Artists Offer Holiday Treats in the Door, Elsewhere

TAP’s own Alan Kopischke, soon to play the featured role in TAP’s JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL, highlights holiday programming around the Door County Peninsula. Here’s what’s in store at TAP.


Holiday treats abound in Door County and beyond, starting this weekend at Third Avenue Playhouse.

Alan Kopischke 12:18 p.m. CST November 15, 2016

Third Avenue Playhouse annual Stagekids Theatre holiday production, featuring dozens of local kids and several adults and directed this year by Amy Ensign, is the delightful “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” You know the one — “The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world.” Check it out Nov. 18-20 at TAP.

Players regular Tom Mula was the Goodman’s Scrooge for many years and, being a wonderful writer, was inspired to write a terrific book called “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.” It was quite successful, and he was asked to read it for broadcast on National Public Radio. I think that experience convinced him to adapt it into a one-man show, which Steve Scott directed for Goodman in 1998 with Tom playing all the roles. He performed it at TAP many years ago. Now I have the unique privilege of playing all those roles in a TAP production this year, running Dec. 8 to 24. I’ll be directed by my frequent collaborator, the sensitive and insightful Bob Boles. I hope you’ll come see me, as well as checking out all the other wonderful holiday offerings.

Alan Kopischke is an actor and arts consultant working with theatres and other cultural organizations around the state. He will be playing the featured role in TAP’s upcoming JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL in historic downtown Sturgeon Bay, December 8-24.

To read Alan Kopischke’s full Arts Traveler article, click here.

To learn more about JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL, click here.