Old-time radio drama gets new life

Wisconsin Public Radio will perform a family-friendly adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Canterville Ghost” at 7 p.m. Friday at The State Theatre, 316 Eau Claire St.

The show brings the radio drama to life with comedy, period costumes, sound effects, music and more. 

“The Canterville Ghost” is hosted by WPR’s Norman Gilliland and the 9XM Players. There will also be a special musical guest performance to introduce the show.

Tickets to the show are $15, or $50 for VIP that includes a pre-show reception at the theater with Gilliland and other performers. 

Visit eauclairearts.com or call 715-832-2787 to purchase tickets or find out more information.

Locals selected for state troupe

The Kids from Wisconsin traveling choir has selected four students from the Chippewa Valley for the group’s 50th anniversary season themed “Shine the Light.” 

Spencer Rhoten, Ethan Richmond and Matthew Gonyea, all of Eau Claire, will join Chase Bucheger of Chippewa Falls as four of the 36 kids ages 15 to 20 in this year’s Kids from Wisconsin troupe. 

The Kids will perform June 21 through Aug. 18 in over 35 hometowns across the state and twice daily during the Wisconsin State Fair.  

For more information about the group, or to check the touring schedule, visit kidsfromwisconsin.org.

Ceramic artists hold workshop

HUDSON — Ceramic artists Casey Beck, Ani Kasten, Emily Romens, Lisa Vang and Marjorie Wade will hold a ceramics workshop and demonstration from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St. 

These five artists live in the St. Croix River Valley and are featured in the exhibition “Earth and Water: Ceramic Art in the St. Croix Valley.” They will talk about their work, influences and background as well as demonstrate a technique they have developed in their work. 

At the end of the event, there will be a tour of Wade’s “Earth and Water” exhibit, which is on display in the arts center’s Atrium Gallery through April 8. 

Participants are encouraged to bring questions and sketchbooks. Refreshments will be served. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

For more information, call 715-386-2305.

CVTG offers theater scholarships 

The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild is offering up to three scholarships to either a high school senior or college student who are continuing education in music, theater or dance programs. 

There is $1,200 in scholarship money available and it will be awarded to one to three persons. 

Applications are available at the theater guild’s office, 102 W. Grand Ave., online at cvtg.org or by emailing cvtgact@aol.com

They are due by April 20, and the scholarships will be awarded in May.

Colfax theater presents ‘The Music Man’ 

COLFAX — Colfax High School will present “The Music Man” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the high school, 601 University Ave. 

The story follows a con man selling instruments and band uniforms for a boys band as he travels through the small town of River City, Iowa. It is set in 1912. 

Actors in the show range from elementary to high school students and adults. 

Tickets are $5 and are available at the school office prior to the show or at the door. 

Arts society presents classical music program

MENOMONIE — The Menomonie Art Music Society will present a recital of classical music called “Music in March” at 7 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, 2703 Bongey Drive. 

Performers for this program will include Sub-Zero Brass, Mark Wacek, Juliana Schmidt, Loriann Barcus, Isaiah May, Dean Langby, Katherine Kilde, Molly Sutliff, Mark Pruett, Andrew Maki, Gavin Hall-Rhoades, Jerry Hui, Aaron Durst and several UW-Stout students. The program will feature vocalists, pianists, a brass quintet and woodwind ensembles.

There is no admission charge, but a free will donation is appreciated. Refreshments will follow the performance. 

The Menomonie Art Music Society is a group of music students and experienced musicians that promote and perform classical music. 

For more information, call 715-505-3525.