Saturday, August 27, 2016



Columbian Theatre, Museum and Art Center

The Columbian Theatre was built in 1895 by J.C. Rogers, a local banker and merchant, to house artifacts he brought to Wamego from the 1893 Columbian Exposition at the Chicago World’s Fair. Rogers operated the two-story limestone building as a vaudeville theater and it’s fitting that today, after a $1.8 million restoration in 1994, the Columbian Theatre again is a venue for live theater.

Contact
(785) 456-2029
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Location

521 Lincoln Ave. Wamego, KS 66547


UPCOMING EVENTS
  • April 4 7:30 pm Annie

    This Wamego production is directed by Wamego’s Mindy Thierolf, featuring a cast of Aubrey Hildebrand as Annie, Lauren Brown as Miss Hannigan, Stephanie Bowker as Grace, Robert Vaile as Daddy Warbucks, Michael Carson as Rooster and Maggie Shermoen as Lily and Bryan Scruggs. Ticket Prices: $20 adults, $15 students and children.

  • May 2 7:00 pm The Diamond W Wranglers

    The Historic Columbian Theatre in Wamego presents The Diamond W Wranglers, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  The Diamond W Wranglers have performed worldwide, but have decided to make Kansas their home. Cost: $15. Tickets are available for purchase at The Columbian Theatre Box Office, by phone at (785) 456-2029 or at columbiantheatre.com.

  • May 29 7:30 pm Singing in the Rain

    Directed by Widge Yager. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 children and students. Group tour discounts available. Tickets are available for purchase at The Columbian Theatre Box Office or by phone from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Call 785-456-2029 or visit http://www.ColumbianTheatre.com.

  • June 1 2:00 pm Singing in the Rain

    Directed by Widge Yager. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 children and students. Group tour discounts available. Tickets are available for purchase at The Columbian Theatre Box Office or by phone from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Call 785-456-2029 or visit http://www.ColumbianTheatre.com.

  • July 25 6:00 pm Disney’s Little Mermaid, Kids

    The show is adapted from the Disney 2008 musical, “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” It places the beautiful mermaid, Ariel, in her underwater kingdom with seamless transitions from the spectacular underwater world to a magical world above, complete with creative dance movements and memorable songs that we have all come to know and love.

    Cost: $10-15. Cash concession stand with cold beverages and snacks available.

    Tickets available at the Columbian Theatre box office, by phone at 785-456-2029 or online at http://www.ColumbianTheatre.com.

  • July 25 8:00 pm Disney’s Little Mermaid, Kids

    The show is adapted from the Disney 2008 musical, “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” It places the beautiful mermaid, Ariel, in her underwater kingdom with seamless transitions from the spectacular underwater world to a magical world above, complete with creative dance movements and memorable songs that we have all come to know and love.

    Cost: $10-15. Cash concession stand with cold beverages and snacks available.

    Tickets available at the Columbian Theatre box office, by phone at 785-456-2029 or online at http://www.ColumbianTheatre.com.

  • July 26 2:00 pm Disney’s Little Mermaid, Kids

    The show is adapted from the Disney 2008 musical, “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” It places the beautiful mermaid, Ariel, in her underwater kingdom with seamless transitions from the spectacular underwater world to a magical world above, complete with creative dance movements and memorable songs that we have all come to know and love.

    Cost: $10-15. Cash concession stand with cold beverages and snacks available.

    Tickets available at the Columbian Theatre box office, by phone at 785-456-2029 or online at http://www.ColumbianTheatre.com.

  • July 26 7:00 pm Disney’s Little Mermaid, Kids

    The show is adapted from the Disney 2008 musical, “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” It places the beautiful mermaid, Ariel, in her underwater kingdom with seamless transitions from the spectacular underwater world to a magical world above, complete with creative dance movements and memorable songs that we have all come to know and love.

    Cost: $10-15. Cash concession stand with cold beverages and snacks available.

