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Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas at the Door Family Holiday Show


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DECEMBER 4, 2009

Media Contact: Dick Sandretti
Executive Director
Door Community Auditorium
920 868-2728
414 852-4829 (cell)
dick@dcauditorium.org

Christmas at the Door Family Holiday Show
December 23 at Door Community Auditorium


Presenting some of the Peninsula’s most talented performing artists, Christmas at the Door features a delightful original musical variety show with entertainment for the entire family just in time for the holidays. The performance, on the Door Community Auditorium Mainstage, is Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 7 pm. All tickets are $10.

Theatre goers will sit in on a mock Door Community Auditorium Board of Directors meeting where the Board ponders various entertainment options for a holiday show, only to have those options come to life on stage.

Performances include original works, as well as songs of the season and a selection from Wind in the Willows, from Paul Sills’ Story Theatre.

Featured during the two hour show are names well known to Door County residents and visitors alike, as well as a few surprises.

Norb Blei reads an original work featuring Door County tales. Soprano Cynthia Stiehl is accompanied by Judy Jackson on the grand piano. pat mAcdonald, known for his work on Steel Bridge Fest, brings his unique style to the stage. Former Door County Idol winners Lilly Larsen, Devin Thomas and Matt Burress will be on hand.

Accomplished singer/musician/songwriter Katie Dahl teams with Julian Hagen in a special duet. Dahl returns to DCA on Saturday, January 30 at 7 pm as one of the stars of the annual Fireside Coffeehouse series. Lynn Gudmundsen, who opens the Coffeehouse series on Saturday, January 16 at 7 pm, accompanies the singing of the original composition “Christmas at the Door.”

Jeanne Kuhns, Door County Magazine’s Female Musician of the Year, performs and leads the audience in a traditional closing carol. Also joining in the fun are the Gibraltar Madrigal Singers and a group of Gibraltar elementary students in a selection from Wind in the Willows, directed by Rich Higdon. Higdon closes out the DCA Coffeehouse series with Michael Ammons on Saturday, March 27.

Performing the roles of the Auditorium Board are actual board members Kaaren Northrop, Larry Thoreson, Dick Burress, Bill Goldammer, Collin Dahl, Peter Diltz, David Eliot, Jill Herlache, Jill Lhost, and Gary Straub.

The show was written and directed by Thoreson; Kristy Nelson is the producer.

Tickets for Christmas at the Door are $10 and are available at the Door Community Auditorium box office, by phone (920 868-2728), or via the Web, www.dcauditorium.org. Door Community Auditorium is located in Fish Creek, just north of the town center on State Highway 42.

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