Special Events Archive

Friday, August 2, 2019


Volunteer Awards Gala

Celebrating our volunteers, stars, friends and patrons of this past 2018-2019 season!  New this year: Volunteers from each musical will be invited to participate in a sing-a-long from their show! Cocktails at 6 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm. Awards following dinner.

Catered by Liz Lee

NOMINEES

Lead Actor in a Musical
Carl Rowles (TMM)
Chris Graber (ELF:TM)
Jaicee Wilson (SPWG)
Ethan Badders (N:TM)

Lead Actor in a Play
Eric Cole (TF)
Isaac Morris (CI)

Lead Actress in a Musical
Rachel Holder (TMM)
Brianna Anderson (SPWG)
Claire Schmidt (N:TM)

Lead Actress in a Play
Zoe Rea (SS)

Supporting Actor in a Musical
Loren Young (TMM)
Bill Brown (ELF:TM)
Paul Minneman (SPWG)
Nelson Gutsch (N:TM)

Supporting Actor in a Play
Eric Cole (SS)
Chris Graber (TF)
John Hendrick (CI)

Supporting Actress in a Musical
Twila Schneiders (TMM)
Zoe Rea (ELF:TM)
Rachel Pearson (SPWG)

Supporting Actress in a Play
Vicki Price (SS)
Patti Wood (TF)
Jenn Morris (CI)

Featured Actor in a Musical
Nelson Gutsch (TMM)
John Hendrick (ELF:TM)
Ethan Badders (SPWG)
Braydon Boyer (N:TM)

Featured Actor in a Play
Joe McMurray (TF)
Paul Minneman (CI)
David Greiser (CI)

Featured Actress in a Musical
Bradyn Houltberg (TMM)
Vickee Spicer (ELF:TM)
Erin Gallion (SPWG)
Kristina Freeland (N:TM)

Featured Actress in a Play
Ellen Fixsen (SS)
Zoe Rea (TF)
Erin Gallion/Susan Burchill/Rachel Pearson/Vickee Spicer (CI)

Cameo Actor in a Musical
David Greiser (TMM)
Nelson Gutsch (ELF:TM)
Josh Tackett (SPWG)
Jeff Leger (N:TM)

Cameo Actress in a Musical
Caroline Stone (TMM)
Gilda Alvarez (ELF:TM)
Jill French (SPWG)

Outstanding Ensemble Cast
THE MUSIC MAN
SILENT SKY
ELF: THE MUSICAL
THE FOREIGNER
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
NEWSIES: THE MUSICAL

Outstanding Musical
THE MUSIC MAN
ELF: THE MUSICAL
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
NEWSIES: THE MUSICAL

Outstanding Play
SILENT SKY
THE FOREIGNER
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

OTHER AWARDS GIVEN:
Outstanding CTA & SCT Student(s)
Outstanding Newcomer(s)
Most Valuable Player(s) NEW!
Volunteer of the Year

March 29 – 30, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Sunflower Financial Theatre


The Classics Meet Rock

Rock music in the early 1970’s found a few groups using classical music compositions as foundations for their album material, be it thematic material or entire classical compositions.  The standard Rock group instrumentation of guitar, bass, drums and keyboards was enhanced by the introduction of the Moog synthesizer.  The Rock ensemble leading the pack in this classic rock genre was ‘Emerson, Lake, and Palmer’.  With other groups like ‘Yes’, ‘Gentle Giant’, ‘Flock’, and ‘Nice’ the musicians within raised the bar on technical prowess on their respective instruments.  More and more classically trained musicians were entering the realm of Rock and Roll.

‘Emerson, Lake, Palmer’ were able to perform more ambitious pieces within the classic rock genre.  Several of these compositions will be performed by a quintet of current and past residents of Salina.  Two of the performers are members of the Kansas Music Hall of Fame via their association with groups ‘Friar Tuck and the Monks’ and ‘Plain Jane’.  Two performers are also current members of the Salina Symphony.

