're so grateful for the support you gave us in bringing our stories, old and new, to the stage. ❤️
As we turn the calendar to a new year, we can't help but say THANK YOU for a wonderful 2022 season at the Park and in the Gould. Plus, we are so excited for our fantastic line up for 2023, laughing with you under the stars. ⭐ ... See MoreSee Less
We know tonight is the Golden Globe Awards, but would like to take a moment to SHOUT OUT to our Sunflowered Mama Marthie and co-director, Alexis J Roston, for her EMMY Award!!! Amazing talent across many artistic endeavours is what makes a well rounded professional. CONGRATS!Big AMPLIFICATION is in order for friend of the county, Alexis J Roston! (You’ve seen her onstage at Northern Sky Theater and Peninsula Players Theatre.) ✨ Amplify family, we couldn’t be more proud and excited to celebrate Alexis J Roston on her accomplishment as an Emmy Award Winner for the costuming she did with WTTW/PBS! 😯 You heard that right!! She won an EMMY! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 We are soooooo proud of you, Alexis! Keep shining and being the star we know you are! 😌✨🤩 Door County Amplify team, let’s do what we do best and shower the brilliant and oh so amazing Alexis J Roston with love and felicitations today! 💛🌻🏆🙃 ... See MoreSee Less
March 1, 2023 is ...
• 60th day of the year. There are then 305 days left in 2023.
• 71st day of Winter. There are 19 days left till Spring.
• 🎫 THE DAY NORTHERN SKY TICKETS GO ON SALE!!! 🎉 ... See MoreSee Less
Jamie Mercado, our lovely Cordy in "Dad's Season Tickets," has been tearing it up in the Milwaukee Repertory Theater production of "BEEHIVE: The 60s Musical!" It runs for one more week. If you are in or around Milwaukee, catch Jamie's awesome performance! ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Do you love a winter bonfire? ❄️ 🔥 we sure do! The scene at our post-show bonfires last week was a dreamy one. We’re going to keep the fires roaring this summer and fall at the Park and the Gould—keep your eyes peeled for schedules and details!
📷 by Len Villano Photography ... See MoreSee Less
Hard to believe it's been two years since we lost our dear friend and colleague Neen Rock. We at Northern Sky are sending love out today to all who knew her. ❤️
This photo is now placed just outside our costume shop which has been named in Neen's honor.
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Her creative spirit runs through everything we do. Miss her deeply. When working in and around the Gould, I find great comfort seeing her handwriting everywhere--her impeccable all caps Sharpie-executed labeling. ❤ Divine.
Awww love this!!! And I adored Neen!!!
Thank you, again, Northern Sky Theater family for keeping Neen in everyone's memory. It's really heartwarming and healing reading everyone's lovely comments. Thanks, all.❤❤❤
May her memory be a blessing to all who loved her. 💜
Really miss seeing her in action. Miss her warm, friendly smile. Gone too young. 💕
Miss Neen so much! Hard to believe it is two years!
She was such a dear. Loved her.
Neen was so kind to us when our son was performing with the theater… she made it happen like magic at every show!!❤️😔
Was just talking about her work in Madison with mutual friends there.
Missing you so much Neener!
Thinking about you all ❤️
Happy New Year! We wanted to again say thanks for helping us finish 2022 in a festive mood. From all of us behind the scenes to the folks you're familiar with on stage, here's to a year filled with special moments! ... See MoreSee Less
Looking forward to summer when we will return and attend all the shows! Happy New Year to all❣️
packing up the ornaments til next holiday season. Here is one of our favorites.
It was a perfect ending to 2022.
Looking forward to all things Northern Sky for the 2023 season.
Colin truly mesmerized us on the keyboard this past week. So, you won't want to miss his masterful skills on the organ today at the Ephraim Moravian Church at 2pm! Free! Special guests singers! Start your year filled with music. 🎵 ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for the post, Northern Sky friends! It was very fun and festive hanging with you all last week. Due to the delicious mid-show bake-off, I am now 20 pounds heavier, and in fact possibly clinically dead - as this pic shows! Til next time!
He is a great musician.
One more festive evening in the Gould at 4pm for our final bows of 2022. 👏
From all of us to all of you, here's to a happy New Year! 🎊 ... See MoreSee Less
We loved the show last night! You ALL ARE so talented, funny and creative! Thank You everyone who makes all this magic happen! ❤️❤️❤️
Have fun. Wish I was there.
Full house tonight at HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS...thank you!
Around 50 seats left for New Year's Eve...don't miss out! ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for a great show!! First time at the indoor theatre and WOW, it’s beautiful. Enjoyed the outdoor fire too! So much talent in this show
Our twins have been putting on shows for us non stop since they saw the show on Tuesday. They were very inspired! ❤
Not surprised!! We saw them last night and they were amazing and so much fun!❤️
Great show & thanks for the gift certificate! Look forward to using it this summer!!!
Great show! We were at Thursday’s performance. Wonderful music, powerful stories, and just plain fun. Kudos to Northern Sky
Whaat a great show. Thank you so much!
Wonderful! So worth seeing!
Hi Jeff! Missing you here in Omaha!!🥰❤️
It was a great show!!
Wow! That's awesome!
Disappointed in the show. Hardly any holiday music. Spent 10 minutes eating cookies while we sat there. Won't be attending again.
Does anyone need extra tickets? I’m willing to sell mine off face value, my husband backed out.
I've got my four tickets available for sale..
😭😭😭 I got 6 tickets 🎟️ available for sales because I can't attend anymore, you can let me know if you're interested through like or comment or drop me a direct Message. Thanks. !!Thanks!! Thanks
I got 3x tickets for sale
Due to change in plans I'm looking to sell my tickets Is there anyone interested in buying tickets?
I have 4 tickets for sale
I got 4 tickets for sale
Hello I have got (3) Tickets for sale at discount price ...😊 I'm not attending because of some personal issues it hurts though 😪😪😥 message me if interested
I have 4 tickets for sale
Not only do we give away several gift certificates from our show sponsors during the trivia portion of HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, but we also invite one lucky person on stage to help taste and judge the bake-off portion of the night. Don't miss this delicious opportunity! Tonight's show is almost sold out and the New Year's Eve show has limited seats available. ... See MoreSee Less
He was great. And he picked a good winner...those cookies were delicious (I got to try one)
Yes, run don’t walk to the show! It was more than worth it seeing it twice. We would go again if we weren’t going home today 😢
Thank you for the recipe from last night❣️🎶🎵😋