Northern Sky Theater will once again invite all Door County students to a complimentary evening of entertainment under the stars. Northern Sky will distribute nearly 4,000 free tickets to every elementary, middle and high school student at all five Door County schools as well as area homeschooling students.
"We always try to foster an inviting, cross-generational, family-friendly cultural experience. We've been told as much by reviewers that see shows throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. This is also one way we try to reach out, promote and help build the next generation of theater-going audience", said Holly Feldman, Director of Development and Public Relations.
The ticket includes an opportunity to see three of the company's summer shows at Peninsula State Park.
Each of these shows take place in a unique decade in American history.
This year's world premiere,
Oklahoma in Wisconsin
s set in 1954. Richard Castle (book and lyrics) and Matthew Levine (music) have written a charming homage to Door County with a musical that highlights the quirkiness of a family run inn. When a Hollywood scout pays a visit, the result is the birth of the tourist fish boil and the humorous clash of big city and small town culture.
Victory Farm, by Katie Dahl, Emilie Coulson, and James Valcq, is set in 1944. The show has tremendous heart and plenty of humor as the story of two worlds unfolds on a Door County cherry orchard during World War II. Isaiah Spetz, currently a Sevastopol senior, will intern this summer and perform in one of the leading roles as "Karl."
Returning for a consecutive season this summer is Matt Zembrowski's
set in 1938.
This is a charming tribute to small-town life in Door County, where residents reluctantly but humorously adapt to change
"When you add up the three shows, on average, that's nearly $100,000 in ticket value being offered to the youth of our community," stated Northern Sky Board Chair, Mary Seeberg. "That's quite the investment, but it's in keeping with Northern Sky's mission to foster a love of theater at a young age."
Tickets will be distributed the week of May 22nd and should be in the student's hands by summer vacation. Parents are encouraged to check their school office in the event they do not receive a ticket.
Oklahoma in Wisconsin
opens June 14th and plays Mondays at 6pm, Wednesdays at 8pm, and Fridays at 8pm through August 25th.
opens June 19th and plays Mondays at 8:30pm and Thursdays at 6pm through August 24th.
opens June 20th and plays on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8pm through August 26th.
Students will need to present their complimentary tickets at the outdoor amphitheater in Peninsula State Park. All performances are suitable for all ages. Visit
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