Checking out the Door County theater scene could be as easy as turning on your computer in some cases. Theater companies across the county have been able to perform in front of live audiences this summer, albeit with some restrictions attached to it such as masking indoors at the Gould Theater on the Northern Sky Theater’s artistic campus in Fish Creek. Northern Sky Theater and Door Shakespeare introduced streaming performances for its shows to offer people a chance to see a production while keeping an eye on its own safety. Filming a production can be costly, but Northern Sky Theater Artistic Director Jeff Herbst says the various unions they work with relaxed some of its restrictions to make it more affordable to do. Hundreds of people purchased tickets for their streaming performances of “The Fisherman’s Daughters” in July. Herbst says it has been a nice option to have as people still navigate their concerns around COVID-19.
The streaming productions are available from Northern Sky Theater after the in-person performances are complete. The theater group is currently featuring “Naked Radio” at the Gould Theater and “Whatever Happened to Karl Janko?” at the amphitheater inside Peninsula State Park.
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