Fish Creek, Wis. (December 8, 2021) – Northern Sky Theater will present annual holiday revue Home for the Holidays in their intimate Gould Theater December 27-31. This year’s (fully in person) concert will feature three longtime Northern Sky favorites: Doc Heide; Karen Mal; and Matt Zembrowski.
The remarkable chemistry among this trio–who have known each other personally for many years but never performed as a group before–will be on full display in Home for the Holidays, which features holiday humor as well as both traditional and original holiday songs.
“I have a number of new songs for the show, some that are funny–like one about why the Packers are called the Packers–and some that are pretty and optimistic–like one about the 14th-century saint Julian of Norwich,” said Heide. “We’re planning on some other originals by Karen and Matt, as well as a number of traditional holiday favorites. It’s going to be a really lovely mix, I think.”
Doc Heide, Northern Sky’s co-founder, is an acclaimed singer-songwriter with three studio albums to his credit, in addition to the many songs he has written and co-written for musicals (including Belgians in Heaven, Packer Fans from Outer Space and Guys & Does). Doc is known for his lyrical elegance, prowess as a guitarist, and sweet, mellow vocal style.
Karen Mal first appeared on the Northern Sky stage in 1992, and since then she has remained one of the troupe’s most beloved singers and instrumentalists. Karen’s exquisite voice and instrumental skills graced the Northern Sky stage in dozens of productions over the years, including as the original Kid in Lumberjacks in Love and the original Angelique in Belgians in Heaven, as well as previous incarnations of Home for the Holidays and this summer’s Whatever Happened to Karl Janko?
Matt Zembrowski wrote the book, lyrics and music for Doctor! Doctor (premiered 2016), Dad’s Season Tickets (premiered 2019), and Whatever Happened to Karl Janko? (premiered 2021) for Northern Sky. He also wrote music for and performed in Sunsets and S’mores in 2009. Though he’s known mainly as a writer to Northern Sky audiences, Matt’s talents as a singer and pianist are also prodigious.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.NorthernSkyTheater.com or via phone at (920) 854-6117. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Performances of Home for the Holidays will take place at 4 p.m. on December 27-31 at the Gould Theater. See website for current Covid protocols. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for students, and $15 for age 12 and under. All seats are reserved.
Each show will also feature drawings for gift certificates from Northern Sky’s local business sponsors, who currently include Ashbrooke Hotel, Door County Nature Works, Harbor Fish Market & Grill, Hat Head, Hide Side Corner Store, Husby’s Food & Spirits, Main Street Market, Newport Resort, Sister Bay Bowl, Tannenbaum Holiday Shop, and The White Gull Inn.