  • July 27 2:00 pm Disney’s Little Mermaid, Kids

    The show is adapted from the Disney 2008 musical, “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” It places the beautiful mermaid, Ariel, in her underwater kingdom with seamless transitions from the spectacular underwater world to a magical world above, complete with creative dance movements and memorable songs that we have all come to know and love.

    Cost: $10-15. Cash concession stand with cold beverages and snacks available.

  • July 27 4:00 pm Disney’s Little Mermaid, Kids

    The show is adapted from the Disney 2008 musical, “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” It places the beautiful mermaid, Ariel, in her underwater kingdom with seamless transitions from the spectacular underwater world to a magical world above, complete with creative dance movements and memorable songs that we have all come to know and love.

    Cost: $10-15. Cash concession stand with cold beverages and snacks available.

  • August 9 7:00 pm Learn how to bar tend

    Learn how to be a bartender. Learn techniques, tools and recipes. Free.

  • August 15 7:30 pm 10th anniversary of “Hoo Haw”

    Hoo Haw” is a country-style comedy performance. Korn County residents perform their antics along with musical performances featuring gospel and country music.

    Hoo Haw began 10 years ago as a summer fundraiser that paid tribute to the 1970s classic TV series Hee Haw. What started as a parody quickly became a community favorite. For its 10th annual performance Hoo Haw is set to top the last nine years with a variety of good jokes and good music, organizers said. In celebration of the 10th anniversary, the theater will host an anniversary party Aug. 16 immediately following the 7:30 p.m. performance, featuring a cash bar, hor’ dourves, live music, and opportunities to mingle with the cast.

    Tickets: $20 adults, $15 children and students. Please contact The Columbian Theatre for group tour discounts. Purchase tickets at box office 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, by phone at 785-456-2029 or at http://www.ColumbianTheatre.com.

  • August 17 2:00 pm 10th anniversary of “Hoo Haw”

    Hoo Haw” is a country-style comedy performance. Korn County residents perform their antics along with musical performances featuring gospel and country music.

    Hoo Haw began 10 years ago as a summer fundraiser that paid tribute to the 1970s classic TV series Hee Haw. What started as a parody quickly became a community favorite. For its 10th annual performance Hoo Haw is set to top the last nine years with a variety of good jokes and good music, organizers said. In celebration of the 10th anniversary, the theater will host an anniversary party Aug. 16 immediately following the 7:30 p.m. performance, featuring a cash bar, hor’ dourves, live music, and opportunities to mingle with the cast.

    Tickets: $20 adults, $15 children and students. Please contact The Columbian Theatre for group tour discounts. Purchase tickets at box office 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, by phone at 785-456-2029 or at http://www.ColumbianTheatre.com.

  • January 30 7:30 pm Mystery Science Columbian Theater 4000 presents “The Devil Bat”

    Featuring a presentation by the Kansas Paranormal Research Society. Cost: $5 at the door. For mature audiences only.

  • March 4 7:30 pm Friends University Jazz Ensemble

    The Columbian Theatre presents Friends University Jazz Ensemble joined by the Manhattan High School Jazz Ensemble and Badinage — Hutchinson Community College Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

    General admission: $8.

  • March 13 7:30 pm The Columbian Theatre presents The Grand Celtic Music Tour

    Tickets: $12 adults, $10 children. Cash bar available. For tickets and information, visit columbiantheatre.com.

  • August 14 7:30 pm The Columbian Theatre presents “Hoo Haw”

    Celebrating the 10th anniversary of this beloved annual fundraiser featuring a veteran cast. Enjoy the side-splitting antics of the KORN county residents and sing along with the live band, the Pott. County Posse.

    For information and tickets, visit columbiantheatre.com.

  • August 16 2:00 pm The Columbian Theatre presents “Hoo Haw”

    Celebrating the 10th anniversary of this beloved annual fundraiser featuring a veteran cast. Enjoy the side-splitting antics of the KORN county residents and sing along with the live band, the Pott. County Posse.

    For information and tickets, visit columbiantheatre.com.