“The Classics Meet Rock” program includes:

‘Promenade’ from Mussorsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”

Knifes Edge (based on the 1st movement of Janacek’s “Sinfonietta”)

The Barbarian (based on Bartok’s piano solo “Allegro Barbaro”)

‘Hoedown’ from Copeland’s “Rodeo”

Nutrocker (based on the 2nd movement ‘March’ from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite”)

Central to the ‘Classics Meet Rock’ program will be the performance of ‘Emerson, Lake, and Palmer’s’ multi-movement piece titled ‘Tarkus’.  Though not based on a classical piece, this multi-movement piece has both diatonic and quatral harmonic tonalities with recurring thematic material as in many symphonic forms.  All of the above-mentioned selections can be found within the ‘Emerson, Lake, and Palmer’s’ albums of the 70’s.

An adaptation of Prokofiev’s 2nd movement (Romance) from his “Lieutenant Kije Suite” as performed by ‘Sting’ titled ‘Russians’ from his first solo album “Dream of the Blue Turtles” completes the program.

Please join the contemporary rock ensemble of Craig Biegler – Keyboards, Dean Kranzler – Percussion, Jeff Leach – Bass, Tony Bowell – Vocals, and Dave Cooper – Keyboards and Accessory Percussion as they perform “The Classics Meet Rock”

Friday March 1, 2019
Kephart Theatre


Dancing With Salina Stars

Join us for our 8th annual tradition that features stars within the community and continues our efforts to use local talent to enliven and entertain audiences. Proceeds benefit Salina Community Theatre.

This fun-filled evening includes:
Hors D’oeuvres • Open Bar • Silent & Live Auctions • Dance Competition

$50 per person • $250 Patron Package
Patron Package includes:

  • 2 tickets
  • VIP hors d’oeuvres — queue forms at 6:30pm, begin eating at 7:00pm
  • VIP bar service — personal bartender for the evening
  • VIP seating — first choice in the Kephart theatre for the dance competition
  • Name in the playbill
  • VIP parking spot

Catering by Liz Lee. Purchase tickets online by clicking below, or call the Box Office at 785-827-3033.

Sponsored by GREAT PLAINS MANUFACTURING

STARS & CHOREOGRAPHERS

Mike Matteucci, MD at Salina Urology – with Alison Hiatt

Eric Shelton, Head Chef at Salina Country Club – with Katelyn Tremblay

Kris Upson, Executive Director of Maintenance and Operations at USD 305 – with Jessica Polzella

Robert Justus, Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Financial Advisors LLC – with Cathie Norris

Petey Eshleman, Salina Police Department – with Chaz Coberly

January 26 & 27, 2019
Stiefel Theatre


The Hunchback of Notre Dame

By Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, and Peter Parnell

Produced in collaboration with
THE SALINA SYMPHONY

Join us for this lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero.

Sponsored by KASA COMPANIES and
SALINA ARTS AND HUMANITIES: HORIZONS GRANTS PROGRAMS

PRINCIPALS

Dom Claude Frollo: Alex Lankhorst
Jehan Frollo: Trent Pennington
Florika: Karlie Will
Quasimodo: Ethan Badders
Clopin: Jaicee Wilson
Phoebus: Paul Austin
Frederick: Brett Baldwin
Esmeralda: Jill M French
King Louis XI: King Fanene
Official: Jordan Waymaster
Madame: Gilda Alvarez

ENSEMBLE

Alissa Sauseda
Tasha Deiser
Nathan Weiss
Lisa Ochs
Katie Comley
Stephanie Gomez
Madison Sattler
Twila Schneiders
Rachel Holder
Jordan Waymaster
Brett Baldwin
Trent Pennington
King Fanene
Karlie Will
Gilda Alvarez
Curtis Wedel
Avery Smith
DJ Chaput
Abby Russell
KWU Choir

December 21, 2018
Kephart Theatre

Salina Community Theatre and Chiropractic Wellness Center proudly present


A Crooner Christmas, Returns!

Les Lankhorst returns to SCT with his sell-out Christmas show.

Lankhorst has made a career of personifying Frank Sinatra on stages all over the world. He brings that voice and swagger back to SCT, along with his Swingin’ Band, for ONE NIGHT ONLY of classic holiday favorites and swinging standards. Don’t miss Les and his band do such classics as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, Elvis’ “White Christmas”, “Jingle Bell Rock”, and many more! Les has been called “the next best thing to Sinatra” and that he “….caresses lyrics until he makes them purr….”

