April 23, 2015


Contact: Ann Birnschein, Marketing Director

(920) 854-6117 x104



Northern Sky Theater and Door Shakespeare to Distribute Free Tickets to All Door County Students


Northern Sky Theater, the new name of American Folklore Theater, in partnership with Door Shakespeare will once again invite all Door County students to a complimentary evening of entertainment under the stars. Capitalizing on the popularity of their ongoing student ticket program, Northern Sky will distribute nearly 4,000 free tickets to all five Door County schools as well as area homeschooling students.


This year, the complimentary ticket provides more opportunities than ever to take advantage of this special offer.


"Typically, our student ticket specifically invites area youth to see our world premiere each season. However, with two new shows set to premiere on our Peninsula State Park stage this summer, we've decided to invite them to both," stated Marketing Director, Ann Birnschein. "Essentially this means we're doubling the amount of tickets we would normally make available."


The new shows this summer include When Butter Churns to Gold, described as a "madcap musical with plenty of audience interaction", and No Bones About It, the newest offering from the award-winning writing team of Dave Hudson and Paul Libman.


Door Shakespeare will give students a chance to witness the poetic tale of love, strife, family, and fate in Romeo & Juliet in the stunning Garden at Bjorklunden.


"We hope students and their families will take advantage of all three of their options this summer," added Birnschein. "Like last summer, one of our new shows, No Bones About It, is actually loosely based the on the work that Door Shakespeare is presenting this summer, Romeo & Juliet. We think it would be fun for students to compare and contrast the two stories."


Door Shakespeare's Executive Director, Amy Ludwigsen, added, "We look forward to another year of offering local students the opportunity to appreciate live, professional theater right in their own backyard, while gaining a deeper understanding of the classic works of Shaksepeare."


"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 both organization's missions to foster a love of theater at a young age."


Tickets will be distributed the week of May 25th 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.


No Bones About It opens June 15th and plays Mondays at 8pm, Wednesdays at 8:30pm, and Fridays at 8pm, through August 28th at the Amphitheater in Peninsula State Park.


When Butter Churns to Gold opens June 11th and plays Wednesdays at 6pm, Thursdays at 8pm, and Saturdays at 6pm through August 29th at the Amphitheater in Peninsula State Park.  


Door Shakespeare's production of Romeo & Juliet plays Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 8:30pm, June 30th-August 15th in the garden of Björklunden's 405 acre estate in Baileys Harbor.


Students will need to present their complimentary tickets at the theater venues. All performances are suitable for all ages. Visit for more information about Northern Sky Theater or for information about the Door Shakespeare. 



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