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2016-2017 Season Schedule



Sleepy Hollow - Oct. 14-16, 21-23 & 28-30

Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 p.m. / Sunday @ 2 p.m.

In the ghostly and unsettling depths of this little Dutch settlement, residents share ominous legends about witches, haunted powwows and the most infamous tale of all, the Headless Horseman.  New suspicions arise in the secluded glen when the schoolmaster from Connecticut goes missing on his dark and lonesome journey home after failing to secure the wealthy farmer’s daughter’s hand in marriage.  Was the Headless Horseman responsible for the disappearance, or will the blame land on the unruly Brom Bones who was competing for the daughter’s hand?  The eerie truth to this mystery very much awakens the little town of Sleepy Hollow. Sponsored by Steel and Pipe Supply.  

Dinner & Show? Join us on Opening Night, Oct. 14, for a delicious dinner catered by Friendship House! The menu for the evening includes roasted chicken quarters, mashed potatoes & gravy, glazed carrots, salad, and pumpkin pies with whipped cream for dessert!



Julian Davis and the Hay-burners with the Haymakers

Saturday, Nov. 12 @ 7:30 p.m.

Join us for our fall concert featuring 2 Kansas native bluegrass bands! The Haymakers will open at 7:30 p.m. with local talent from around the area. Following the Haymakers' performance, Julian Davis and the Hay-burners, a band featured on America's Got Talent, will take the stage for the remainder of the evening. Follow us on Facebook for updates!



A Columbian Family Christmas - Dec. 2-4, 9-11 &16-18

Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 p.m. / Sunday @ 2 p.m.

The hilarious Roger Columbian from last year’s Columbian Christmas presents A Columbian Family Christmas variety show!  Escape the cold, snowy weather and warm up with carols and cocoa.  The whole family will be filled with the Christmas spirit as local soloists and groups perform different acts each week.  Sing along to some of the most beloved Christmas songs, and relax before the guaranteed Christmas chaos ensues.  Got a hard-to-shop for family member on your Christmas list? We’ll take care of it for you! Admit One and Admit Two gift certificates are available all-year-round! Sponsored by Friendship House.

Dinner & Show? Join us on Opening Night, Dec. 2, for a delicious dinner catered by Friendship House! The menu for the evening includes baked ham, mashed potatoes & gravy, seasoned green beans, candied yams, salad, and pumpkin & apple pie for dessert!



Dueling Pianos - Feb. 4 @ 7:30 p.m.

From classic rock to country and R&B, Tony B. and special guest are back by popular demand for a night full of dancing and sing-along music.  As these two professional pianists go head-to-head on stage, write-in your music requests, and prepare to be carried away to some of the most beloved music eras of all time!  Whether you’re a Bon Jovi junkie or a Sir Mix-a-Lot lover, this is a night to cut loose, and enjoy the company of good friends and great music!



Grand Celtic Music Tour - March 11 @ 7:30

There’s not a better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than Celtic music, food and drinks.  This musical event encompasses a large amount of Celtic culture by bringing in booths that showcase Celtic arts & crafts, musical instruments and food.  After a journey through the cultural exhibition in the Swogger Gallery, try specialty samples of whiskies and enjoy an evening full of bagpipes, accordions and so much more!



High School Musical - April 21-23, 28-30 & May 5-7

Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 p.m. / Sunday @ 2 p.m.

In this modern day take on Grease, a small-town high school basketball star, Troy Bolten, falls for the breathtakingly beautiful brainiac, Gabriella Montez.  Challenges ensue when the high school couple faces jealous girls, busy schedules, and of course, the high school play auditions!  Will this dynamic couple prove its friends wrong, or will Troy and Gabriella’s love end when the curtain closes? Sponsored by Imagemakers.

Dinner & Show? Join us on Opening Night, April 21, for a delicious dinner catered by Friendship House! Menu coming soon!



Gypsy - June 9-11, 16-18 & 23-25

Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 p.m. / Sunday @ 2 p.m.

After June and Louise’s childhood stardom on the vaudeville circuit thanks to their pushy mother who lives vicariously through their success, the once talented and enthusiastic June decides to step back from show business, contrary to her mother’s wishes.  As the popularity of the vaudeville era fades, Louise, the quiet and reserved sister, lands a surprising role in a racy burlesque show set in Wichita, Kansas.  When the lead burlesque dancer is arrested, Louise drops her shyness, along with a shoulder strap and begins her transformation from shy, little Louise, to the sexy and sophisticated “Gypsy Rose Lee.”  Sponsored by Bank of the Flint Hills. 

Dinner & Show? Join us on Opening Night, June 9, for a delicious dinner catered by Friendship House! Menu coming soon!




Summer Theatre Academy 2017

The area’s much anticipated favorite will return to The Columbian Theatre this July during Wamego’s Summer Theatre Academy (STA).  Through this program, The Columbian’s mission is to serve as a resource for local children, ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade, with a desire and passion to learn about theatre art.  STA teaches responsibility, confidence and teamwork, which are all traits that we, as an organization, hope will leave a lasting impression on these young actors and actresses. Sponsored by The Smoke Signal.



Swogger Art Gallery




Columbian Artists


The Columbian Artist Group is an organization with

creative, like-minded individuals dedicated to

fostering the artistic growth and evolution of its

members and promoting their talents.


Gallery Hours:


Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: Closed





Columbian Sponsors


Executive Producers



Briggs Auto Lane Manhattan


Steel and Pipe Supply


Friendship House




Bank of the Flint Hills


The Smoke Signal


The Edna Peddicord Trust / The Wamego Community Foundation





Kaw Valley State Bank


Wamego Convention & Visitors Bureau


Dry Clean City Inc. - Manhattan, KS




H&R Block


John McQuillen D. D. S.


Friendship House




Midwest Concrete Materials


Gene's Heartland Foods


Campanella Family Funeral Home, Inc


Pizza Hut


Wamego Inn & Suites




O&S Window Cleaning


The Trust Company


Spirits of '76


Toto's Tacoz


Wamego Health Center


Reed Company, LLC


The Bennington State Bank


Landmark National Bank


Bayer Construction


Thermal Comfort Air, Inc


McPeak & Pugh Real Estate


Attorneys Palmer, Leatherman, White, Girard & Van Dyk L.L.P.


Farm Bureau Financial Services - Andy Fischer & Jim Waters


Stickel's Dry Cleaning



If you would like to be a sponsor of The Columbian Theatre, contact

Clint Stueve

at 785-456-2029 or

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