SERVING OUR COMMUNITY SINCE 1996
THEATER & PERFORMANCE BIRCH CREEK’S ADULT BAND CAMP, A COUPLA WHITE CHICKS ON ROGUE STAGE
(1) Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, will host a pre-show seminar Aug. 10, 6:30 pm, at the theater. The Bridges of Madison County first captured the nation’s attention in 1992 when Robert James Waller’s novel became a bestseller, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. The film was shot on location in Madison County, Iowa and six covered bridges were featured. Nowhere else in the Midwest can so many covered bridges be found so closely grouped together, thus Madison County and the bridges have become a tourist destination. Waller, while on leave from work, was taking a pleasure trip to photograph the famous bridges within an 11-mile radius of Winterset, Iowa. The bridges were built with covers to protect the roadway because it was cheaper to replace the boards of the roof and walls rather than replace the heavy beams of the actual bridge. The Covered Bridge Festival celebrates the bridges each fall as well as the birthplace of John Wayne. Waller’s trip was an inspiration to him and within three weeks he had finished the novel. Peninsula Players will host a discussion with Jon Jarosh, Door County Visitor Bureau director of communications and public relations, as he talks about the impact of books, films and articles on destinations from a tourism standpoint. The Bridges of Madison County performs Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 7:30 pm with a 4 pm matinee Aug. 13. Discount tickets are available for groups of 15 or more. Individual ticket prices range from $41 to $47. For more information or
(1) (Above) Jon Jarosh, Door County Visitor Bureau’s director of communications and public relations. (Center) Katherine Duffy performs in The Bridges of Madison County. Also pictured in the background are Rengin Altay, fiddler Lynn Gudmundsen and Elizabeth Haley. Photo by Len Villano. (Right) Steve Koehler and Cory Goodrich in Peninsula Players’ production of The Bridges of Madison County on stage through Aug. 13. Photo by Len Villano.
(2) Lola DeVillers and Rachel Siezer in Rogue Theater’s newest production. (3) Jim Stombres during his last concert as band director at St. Charles North in spring of 2015. Photo by Mary Beth Nolan. to reserve tickets, call 920.868.3287 or visit peninsulaplayers.com.
(2) August brings heat and laughter to the
Rogue Theater stage with A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, by John Ford Noonan. This was Rogue Theater’s debut show in November of 2013. That show starred Lola DeVillers and Katie Lott, and was directed by Bill Bauernfeind. The show takes place in suburban Westchester County, New York, in the kitchen of Maude Mix, who is having a tough day: her husband is off on a weekend spree with his secretary and she can’t get rid of the pesky
neighbor who has just moved up from Texas. Mix is a stereotypically uptight housewife living on Charlemagne Lane somewhere in Westchester County. She enjoys things neat and tidy, and is extremely protective of her privacy. But into her life bursts her new neighbor, Hannah Mae, a loud, high-spirited woman from Texas. Hannah Mae badgers Mix into friendship and the two eventually join forces against their errant and erring husbands. Lola DeVillers stars as Maude Mix and Rachel Seizer as the pesky Hannah Mae Bindler. The show is directed by Stuart Champeau. DeVillers is a teacher, actor and director. She holds a master’s degree in education and has been an educator in Sturgeon Bay for more than 25
years. She manages and is co-artistic director of Rogue Theater with her husband, Stuart Champeau. Seizer, a 2016 Sturgeon Bay High School graduate, now studies at Madison College. She was most recently seen in the all-female production of Love’s Labour’s Lost. She plans to continue her studies and pursue a degree in theatre at Edgewood College. The show runs Aug. 10-13 and 17-20, at 7:30 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 pm Sunday. Rogue Theater is located at 340 Jaycee Court in Sturgeon Bay. The show includes adult content. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. For more information, call 920.818.0816 or find Rogue Theater on Facebook.
(3) As the saying goes, age is just a number, and this is especially true in regard to music. The Adult Concert Band Camp, held Aug. 19 – 22, at Birch Creek Music Performance Center is a unique opportunity for those who wish to grow in their musicality, or just want to spend a fun weekend in Door County. The camp is co-directed by three wellrespected and award-winning musicians: Chip Staley (Naperville, Ill.), Steve Sveum (Sun Prairie), and Jim Stombres (St. Charles, Ill.). Stombres said of the camp, “It’s something that’s meant to be enjoyable…dig the horn out and play a little bit and come up and have the experience and share your love of music with other people that feel the same way as you.” Stombres has been a high school band director for 37 years in three suburban Chicago high schools, finishing his career at St. Charles North High School. He has spent 29 summers at Birch Creek on faculty for the Big Band Jazz sessions. For the first time on Birch Creek’s campus, adults in the community will get the opportunity to perform onstage in the centuryold Dutton Concert Barn. “That’s the vision of this, you come up and learn, and interact in an environment that’s pretty unique, giving a concert in a barn and being able to experience the county,” said Stombres. The combined knowledge and musicianship of Staley, Sveum and Stombres in addition to playing alongside fellow musicians will be an experience of a lifetime. For more information about the adult band camp visit birchcreek.org.
