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Becoming Northern Sky
"Guys On Ice" on TV
"The Beautiful Music All Around Us" at the Rep
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Mary Seeberg

Cynthia Stiehl
Vice Chairperson

Thomas A. Moore

Kenneth C. Boyd
Mark Breseman
Katie Dahl
George Gorchynsky
Frederick J. Heide
Michael J. McCoy
Carla Peterson
Paula Wright-Keller

Jeffrey Herbst
Artistic Director


Dave Maier
Managing Director 


Frederick Heide
Artistic Advisor


Molly Rhode
Associate Artistic Director


Holly Feldman
Director of Development
& Public Relations


Ann Birnschein
Marketing Director
& Volunteer Coordinator


David Alley
Technical Director


Neen Rock
Production Stage Manager


Carey Hale
Office Manager

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   On Becoming Northern Sky...  

Welcome to our 2015 Season and
our very first season as Northern Sky Theater.

This year we celebrate more than 45 years of bringing to life the stories and songs of Wisconsin and beyond. From our humble beginnings as The Heritage Ensemble and then American Folklore Theatre, we've produced more than 50 shows and entertained hundreds of thousands from our little clearing in the woods. As we enter this new era, we are so grateful to all of you who have been on this adventure with us.

Whether you are new to making memories with us or have been making them for decades, we hope you'll take a moment to learn a little about our journey to becoming Northern Sky...


On Becoming Northern Sky Theater...
VIDEO: Artistic Director, Jeffrey Herbst, and Co-Founder & Playwright, Frederick "Doc" Heide, talk about the change from American Folklore Theatre to Northern Sky Theater and what that means for our future!
Guys On Ice
on Wisconsin Public Television

Big News!

We've just learned that the television debut of
Guys On Ice
on Wisconsin Public Television is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4th at 7PM!


We'll have more details soon, but you'll want to
mark your calendars to tune in!


Until then...

Wisconsin Public Television invites you to a special free community premiere of the new Sturgeon Bay episode of the hit public television program Around the Corner With John McGivern.


As an added bonus, attendees at this screening will see a special exclusive sneak peek at WPT's new production of Guys on Ice, recorded this past summer at Northern Sky Theater! 

Meet host John McGivern and hear some of his humorous anecdotes from around the state. The event will be preceded by a networking reception hosted by Door County Buy Local.


Screening details:

Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 5:00pm
Third Avenue Playhouse
239 North 3rd Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

No registration is required for this free screening.


Now in its fourth season, Around the Corner With John McGivern highlights communities across Wisconsin. Join the Emmy Award-winning actor as he explores living, working and playing in Wisconsin's unique communities. Watch the broadcast premiere of the Sturgeon Bay episode at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 on Wisconsin Public Television.

From our friends at Milwaukee Rep 
 The Beautiful Music All Around Us
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents The Beautiful Music All Around Us - a tribute to folk music of the 1930s and 40s. This show is written and performed by 2013 Grammy-nominee, Stephen Wade, who has spent nearly his whole life on the exploration of Southern musical traditions. Songs include "Coal Creek March", "Train 45" and many more!

If you are interested in the roots of folk and blues music (as we know many of our Northern Sky fans are), you should see the amazing Stephen Wade at the Stackner Cabaret in Milwaukee. He tells some funny and fascinating stories, and plays many illuminating examples of the music on guitar and one of his amazing collection of banjos.
The Beautiful Music All Around Us is at The Rep through March 15.
Northern Sky Theater is a non-profit professional theatre 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 Door County town halls September through October and over the Christmas holidays. For more information, please call the office at (920) 854-6117 or visit the website at