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 Frequently Asked Questions


Will I be eaten alive by mosquitoes?

Unlikely. You may get a few friendly bug bites, but we have the lawn sprayed before each performance. If you are particularly sensitive to mosquitoes, we do recommend bringing some bug spray along, but if you find yourself without, our volunteers might be willing to give you a few squirts from their secret stash.

What happens if it rains?

Unless we specifically cancel an event due to an uncooperative mother nature, please assume that the show will go on! If it’s storming prior to the event and we’ve decided to cancel or postpone the performance, we will change the outgoing message on our phone line, (262)337‐1560, and post on Facebook. Your pre-purchased ticket will be valid at other dates of the same event or the scheduled rain date performance. If no other performances or rain date is scheduled, you may exchange that ticket for another show in the season.

What should I bring?

Your friends! And, probably something to sit on—like a lawn chair or sturdy picnic blanket—along with any of your own refreshments or money to purchase them from our Concessions. Anything I should leave at home? We want everyone to enjoy their SummerStage experience, so we do ask that you do not bring your pets to performances, that you refrain from smoking, and that you don’t bring grills into the amphitheater. Also, you may want to check out the Park’s website for their rules and expectations.

Can I bring my own refreshments?

You bet. As long as it follows the Park’s rules.

How early can I come?

We open up Admissions one hour prior to the start of the performance. At that time you’re welcome to come, set up your seats, and enjoy your picnic. But, since we are located in Lapham Peak State Park, we encourage you to come as early as you like to enjoy the rest of Park—take a short hike, climb the observation tower, visit the Nature Center or have a picnic at one of the designated areas. If you don’t plan on coming early, we do suggest arriving about 30 minutes before the show begins to allow for getting into the Park and over to the amphitheater.

Do I have to pay to get into the Park too?

Unless you have a handy, dandy State Park Sticker, you’ll have to pay a $5 entrance fee. The State Park Sticker is a great deal, though. You may want to consider purchasing one for the year.