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Kenneth C. Boyd
Mark Breseman
Katie Dahl
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Managing Director

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Molly Rhode
Associate Artistic Director

Holly Feldman
Director of Development
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Ann Birnschein
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David Alley
Technical Director

Neen Rock
Production Stage Manager

Carey Hale
Office Manager

Natalie Gorchynsky
Box Office Manager

Box Office Team:
Brandon Bogenschutz
Claire Erickson
Christiana Gorchynsky
Elizabeth Henry
Anne Herring
Eileen Mayborne
JoAnne Morris
Sue Piper
Hadley Reetz
Terri Stoneman

Sue Piper
Senior House Manager

House Management Team:
Brandon Bogenschutz
Christiana Gorchynsky
Anne Herring
Anniversary Year
  The Reviews Are In! 
Our 2015 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!

Check out these great quotes about the Northern Sky experience:
"It felt like the happy mood was just infused in the place..."
"Gentle humor and sense of whimsy."
"...the sense that everyone was happy to be there."
- Green Bay Press Gazette, Warren Bluhm

When Butter Churns to Gold
"The young of age and young at heart will happily join in..."
"Filled with fresh theatrical delights, will conjure magic all summer."
-, Peggy Sue Dunigan

"Before your eyes, see a renewal."
"What's old is new again...a theatrical cliché...fashioned into a lively entertainment that's fast and funny."
- WFRV,, Warren Gerds
"Doherty and Stoeger steal the stage as sidekicks."
When Butter Churns to Gold logo"Uproarious parody of a melodrama."
- Green Bay Press Gazette, Erin Hunsader

"Along the way, we're treated to oodles of racy double-entendres and euphemisms as well as a pastiche that delightfully and intelligently illuminates the connections between melodrama and the classic Broadway musical"
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mike Fischer

No Bones About It 
"No Bones About It is a frolic."
- WFRV,, Warren Gerds

"We walked through the woods...with our spirits lifted and humming tunes that still won't get our of our heads."
- Green Bay Press Gazette, Warren Bluhm

"This delicious musical captures the essence of these actual competitions (BBQ)"  No Bones About It Logo
" enchanting tribute to Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet"
"Spicy and sweet evening of musical fun..."
-, Peggy Sue Dunigan

"There's a fun and unexpected late-show surprise reminding older members of cast and audience alike that they too were once young."
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mike Fischer

Lumberjacks In Love Makes Fall Debut Indoors


Dirty Bob will be on stage this fall at the Door Community Auditorium along with his burly lumberjack buddies - Slim, Muskrat and Moonlight.

Lumberjacks in Love is one of Northern Sky's all-time box office hits and celebrates a world where bath time is once a month and the blast of a dinner bell brings the boys running.

Four burly lumberjacks live in a state of manly bliss - until a plucky mail order bride interrupts life as they know it. The result is big belly laughs and beautiful music.
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"Bring the kids. Bring your folks. They will all enjoy its tuneful lightheartedness." - Door County Advocate

Lumberjacks, which premiered in 1996, is one of the earliest and most successful collaborations between the classic writing team of Fred Alley and James Kaplan. Lumberjacks in Love is a must-see for any Northern Sky fan.

Purchase tickets online or call our box office at 920-854-6117 Monday - Friday 10AM - 4PM.
New and Improved Creative Kids Day 

Creative Kids Friday, July 17th
Northern Sky Amphitheater Peninsula State Park

Children and teens
ages 6 to 16
Choosing one of two sessions:
9:30 AM until 12 PM -OR-
1:00 until 3:30 PM  

For more than a decade now, Northern Sky Theater has offered a day of creativity dedicated to children and teens interested in learning more about what it means to be part of a professional musical theater troupe in Door County.

This year, in partnership with Write On Door County and led by veteran company member and Associate Artistic Director Molly Rhode, participants will gain the additional experience of taking part in an interactive writing experience with the end result of performing a short play for their family and friends.

"Our world premiere, When Butter Churns to Gold, gives us the perfect opportunity to work with kids on writing their very own melodrama," stated Rhode. "We'll brainstorm a storyline, learn about 'stock' characters, add some music, and basically take their ideas and run with them. Nine heroes, eight heroines, and no villains? No problem."

Admission: $25 or $60 for 3 siblings or more.
A state park sticker is required to attend this event.

Each participant also receives a t-shirt
that they can have signed by the cast and crew.
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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