FISH CREEK, WISC.: Northern Sky Theater has announced its 2017 summer season, featuring four productions which will run in repertory June 14-Aug. 26 at the company’s outdoor amphitheater in Peninsula State Park.
The season will begin with the world premiere of Oklahoma in Wisconsin, featuring music by Matthew Levin and book and lyrics by Richard Castle. The musical follows
the happenings at a quirky, family-run inn in the 1950s.
Next will be the return of Matt Zembrowski’s Doctor! Doctor!, about a retiring small town physician who recruits his big city nephew to take over the practice. The musical appeared at Northern Sky last year.
Following will be Victory Farm, which will be returning to the Northern Sky stage for the third time. The musical follows a cherry orchard in Door County, Wisc., during World War II and features book and lyrics by Emilie Coulson and Katie Dahl, and music by James Valcq.
The season will conclude with Lumberjacks in Love, another audience favorite returning for the fifth time, which will be performed one night a week during the summer season. The musical features book and lyrics by Fred Alley and music by James Kaplan.
In addition to the summer season, the company has announced the world premiere of Naked Radio (Sept. 1-Oct. 21). Featuring music by Paul Libman and book and lyrics by Dave Hudson, the musical is about two DJs who come to the rescue during a snowstorm when a corporate radio station loses its tie to the pre-programmed feed.
Founded in 1990, Northen Sky Theater aims to bring stories about the culture and heritage of America to its indoor stage and outdoor performance venue.