November 17, 2017
Northern Sky Theater Announces 2018 Summer Season
Featuring two world premieres plus a sing-along twist on a classic fan favorite 
FISH CREEK, WI -  Northern Sky Theater has announced its 2018 Summer Season in Door County, Wisconsin.
The season includes three musical comedies playing in rotating repertory at their outdoor amphitheater in Peninsula State Park.

Northern Sky will be premiering two new musicals next summer and offering a new twist on one of its all-time favorite shows.

Boxcar, written by Laurie Flanigan Hegge and James Valcq, is a "soaring, tender story about an unlikely friendship between a boy and two hobos" set in the 1930s. As this story unfolds, Boxcar draws on the deep struggles of 1930s era America while celebrating the ultimate triumph that comes from one human being coming to the aid of another in tough times.

"Laurie was one of the authors of Loose Lips Sink Ships and James composed the music for Victory Farm," stated Artistic Director, Jeff Herbst. "It's exciting to have these two accomplished artists collaborating for the first time on a Northern Sky world premiere."

Dairy Heirs written by new collaborators Joel Kopischke, Eva Nimmer, and Alissa Rhode, is a "modern-day Moo-sical: home grown, hearty, plenty sweet with a side of tongue in cheek." A sister and brother wrestle over the future of the family farm - a decision that affects the fate of neighbors, new loves, ex-loves, two wannabe twins, and a rather supernatural bovine diva.

Northern Sky's most beloved show by Fred Alley and James Kaplan,  Lumberjacks in Love, will make another one-show-a-week appearance, but this time around performances will be offered where the audience is invited to sing along and dress up as inspired by the show.

"We're expecting hordes of Dirty Bobs, Blues Soaps, Annabelle Bravehearts, and lumberjacks of every shade and imagination," said Managing Director, Dave Maier. "We think this is a perfect way to celebrate the popularity and longevity of this Northern Sky gem."

Northern Sky's Summer Season runs from June 13th - August 25th at the Peninsula State Park Amphitheater in Fish Creek, WI. There is no park sticker required to attend performances in the State Park.

Tickets for the summer season will go on sale April 2nd in the Northern Sky box office at the Green Gables shops in north Ephraim, via phone at (920) 854-6117, and online at
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Northern Sky Theater Announces 2018 Summer Season with two new musicals Boxcar and Dairy Heirs plus fan favorite Lumberjacks in Love as a sing-along.  
Facts:  Door County's award-winning Northern Sky Theater, has announced its 2018 Summer Season: Boxcar, Dairy Heirs, and sing-along Lumberjacks in Love in rotating repertory. 
About Northern Sky Theater
Northern Sky Theater is a non-profit professional theater organization that produces original musical shows in repertory from June through August. Northern Sky continues its performances into the fall with shows at the Door Community Auditorium and town halls in September and October and over the Christmas holiday.
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Ann Birnschein, Marketing Director & Volunteer Coordinator
Holly Feldman, Director of Development & Public Relations
(920) 854-6117
Lumberjacks in Love 2016
Jeff Herbst, Molly Rhode, Doug Mancheski, and Fred 'Doc' Heide in "Lumberjacks in Love" - Photo by Len Villano

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