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HAPPENINGS Activities at the Library Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay. 920.743.6578. 1:30pm. Matinee Movie. “Beauty and the Beast.” (2017 PG 2:09 Family/Fantasy/ Musical). 6-7:30pm. End of Life Doulagivers Presentation. Discussing the need for closure for all facing the end of their lives, and ways that loved ones can help with this process. All present are invited to share with others while exploring this new concept supporting the dying and their caregivers. For reservations and more information, visit marggiehatala.com This is a free, donation based community event.
Ephraim Weekly Readers Ephraim Library, 9996 Water St, Ephraim. 920.854.2014. 10:30am. Book club members gather to discuss short readings such as magazine, newspaper, or online articles and book chapters of interest. For more information contact Mary 920.854.2014. Stories and Fun Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay. 920.743.6578. 10:30am. For babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and their parent or caregiver. Enjoy specially themed stories with Miss Beth and stay afterward to talk with other parents while the children play together. Contact Beth at 746.7119 for questions. Free. Book Sale Fish Creek Library, 4097 Hwy 42, Fish Creek. 920.868.3471. 11am-5pm. Browse for books in the hallway between the library and visitor center. Proceeds benefit the Fish Creek Library. Readers Rampant Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library, 2323 Mill Rd, Sister Bay. 920.854.2721.
2:30pm. “The Beautiful Mystery” by Louise Penny will be discussed in the Community Room. Listeners and participants welcome. Light refreshments served. For a full book list call or visit doorcountylibrary.org.
Jacksonport Farmers Market Lakeside Park, Hwy 57, Jacksonport. 920.823.2288. 9am-1pm. Do your shopping locally with a wide variety of local farm products and hand crafts on the lake in Jacksonport. Blacksmith Demonstration Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay. 920.421.2332. 11am-2pm. Watch local blacksmiths use historic techniques to create pieces made of iron and steel. Some pieces, including custom orders, are available for sale. Garden Door Presentation Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, 4312 Hwy 42, Sturgeon Bay. 920.743.5406. 7pm. Join the Door County Master Gardeners as they invite guest speakers to present on different topics and utilize the garden for demonstration purposes. Bring your own chair, limited seating. Dress for the weather. Free and open to the public.
WED 8/9 LIVE MUSIC
Matt Endres Band Hof Restaurant at the Alpine Resort, 7715 Alpine Rd, Egg Harbor. 920.868.3000. 6:30-7:45pm. Live music in Hof Restaurant. Free. 8:45pm. Live music in the Yodel Inn. Free.
Dayna Kurtz Lost Moth Gallery, 7975 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor. 920.495.2928. 6pm. Doors open. 7pm. A blend of jazz, folk, pop and blues. Cookies, coffee and tea available. $20/at the door. Beth Chafey-Hon Settlement Shops, 9106 Hwy 42, Fish Creek. 920.868.3788. 10am-12pm. Playing a variety of styles on violin. Hard Maple Fireside Restaurant, 11934 Hwy 42, Ellison Bay. 920.854.7999. 5-7pm. A group of Door County musicians that specialize in bluegrass, folk and other acoustic music. Joined by special guests each week, all proceeds from performance go to charity. Visit facebook. com/HardMapleMusic/ for more details. Free, goodwill donations appreciated. Brett Newski Waterfront Park Main Stage, 10693 N Bay Shore Dr/Hwy 42, Sister Bay. 6-9pm. Indie rock n’ roll. Bring a chair or blanket and snag a spot in the park. Free. Open Mic Red’s Pub & Grill, N6318 Hwy 42, Algoma. 920.487.5431. 7pm. Live music. Big Mouth & the Power Tool Horns Martin Park, 207 S 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay. 920.746.2912. 7-9pm. Eclectic mix of blues, jazz and original music. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food and refreshments available. Rain location: CenterPointe Marina, 77 S. First Ave. Ken Ferry Gibraltar Grill, 3993 Main St, Fish Creek. 920.868.4745. 7:30pm. Singer/songwriter who preforms shows centered around the vintage acoustic sounds of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Covers and originals. Free. Copper Box The Garage at Husby’s, 400 Maple Dr, Sister
Bay. 920.854.2624. 8-11pm. A melting pot of Americana, roots, rock, polka, country, jazz, blues and Zydeco. Free. Katie Dahl The Cookery Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4135 Hwy 42, Fish Creek. 920.868.3634. 8pm. This Door County folksinger is known for her sharp-witted lyrics, intricate melodies, and engaging performances. Free.