May 10, 2018
Sunflower Financial Theatre


An Evening with Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming was described by Time Magazine as one of the most fun people in show business, by the New York Times as a ‘bawdy, countercultural sprite’ and the New York Observer as a ‘frolicky pansexual sex symbol for the new millenium’. But he thinks you shouldnt believe everything you read. He became an American citizen in 2008 and is a cabaret of songs and stories about his life and loves in his adopted homeland.

He has performed with Jay Z and Liza with a Z; he has won a Tony, hosted the Tonys and been nominated for an Emy for doing so; he has a soap called Cumming In A Bar, and a bar called Club Cumming; he made back to back films with Staley Kubrick and the Spice Girls; he has played God, the Devil, Hitler, the Pope, a teleporting superhero, all the parts in Macbeth, General Batista of Cuba, a goat opposite Sean Connery, Dionysus, a Smurf (twice) the EmCee in Cabaret (thrice), a James Bond baddie – oh, and political spinmeister Eli Gold on seven seasons of the Good Wife, for which he received multiple Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG award nominations; he is the author of five books including a #1 New York Times best-selling memoir; he appeared on Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, topless in Playgirl and naked on the cover of his second album.

Alan Cumming is many things to many people – renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur – but to himself he is a story-teller and provocatuer for hire.

March 30 & 31, 2018
Kephart Theatre


The Don Wagner and Sylvia Kvacik &

The Ruble Family

As we look for ways to open our stages for new ideas, new voices, and new talent, we are pleased to present these vocal artists in the Sunflower Financial Theatre for two nights only, March 30 and 31 at 7 P.M.

This is the first in a series of local artists we hope to showcase in a relaxed, comfortable venue. So have a drink, sit back and relax to this amazing local talent.

Don Wagner, Sylvia Kvacik, & Amos Vega, Perform Old Songs with a New Twist

Singer and songwriter, teacher and poet, Don Wagner has been playing guitar and fiddle in Kansas for a number of years, first with the Bill Burrows Band, then on his own.  His mixture of original songs and traditional favorites are rooted in folk, bluegrass, and blues, and the set list spans the decades from the 1920’s to the twenty first century.  More recently Wagner has been performing with Sylvia Kvacik, a former English student who is now an English teacher, forensics coach, and FFA sponsor at Bennington High School.  They are often joined by Amos Vega, a renowned guitarist from the Salina area who has been featured in a number of blues and rock bands.  Together the three performers bring new twists to many of the old songs, putting their original stylistic interpretations into a fresh and refreshing listening experience. The trio draws upon their diverse musical histories to create an energetic and enjoyable musical show interspersed with Wagner’s award-winning cowboy poetry  Make plans to enjoy this unique production of homegrown talent and entertainment that is only available in this limited venue.

The Ruble Family (Dave, Angie, Mason, and Wayne) from Minneapolis, Kansas

Keeping up the tradition of bluegrass, the Ruble Family puts their own twist on classic songs while featuring the amazing talents of nationally recognized teens Mason and Wayne on banjo and mandolin. The boys are also members of the Kansas Treblemakers, the Kansas Bluegrass Association’s outstanding youth ensemble, whose music has thrilled audiences from coast to coast. Don’t pass up the opportunity to enjoy family harmonies, fantastic instrumentals, and old fashion fun.  Come hear what fourth generation roots music sounds like.

March 2, 2018
Kephart Theatre


Dancing with Salina Stars

Dancing With Salina Stars has become an annual tradition at Salina Community Theatre, and continues our efforts to use local talent and resources to enliven and entertain audiences. Proceeds benefit Salina Community Theatre.

This fun-filled evening includes:

Hors D’oeuvres • Open Bar • Silent & Live Auctions • Dance Competition

Patron Package includes:

  • 2 tickets
  • VIP hors d’oeuvres — queue forms at 6:30pm, begin eating at 7:00pm
  • VIP bar service — personal bartender for the evening
  • VIP seating — first choice in the Kephart theatre for the dance competition
  • Name in the playbill
  • VIP parking spot

Catering by Liz Lee

Sponsored by GREAT PLAINS MANUFACTURING

STARS & CHOREOGRAPHERS

Eryn Wright, head of HR USD 305 – Cathie Norris

John Goertzen – Fireman – Jennifer Kohart

Nick Puckett – Attorney – Jessica Polzella

Pete Stroer – Investment Advisor – Megan Coberly

Michelle Dolan – Development Director Sacred Heart Jr/Sr High School – Victoria Green Spicer

