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Est. 1975

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Effective August 23, 2021, the Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre (WRCT) will require staff, volunteers, artists, and patrons to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to participate with WRCT and/or to attend WRCT events and performances.

Taking this step will provide the highest level of public safety for our community members.




"The Real Inspector Hound" October 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

7:oo PM

October 16

2:00 PM



February 25, 26

March 3, 4, 5

7:oo PM

March 5

2:00 PM

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"The Gift of the Magi" December 10, 11, 16, 17, 18

7:oo PM

December 18

2:00 PM


"Biloxi Blues"

May 6, 7, 12, 13, 14

7:oo PM

May 14

2:00 PM

The Real Inspector Hound CAST LIST



"The Real Inspector Hound"

October 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7:oo PM

October 16 at 2:00 PM

Moon                               Steve Martin

Birdboot                        Mike Edgren

Mrs. Drudge                 Melissa Kaye

Simon                              Seth Habhegger

Felicity                            Carrie Dreger

Cynthia                          Karly Tellekson 

Magnus                          Eric Finn

Inspector Hound       Nick Nuber

BBC voice                       Dick Antinoja

Higgs                                 Himself



This heartwarming romantic comedy, narrated by a group of Christmas carolers, tells the story of Della and Jim, who are desperately in love with each other but also very poor. In their attempts to buy each other proper Christmas gifts, a strange twist of fate leads the couple to find the perfect gifts for one another - but at an unexpected cost. Though they may not have the perfect Christmas, the couple learns about the importance of the gift of love in this beautiful adaptation of the story by O. Henry.


"The Gift of the Magi"

December 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 7:oo PM

December 18 at 2:00 PM

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Silver Foxes Next Show!!
Old-Time Radio

Thursday, October 28 at 2pm Friday, October 29 at 6pm

  Support YOUR Community Theatre  

   Donate today!   

WRCT is committed to providing productions that captivate audiences. We strive to maintain affordable ticket prices, making live theatre accessible to our entire community.  


WRCT is run by one full-time staff member, our Board of Directors, key lead volunteer positions, and our numerous loyal core volunteers and participants. This means we have the luxury and resources available to provide full training and on-boarding for beginners. We work alongside you, supporting whatever you need, so you never feel overwhelmed. You are encouraged to step forward to tackle something you are interested in, without already having experience.  


An Actor Prepares

Auditions are open for all! Experienced actors are regularly joined on the WRCT stage by those who have never performed before. 

Backstage Techies

No show is possible without those working behind the curtain. Try your hand at lighting, sound, or set design. Or contribute to costumes, hair, 

make-up, and props. 

Our Very Own Venue

Owning our own theatre affords us many opportunities but it also includes massive upkeep. Help with set-up, general cleaning, and maintenance is always appreciated.

Final Notes

Directors are needed at the helm of every show. We support directors to choose their own material and encourage submissions to our 

MainStage season. 

Cast Camaraderie

I enjoy so many aspects of being involved in WRCT! From acting to working the concessions area! I love working with these people!

-Deb Ciszewski

Join in the drama

Support WRCT

WRCT is a nonprofit organization dependent on contributions, sponsorships, and grants. The proceeds from ticket sales cover only a small portion of our expenses, which means we rely on the generosity of our patrons to continue bringing quality, live theatre to the Wisconsin Rapids area.

You can help us in a variety of ways.

We would certainly appreciate a monetary contribution to the general overhead of WRCT.

You can also specify how your donation should be used toward the costs of our facilities, productions, or specific items. 


  • $5-24 Provides a specialized prop

  • $25-49 Provides a costume

  • $50-100 Runs lighting for 1 show

  • $101-499 Purchases the rights to a single night's performance
    $501-$1,000 Builds, paints, and decorates a set


Your business can be proud to support a nonprofit, art organization in your community. WRCT offers many sponsorship levels. Contributing with an ad in our program guarantees  thousands of new eyes for your  

business or as a commemoration in memory of a loved one.

Spring cleaning or down-sizing? WRCT is always looking for new items. We have room for furniture, vintage clothing, and vintage decor that are in good shape, particularly things from a different era.


For donations, call 715-421-0435 during our business hours. 


Hearing Assist Devices: 

Pulley System:       


LED theatre lighting:


Smart/moving lights: 

Motorized Curtain pulley: