For more than a decade now, Northern Sky Theater has offered a day of creativity dedicated to children and teens interested in learning more about what it means to be part of a professional musical theater troupe in Door County.
Over the years, hundreds of youth have taken advantage of the opportunity to look behind the scenes, play theater games on the amphitheater stage, join in on cast sing-a-longs, and sneak a rare peak inside the Northern Sky dressing rooms.
Led by veteran company member and Associate Artistic Director Molly Rhode, participants will have the additional experience of learning a song, dance and scene from “We Like It Where?” with the end result of performing a short bit for their family and friends.
“Molly brings a wealth of experience from her background with Milwaukee’s First Stage Theatre Academy where she spent several years in children’s theatre education,” stated Holly Feldman, Director of Development and Public Relations.
“We Like It Where?” is historically set in the 1960s. Composer Stephen Kovacs wanted the music of the show to pay tribute to the pop music of 1967, the year in which the story takes place. Incorporated elements of 60s music include folk rock and Motown. However, some of the characters are more old-fashioned, so their songs harken back to 1940s jazz, 50s rock and do-wop. There will be plenty of 60s lingo and music for the kids to explore during the workshop.
Children and teens ages 6 to 16 are invited to the workshop taking place on Friday, July 12 from 1:00–3:30pm. Limited participants. Admission to the event is $30 per child. A state park sticker is required to attend this event. Each participant also receives a t-shirt that they can have signed by the cast and crew.
Additionally, Northern Sky will have their new coloring book, “Color the Northern Sky,” available for purchase at the event. The 52-page collectible coloring books are $15 each and include a synopsis of each of the shows pictured with several pages laid out so two people can color at the same time.
Call Northern Sky Theater’s office to register for Creative Kids Day at 920.854.6117.