for all the family.
The Wizard of Oz
Presented in Partnership with Johnson Bank &
Wilson Family Dental
Wednesday-Sunday, June 19-23 & 26-30
NO Saturday Performances
By L. Frank Baum
Adapted by Frank Gabrielson
With Music and Lyrics of the MGM motion pictures score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Follow the yellow brick road over the rainbow and into The Northern Star Theatre! As we revisit the Land of Oz just click your heels together and join Scarecrow (Jackson Liedl), Tin Man (Stephen Mitchell), Lion (Greg Stager), Dorothy (Gabriella Ashlin) and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart’s desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West (Bambi Forcey) and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat suitable for the entire whole family.
The “Wizard of Oz” is directed by Buffi Mitchell with Cate Kopkey as vocal director, Beth Peterson as pit director and Shannon Paul as vocal director.
This production features a huge cast! Munchkins/Poppies: Albany Severud – Barrister, Teagan Stager – Coroner, Denny Myer – Braggart, Christopher Janke – City Father # 1, Dawson Klefstad – City Father #3, Max Borgen – City Father #2, Lillie Anderegg - School Teacher/Snowflake Princess, Zoe Stenseth – Heralder Heralders: Jorja Shelly, Sophia Griffin, Seryanhna Shuler-Masci, Zoe Anderson;
Lullaby League: Ava Gargulak, Ellyn Gargulak, Skylar Kopkey; Flower Girls: Estelle Severud, Norah Hastreiter, Brianna Klefstad; Lollipop Guild: Pierce Hastreiter, Djanko Shuler-Masci, Kade McCann; Snowflake Princesses: Emily Antonson & Laurel Wagner; Honorary Munchkin Dignatary: Saul Shelly; Toto – Tula with help of Bennett Gargulak; Crows / Winkies: Chaz Mayo, Logan Jilek, Adam Czekalski, Craig Louis; Trees: Taylor Bugella, Emmanuel Vives, Emily Williamson, Sheldon Ferguson, Michelle Balk; Emerald City Girls: Kate Louis, Dani Toman, Rachel Roble, Danae Forcey, Stephanie Schissel, Mary Shewe, Rachel Shewe, Jasmine Wolski, Jenny Hastreiter, Becca Swanson, Anna Johnston, Lorilie Jilek; Flying Monkeys and Trees: Collin Mitchell & Dakota Rodriguez (Nikko).
Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (715) 736-4444 or tickets can be purchased at the NSTC website: www.northernstartheatre-co.org. Tickets are $16 by phone or at the door, online purchases are an additional $2 per ticket.
Remember, Bob’s Bistro is open 1 hour before showtime for light suppers, beverages & desserts. The Bistro menu is also available on our website. Thank-you & we’ll see you at the show.
A New Musical Beach Party
Presented in Partnership with US Bank Foundation
Wednesday-Sunday, July 10-14 & 17-21
NO Saturday Performances
Back together after 20 years! That girl group from the sixties everyone loves is bringing back the sun, fun and all the great songs they sang down on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore… all to raise money for the good folks at Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort.
With a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles, THE BIKINIS, or “The Jersey Girls,” relive their heyday and beyond, beginning the summer of 1964, the night these four inseparable friends got their name, winning the Belmar Beach Talent Contest, wearing just their bikinis! The boardwalk was smitten with the 4 teens… Jodi and Annie, two sisters from Paramus New Jersey; Karla, their slightly manipulative first cousin from Philly; and best friend Barbara, from Staten Island.
THE BIKINIS is a nonstop celebration of song filled with hits like IT’S IN HIS KISS, YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI, HEAT WAVE, UNDER THE BOARDWALK, THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’, AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH, INCENSE AND PEPPERMINTS, LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG, MA, WHEN WILL I BE LOVED, I’M EVERY WOMAN, I WILL SURVIVE, IT’S RAINING MEN and many more!
Presented in Partnership with Patrick Liedl D.D.S.
Wednesday-Sunday, August 14-18 & 21-25
NO Saturday Performances This production carries a PG-13 rating.
Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
Book & Lyrics by ERIC IDLE
Music by JOHN DU PREZ & ERIC IDLE
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?
The 39 Steps
Hitchcock Meets Hilarity!
Presented in Partnership with Koser Radio Group
Thursday-Sunday, October 10-13 & 17-20
No Saturday Performances
By Patrick Barlow & John Buchan
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!
In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! The 39 Steps, was Broadway’s longest running comedy, and played its 500th performance on Broadway, May 19th, 2009!
Escanaba in Da Moonlight
By Jeff Daniels
Thursday-Saturday, November 7-9 & 14-16
Presented in Partnership with Lawrence & Associates & Beranek Electric
Back by popular demand The Northern Star Theatre Co. is heading back to the U.P to join the Soady clan for deer camp. Albert, Rueben, Remnar and the Jimmer will share with you all the fun of da Yooper tradition. Perhaps when the DNR joins them we might all “see God” up on da ridge?!
Presented as a dinner theatre with good deer camp grub and plenty of Leiney’s! Come see if Rueben can break his jinx and finally bag his buck at da ripe old age of 43!.
Watch for more info coming soon!