Theatre is about connections, experiences, storytelling, self-discovery, laughter, joy, tears, empathy, and togetherness. We promote the expressions of ideas, foster creativity and embrace the acceptance of others. We believe inclusivity is vital for a vibrant arts community. You can experience theatre as an audience member, participant, donor, volunteer, or student. This fall marks the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild’s 40th Anniversary serving the community! And our Grand Theatre celebrates 15 years as a place to entertain, educate and experience quality theatre.
I Have an Accent?
As heard on Spectrum West, please join professional acting coach, Susie Draeger, as she gives a FREE class on our Wisconsin accent at 10:30am on Saturday, April 17. She’ll share film/tv examples and give tips on how to change up our Midwest accent when on stage, don’t ya know. To sign up, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you the Zoom link. It’ll be fun, dontcha know!
Vagabond Part Two
Part One of The Two Griffins Theatre Company’s film, Vagabond, is streaming for free on CVTG’s Facebook page in anticipation of Friday’s release of Part Two of the movie. Tickets for Friday’s release is just $12 and we will send you the link. Pay Here!
RCU Rock the Riverfront
Registration is open for the RCU Foundation Rock the Riverfront featuring the Charity Classic. The event will celebrate 27 years of running and walking to support organizations that make a difference in the communities that Royal Credit Union (Royal) serves. Proceeds from the event will benefit three partner charities: Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild in Eau Claire, The Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls and Northern Star Theatre Company in Rice Lake. Arts organizations were the first to close their doors at the start of the global pandemic and will likely be the last to reopen. This partnership will help these groups operate during this time of great need. Rock the Riverfront featuring the Charity Classic is raising the curtain, supporting the arts, and letting you set the stage for your own adventure!
Registration for this virtual event will be open through June 26 with special early bird pricing ending on April 4. Participants can run or walk the 10K or 2 mile routes and youth can take part in a 1/2 mile course anytime between June 5 and June 28. Registration details are available at www.rcu.org/race.
The first 100 people to register will receive an exclusive Rock the Riverfront 23-ounce stainless steel water bottle valued at $25. The Classic Race Box includes an event t-shirt, a finisher medal, a race bib, a charity vote, and results posting; Royal Race Box includes everything from the Classic Box plus exclusive Rock the Riverfront sunglasses and extra goodies. Every registration includes a free charity vote and additional votes can be purchased at $2 each. The charity with the most votes will receive $15,000, second place will receive $7,500, and third will receive $5,000.
Course maps will be available at www.rcu.org/race for those interested in running the traditional 2 mile or 10K or ½ mile routes. We have partnered with RunSignUp and the RaceJoy app for an enhanced registration and race experience. Racers will be given the option to record their time online to qualify for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards in their age group. Rock the Riverfront featuring the Charity Classic offers beautiful running routes and the opportunity to benefit three organizations that are making a positive impact in our communities. Even non-runners can participate in activities like the Rock Hunt, Chalk your Walk, and a Coloring Contest as a way to support the RCU Foundation and the charities it has committed to help in 2021. Find all the details for these activities at www.rcu.org/race.
Game Night with Nuns
Our next fun Game Night with Nuns will be Thursday, March 18th at 6:30pm with Mother Superior (Becky Mattson). The cost is just $5. We will send you the Zoom link. Pay Here!
Make a Donation to our 40th Anniversary
We are excited to celebrate our encore 40th Anniversary of the Theatre Guild as we look forward to resuming live performances in 2021. But we need your help! Please consider a donation of $40 or $400 or whatever you can afford to give. Thank you. Donate Here!
Legally Blonde The Musical
Advertise in Show Programs
Buy a Brick
The Theatre Guild offers volunteer opportunities for:
Performers, Musicians, Directors, Costumers, Carpenters, Painters, Designers, Lighting Techs,
Sound Techs, Backstage Crews & More
We offer free summer arts classes for kids ages 4 to 18 through a partnership with the Eau Claire Area School District and look forward to in-person classes in the summer of 2021!
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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