“Candide” Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay. 920.743.1760. 7:30pm. A witty and wacky satire of an operetta, Candide takes the audience on a round-the-world romp of idealistic optimism as it clashes with a series of absurdly unfortunate events. $28/general admission. $12/students. $7/child (12 & under). “Oklahoma in Wisconsin” Northern Sky Theater, Peninsula State Park Amphitheater, 10169 Shore Rd, Fish Creek. 920.854.6117. 8pm. A charming “doowoppin’, fish-boilin’ goodtime” homage to Door County that highlights the quirkiness of a family run inn in the 1950s. Vehicle sticker not required. $22/Adults. $11/ Students. $6/Children 12 years old and under. $7/extra charge for reserved seats. “The Bridges of Madison County” Peninsula Players, 4351 Peninsula Players Rd, Fish Creek. 920.868.3287. 8pm. A ravishingly beautiful musical based on the novel by Robert James Waller. $39-$44/tickets. “Twelfth Night” Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Ln, Baileys Harbor. 920.839.1500. 8pm. A clever and lovely comedy of unrequited
love. A Door Shakespeare production. $29/adult. $19/ student. $9/children under 12.
Jazz II Concert Series Birch Creek Music Performance Center, 3821 Cty E, Egg Harbor. 920.868.3763. 7pm. Pre-show music in the gazebo or Juniper Hall. 7:30pm. A Century of Swing. $34/premium seating. $29/adults. $10/ students. $6/children. Birch Creek Jazz Ambassadors Waterfront Park Main Stage, 10693 N Bay Shore Dr/Hwy 42, Sister Bay. 2:30pm. Don’t miss these tremendous young jazz musicians. Bring a chair or blanket and snag a spot in the park. Free.
Scrimshaw Demonstrations Scrimshanders, 10353 N Water St, Ephraim. 920.854.5407. 2-4pm. Resident Scrimshander Gary Kiracofe invites guests to stop in and experience the creation of an American folk art “two hundred years behind the times.” Located in the Shops and Gardens of Green Gables. Draw DoCo Life Drawing Peninsula School of Art, 3900 Cty F, Fish Creek. 920.868.3455. 6:30-8:30pm. Figure drawing. Artists are to provide their own drawing materials and easels. No reservations needed. Walkins welcome. $15/session.
Wizard Wednesday Forestville Library, 123 Hwy 42, Forestville. 920.856.6886. 2-4pm. Kids and families are invited to enjoy a variety of hands-on, learning activities. Tetragon 2 Club Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S 4th Ave, Sturgeon
Bay. 920.743.6578. 7-8pm. Come and play. Team Trivia Night Brick Lot Pub, 253 North 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay. 920.743.9339. 7-9pm. Teams of 2 or more can compete for great prizes. Multiple categories each night. Hosted by Eric Natwick. No entry fee.
Book Sale Fish Creek Library, 4097 Hwy 42, Fish Creek. 920.868.3471. 11am-5pm. Browse for books in the hallway between the library and visitor center. Proceeds benefit the Fish Creek Library. Emily Dickinson Poetry Series Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, 10341 Hwy 42, Ephraim. 920.854.7559. 7pm. Featuring June Nirschl, followed by an open mic, providing an opportunity for others to read their poetry, and reception. Free.
Settlement Farmers Market Settlement Shops, 9106 Hwy 42, Fish Creek. 920.868.3788. 9:30am-1:30pm. Fresh locally grown produce, plants, flowers, homemade breads, delicious jams, salsa and canned goods along with homemade arts & crafts. Blacksmith Demonstration Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay. 920.421.2332. 11am-2pm. Watch local blacksmiths use historic techniques to create pieces made of iron and steel. Some pieces, including custom orders, are available for sale. Country Walk Shops Farmers Market Country Walk Shops, 508 Country Walk Dr, Sister Bay. 2:30-5:30pm. Featuring homegrown/handcrafted goods from Door County and Wisconsin.
Each fall, the Peninsula Pulse newspaper in Door County, Wisconsin invites people of all ages, backgrounds and artistic abilities to submit...
Published on Aug 3, 2017
Each fall, the Peninsula Pulse newspaper in Door County, Wisconsin invites people of all ages, backgrounds and artistic abilities to submit...