Come enjoy a movie at The Columbian Theatre.
Mystery Science Columbian Theatre 4000 Presents:
The Devil Bat
Before the movie there will be a special presentation at
7:30 pm done by
The Kansas Paranormal Research Society.
$5 at the door
The Columbian Theatre will have Tony B's Dueling Pianos
in Peddicord Playhouse on January 31, 2015. This show is
audience driven with song requests, sing-along,
dancing, etc. This show is going to be a wonderful
evening full of laughter and memories to be made with
friends. There will be comedy, high quality singing and
wonderful performances on stage.
Tickets are $15 General Admission
Opening act, 40 Watt Dreams, goes on at 7:30pm
Split Lip Rayfield will be on stage after opening act
Split Lip Rayfeild has carved out their own genre of music
with their unique sound and instrumentation. Often
described as a mix of bluegrass and country with an accent
of metal, no other band delivers the experience of the
homemade gas-tank bass played by Jeff Eaton, sets the
mandolin strings on fire like Wayne Gottstine,or makes the
banjo sing like Eric Mardis. Together, they burn up
speakers and stages alike providing an unforgettable
experience. This is one trio not to miss!
Feb. 20-22 & 27-28 Mar. 1st & Mar 6-8
Not all plans march to the beat of the drummer. This is true
for "Professor" Harold Hill, a quick-speaking transient
salesman who poses as a marching band outfitter and
instructor in the small town of River City, Iowa, in 1912.
The town, hesitant at first to accept the new-comer, falls
victim to the professor's schemes. The local librarian,
however, is not so easily swayed, doing some detective
work to expose the professor's fraud. She has a change
of heart after watching her brother blossom as a result
of this fictitious band. Can love and a librarian change this
con man's ways?
March 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Friends University Jazz Ensemble will be in
The Columbian Theatre on March 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Manhattan High school performance will go on at 7:30pm
Hutchinson Community College Jazz Choir at 8pm
Cash Bar upstairs with Wine Bar downstairs in
$8 per person with general admission seating
Come enjoy an evening of soothing jazz music!
Tickets are currently available under Box Office.
There will be two sessions again this year.
(A.M. Group & P.M. Group).
50 students allowed in each group
March 25, 2015:
Registration opens up for Members of
The Columbian Theatre (Family Membership or higher)
April 1, 2015:
Registration opens to public
May 1, 2015:
May 13, 2015:
Parent Meeting 6:00pm at The Columbian Theatre
June 29, 2015:
A.M. Rehearsals Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
P.M Rehearsals Monday - Friday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday, July 23, 2015:
P.M. Group 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 24, 2015:
A.M. Group 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 25, 2015:
P.M. Group 2:00 p.m.
A.M Group 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 26, 2015:
A.M. Group 2:00 p.m.
P.M. Group 7:00 p.m.
Events at The Columbian Theatre
30th: Mystery Science Columbian Theatre 4000 Film
31st: Dueling Pianos
20th: Music Man Opening Night Party
20th - 22nd: Music Man
23rd - 24th: Auditions - Footloose
27th - 28th: Music Man
1st: Music Man
4th: Celebrate National Theatre in Schools
4th: Friend University Jazz Night
6th - 8th: Music Man
13th: Grand Celtic Music Tour Concert
24th: Footloose Opening Night Totally 80's Party
24th - 26th: Footloose
1st - 3rd: Footloose
8th - 10th - Footloose
15th: Truckstop Honeymoon Concert
22nd: Mystery Science Columbian Theatre 4000 Film
12th: Murder Mystery
24th - 26th: Summer Theatre Academy Performances
Auditions! Auditions! Auditions!
Footloose auditions will be held
February 24th and 25th 2015 from 6-9pm.
All auditions will be held in The Columbian Theatre. If you
are not able to make audition dates, please contact Heather
Branham-Green to see if setting up an appointment is
possibly. Thank you for your interest in being a part of a
Columbian Theatre Production.
Break a Leg!
Columbian Theatre News
The Columbian Theatre will be closed on June 9 - 10, 2015
to accomadate a rental going on in the building.
We apologize for any inconvience.
Tickets will still be able to be purchased online and we
will re-open on the 11th of June with regular hours.
2014-2015 Season Schedule
Apr. 24-26, May 1-3 & 8-10
Starting a new life is never easy, especially when moving
from the big-city life in Chicago to the small town of
Beaumont. Ren has a major culture shock when he finds
himself in disagreement with the ultra conservative,
spiritual town that has put a ban on dancing.
He makes quite the reputation for himself as a
"trouble-make"; he vows to break the dancing ban and to
reawaken the town. Ren faces road blocks along the way,
but eventually both he and Rev Moore let down their
guards and teach each other vital life lessons.
Do you dare to "cut footloose" with Ren and the rest of the
Summer Theatre Academy will be returning to The
Columbian Theatre stage! This production is a town
favorite and always fills up fast. Summer Theatre Academy
gives an opportunity to kids in the local area to branch out
and find their love for the theatre arts. Come see how
far they have come for only rehearsing for a single month!
Foundation Job Openings!
The Columbian Theatre is looking for a Part Time Box
Office Assistant to work shows, rentals, and Saturdays.
The Columbian Theatre is looking for a Part Time
Facility Assistant to help with general maintenance in
and around the building as well set up for all events that
go on in The Columbian Theatre.
Please forward resumes to
or mail them to
The Columbian Theatre Foundation
521 Lincoln Ave. Wamego, KS 66547.
Please call 785-456-2029 if you have any questions.
Swogger Art Gallery
The Columbian Artist Group is an organization of
creative like minded individuals dedicated to
fostering the artistic growth and evolution of its
members and promoting their talents.
Tues-Fri 10:00am - 5pm
Saturday 10:00am - 3pm
*Shows and Dates Subject to Change
2013 - 2014 Season Sponsors
First National Bank of Wamego
Wamego Telecommunications Company
The Smoke Signal
Wamego Inn & Suites
Dry Clean City
Campanella Family Funeral Home
H & R Block
Gene's Heartland Foods
Kaw Valley State Bank
Lichtenhan Ace Hardware
Midwest Concrete Materials
John McQuillen D.D.S.
Landmark National Bank
Bennington State Bank
McPeak & Pugh Real Estate
The Trust Company of Manhattan
REED Company, LLC
Palmer, Leatherman, White & Dalton
Spirits of 76
Bayer Construction, Co. Inc.
Farm Bureau Finacial Services: Jim Waters
Black Jack Hills
Thermal Comfort Air
O&S Window Cleaning
If you would like to be a sponsor of The Columbian Theatre please contact
Brooke Rindt either by calling at 785-456-2029 or
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask us about our Hearing Loop System that assists those that attend our
shows enjoy them even more! Our Hearing Loop System assists those with
hearing aids or need a little extra help hearing our productions.
Be sure to ask the front desk about it when arriving.