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Best Local Theatrical Production in the Past Year

1st Place: Avenue Q (CVTG)
2nd Place: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (UWEC)
3rd Place: Seussical the Musical (CVTG)

The past year has seen many great local performances, and this year’s No. 1 local performance proves that “crude” is sometimes the best way to go. Avenue Q, put on by the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, took the top spot with its political and social jabs and mature themes. A fun fact about the performance: The actors in the production had to go through rigorous puppeteer and Pilates training in order to properly use the puppets. In second place is A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was presented by the UW-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department and featured an impressive set including a moat built into the stage. In third place is the family favorite Seussical the Musical, put on by CVTG as well. –Dustin Hahn