FISH CREEK, WI (September 29, 2016) — In 1992, Northern Sky Theater (then AFT) first presented And If Elected, a romp through US presidential campaigns from George Washington to the first George Bush. Since then, three more Chief Executives have joined the pantheon.
And If Elected returns to the 2016 fall line up in anticipation of yet another humdinger election cycle.
"I always get a little over-excited about this particular show. I just can't help myself since I'm a confessed presidential trivia junkie," said, Jeffrey Herbst, Northern Sky's Artistic Director. Herbst's life-long passion for presidential trivia comes alive in the production.
Compiled by David Peterson, Fred Alley, and Herbst himself, And If Elected takes a lighthearted and occasionally poignant look at the history of the presidential election, telling stories of mudslinging that have surprised and delighted audiences for 20+ years.
The evening promises levity and soft jabs throughout the decidedly bipartisan evening of satire. Numerous campaign songs that have been used as political tools throughout American history are presented with wit and tongue-in-cheek spirit.
The show features Herbst, who has performed in each incarnation of the show, along with veteran Northern Sky performers Jake Endres and Karen Mal. Endres, a performer based in Minneapolis, returns from the 2008 and 2012 casts while Mal returns having done both the original production in 1992 and again in 1996 and 2012.
A favorite of long-time Northern Sky fans, the run of And If Elected will typically see several sold-out performances.
The show will run for three long weekends at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall, September 29 through October 16. Performances are Thursday through Monday at 7:30pm with matiness Saturdays at 4:00pm and Sundays at 1:00pm. Tickets are $23 for adults and $13 for students.
Tickets are on sale now in the Northern Sky box office at the Green Gables shops in north Ephraim, via phone at 920.854.6117, and online at www.NorthernSkyTheater.com.
Northern Sky Theater is a non-profit professional theater organization that produces original musical shows in repertory from June through August in Peninsula State Park. 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.