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Keeping the Arts Alive

A New Era of Theatre

Community theatre is active and thriving in the Real North. We boast two beloved theatre organizations, Theatre on the Bay and Children's Theatre, that have been entertaining residents and visitors for decades with engaging comedy, enduring drama and toe-tapping musical performances. Come experience a new era of theatre. 

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Children's Theatre

Children's Theatre

Children's Theatre offers theatrical opportunities for children ages 6-18. Since 1993, the theatre has proudly staged performances of our best-loved stories.

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Theatre on the Bay

Theatre on the Bay

Since 1966, Theatre on the Bay has been a community mainstay, representing the best of Marinette and inspiring community pride, inclusion and enrichment.

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The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

Funny, Poignant and Devastatingly Honest

A modern musical that ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting. The musical has won awards and other accolades with critics calling it "honest, emotional and poignant." 

Friday & Saturday, September 24 & 25, 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, October 1 & 2, 7 p.m.

The Last Five Years is written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, originally produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell, originally produced by Northlight Theatre, Chicago, Illinois.

The Last Five Years is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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Call for Auditions

Escanaba in Da Moonlight
August 30 & 31, 5-7 p.m.

Prepare a monologue and sign-up for an audition time. A cold read from the script may also be required. Show dates November 4-7. Click SIGN UP for character breakdown and info about auditions.

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Get Involved

Theatre on the Bay and Children's Theatre are thankful to the many families, organizations and businesses that have contributed to the success of our theatrical seasons. To be part of our theatre community, please contact Linda Hornick, Continuing Education Program Specialist, at or 715-504-3351.


Supporters can sponsor shows through monetary contributions in exchange for program advertisements or "Above the Title" sponsorships.


Supporters can provide scholarships for actors.


Supporters can volunteer their time, helping to build sets, run lights, make costumes or other activities.


Supporters can contribute goods or services for use in productions.