Dear MTG followers,

As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, the safety of our volunteers and patrons stands foremost in our thoughts. By following the recommendations of the CDC, we hope to contribute to #flatteningthecurve. With that in mind, Black Friday has been rescheduled as our Fall 2020 season opener. The show must go on…just not as soon as planned!

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE TICKETS FOR BLACK FRIDAY: We will be happy to either move your tickets to their corresponding performance date in October, or offer a voucher good for any show in our upcoming 2020-21 season. Bottom line, we will work with you to figure this out! Please contact us via phone (715-231-7529) or email ( Our physical office is currently not open, but we are readily available to assist you!

MTG currently has one employee, the wonderful Charis, and the rest of us are passionate volunteers. Please help us help you during this unique situation by being patient as we work together in a difficult situation. We appreciate your patronage, and couldn’t exist without it, and we want to ensure your satisfaction.

Thank you for your support, theater family; we’re all in this together.

Katie Shay
MTG President

“It’s time to trust my instincts. Close my eyes. And leap.” — Wicked

Spring 2020 Newsletter

Fall 2019 Newsletter

In December 1958, a group of citizens, concerned with the preservation of the Mabel Tainter Theater, came together and created the Menomonie Theater Guild. To date, the Guild is the oldest existing community theater organization in Western Wisconsin, fostering culture within our region.

The Menomonie Theater Guild remains dedicated to bringing together actors, directors, musicians, dancers, costumers, makeup artists, lighting and sound designers, set builders, properties managers, stage managers, and a score of other creative minds to create theatrical magic in our community.

The Guild has offered a rich variety of main stage productions; dramas, comedies, musicals and straight plays which have been lighting up the beautiful Mabel Tainter stage for over 60 years!

The Menomonie Theater Guild is fortunate to maintain its own home just a few blocks from the Mabel Tainter Theater. Auditions, rehearsals, board meetings, set building, and summer camp productions all occur in our studio. A vast collection of props and costumes are housed in the second floor with a full set building workshop in the basement. In addition to our black box theater performance space, there is a dance studio, sewing room, music rehearsal room, and offices.

Get Involved with the Menomonie Theater Guild! We have lots of opportunities for volunteers! Don’t want to be on stage? That’s okay! We always need help behind the scenes. Costumes, set building and painting, stage managing, ushering, and more!