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The Reviews Are In!

Our 2014 Summer Season opened under the stars to tremendous applause and loads of laughter. Now in full swing at our amphitheater in Peninsula State Park, the reviews are rolling in and the critics are raving! 
And did you hear the news? AFT was named to USA Today's "10 Best Outdoor Venues You Shouldn't Miss" alongside Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado and Millennium Park in Chicago! Check it out!

"Strings Attached provides an evening under the northern sky in which music, nature and theater are perfectly matched, and a production that creates memories to tuck away in one's heart."
- Door County Today

"Strings Attached roars into AFT on wings of hilarious laughter..."
- On Milwaukee

"Light and witty... a stitch..." - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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"... 'Packer Fans' is an awesome show, even if one doesn't give a fig about the Packers or football." - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"'Packer Fans' mesmerizes with laughs and heart...the audience is the clear winner." 
- On Milwaukee 
"This may be American Folklore Theatre's funniest show..." -

GOI Logo "Herbst and Mancheski have been to this rodeo together before, and it shows; they don't so much play these roles as inhabit them..." -
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"It's a great show (5 stars out of 5 stars), laced with knee-slap humor and poignant moments." -
Yes sir, that's my baby...
by Colin Welford, composer and lyricist

Each summer, when I was 7 or 8 years old, Miss Heyworth, an elderly neighbor of ours, paid me to hunt down and exterminate slugs in her prized garden. For the royal sum of five pence per capita (roughly eight cents in U.S. currency), I would dispatch the slimy creatures with a deft sprinkling from the saltshaker borrowed from our kitchen table.

I have regularly written of the raccoons, mosquitos, mice, frogs, actors and other wild creatures that frequent the American Folklore Theatre stage and backstage areas, but I recently experienced another open-air theater - this one in St. Louis - whose local animal population would make the familiar AFT fauna tremble.


Join us for Wisconsin Public Television's 
Taping of Guys on Ice

You are invited to  
"play a role" in this exclusive, historic event.  
Wisconsin Public Television will capture our classic AFT production  
for a future broadcast through Wisconsin and the Midwest.

This special Sunday performance will feature
Lee Becker as Ernie, Steve Koehler as Lloyd, and
Doug Mancheski as Marvin.

GOI 51 Web  Sunday, August 3rd
8:00 PM
(Rain Date, Tuesday August 5th)
Limited Reserved Seats Available
Adults - $27  Children & Teens - $13

All proceeds will benefit the
Fred Alley New Musical Fund

Seats will be released to the general public on July 7th. 

For more information, please call our box office at 920-854-6117.
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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 in Door County indoor venues September through October and over the Christmas holidays. For more information on American Folklore Theatre, please call the AFT office at (920) 854-6117 or visit the AFT website at