The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild has proudly served the community for 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 2021.
Our 40th Anniversary Season!
Comedy Improv Show
Don’t miss the hilarious Dick Wolf Improv Live in Eau Claire! 7:30pm on September 25 at The Grand. In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police who investigate the crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. Dick Wolf Improv tells you their stories in a 1 hour completely improvised comedy show… If you like Law and Order, then you will love Dick Wolf Improv! Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door: http://volumeonetickets.org/…/dick-wolf-special-improv… Performers include: JP Fry, Colin Sinz, Jacob Shuda, Alyssa Rivera, Amber Dernbach, Erica Geiser, Josh Ingersoll, and Evan Mulrooney. Opening Comedy Acts: Cullen Ryan, Alyssa Anderson, and the Memorial High School Improv Team. (Please note: Due to Covid-19, anyone attending the show will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative antigen or PCR Covid test taken within 72 hours of the show.)
Two Griffins Theatre
Two Griffins Theatre will present their original stage play, Poe, at 7:30pm on October 21-23 at The Grand Theatre. Perfect for October!! For tickets, please call the Theatre Guild office at 715-832-7529.
Arsenic and Old Lace
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Arsenic and Old Lace: September 13 and 14. Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus: October 11 & 12. The Mystery of Irma Vep: November 15 & 16. Muskie Love: December 6 & 7. Auditions are at 7pm at The Grand Theatre in Eau Claire.
The Theatre Guild offers volunteer opportunities for:
Performers, Musicians, Directors, Costumers, Carpenters, Painters, Designers, Lighting Techs,
Sound Techs, Backstage Crews & More
The Grand Theatre is part of CVTG’s office 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
John Murphy, President
Talk-Show Host/Promotions – Mid-West Family
David Hirsch, Vice President
Physician – Marshfield Clinic
Kim Shult, Treasurer
CPA, Partner – Baker Tilly
Becky Mattson, Secretary
Retired Teacher – ECASD
Russell Slack, Past President
Event Support – Mayo Clinic Health Systems
Training Manager – Xcel Energy
Bob Carr, CVTG Founder
Mortgage Servicing Specialist – RCU
Purchasing Technician – City of Eau Claire
Retired Librarian – LE Phillips Memorial Library
Youth Development Director – YMCA
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.
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