Trunk Songs | Northern Sky Theater

Trunk Songs

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Ever heard of a “trunk song”? HINT: It’s not a song about trees. 😉

When a song gets written for a musical, but then cut during the development process for one reason or another, that song goes into the author’s “trunk”—that’s why we call it a trunk song. A lot of these songs are really good! We’ve been looking for an excuse to showcase them, and this seemed like the perfect time.

Most of the songs in Trunk Songs are sung by the authors themselves. They come from shows as far back as 1994 cult classic Belgians in Heaven, and as recent as last year’s mega-hit Dad’s Season Tickets.

Trunk Songs is pure delight. As Jeff Herbst said after he watched the finished product, “The nostalgia is thicker than molasses, but the creativity of this as its own premiere puts it right smack into the Northern Sky canon as a true original.”

To join us for this event:
Donate $30 and you’ll receive the super-secret link and the super-secret password to join us on the day of the event.

The link will be available on Friday, August 7 at 7 p.m. (make a bowl of popcorn and settle in!), and can also be viewed after that date as well. 

Featuring shelved selections from Northern Sky favorites:
Belgians in Heaven, Dad’s Season Tickets, Dairy Heirs, Doctor! Doctor!, Guys & Does, Loose Lips Sink Ships, Muskie Love, Oklahoma in Wisconsin, See Jane Vote, The Bachelors, Victory Farm, and Windjammers.

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Playwrights, Composers & Performers:

Appearances by: Richard Castle, Katie Dahl, Laurie Flanigan Hegge, Doc Heide, Dave Hudson, James Kaplan, Joel Kopischke, Molly Rhode, Robin Share (and family), and Clay Zambo (and family)