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Address: 10351 Bella Vista Lane S, Box 2, Ephraim, WI 54211 (Formerly American Folklore Theatre)
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+1 920-854-6117
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Musical Comedies to Delight Folks of All Ages. Northern Sky presents a...

Musical Comedies to Delight Folks of All Ages. Northern Sky presents a rotating repertory of family friendly & affordable shows "under the stars" at our Peninsula State Park Amphitheater in Fish Creek June - August. The fall season moves indoors to the Door Community Auditorium September & October. "One of the most exceptional professional troupes in the country." Chicago Tribune.

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Great outdoors with quality theater production

This was a really fun outdoor theater with a surprisingly good production. Last minute choice to do. Super fun. We were glad we did it

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
John Owen L
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Union, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

My family enjoyed the melodrama last summer very much! I had low expectations for a melodrama but it turned out to be very entertaining and well-performed. The place is very popular so get tickets early. Not cheap but nothing is. It's outdoors but they provide mosquito repellent and there are many bathroom facilities.

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Union, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This was a really fun outdoor theater with a surprisingly good production. Last minute choice to do. Super fun. We were glad we did it

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I've been a supporter of zach theatre in Austin for decades and my expectations weren't high when I visited this site. But I was pleasantly surprised by the local actors and story content. I loved it. It added so much to the door county experience. I will return. The setting was beautiful. Just be aware of others using bug spray.... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

You drive out in the woods. Park your car. You begin your walk, over hill, over dale and there is a group of people accompanying you. After about quarter mile or less you arrive. It is "Woodsy, rustic". The fragrance of freshly popped corn is in the air, Yummmm! There are booths selling items of memorabilia AND bug spray!! You... More 

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Streamwood, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We saw the play The 39 Steps by Alfred Hitchcock. There were 4 actors playing many many parts. They added a lot of humor to the play, along with the mystery. The 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed the play. Before the play, there was an outside bonfire and you sat and enjoyed the view of the lake. The auditorium is... More 

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AnnKurstin, Director of Sales at Northern Sky Theater, responded to this review

While we always enjoy positive reviews, please note that this review is not for our theater. "The 39 Steps" was produced and performed at Peninsula Players Theatre, also in Fish Creek, WI. We hope you can enjoy one of our shows on your next trip to Door County! More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

These shows are sometimes cheesy but always a great time and a great family event. My family goes to one show per summer and have never been disappointed. Our favorite has been Bing, the Cherry Musical. My brother's favorite was Strings Attached.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were looking forward to an "Escanaba in the Moonlight” type parity on Northern WI deer hunting. The reviews for Guys and Does looked good and we had high expectations for a self-produced off-broadway show. The theater was gorgeous (attached to the local school). Guys and Does was a 3 person play with a piano player. It started out OK... More 

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AnnKurstin, Director of Sales at Northern Sky Theater, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the show. There are different levels of humor in each of our shows and this one does push to boundaries of reality. Please do try to take in another one of our shows, perhaps by other writers, sometime soon! Popular Broadway shows like "Wicked" and "Cats" also use the device of magical... More 

Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went to two Northern Sky Theater productions, If I'm Elected and Gus and Does. The plays were very entertaining and the actors were very good.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

And If Elected, a 3-person performance about American politics throughout the years, was playing in the historic Gibralter Town Hall in Fish Creek during our visit to Door Co. I purchased tickets knowing there were no assigned seats. We arrived 10 minutes after the doors opened and were surprised to find the only seats available were in the last row.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

They put on many original shows. We saw Guys & Does. Three guys perform this entire show. ALL shows are originally written just for this theatre as is ALL the original music! Very impressive! Great humor had us giggling throughout the show! I was skeptical about going, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Don't miss one of their shows if you are... More 

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