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Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater

Menomonie, WI
715-235-9726
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Menomonie
Type: Theaters
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- Mar 2, 2014
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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117 reviews 117 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We just got done watching the performance of Willy Wonka. Exceptional! My husband, myself, and parents attend at least one play a year here, and sometimes we bring our children, as we did tonight. The kids loved it, and stayed focused. I am amazed, every single time, how they can find such talent!!! The building is beautiful, full of history,... More

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Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beautiful treasure - hard to believe something this unique sits right in our midst! Theater has great acoustics, no matter where you sit, you're close to the entertainment. 3 levels of the building often display local artists talents and a variety of entertainment choices. Fun to take the self guided tour - find all the hidden history - I heard... More

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Scottsdale, AZ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Step back into the time of the Wisconsin lumber barons as the Theater was built in 1889. We enjoyed the Gershwin matinee performance with some terrific local talent from this college town.

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Menomonie
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This theater is a gem. The building is a memorial to Mabel Tainter who died when she was a teenager, built by her father who was a lumber baron. It is a monstrous Romanesque style building. From the outside there is not a hint that it contains s theater. But surprise! The beautiful theater and other gorgeous rooms are there!... More

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

With a very active community theater guild and a full assortment of professional and amateur performances to choose from, this gem of a performing arts center offers something for everyone. Recently remodeled, it is very accessible. The architecture is stunning with elaborate stained glass windows and original oil paintings. It is truly a community treasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I have performed on the stage several times and it is by far the best theater I've ever been in. the history, architecture and artistic design of this theater is spectacular. I would recommend going to any show that is being shown at that time and if not at least take a tour

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I have worked behind the scenes at this historic theatre and never really knew much about it until I did. I have worked 4 performances there and being able to go behind the scenes is a wonderful experience. The backstage is very small but we made it work. One performance had over 40 participants and another had 30 with LOTS... More

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Edina, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Surprising performance of "Our Town" highlights the three day conference for colleagues and me. This architectural gem hosts cultural venue for Art Deco fashion, Art Deco Building designs by students and paper mach animals creating a pathway to travel before sitting down for a wonderful Thornton Wilder play.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Saw Boiled in Lead concert. Enjoyed the beautiful historic theater, good acoustics and a nice adult beverage on the break. Hubby and I look forward to visiting again!

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is the best theater in the area to catch a show. We can't wait to visit again. There is not a single bad seat in the house.

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