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Auditions! Auditions! Auditions!


Footloose auditions will be held

February 23rd and 24th 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!



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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?


Would you like to volunteer for some of the shows?

Follow the link below to find out how!



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Friends University

Jazz Ensemble



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

Swogger Gallery

$8 per person with general admission seating

Come enjoy an evening of soothing jazz music!



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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:

Registration Closes


May 13, 2015:

Parent Meeting 6:00pm at The Columbian Theatre



June 29, 2015:

STA Begins

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



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





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.


Thank you.



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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





July 24-26


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




Columbian Artists


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.


Gallery Hours:

Tues-Fri 10:00am - 5pm

Saturday 10:00am - 3pm

*Shows and Dates Subject to Change




2013 - 2014 Season Sponsors


Executive Producers:

First National Bank of Wamego

Wamego Telecommunications Company

The Smoke Signal




Wamego Inn & Suites

Dry Clean City



Campanella Family Funeral Home

H & R Block

Pizza Hut

Gene's Heartland Foods

Kaw Valley State Bank


Midwest Concrete Materials

John McQuillen D.D.S.



Toto's Tacoz!

Landmark National Bank

Bennington State Bank

McPeak & Pugh Real Estate

Friendship House

The Trust Company of Manhattan

Palmer, Leatherman, White & Dalton

Attorneys LLP

Spirits of 76

Bayer Construction, Co. Inc.

Farm Bureau Finacial Services: Jim Waters

CR's Tire

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




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.




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