February 20, 2015


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Northern Sky Theater debuts Guys On Ice on Wisconsin Public Television on March 4th


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FISH CREEK, WI - Northern Sky Theater, the new name of American Folklore Theatre, has officially announced the air date for their television debut of Guys On Ice. The program premieres Wednesday, March 4th at 7PM on Wisconsin Public Television's (WPT) statewide network.


Since its theatrical debut in 1998, Guys on Ice has become a Wisconsin musical tradition. Enchanting audiences of all ages, the play has drawn fans to productions at Northern Sky Theater in Door County's Peninsula State Park and on stages across the state and beyond.


Join Marvin and Lloyd inside their ice fishing shanty for a hilarious look at life, love and the pursuit of the perfect catch - even when the fish aren't biting. Laugh and sing along with classic songs like "The Wishing Hole," "Ode to a Snowmobile Suit" and "The One That Got Away."


Recorded at Northern Sky Theater in summer 2014 and starring Doug Mancheski, Steve Koehler, and Lee Becker, this is the first time the musical, written by Fred Alley and James Kaplan, has been captured on video.


Funding for Guys on Ice on Wisconsin Public Television has been provided by MMG Foundation, Inc., Dwight & Linda Davis Foundation, Ministry Door County Medical Center, Annie & Dick Egan, Stanley J. Cottrill Fund, Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, On Deck Clothing Company, and Friends of Wisconsin Public Television.


WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and the University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Wisconsin Public Television is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and

WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.


Northern Sky Theater is a non-profit professional theater 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 town halls September through October and over the Christmas holiday.



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