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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



We're looking for Footloose volunteers!

Please follow the link below to sign up.







Swogger Gallery Opening


May 1st, 5:30-7:30 pm


Join us for an exclusive Gallery Opening featuring The

Columbian Artist Group and a performance by Kirk Drager.

Drager is a local artist heavily influenced by the sounds of

bluegrass, Alt- Country, and Rock. A Cash bar and

Hors d'oeuvres will  be avaliable in the lower lobby!

Immediatly following the  opening be sure to join us in the

Historic Columbian Theatre for Footloose! This Exhibit is

set to run through June 29th, 2015.



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Truckstop Honeymoon Concert


May 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.


This notrious rock-and-roll, bluegrass, punk duo will

fill the historic Columbian stage with ordinary stories

about everyday occurances complete with their

uniquely energetic sound. The show will open at 7:30

p.m. with Manhattan singer-songwriter Eddy Green,

immediataly followed by Kansas native, Sky Smeed.

A cash bar will be available in the upper lobby. Tickets

are $15 for general admission.




Mystery Science Columbian

Theatre 4000


June 5th at 7:30 p.m.


This is the fourth installment of our beloved Mystery

Science series. Including opening entertainment from

"Sisters of Sound" spinning sci-fi and horror-inspired

records the old school way! Admission is $5 cash at

the door. A cash bar will be avaliable all night.



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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




1st: Registration open for to the public for

Summer Theatre Academy

24th: Footloose Opening Night Totally 80's Party

24th - 26th: Footloose



1st: Swogger Gallary Opening

1st - 3rd: Footloose

8th - 10th - Footloose

15th: Truckstop Honeymoon Concert

22nd: Mystery Science Columbian Theatre 4000 Film



5th: Murder Mystery



23rd - 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.






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.


Applications may also be picked up at the front desk of

The Columbian Theatre.





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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