Northern Sky Theater has announced a new sponsorship opportunity for their 2018 Summer Season in Peninsula State Park. The sponsorship will offer fans a chance to get up close and personal with the cast of Lumberjacks in Love.
"Lumberjacks in Love has been an audience favorite going back to the premiere in 1996," stated Artistic Director, Jeff Herbst. "Four of my nephews, who are now all in their twenties, have seen it every year it's been presented. The first thing they do when they see me each summer at our family reunion is sing 'We wish we all were Shanty Boys' and then they launch into the entire scene completely memorized. With that as inspiration, we've decided to make this year's version a sing-a-long."
The show by Fred Alley and James Kaplan, will make a one-show-a-week appearance this summer, but this time around
Northern Sky plans to hand out lyrics, encourage fans to dress as their favorite lumberjack or Jill, and feature a pre-show costume contest.
"We're expecting hordes of Dirty Bobs, Annabelle Bravehearts, and lumberjacks of every shade and imagination," said Managing Director, Dave Maier. "I'm willing to bet we may even see a few Blue Soaps and Pileated Woodpeckers. The wackier, the more outside of the box, the better."
To celebrate this new take on an old favorite, the company is also offering sponsorships on a first come, per-performance basis.
Sponsorship of a Lumberjacks performance is $750. Sponsor perks include six reserved seats, a photo on stage with the cast and a backstage tour prior to the show. Sponsors will also hear their business or family name featured somewhere in the show.
"We expect that this unique opportunity will be very popular with our loyal fans," stated Holly Feldman, Director of Development and Public Relations. "There's lots of excitement building about this fresh and fun take on a fan favorite.
We think this is a perfect way to celebrate the popularity and longevity of this Northern Sky gem."
Individuals or businesses who are interested in sponsorship should call Northern Sky at 920-854-6117.
There will be 11 opportunities to sponsor a performance. All performances take place at the amphitheater in Peninsula State Park at 6pm. The performance schedule is as follows:
Thursday, June 14th - Opening Night
Saturday, June 16th
Thursday, June 21st
Thursday, June 28th
Thursday, July 12th
Thursday, July 19th
Thursday, July 26th
Thursday, August 2nd
Thursday, August 9th
Thursday, August 16th
Thursday, August 23rd