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The stars are not the only ones who shine at the Columbian

Your tax deductible donation helps keep this treasured piece of history as a vital community gathering place and the heart of the performing and visual arts community for Northeast Kansas. Become a member today.


Individual  | $50

At the Individual Level you will receive invitations to Columbian hosted events, one voting privilege at the Annual Meeting, email information and recognition in the Official Columbian Theatre Playbill and website.

Columbian Couples  | $100

Columbian Couples level memberships includes all of the Individual Level benefits, as well as recognition for two in the Official Columbian Theatre Playbill and on the website

Family Membership  | $150

In addition to Individual and Columbian Couples level memberships, the Family level will also allow you early registration for the Children’s Summer Theatre Academy as well as a 10% discount at both The Columbian Theatre and Oz Museum gift shops!

Columbian Eagles  | $250

Not only will the Columbian Eagles level allow you Individual and Family membership benefits, you will also receive season ticket sales two weeks prior to public offering, as well as a $100.00 credit towards facility rental.

Rogers Circle  | $500

The Rogers Circle membership level provides both Individual and Family membership benefits, as well as season ticket sales four weeks prior to public offering, $250 credit towards facility rental and invitation to exclusive Rogers receptions throughout the year.

Rogers Patron  | $1,500 +

By signing up for this membership level you will receive Individual and Family membership benefits, season ticket sales six weeks prior to public offering, a $500.00 credit towards facility rental and invitations to exclusive Rogers receptions throughout the year.


For more than two decades, we have had the privilege of cultivating the arts and entertainment community in Wamego. Through your donations and sponsorships, the Foundation can not only maintain a high standard of excellence for our patrons, but continue to establish new and unique programming each session.


Sponsor  | $500 - $999

Sponsorship level allows you a black & white logo in the current season’s program, listing on The Columbian Theatre’s website and 2 free tickets to the show(s) of your choice.

Co-Producer  | $1,000 - $2,499

Co-Producer level sponsorship grants you a color logo in the current season’s program, listing on The Columbian Theatre’s website and 4 free tickets to the show(s) of your choice.

Producer  | $2,500 - $4,999

By becoming a Producer Sponsor you will earn a color logo in the season program, you will be listed on The Columbian Theatre website and will also receive 10 free tickets to the show(s) of your choice.

Executive Producer  | $5,000 +

The top sponsorship level, Executive Producer, gives you a color logo in sponsored production posters, postcards, newspaper and social media ads, as well as the current season’s program. It will also grant you an exclusive opportunity to place an insert in the program of your sponsored production, and also access to setup a 2 ft round-table display in the lobby during sponsored productions. In addition, you will receive 20 free tickets to the show(s) of your choice and a listing on theatre website.


We are looking for the star of our next show. Could that be you? Bring your talent to the Columbian Theatre today!


Columbian Christmas Extravaganza

AUDITIONS: October 21, 2018

Auditions will be held from 2-4 p.m. on October 21st.

Singers, Instrumentalists, and Dancers wanted for a Christmas Extravaganza, participants need to 

prepare two Christmas &/or Holiday numbers, with music tracks preferred, a capella welcome.  

Ages 9+ welcome to audition.

Rehearsals Dates will be held November 26th-29th, December 3-6. 

The show is performed for the Columbian Christmas Extravaganza 2018 on December 7-8 at 7:30 p.m, December 9 at 2 p.m, December 14-15 at 7:30 p.m, and December 16 at 2:00 p.m.


MAME Auditions

AUDITIONS: Thursday, December 13th, 6-8 PM at KSU (Room TBD) Monday, December 17th, 6-8 PM at the Columbian Theatre  Tuesday, December 18th, 6-8 PM at the Columbian Theatre

For the singing audition, please prepare 1 exert from a song to not exceed 2 minutes, and also please bring sheet music. 

For acting auditions, please read from a scene selection. 


Lead & Featured Roles:

Mame Dennis- Mezzo Soprano- A glamorous and eccentric woman who takes her nephew, Patrick, into her care after his father has passed away. She is a charismatic lover of life and hosts frequent parties in her Manhattan apartment. 

Vera Charles - Alto- Best friend to Mame and an actress of the stage. Lover of fun and hooch.

Agnes Gooch- Soprano- Patrick’s nanny and Mame’s personal secretary. 

Young Patrick Dennis, age 10- Mame’s ten-year-old nephew who, after being orphaned, becomes her ward. Also plays Peter Dennis.

Patrick Dennis, age 19–29 - Also member of Ensemble in Act one.

Ito - Baritone - Mame's loyal house servant

M.Lindsay Woolsey - Spoken

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside - Baritone - A wealthy southern gentleman who marries Mame. Together, they travel across the world on a very long honeymoon. 

Dwight Babcock- A stuffy and meddlesome bank representative who supervises Patrick’s father’s estate and his upbringing with Mame. 


Supporting Roles-

Ralph Devine, Bishop, Doorman, Elevator Boy, Messenger, Art Model, Dance Teacher, Leading Man, Stage Manager, Madame Branislowski, Gregor, Junior Babcock, Mrs. Upson, Mr. Upson, Gloria Upson, Mother Burnside, Cousin Fan, Uncle Jeff, Sally Cato, Pegeen Ryan, Peter Dennis, Mame’s Friends, Male and Female Performers at the Shubert Theatre, Guests at Peckerwood, Guests at Upson Farm.

Directed by Libby Stratton and Music Direction by Alicia Willard  


Additional information regarding auditions can be located on our Facebook page.



We are always looking for volunteers for the box office, ushers, backstage crew, tour guides and more. If you’d like to come be a part of the magic, please fill out the form below! We will contact you to discuss what volunteer options are available.



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Maggie Delena, St. Marys Star

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