December 22, 2017  |  7:30pm
Kephart Theatre

Salina Community Theatre and Chiropractic Wellness Center proudly present


A Crooner Christmas

Les Lankhorst has made a career of personifying Frank Sinatra on stages all over the world. He brings that voice and swagger back to SCT, along with his Swingin’ Band, for ONE NIGHT ONLY of classic holiday favorites and swinging standards. Don’t miss Les and his band do such classics as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, Elvis’ “White Christmas”, “Jingle Bell Rock”, and many more! Les has been called “the next best thing to Sinatra” and that he “….caresses lyrics until he makes them purr….”

Special thanks to CONKLIN CARS – SALINA, LENKIEWICZ RENTAL PROPERTIES & ALEX LANKHORST – AFLAC INSURANCE

Find out more about Les at LesLankhorst.com.

Mark Twain: The Trouble Begins Now

March 9-11, 2017
Kephart Theatre


Mark Twain: The Trouble Begins Now

Michael Spicer reprises his role as Mark Twain in this biography of the great American author and wit, who started life in a Missouri village as a barefoot boy named Samuel Clemens.

Dancing with Salina Stars

March 3, 2017
Kephart Theatre


Dancing with Salina Stars

Dancing with Salina Stars has become an annual tradition at Salina Community Theatre, and continues our efforts to use local talent and resources to enliven and entertain audiences. Proceeds benefit Salina Community Theatre.

This fun-filled evening includes:

Hors D’oeuvres • Open Bar • Silent & Live Auctions • Dance Competition

Patron Package includes:

  • 2 tickets
  • VIP hors d’oeuvres — queue forms at 6:30pm, begin eating at 7:00pm
  • VIP bar service — personal bartender for the evening
  • VIP seating — first choice in the Kephart theatre for the dance competition
  • Name in the playbill
  • VIP parking spot

Catering by Liz Lee.

Sponsored by GREAT PLAINS MANUFACTURING

STARS & CHOREOGRAPHERS

Bill Hall Superintendent of USD 305
dancing with choreographer Julie Schott

Dr. Sean Herrington Emergency Room Physician
dancing with choreographer Vickee Spicer

Kurt Siemers Certified Public Accountant
dancing with choreographer Cathie Norris

Hope Varela YMCA Trainer
dancing with choreographer Jenn Kohart

Jim “Merle” Hughes Saline County Sheriff Lieutenant Deputy
dancing with choreographer Katelyn Tremblay

2016 Volunteer Awards Gala

August 4, 2016


Volunteer Awards Gala

See the 2016 Volunteer Awards Gala winners here.

6:00pm Cocktails | 6:30pm Dinner
Awards presentation follows dinner

Our annual celebration to honor all the volunteers that make our work possible.

Love, Loss & What I Wore

July 22-24, 2016
Encore Performances: August 19-20, 2016
Sunflower Financial Theatre


Love, Loss, and What I Wore

By Nora and Delia Ephron
Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman

READERS THEATRE | RECOMMENDED FOR AGE 13+

This intimate collection of stories by Nora and Delia Ephron proves that a great show is always in fashion! Love, Loss, and What I Wore is based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman as well as the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating an enduring theatergoing experience.

CAST

Jean Boardman/Karen Brassea

Rachel Pearson

Madison Roths

Elizabeth-Ali Schade

Vickee Spicer

God of Carnage

July 24-25, 2015
Sunflower Financial Theatre


God of Carnage

By Yasmina Reza

A Reader’s Theatre production of a great piece of summer comedy entertainment!
God of Carnage is a Tony Award-winning comedy about two sets of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos.

July 18-20, 2014 & July 25-27, 2014
Sunflower Financial Theatre


A Life in the Theatre

By David Mamet

Tyrees Allen and Bob Wearing star in David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre. Mr. Allen has been a featured actor on Broadway, in movies, and in television, and has appeared on stage at SCT in Driving Miss Daisy, A Raisin in the Sun, and Othello. Mr. Wearing is a recent graduate of the University of Central Missouri, and has appeared in the Musical Theatre Heritage production of Bernstein’s Broadway in Kansas City.

CAST

Robert: Tyrees Allen

John: Bob Wearing