Issue #367 September 19, 2018

New Home, Fun Home

CVTG first to tread Jamf stage with Fun Home

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Picking a familiar show may have been an easy win at the box office for the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, according to director Keith Lorasch, but the theatrical group’s selection committee had something else in mind for its debut performance at the Pablo Center at the Confluence.

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Issue #367 September 19, 2018

Know Your True North

an early look at V1’s upcoming stage show at the Pablo

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

We’re trying something we’ve never done before. This November at the Pablo Center at the Confluence, Volume One is teaming up with Chippewa Valley Technical College to bring the work of nine unique, locally based storytellers and

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Issue #366 September 5, 2018

Three Cheers for 30 Years

Eau Claire Children’s Theatre hosts anniversary open house

Lauren Fisher, photos by Luong Huynh

The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre has been a staple of the Chippewa Valley arts community for three decades, and they’re throwing a party to celebrate that achievement. On Saturday, Sept. 15 ...

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Issue #365 August 22, 2018

Stepping on the Stage

New Mabel Tainter director is already in love

Tom Giffey, photos by Timothy Mather

After eight weeks on the job, Jeff McSweeney is still in awe of his new workplace. Considering that workplace is the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie – a historically designated, internationally recognized gem – the feeling might not change anytime soon ...

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Issue #362 July 11, 2018

A Play of Many Colors

EC Children’s Theatre produces rock ’n’ roll Bible-based musical

Marie Anthony

The pages were frail and, with every turn, carried the comforting scent of grandma and grandpa’s home. Snuggled together, in a twin bed, two small girls lost themselves – not in dreams of the night – but in the story ...

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Issue #361 June 27, 2018

A State Fair Farewell

CVTG stages its last production at historic State Theatre

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The final Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild performance at the State Theatre – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair – will debut June 28 and run through July 1. There are more than 50 people working on this production ...

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Issue #360 June 13, 2018

A Tale Fit for a Queen

religious theater group stages female-fronted biblical musical

Tom Giffey

Maybe it was divine intervention. Maybe it was just a stroke of good luck. Either way, a musical version of the biblical story of Esther arrived in the hands of TAG Ministries, an Eau Claire-based Christian theater company ...

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Issue #357 May 2, 2018

Regis Ready to Play

teacher spearheads community theater group

Haley Wright

Regis Catholic Schools is launching a new organization, the Regis Community Theatre, this year. The theater will put on three shows with religious themes annually at the auditorium at Regis High School ...

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