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2017-2018 Season Schedule


Purchase a season pass and save up to 15% on tickets!

Click here to fill out your 2017-2018 Season Pass. There is still time to purchase your season tickets!

Select 3-4 shows to save 15%

Call us at 785.456.2029 if you have any questions. We would love to answer them for you!


Job Openings:

Looking for a summer job? We have the perfect job for you! Fill out our application and turn it into Libby by January 29th! Click here to see job openings!




Dueling Pianos

January 19 & 20

From classic rock to country and R&B, Tony B and a special guest are back again by popular demand for a two full nights 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 by 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! Sponsored by Livestock Direct.





Whiskey Business: Emerald Isle

February 8

Back by popular demand, we are hosting another Whiskey Business. This time, Irish Whiskey. Join us and Craft Spirits Manager, Adam Clary on this whiskey tasking experience. Start your weekend off early and join us for an evening of whiskey and fun. This event is in partnership with Standard Beverage and Spirits of 76. Slainte!



February 23-25, March 2-4, 9-11

In this classic American musical, based on the 1931 play “Green Grow the Lilacs,” by Lynn Riggs, a headstrong farm girl named Laurey is also the woman whom both cowboy Curly and farm hand Jud have fallen in love with. When she plays hard-to-get with earnest Curly and instead accepts dangerous Jud’s invitation to the upcoming social, tensions arise between the men and attract the interest of the entire town. You “cain’t say no” to this show! Sponsored by Bank of the Flint Hills.




Grand Celtic Music Tour

March 24

This musical event encompasses a large amount of Celtic culture by bringing in booths that showcase Celtic arts and crafts, musical instruments and food. After a journey through the cultural exhibition in the Swogger Gallery, try specialty samples of whiskies while enjoying an evening full of bagpipes, accordions and so much more!




Elvis Tribute

April 7

Joseph Hall, a finalist for America’s Got Talent in 2008, has been paying tribute to Elvis since 2006. He has performed all around the world, from Las Vegas to Porthcawl, Wales. Joseph has won many awards, including the “Spirit of Elvis” award. He has also worked with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Legends in Concert and has officially been recognized as one of the top Elvis tribute artists in the world! This is a show you won’t want to miss! Sponsored by Manhattan Broadcasting.


Fab Flashbacks: Songs of the 60s, 70s and 80s

April 27-29, May 4-6


Jam out to all of your favorite tunes during this fun-filled decade revue. From hits on record players to cassette tapes, we’re going to sing ‘em all! Throughout the show, our best performers will take you through music ranging from the 60s to the 80s. Don’t be afraid to dust off that outfit from the past and show it off again! Rock your old style and dance along to all of your favorites during Fab Flashbacks. Be there or be square!



Bye-Bye Birdie

June 1-3, 8-10, 15-17

This musical, inspired by Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army, centers around Conrad Birdie. Conrad has just been drafted to the army. As a farewell, the rock and roll star is scheduled to sing Albert Peterson’s “One Last Kiss” and kiss a girl from Sweet Apple, Ohio live on the Ed Sullivan Show. However, Conrad’s hip-thrusting makes more than one man in town uncomfortable. Many of these men want to stop the show from occurring. Sponsored by Edna Mae Peddicord Trust with Wamego Community Foundation.



Summer Theatre Academy 2018 - July 2-27

Performances - July 26-29

The area’s much anticipated favorite will return to The Columbian Theatre during the Summer Theatre Academy (STA) for its 24th year. Our mission is to serve children from kindergarten to 8th grade with a desire and passion to learn about theatre art. STA teaches responsibility, confidence and teamwork; traits we hope will leave a lasting impression on young actors and actresses. For more details, call 785.456.2029 or visit Sponsored by 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

Bank of the Flint Hills

The Edna Peddicord Trust / The Wamego Community Foundation



The Smoke Signal




Dry Clean City Inc. - Manhattan, KS

Manhattan Broadcasting



Campanella Family Funeral Home, Inc

H&R Block

Kaw Valley State Bank

Midwest Concrete Materials

Pizza Hut

Toto's Tacoz

Wamego Inn & Suites




Farm Bureau Financial Services - Andy Fischer & Jim Waters

Manhattan Association of Realtors, Inc.

McPeak & Pugh Real Estate

Spirits of '76

Thermal Comfort Air, Inc

The Trust Company



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

at 785-456-2029 or

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