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J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre
1700 SW College
785-231-1010 ext. 1639
The Washburn University theater is the finest thrust stage facility
in the Midwest with an acoustical design that is acclaimed as one
of the nation's best. A year-round production schedule offers a diverse
theater experience. Evening performances begin at 8 p.m. with matinees
at 2:30 p.m. The Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain time.
For a list of current performances, call the theater department.
4300 SW Huntoon
Ballet Midwest is a not-for-profit dance company comprised of dancers
from northeast Kansas who are dedicated to presenting high-quality,
classical ballet productions to the Topeka regional community. Under
the artistic direction of Barbara Ebert, Ballet Midwest's Nutcracker
is an annual holiday tradition. The annual spring ballet showcases
classical and modern masterpieces. Company activities also include
a Nutcracker benefit as well as community workshops and demonstrations.
Helen Hocker Center for the Performing Arts
700 SW Zoo Parkway
The Helen Hocker Center for the Performing Arts is an organization
dedicated to enriching the cultural growth of our community. Quality
family entertainment, positive learning experiences in a friendly
atmosphere, and an outlet for artistic expression for young people
and adults are all found in the Theater's special year-round programming.
Family and youth musicals, dramas and comedies, music and dance
events, along with performing arts classes and workshops are offered
at the center.
Metropolitan Ballet of Topeka
4013 SW 21st
Founded in 1988 by Artistic Director June Landrith, the Metropolitan
Ballet of Topeka has brought outstanding ballet performances to
the capital city. Through its efforts, Topekans have enjoyed ballet
productions that feature international guest artists.
Topeka Civic Theatre
3028 W. 8th
Box Office: 785-357-5211
Group Sales: 785-357-5213
Topeka's only dinner theatre, Topeka Civic Theatre serves delicious
dinners while dazzling audiences with top-notch productions. Founded
in 1936, TCT is the oldest community theatre in Kansas. Enjoy new
hit comedies, cutting-edge dramas, and beloved Broadway musicals
in an atmosphere so intimate, you'll feel like you're part of the
show! Productions run year-round with dinner, non-dinner and Sunday
matinee performances available. TCT is handicap-accessible and offers
electronic listening devices for people who are hard of hearing.
Student and group discounts are available. Visit the TCT Web site
P.O. Box 4071
Topeka Community Concerts Association, a tradition since 1931, is
the largest non-profit performing art organization in the area.
The association provides outstanding live, affordable, cultural
entertainment and educational experiences to a diverse audience
in the Topeka area. Their goal is to promote appreciation of the
performing arts and enhance the quality of community life in the
capitol city. Season memberships are available for $40 and up. Four
concerts are performed each season.
Topeka Festival Singers
The Topeka Festival Singers is a semi-professional choral organization
dedicated to providing quality choral music encompassing many periods
and styles of music. The group performs four concerts a year, plus
other outside performances including an acclaimed European tour.
Topeka Performing Arts Center
214 SE 8th
Topeka's newest multi-purpose performance and convention facility,
the Performing Arts Center opened in 1991 after exclusive renovation
in a stunning art-deco design. State-of-the-art acoustical features
make the 2,600 seat Georgia Neese Gray Performance Hall a perfect
environment for local dance companies, symphonies, popular entertainment,
touring artist and local talent. For a complete schedule and ticket
information, the TPAC Box Office is open 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Call 785-297-9000.
727 S Kansas Ave.
For over fifty years, the nationally recognized Topeka Symphony
Orchestra has enriched the lives of area residents. Comprised of
over 80 musicians, the TSO presents a season which includes classical,
pops, family, holiday, and children's concerts. The Topeka Symphony
Chorus joins the Orchestra for the annual holiday program and also
presents a separate choral concert in the spring. Area high school
students are afforded the opportunity for advance musical performances
through the Topeka Symphony Youth Orchestra which performs two concerts
each season. In addition, the TSO hosts the Youth Talent Auditions.
The winner is invited to perform as a guest soloist with the TSO.
Washburn University Department of Music
1700 SW College
785-231-1010 ext. 1512
The Department of Music is in the division of Creative and Performing
Arts and Sciences. This rapidly-growing department boasts 29 faculty
members and over 80 music majors pursuing three possible undergraduate
routes. It's housed in a multi-million dollar facility centered
around one of the finest concert halls in the country. The Garvey
Fine Arts Center is home to the Music Department Concert Series,
Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn Theater, Topeka Symphony Orchestra
and numerous special guest artist appearances.