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Friends of TPAC

Through imaginative educational programs, exhilarating performances and dynamic community outreach initiatives, the Topeka Performing Arts Center brought Northeast Kansas diverse, quality programming and events.

We value the support we receive from our Friends of TPAC and hope that you will join all of us in celebrating the arts within our community. With your donation to the Topeka Performing Arts Center’s Friends of TPAC program you will receive a number of benefits. Including being among the first to know about upcoming shows and events.

In so many ways, your gift to Friends of TPAC contributes to our quality of life, and ensures a vital and thriving entertainment scene in Topeka. With your support, we are looking forward to another outstanding year at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. Please join today so you don’t miss out!
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Meet Our Friends

Advocate ($50-$99)
Virginia Eisenbarth
Cindy Evans
Delena Frank
Elizabeth Herbert
John Land
Janey McCarthy/Britany Montgomery
Vern's Liquor
In Loving Memory of Dorothy A. Juda
Dick Abramski
Dominic Bellanti
Arthur and Olivia Casper
James, Robyn, Cole and CeeJay Dean
Dave and Margie Jaworski
Jim and Sandy Krentz
Rosemary Markewiz
Beverly Owens
Steve and Randi Peters
Joe and Lorri Pravets
Ron and Shirley Prusak
Mark, Vicki, Kim and Kristine Winkler
Paul and Marie Zika

Supporting Actor ($100-$249)
Becky Stauffer
Edie Smith
Liz Smith
Stephen Smith
In Loving Memory of Dorothy A. Juda
Bhagwanti Kachoria
Barbara Maslanka
Jay and Terry Messerschmitt

Leading Actor ($250-$499)
Melinda Blaser
Barbara Ebert
Jerry Ebert
Bill Haag
Marcia Haag
Rick Heschmeyer
Vince LaRocca
Jenny Lee
Matt Soper
Shari Soper
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Meet Our Friends

Director ($500-$999)
Charles Ashbaugh
Judy Ashbaugh
Joe Bichler
Tina Bichler
Spencer Duncan
Jean Ann Emig
Larry Emig
Steve Harlan
Susan Harlan
Barbara Heller
Gary Knoll
Sheila Knoll
Dr. Mike and Jan Michel

Producer ($1,000-$2,499)
Debra Clayton
Randy Clayton
Andy Devin
JoAnn Devin
Kathy Duncan
Tuck Duncan
Charles Forman
Diane Gawronski
Larry Gawronski
Gary Gilbert
Linda Gilbert
Mark & Lisa Heitz
Dan Hejtmanek
Julie Hejtmanek
Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Jepson
Dr. Donnie and Sarah Kastner
Jim Klausman
Jolene Klausman
Randi Peters
Steve Peters
Bill Sneed
Jim Wempe
Joan Wempe

Executive Producer ($2,500-$4,999)
Scott & Sherry Hunsicker
Lou Probasco
Caroline Rhea

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Membership Benefit Descriptions

Pre-Sale Ticket Privileges:

-Special pre-sale privileges for Friends of TPAC prior to other pre-sales and general on-sale. When available.

Recognition in Season Program:

-Your name will be displayed as a supporter in the season programs distributed at all season performances.

Free Ticket Exchange Privileges:

-Exchange your tickets for different seats within the same price level or higher of the same performance or exchange them for another season performance for seats valued at equal or lesser value for no additional fees.

Box Office Phone Privileges:

-Call the box office for season performance tickets that are on-sale. Pre-sale purchases are only available online. No convenience charges apply for purchasing through the box office. 785-234-2787 x104 or 785-234-2787 x100.

Priority Seats:

-Preference will be made when selecting seats for season performances.

Two guest passes to VIP Donor Room:

-Two guest passes to the VIP donor room for one season performance. Please notify the box office when purchasing tickets which season performance you would like to utilize these for.

Monitored Reserved Parking:

-Parking in the Capitol Federal parking garage (located on the west side of the building directly across the street from the awning). Parking spaces reserved on the lower level. To be eligible for reserved space, tickets must be purchased in person at the box office or using the box office phone privileges.

Seat Holds for Season Performances:

-Select seats to be held just for you for all season performances. We cannot guarantee your seats will be available during other performances held at TPAC during the year.

VIP Donor Room Access:

-VIP donor room access for all season performances and select add-on performances. Located in the Fleming Room in the northeast hallway. The room is monitored during performances. You may leave your coats in the room to be retrieved after the performance is over. Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks. The room is open one hour prior to the performance and during intermission. Drinks and snacks will be removed after intermission.

Two Tasting Grape Escape Tickets:

-Two Tasting tickets to the 2017 Grape Escape event. Enjoy food from local vendors and various types of wine and beer. Contains silent and live auctions, live entertainment and games.

Invitation to One Meet & Greet:

-Meet & greet is based on artist availability. Ticket purchase to the performance will be required. Meet & greets will be scheduled no later than two weeks prior to the performance.

Two VIP Grape Escape Tickets:

-Two VIP Grape Escape tickets include all that comes with the Tasting ticket (listed above) and includes an exclusive VIP dinner to the 2017 Grape Escape.

Free Meeting Room Rental:

-Utilize one of the various meeting rooms available for up to 400 people. Rooms available are the Fleming Room, Anton Room, Sheffel Room, Hill’s Festival Hall and the Hussey Playhouse. Additional charges may apply. Complete the form located at to receive further details and availability.

Private Reception:

-Host a private reception before or after any performance at TPAC. Scheduling based on room availability. Includes up to $250 toward hospitality services.

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Presale ticket privileges
Recognition in season program
Supporting Actor
Benefits from previous levels PLUS:
-Free ticket exchange privileges
-Box office phone privileges
Leading Actor
Benefits from previous levels PLUS:
-Priority Seats
-Two guest passes to VIP Donor Room
Benefits from previous levels PLUS:
-Monitored reserved parking
-Seat holds for season performances
-VIP Donor room access
Benefits from previous levels PLUS:
-Two Tasting Grape Escape tickets
Executive Producer
Benefits from previous levels PLUS:
-Invitation to one meet & greet
-Two VIP Grape Escape tickets
Benefits from previous levels PLUS:
-Free meeting room rental
Benefits from previous levels PLUS:
-Private reception (before/after a show)

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