Category: History

Auditions for STOP KISS by Diana Son, Feb. 22-23, 2020

Wichita Community Theatre will be holding auditions for STOP KISS  by Diana Son from 2:30-5:30 2/22 and 2/23. Note: Play contains adult content, language, and LGBTQ Roles are available for 3 women and 3 men Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Questions can be directed to Director Dan Schuster at gurgi4@cox.net or …

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Celebrities Christen Theater Workshop, February 5, 1963

Ever wondered about the metal sign above our front doors? The one that says That sign has a long history, going all the way back to February of 1963, when dignitaries from all across the city came to 258 N. Fountain to dedicate the acquisition of WCT’s home. Here’s an article from the Wichita Morning Eagle on February …

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Stage Stars To Play Here, Wichita Morning Eagle 04 FEB 1963

Wichita Morning Eagle 1963FEB04  Maurice Evans and Helen Hayes in their “Program for Two Players” will appear before a capacity audience Monday night at the University of Wichita Auditorium. The one-nighter, sponsored by the Wichita Community Theater, was sold out in October. Miss Hayes, first woman of the American theater, and Evans, noted Shakespearean actor …

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Community Theater Taking Huge Stride in Its Move To Century II

Wichita Eagle and Beacon, January 5, 1969 Wichita Eagle and Beacon 1969 JAN 05 Community Theater Taking Huge Stride in Its Move to Century II From the corner of Topeka and Central to the theater of Century II doesn’t seem far, when measured in terms of city blocks. Yet the Wichita Community Theater has traveled …

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City’s Theatrical Outlook Considered Bright in ’64

City’s Theatrical Outlook Considered Bright in ’64 Wichita Eagle, December 28, 1963 Wichita Eagle 1963DEC28_01 Wichita Eagle 1963DEC28_02   This is the third in a series of articles by local civic leaders outlining some of the problems and areas of progress in Wichita as the end of the year approaches. Mary Jane Teall was one …

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The Boom in Off (‘Way Off) Broadway, Pageant, September 1964

WCT Newsletter 1964-1965 – Pageant Magazine Page 1 WCT Newsletter 1964-1965 – Pageant Magazine Page 2 WCT Newsletter 1964-1965 – Pageant Magazine Page 3 The Boom in Off (‘Way Off) Broadway BY CREIGHTON PEET Broadway‘s ailing, but excited audiences in Wichita and thousands of other U.S cities prove the boom is on the stage. The …

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