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Isadoora Announces 6th Season of Community Theatre

Isadoora Theatre Company, Door County’s community theater company, announces its 6th season. Upcoming shows for their “off-season” of theatre include “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” “Working,” and “The Cover of Life.”

Christi Callsen, Isadoora’s Artistic Director, says “each show inspires impassioned conversation by providing theatrical experiences of intellectual integrity by taking artistic risk. Isadoora has grown into a vibrant community-based theatre company with a respected, consistent off-season of entertainment for residents and guests.”

Kicking off the season, Renee Kujawski directs “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” October 4-7 and 11-14 at Sturgeon Bay High School. Written by the comedian Steve Martin, the long-running, Off-Broadway comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian café in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the painter set the art word afire with cubism. The two geniuses mull over the century’s achievements while an assortment of characters stop by to visit.

The musical “Working” is based on the best-selling book by Studs Terkel, and will be directed by Amy Shaw. Mary Hall is musical director. The show runs at the Door Community Auditorium February 14-17 and 21-24. “Working” music is by Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor and other famous song writers. The show is based on Terkel’s interviews with American workers. It explores the American workday in the words of twenty-six workers as they sing and discuss their daily routines as well as their hopes and aspirations.

“The Cover of Life” by R.T. Robinson runs at the Ephraim Village Hall, May 15-18 and 22-25. Directed by Ann Birnschein, the show takes place in 1943 when three brothers go off to war and their brides move in with their mother-in-law. “Life” magazine sends a hard-hitting, female New York writer to their home to capture the story. The show examines career and home life as all the women struggle to achieve a sense of self-worth.

The community is encouraged to audition or work back stage. A love of theatre is the only requirement. Isadoora is holding auditions Monday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 21 for “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” and “Working.” Auditions on August 20 will be at Bjorklunden, Baileys Harbor. Auditions on August 21 are at Hope Church, Sturgeon Bay. Callbacks for “Picasso...” will be August 22 at the Sturgeon Bay Library, if needed. All begin at 7:00 pm.

For “Picasso...,” participants will do cold readings from the script. Rehearsals begin soon after and may include some weekend dates. The show requires seven men and two women.

For “Working,” participants should be prepared to sing 32 bars of a prepared piece of folk, jazz or a contemporary song from the musical style of 70’s. The show calls for five singing/acting women and five singing/acting men ages 18-60 plus. The director is also looking for five ensemble players who will act and or sing in group numbers or monologues.

Isadoora’s most recent season of shows, “Art,” “The Glass Menagarie” and “Chicago – The Musical” played to thousands and involved more than 100 members of the community.

For questions regarding auditions contact Holly Feldman, Isadoora president, at 920-743-4840. For more information about Isadoora, visit

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