The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild has proudly served the community for more than 40 years! We promote the expression of ideas, foster creativity, and embrace everyone. Since 2005, our Grand Theatre has been a place to entertain, educate and experience the arts. Theatre is about storytelling, self-discovery, and shared experiences, and we are always honored to play our part! We look forward to a wonderful season.
The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild’s holiday season opens with the regional premiere of The Chanukah Guest, December 1 through the 4 at the Grand Theatre.
Although Bubba (Grandmother in Yiddish) Brayna is almost blind and deaf, she makes the best potato latkes in the village. On the first night of Chanukah, she cooks a special batch for the rabbi, who is coming to visit her. However, Old Bear, teased from hibernation by the smell of latkes, comes to Bubba Brayna’s cottage. When she hears a thumping at the door, she naturally lets in her guest. Only later does she realize she has served her delicious latkes to a bear instead of the rabbi!
The Chanukah Guest highlights universal themes: welcoming guests and generosity while sharing Chanukah customs and traditions. This delightful play by Jenna Zark, based on Eric A. Kimmel’s book of the same name, is great for all ages and a fun holiday show!
To purchase tickets online at The Chanukah Guest Tickets or call 715-832-7529.
The Theatre Guild has Saturday morning classes for kids in grades 4K-12. The program is called SMARTY (Saturday Morning Art for Youth).
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The Theatre Guild offers volunteer opportunities for:
Performers, Musicians, Directors, Costumers, Carpenters, Painters, Designers, Lighting Techs,
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The Grand Theatre is part of CVTG’s office, performance and rehearsal space. Free parking is available on nearby streets and lots.
Pablo Arts Center
Pablo Arts Center is across the footbridge from the Grand Theatre. It contains two performance spaces, the RCU Theatre and the JAMF Theatre. Free parking is available in some lots and on the streets (look carefully for parking signs). There is paid parking available in one of the nearby Eau Claire ramps, or you may choose valet parking right in front of the center.
Board & Staff
Board of Directors
Past David Hirsch, President
Physician – Marshfield Clinic
Emily Kassera, Vice President
Teacher – Altoona School District
Chad Ellingson, Treasurer
CFO – Market & Johnson
Becky Mattson, Secretary
Retired Teacher – ECASD
John Murphy, Past President
Talk-Show Host/Promotions – Mid-West Family
Training Manager – Xcel Energy
Bob Carr, CVTG Founder
Retired Librarian – LE Phillips Memorial Library
Ann Sessions, Executive Director
Tim Menebroeker, Tech Director
Angie Alexander, Volunteer Coordinator
The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild develops, encourages, and promotes opportunities for community members in the Chippewa Valley community to experience quality theatre, whether on the stage, in the audience, behind the scenes, or in a classroom.
The mission of the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild is to produce a broad spectrum of high-quality theatrical presentations, to delight and challenge our audiences, to provide hands-on learning experiences in all aspects of the theatre for children and adults, and to nurture and celebrate the achievements of our volunteers.
Theatre for Kids’ Mission
The Theatre Guild’s children’s programming develops, encourages, and promotes quality theatre experiences that delight and challenge our participants and audiences.
The mission of Theatre for Kids is to nurture an appreciation for theatre in children, to celebrate theatrical achievements of participants, and to provide affordable, accessible, and educational hands-on experiences to the youth in our community in all aspects of theatre.
Code of Conduct
We believe that honesty, respect, and fairness are essential to everything we do.
We promote the expression of ideas, foster individual creativity and effort, and embrace the acceptance of others.
We believe collaboration, inclusiveness, and teamwork are vital for a quality organization and a vibrant arts community.
We are committed to the acknowledgment and open appreciation of all our volunteers.
Our success is dependent on an atmosphere which is fun, friendly, comfortable, and positive for everyone.