  • September 25 8:30 pm Oz Museum presents 1000 Clams

    Free concert, part of OZtoberFest.

  • October 2 7:30 pm Legally Blonde, the Musical

    Follow the blonde sorority queen’s journey to Harvard Law School in a desperate attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend. To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 785-456-2029 or online at http://www.columbiantheatre.com. Columbian Theatre, Wamego.

  • October 4 2:00 pm Legally Blonde, the Musical

    Follow the blonde sorority queen’s journey to Harvard Law School in a desperate attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend. To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 785-456-2029 or online at http://www.columbiantheatre.com. Columbian Theatre, Wamego.

  • October 24 7:30 pm Hillbilly Casino

    A real American, southern-infused rock and roll show. For tickets, visit columbiantheatre.com

  • November 14 7:30 pm The Pott. County Posse

    To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 785-456-2029 or online at http://www.columbiantheatre.com.

  • December 4 2:00 pm The Historic Columbian Theatre presents “A Columbian Christmas”

    To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 785-456-2029 or online at http://www.columbiantheatre.com.

  • December 6 2:00 pm The Historic Columbian Theatre presents “A Columbian Christmas”

    To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 785-456-2029 or online at http://www.columbiantheatre.com.

  • December 6 4:00 pm Columbian Theatre and Oz Museum Christmas Open House
  • December 31 8:30 pm Party of the Decades

    Dust off the old prom dress and pull that Don Johnson jacket of the close to celebrate a new year. Featuring a champagne toast, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and live music from Atomic Suede. Cost: $45

  • January 25 6:00 pm Columbian Theatre Auditions

    Oliver!

  • January 25 7:30 pm Columbian Theatre Auditions

    Oliver!

  • January 29 7:30 pm Tyler Gregory Concert with Santiago Brothers

    General admission: $15.

  • January 30 12:00 am The Columbian Artists

    Featuring two- and three-dimensional works of art from the Columbian Artists.

  • March 11 6:00 pm Grand Celtic Music Tour

    Including a cultural exhibition. General admission: $15. Columbian Theatre, Wamego.

  • June 10 7:30 pm The Historic Columbian Theatre presents “Annie Get Your Gun, The Musical”

    “Annie Get Your Gun, The Musical” first appeared on Broadway in the late 1940s, and instantly became a hit with unforgettable songs like “Anything You Can Do” & “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” In this fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley, the tomboyish sharpshooter takes the audience on a whirlwind of a ride as she sparks gunpowder and romance with Frank Butler when she joins Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show.
    For information see the Columbian’s website.

  • June 12 2:00 pm The Historic Columbian Theatre presents “Annie Get Your Gun, The Musical”

    “Annie Get Your Gun, The Musical” first appeared on Broadway in the late 1940s, and instantly became a hit with unforgettable songs like “Anything You Can Do” & “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” In this fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley, the tomboyish sharpshooter takes the audience on a whirlwind of a ride as she sparks gunpowder and romance with Frank Butler when she joins Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show.
    For information see the Columbian’s website.

  • July 29 7:00 pm Summer Theatre Academy presents “Aladdin Jr.”

    Aladdin escapes the Disney Vault as the adventurous animation sweeps through Wamego on its magic carpet ride and finds its new home on the Columbian stage during the Children’s Summer Theatre Academy. When this family film was released in the early 90s, it was destined to become a Disney classic with the unforgettable voices of notable actors such as Robin Williams and Jonathan Freeman.
    For tickets and information, visit columbiantheatre.tix.com.

  • July 30 2:00 pm Summer Theatre Academy presents “Aladdin Jr.”

    Aladdin escapes the Disney Vault as the adventurous animation sweeps through Wamego on its magic carpet ride and finds its new home on the Columbian stage during the Children’s Summer Theatre Academy. When this family film was released in the early 90s, it was destined to become a Disney classic with the unforgettable voices of notable actors such as Robin Williams and Jonathan Freeman.
    For tickets and information, visit columbiantheatre.tix.com.

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