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2017 Season Schedule




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.” Tickets are $15 for students/children and $20 for adults. Premium seating tickets are $25 for students/children and $30 for adults. Sponsored by Bank of the Flint Hills and Edna Mae Peddicord Charitable Trust. 

Dinner & Show? Join us on Opening Night, June 9, for a delicious dinner catered by Friendship House! Tickets are $12 for students/children and $17 for adults. The menu for the evening is gypsy chicken, rice, mixed vegetables, french bread, side salad, bread pudding with three choices of sauce & iced tea and water to drink!


Summer Theatre Academy 2017 - July 5-28

Performances - July 28-30

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.

Registration is open on Monday, March 27th for "Family" Level Membership enrollments and Monday, April 3rd for non-membership enrollments. Registration can be done in person, by phone or online by visiting STA is $110 per student and this fee allows us to hire reliable staff to work with your student. For more information on registration, click here. For scholarship opportunities, contact



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

Bank of the Flint Hills

Briggs Auto Lane Manhattan

The Edna Peddicord Trust / The Wamego Community Foundation

Friendship House


The Smoke Signal

Steel and Pipe Supply




Dry Clean City Inc. - Manhattan, KS

Manhattan Broadcasting



The Bennington State Bank

Campanella Family Funeral Home, Inc

H&R Block

John McQuillen D. D. S.

Kaw Valley State Bank

Midwest Concrete Materials

Pizza Hut

Toto's Tacoz

Wamego Inn & Suites




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

Bruce McMillian AIA Architects, P.A.

Castle Painting

Farm Bureau Financial Services - Andy Fischer & Jim Waters

Manhattan Association of Realtors, Inc.

McPeak & Pugh Real Estate


Spirits of '76

Stickel's Dry Cleaning

Thermal Comfort Air, Inc

The Trust Company

Wamego Health Center




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

at 785-456-2029 or

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