Oklahoma in Wisconsin

Music by Matthew Levine
Book & Lyrics by Richard Castle

Summer 2017 World Premiere

A doo-woppin’, fish-boilin’ good-time!

A charming musical homage to Door County that highlights the quirkiness of a family run inn in the 1950s. When a Hollywood scout pays a visit, the result is the birth of the tourist fish boil and the humorous clash of big city and small town culture.

Showing this Summer: Mon @ 6PM, Wed @ 8PM, Fri @ 8PM*
*Fri, July 7 @ 6pm

Developed in association with New Musicals, Inc. This is Northern Sky’s third collaboration with New Musicals Inc. after the success of Windjammers and When Butter Churns to Gold.

Artistic Director Jeff Herbst points out, “So many people who consider Door County an extraordinary place have long, deep roots here. They came as children and are now bringing their own children or grandchildren. They still stay at the same charming inn, or get ice cream at the same stand. Oklahoma in Wisconsin, nostalgically set in the 50s, celebrates this personal connection to a place that still offers real serenity from the increasingly noisy world around us.”

About the Writers

About the Writers

Richard CastleRICHARD CASTLE (Playwright & Lyricist)
Richard is thrilled to premiere Oklahoma in Wisconsin at Northern Sky Theater. Other projects with composer Matthew Levine include The Angel of Painted Post, which was selected by Stephen Schwartz for his ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theater Workshop. He wrote book & lyrics for the vampire musical Bloodline, and lyrics for the L.A. Latino Theater Company production of L.A. Carmen. Richard’s shows have been featured in the L.A. Stages New Musical Festival, and his songs have been performed at A Little New Music, a showcase of up-and-coming musical theater writers, as well as at Don’t Tell Mama in NYC. Richard holds a degree from the USC School of Theater, and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild. He would like to thank Jeff Herbst, New Musicals Inc., Mark Saltzman and John Anderson for their support. www.RichardCastle.com

Matthew LevineMATTHEW LEVINE (Composer)
Matthew has been a songwriter for decades, winning a batch of awards and publishing contracts. His music for The Angel of Painted Post was recently featured in Stephen Schwartz’s ASCAP/DreamWorks Workshop. His choral music has been performed on every continent, and his string quartet, “The Prophet of Shiraz” won the Louisa Stude Serofim Award at the University of Houston, where he received his undergraduate degree. He has collaborated with Grammy and Tony award-winning writers, and recently created the sound design for Debra Ehrhardt’s one-woman show Shame on Me! He is beside himself that Oklahoma in Wisconsin (his second musical with partner in rhyme, Richard Castle) is debuting at Northern Sky Theater. Matthew is a member of ASCAP, and lives in Los Angeles. MatthewLevineMusic.weebly.com

Cast of Characters

Cast of Characters

Hugh Fiedler a Hollywood location shout with a love of musicals
Charlotte the smartest girl in her family who doesn’t suffer fools gladly
Billy a teenager with a passion for rock & roll
Archie Bradley a lovable innkeeper who lives in the past
Ginny Bradley Archie’s star-struck wife
Mr. Green* a cocky, successful local realtor
Mr. Goldnick
* Fiedler’s gruff Hollywood studio boss

*Mr. Green and Mr. Goldnick are played by the same actor.