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We couldn’t do it without you. Look at all you’re making possible…

Dairy Heirs Appeal Letter CoverThe autumn leaves have turned and fallen, signaling the end of another Northern Sky season. As we take stock of the past year, we find ourselves reflecting on a letter we received from John and Nancy Brock that deeply affected us. With John’s permission, we’d like to share a portion of their letter:

“… Nancy and I were high school sweethearts who broke apart shortly after we went off to separate colleges. We reconnected after 53 years… She has been coming to Door County since she was a little girl and now we come over from the Twin Cities two or three times a year.

“… Two years ago, Nancy was diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s and the disease has started its ugly work. But over the last two weeks we saw Boxcar and Dairy Heirs, and I realized why theater in general, and Northern Sky specifically, continues: You are in the healing business. Nancy came alive in both shows and that [feeling] lasted well into the next day. When the ‘fireworks’ went off in Dairy Heirs, she was fully in the moment, as was I and everybody around us. I just wanted you to know what pure good you are doing.” – John Brock (read full letter here)

John’s words beautifully sum up why we do what we do.

As a faithful fan of Northern Sky, you probably already know that your support is what makes it possible to create new shows year after year. In fact, your generosity helps make up 25% of our operating budget. We mean it when we say, “We couldn’t do it without you.

But what truly matters, what YOU are making possible, is the multitude of experiences and lasting memories like John and Nancy’s.

As a special thank you for making Northern Sky part of your Door County tradition, we’d like to reveal our 2019 world premieres to you first.

We Like It Where LogoWe Like It Where? – Summer World Premiere – by Corrie Beula Kovacs and Stephen Kovacs, celebrates ordinary people doing extraordinary things and is based on the true “mouse that roared” story of the town of Winneconne’s brief secession from Wisconsin. When the tourist-dependent burg is inadvertently left off the 1967 state highway map, Winneconnians take matters into their own hands. They concoct an ingenious publicity stunt to secede from the state, uniting their struggling community and making international news in the process.

Dad’s Season Tickets – Fall World Premiere – Presented in Northern Sky’s New 248-Seat Theater – by Matt Zembrowski, is a nostalgic musical celebration of family, folly and the Green Bay Packers. When Frank Kosinski’s three grown daughters learn that one of them will inherit his treasured Packer season tickets, old rivalries are rekindled as the sisters try to prove who is most deserving. Set in 1996, as the Packers march inevitably toward football’s ultimate prize, the sparring siblings learn that theirs is a bond not easily broken, and that family isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.

We know that each of you has your own reason for making Northern Sky part of your Door County experience. Whether it is the new stories and music that delight you, or the memories that you and your family make here, we hope you continue to hold us close to your heart as you take stock of your year. We will continue to make it our goal to bring you something unique and special with every original show we create for you.

Your gift before the end of the year will ensure that we can keep the stories and the beautiful memories coming in 2019.

See you under the stars!

Jeffrey Herbst, Artistic Director
Dave Maier, Managing Director
Holly Feldman, Director of Development

2018-2019 Donor Letter – Full Version DOWNLOAD Mail-In Donation Form (pdf)

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 273, Fish Creek, WI 54212

Benefactor Categories

Northern Sky Theater Performance$25,000 & Up – Belgian Angel
$10,000 to $24,999 – Victory Farmer
$5000 to $9999 – Spitfire Griller
$2500 to $4999 – Windjammer
$1000 to $2499 – Ice Fisher
$500 to $999 – Happy Lumberjack
$300 to $499 – Muskie Lover
$125 to $299 – Galactic Packer
$75 to $124 – Bone Dancer
$1 to $74 – Cheesehead

Company Match

Many companies will match their employees’ donations to non-profit organizations. If your employer participates, please contact them and let them know you would like them to match your donations to Northern Sky. They will have some paperwork for you to complete.

Fred Alley New Musical Fund

Northern Sky produces original musical works. A new show can take three years of writing and workshopping before it is ready for production. Northern Sky needs to provide for our authors and directors with financial resources and time to continue bringing you the excellent shows that have become a standard for Northern Sky. For more information please visit the Fred Alley New Musical Fund page.

Consider a Gift of Stock or Securities

A gift of stock can provide much needed support for Northern Sky and offers you financial benefits as well. Publicly traded securities (stocks, bonds, etc.) may be transferred to Northern Sky, entitling you to an income tax reduction for the full market value of the securities. For more information on how to transfer your securities to Northern Sky, contact Dave Maier at the Northern Sky Office, (920) 854-6117 x102.

If you have any questions, please call Holly Feldman at (920) 854-6117 ext. 105 or send an email to

Our Mailing Address: Northern Sky Theater, PO Box 273, Fish Creek, WI, 54212

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Productions are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.