The 2014 season includes three musicals, two comedies, Shakespeare and two Youth Stage productions. Review the shows below

Area high school seniors can now apply for our 2014 Arts Scholarship sponsored in partnership with our audience members! |  Email us for more information.


We’re very excited about our line-up of shows for 2014 and look forward to working with returning volunteers and enticing newcomers to join us.


May 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, and 11

“In Partnership With  Edward Jones & Mark Berger” 

Barefoot in the Park

Neil Simon’s classic comedy.   Paul Bratter, a conservative young lawyer, marries a vivacious young woman, Corrie. Audiences will enjoy watching as their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment.

Barefoot in the Park showing at the Northern Star Theatre

Cast: (back row) Cate Kopkey & Brandon Brown; (front row) Paul Baribeau, Kris Ballard, Terry Lee & Mark Berger.

Our talented cast includes: Cate Ballard and Brandon Brown as the newlywed couple Paul and Corie Bratter. The supporting cast of quicky characters includes Mrs. Banks (Corie’s mom) Kris Ballard, the Bratter’s eccentric neighbor Victor Velasco (Terry Lee) and the telephone repair man played by Mark Berger.

This is the perfect comedy to celebrate Mother’s Day! Tickets are $14 and include dessert at intermission. Bob’s Bistro will be open 1 hour before showtime for your pre-show dinner.

Tickets for this show are $14.


 June 18-20, 22, and 25-29

“In Partnership With Johnson Bank, Chippews Valley Eye Clinic & Roger & Lori Gray”

Les Miserables

Les Misérables (adult cast) is a musical based on the novel by French novelist Victor Hugo

Les Misérables is now the world’s longest-running musical, seen by over 65 million people in 42 countries.

Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boublil and Schönberg’s classic sweeps its audience through an epic tale of passion and destruction in 19th century France.

Discover a nation in the grip of revolution, where convict Jean Valjean is on the run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphaned Cosette. But with revolution in the air and Javert closing in, Jean Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves.

It features music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, with an English-language libretto by Herbert Kretzmer.  Set in early 19th-century France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a burly French peasant of abnormal strength and potentially violent nature, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for a starving child.

Valjean breaks his parole to start his life anew, but he is relentlessly tracked down by Inspector Javert. Along the way, Valjean and other characters are swept into the revolution, joining young idealists who make their last stand at a street barricade.

Our Talented cast includes: Jean Valjean – Jackson Liedl, Inspector Javert – Paul Baribeau, Fantine – Mara Schack,, Cosette – Sarah Joosten, Marius – JT Koser, Eponine – Heidi Joosten, Enjolras – Craig Louis, Thenardier – Dan Graff, Madame Thenardier – Pattye Miller, Gavroche – Kade McCann, Little Cosette – Ellyn Gargulak, Little Eponine – Riki Pimentel

Ensemble of the Poor, laborers, factory workers, sailors, lovely ladies, street urchins, constables, soldiers, student revolutionaries, thieves : Ethan Anderson, Gabby Ashlin, Randal Braun, Brandon Brown, Michael Duerkop, Jane Dvorak, Seth Gilbert, Megan  Gilbertson, Sam Henningsen, Callie Hilbert, Kamryn Hoff, Lorelei Jilek, Logan Jilek, Anna Johnston, Dan Joosten, Ron Kay, Kate Louis, Kevin Mardquart, Bennett McCann, Megan Noll, Rosemarie Olson, Gavin Orson, Christopher Pankonien, Kyanne Petter, Chelsea Pumala, Dick Reiten, Rachel Robole, Stephanie Schissel, Jessica Schissel, Greg Stager, Clay Steiner, Becca Swanson, Dani Toman, DeAnna Westphal, Renee Windorski, Greg Wohlk, Kayla Young

Tickets for this production are $18.


August 6-8, 10 and 13-17

“Presented in Memory of Bill Appleyard”

Sound of Music at Northern Star Theatre in Rice Lake Wisconsin

August’s presentation is Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s classic and much loved The Sound of Music.  It is based on Maria Von Trapp’s Edelweiss“, “My Favorite Things“, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain“, “Do-Re-Mi“, and the title song “The Sound of Music“.

Our talented cast: Maria – Cate Kopkey, Captain Von Trapp – David Birhle. Liesl, his daughter – Gabby Ashlin,  Friedrick, his son – Michael Birhle,  Louisa, another daughter – Lainie Tomesh, Kurt, a son – Matt Birhle, Brigitta, a daughter – Albany Severud, Marta, a daughter  – Elena Martinson, Gretl, a daughter – Evelyn Martinson, Rolf, Liesl’s young man – Gary Haack, Franz, the Butler – Brandon Brown, Frau Schmidt – Kris Ballard, Nazis: David Hart, Bennett McCann, Logan Horton, Seth Gilbert, Shaun Gilbert, Novices: Maggie Klonowski, Mary Busse, Morgan Gilbert, Megan Gilbertson, Ashley Gilbertson, Nuns: Danae Forcey, Rachel Gilbert, Sara Sharp, DeAnna Westphal, Renee Windorski, Michelle Balk, Mara Schack

Tickets for this production will be $18


October 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, and 26

“In Partnership With Dr. Patrick Liedl D.D.S.”


M*A*S*H or Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Korea is joined by two unpredictable madcaps, Hawkeye and Duke, two of the best chest surgeons in South Korea. Audience members will recall all the favorite characters form the long-running TV series.

NSTC’s version will feature cameo appearances by area medical professionals.

NSTC will also organize a community/audience drive to gather items for our overseas military to package and ship in time for the holiday season.

Tickets for this show are $14.


December 3, 5-7, 10 and 12-14

“In Partnership With David Wilson Family Dental”

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors, who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.The cast will feature children and adults in a holiday favorite.

Tickets are $8.



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