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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!


Select a level and join now!

$20 helps send 3 children through our educational programming.
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)

Meet Our Friends

Legend ($10,000+)
Advisors Excel
Capitol Federal
Hills Pet Nutrition
Prairie Band Casino
Security Benefit
Vision Bank

Partner ($5,000-$9,999)
Tinkham Veale Creative

Executive Producer ($2,500-$4,999)
Bartlett & West
Cytek Media Systems Inc.
Epic Supply
Scott & Sherry Hunsicker
Lou Probasco
Caroline Rhea
Richard D. Shiney Trust
The Women's Fund

Producer ($1,000-$2,499)
Larry & Vicki Brubaker
Core First Bank & Trust
Cox Communications
JoAnn Devin
Andy Devin
Kathy Duncan
Tuck Duncan
Keelyn & Becky Ericson
Federal Home Loan Bank
Charles & Debra Forman
Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer
Mark & Lisa Heitz
Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Jepson
Kansas Medical Clinic
Dr. Donnie and Sarah Kastner
Jim Klausman
Jolene Klausman
Greg & Jenny Lee
Meridian Roofing Solutions, LLC
Randi Peters
Steve Peters
Linda Polly
Bill Sneed
Vaerus Aviation
Barbara's Conservatory of Dance
Marsha Pope
Larry & Diane Gawronski
Bill & Marcia Haag
Dan & Julie Hejtmanek
Shawn & Dawn Magee
Richard Wemer
Stifel Nicolaus

Director ($500-$999)
Capital City Bank
Robert Duncan
Phil and Darlene Elwood
Duane & Beth Fager
Gary & Linda Gilbert
Barbara Heller
In Loving Memory of Dorothy A. Juda
--Dick Abramski
--Dominic Bellanti
--Rick and Elaine Blackmon
--Arthur and Olivia Casper
--James, Robyn, Cole and CeeJay Dean
--Dave and Margie Jaworski
--Bhagwanti Kachoria
--Dolores Kowal
--Jim and Sandy Krentz
--Rosemary Markewicz
--Barbara Maslanka
--Jay and Terry Messerschmitt
--Janey McCarthy/Britany Montgomery
--Steve and Randi Peters
--Joe and Lorri Pravetz
--Ron and Shirley Prusak
--Mark, Vicki, Kim and Kristine Winkler
--Paul and Marie Zika

Dr. Mike and Jan Michel
Arthur Moore
Shari Rawlings
Chris Schultz
Stephen & Edie Smith
Susan Winter
Jim & Joan Wempe
Randy & Debra Clayton
Topeka Electric Motor
Clayton Financial Service
Judy & Charles Ashbaugh
Randy & Debra Clayton
Spencer & Barbara Duncan
Larry & Jean Ann Emig
Steve & Susan Harlan
Gary D. & Sheila Knoll
Jim & Joan Wempe
John Humphrey
Kathy Scholotterbeck

Leading Actor ($250-$499)
Kenin & Nancy Alexander
Ruth Jenkins
Melinda Blaser
Steve & Derie Briman
Companion Animal Clinic
Mike Esau
Rick Heschmeyer
Kathy & Dwight Jepson
Vince LaRocca
Jenny Lee
John & Christie Mugler
Brenda Olson
Matt Soper
Mr. & Mrs. John Stauffer
Stifel Nicolaus
Topeka YMCA
Robin Wolgast
John Humphery
John & Carol Padilla
Kathy Schlotterbeck
Philip & Darlene Elwood
Ruth Jenkins
Joe & Tina Bichler
Steve & Randi Peters
John & Brenda Dicus
Kathy & Tuck Duncan
S.K. & Pamela Alexander
Chris Schultz
Eagle Auto Wash & Detail Salon
Jerry & Barbara Ebert

Supporting Actor ($100-$249)
Kem Cooper
Dennis Czechanski
Rebecca Duncan
Mary Hurrel
Michael Larkin
Shawn & Marti Leisinger
Austin & Marianna Nothern
Jane & Jim Owen
Liz Smith
Becky Stauffer
Tom & Lisa Stubbs
John & Louise Wendling
Ron & Alice Wurtz
Lance Royer & Bo Turney
Charles Bates
Ellen & Walter Horn
Dan & Megan Lindquist
Bruce & Kathy Graham
Brett & Rachel Trentman
Stephen & Edie Smith
Vince LaRocca (LaRocca's Pizza)
Shari Soper
Karli Alderson
Lisa Brown
Ashley & Rosalie Nadeau
Renae Skrzypek
Alex Smirnov
Stephen & Edie Smith
Liz & Joe Steffen
David Wexler
Elizabeth Young
Kate Fowler
Beth Harrison
Randy & Loreena Potts
Elizabeth Young
Rita Torrez
Lana Pruett
Valerie Thieme
Rhonda Peterson

Advocate ($50-$99)
Ericson Kline
Ronald Kline
Vern's Liquor
Sharon Marcum
Beverly Owens
Allan & Lois Riveland
Mal & Karen Robinson
Allyson Shove
Mack & Suzette Smith
Nancy Metzler
Chaunzey Tenbrink
Richard & Elaine Blackmon
Larry & Mona Perea
Liz Smith
Elizabeth Herbert
Delores Mead
Charles Oroke

Protégé ($20-49)
Terry Cuthbertson
Jamie Crook
Shelby Edwards
Jeffery & Julia Lamott
Ruth Madell
Lupe Munoz
Ben, Jessica, Nora, Anna and Greta Narwold
Lena Runnebaum
Kevin Wempe
Scott Wempe
Kathy Woods
Cheryl Walters
Cindy Evans
Delena Frank
John Land
Virginia Eisenbarth
In Memory of Morgan Duncan

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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