Northern Sky’s Fall Season features the musical comedy Muskie Love playing August 31st – October 20th at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek.
Premiering in 2004, Muskie Love was the first collaboration by the now veteran writing team of Dave Hudson and Paul Libman. Muskie Love is set on the shores of Green Bay and follows the exploits of Ben and Bea, rival fishing guides in Door County.
When Hudson started writing this show for Northern Sky, he read about Door County’s female fishing guide, Lynn Frederick. As he pondered the obstacles she might have faced, entering a mostly male-dominated profession, Hudson envisioned a strong, independent woman who might have a nemesis in the form of a male fishing guide. Hudson soon realized that Shakespeare had already written the plot with his comedy, Much Ado About Nothing in which characters Beatrice and Benedick are tricked into confessing their love for each other by means of secret messages, gossip and rumor. Hudson took that age-old plot and began adapting it into Muskie Love.
Muskie Love has been pleasing audiences for 15 years across Wisconsin and as far away as California. It was last seen on the Northern Sky stage in 2013.
“Muskie Love is back and that means DNR Doug will be on the prowl,” notes Artistic Director, Jeff Herbst regarding the show’s most memorable character. “With good-humored digs at our ‘Illinipution’ neighbors to the south, Muskie Love remains a Northern Sky fan favorite.
Hudson and Libman, who have now debuted more than seven shows for Northern Sky and have two Richard Rogers Awards to their credit, say they are “excited to bring Muskie Love back to you this fall after the success of Naked Radio last fall.”
Muskie Love features veteran company members Jeff Herbst, Doug Mancheski, Chase Stoeger, and Molly Rhode, and newcomers Doug Clemons and Nadja Simmonds after debuting on the 2018 summer stage in Boxcar and Dairy Heirs.
Pam Kriger returns as director. Tim Lenihan will provide musical direction with Alissa Rhode on keyboard and Dennis Johnson on bass.
Tickets for the fall season 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.
Reserved seating tickets are $30 for adults, $18 for students, and $14 for children.
Muskie Love features a Packer-Friendly schedule and plays Tuesday – Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 4pm & 8pm adding three Monday 7:30pm performances Sept. 24th, Oct. 1st & 8th. The fall season is extended by one weekend with shows Thursday Oct. 18th – Saturday Oct. 20th.