"Northern Sky Theater" to be American Folklore Theatre's New Name in 2015
Beginning officially in January 2015, Door County's award-winning American Folklore Theatre (AFT) will debut a new name: "Northern Sky Theater."
The new name was announced at the company's annual "Raise the Curtain" fundraising event at the Alpine Resort in Egg Harbor on May 25.
Artistic Director Jeffrey Herbst opened the performance portion of the evening by singing one of company co-founder Fred Alley's most memorable ballads, "Beneath the Northern Sky." Alley was a key contributor to AFT's early success, writing seven original shows before his untimely death in 2001. The new name is, in part, a tribute to Alley and his enduring legacy with the theater.
AFT 2014 Season
The 2014 Summer Season runs from June 11 until August 23 at the Amphitheater in Peninsula State Park and will feature the world premiere of Strings Attached, in rotating repertory with AFT favorites Packer Fans from Outer Space and Guys on Ice. The Fall Season will debut The Bachelors for the first time at the Door Community Auditorium.
Strings Attached, a world premiere commissioned by AFT and written by Dave Hudson and Colin Welford, is described as a "tuneful tale of tangled twins." In this case, one twin ends up a ukulele fanatic in Hawaii while the other becomes part of a family banjo dynasty in Wisconsin. The two worlds intertwine in musical merriment and mayhem at a northern Wisconsin lodge.
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“One of the most exceptional professional troupes in the country, and, for many, as much a Door County tradition as homemade cherry preserves.” - Chicago Tribune
In our little corner of the woods, those ominous rumblings about the Death of American Musical Theatre are drowned out by the footfalls of 40,000 loyal fans strolling down the path in Fish Creek's Peninsula State Park each summer to laugh and cry with our merry players under the newborn stars. Thousands more join us each season for our intimate Fall Season shows presented at the Door Community Auditorium.
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