FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2013
Contact: Holly Feldman, Manager of Marketing and Audience Development
Tickets On Sale Now for American Folklore Theatre's 2013 Season
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Facts: Tickets on sale now for critically acclaimed American Folklore Theatre (AFT) in Door County for its 2013 Summer and Fall Seasons, which will run from June 12 until August 24 at the Amphitheater in Peninsula State Park and will move indoors to Door Community Auditorium in the fall.
More: Summer Season to feature World Premiere Windjammers, in rotating repertory with AFT favorites Loose Lips Sink Ships and Muskie Love.
Fall Season to debut Victory Farm for the first time at the Door Community Auditorium.
American Folklore Theatre (AFT) announces ticket sales for the 2013 Summer and Fall Seasons in Door County, Wisconsin.
"Despite the snow on the ground and the chill in the air, the arrival of spring at AFT means starting ticket sales for our summer and fall seasons. " said Manager of Marketing, Holly Feldman. "Online sales began on April 1st while phone and in-person sales started on April 15th."
The season includes three musicals playing in repertory at their outdoor amphitheater in Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek and the return of last year's world premiere, Victory Farm, to their indoor stage at the Door Community Auditorium in the fall.
Windjammers, by Robin Share and Clay Zambo, makes its world premiere at AFT this summer. The show is set in 1876 on the Great Lakes, when sailing was the hallmark of maritime commerce. Inspired by tales and tunes of 19th century Great Lakes sailors, Windjammers is described as a coming-of-age story of courage and adventure amid high waves, fresh air, legend, and song.
Windjammers was developed in partnership with the Academy for New Musical Theatre (ANMT) in Los Angeles. After initially penning a musical review, Share and Zambo expanded the piece into a book musical with an original story and all new music.
Windjammers plays Mondays at 8 pm, Wednesdays at 8:30 pm and Fridays at 8 pm.
Last seen on the AFT stage in 2006, Loose Lips Sink Ships returns to Door County with Roxie and Anne, two hometown women who trade their regular lives for welding torches in 1942 to help the war effort in the shipyards. This show has been called "a love letter to 'The Greatest Generation'." Loose Lips Sink Ships premiered in 2001 with book and lyrics by Jacinda Duffin and Laurie Flanigan-Hegge, and music by James Kaplan.
Loose Lips Sink Ships plays Wednesdays at 6 pm, Thursdays at 8 pm, and Saturdays at 8:30 pm.
Playing in repertory with Windjammers and Loose Lips Sink Ships will be the fan-favorite Muskie Love.
Created in 2004 and last seen on the AFT stage in 2009, Muskie Love was the first collaboration by the now veteran writing team of Dave Hudson and Paul Libman. Muskie Love is also set on the shores of Green Bay and follows the laugh-a-minute exploits of Ben and Bea, rival fishing guides in Door County.
Hudson and Libman, who have now debuted more than five shows for AFT and have two Richard Rogers Awards to their credit, are planning an all-new song for the show this summer.
Muskie Love plays Tuesdays at 8 pm and Saturdays at 6 pm.
American Folklore Theatre's Summer Season runs from June 12th - August 24th at the Amphitheater in Peninsula State Park. General admission tickets are $19 for adults, $9 for teens, and $5.50 for children 12 and under. Reserved seats are $6 more per ticket. There is no park sticker required to attend performances in the State Park.
Also this season, AFT will reprise their 2012 World Premiere, Victory Farm, at the Door Community Auditorium this fall.
Victory Farm is a story of "family, forgiveness, and the fruits of our labor" set in Door County during World War II. The music is written by award-winning composer James Valcq, best known for the worldwide success of The Spitfire Grill written with AFT co-founder Fred Alley. The book and lyrics for Victory Farm were conceived and written by Emilie Coulson and Katie Dahl.
American Folklore Theatre's Fall Season runs from August 30th - October 19th at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. Tickets for Victory Farm are $27 for adults and $13 for children 12 and under.
Casting will be announced soon.
Tickets for both the summer and fall season are on sale now at the AFT box office at the Green Gables shops in north Ephraim, via phone at (920) 854-6117, and online at www.FolkloreTheatre.com.
American Folklore Theatre is a non-profit professional theatre organization that produces original musical shows in repertory from June through August. AFT continues its performances into the fall with shows at the Door Community Auditorium and town halls September through October and over the Christmas holiday.