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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! Contact our Marketing Team at 785-234-2787 ext. 104 or email

Select a level and join now!

$20 helps send 3 children through our educational programming.
Presale ticket privileges
Recognition in TPAC presented show programs and on our website
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
Benefits from previous level PLUS:
-Free ticket exchange privileges
-Box office phone privileges
Leading Actor
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
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
Security Benefit
Vision Bank*
Evergy (formerly Westar Energy)

Partner ($5,000-$9,999)

Executive Producer ($2,500-$4,999)
Cytek Media Systems Inc.
Epic Supply
Roger & Joy McKinley - Kendall Construction Co.
Orient Lodge No. 51 AF & AM
Brad & Cynthia Owen
The Schwartz Foundation
Richard D. Shiney Trust

Producer ($1,000-$2,499)
Cox Communications
Keelyn & Rebecca Ericson
Duane & Beth Fager
Federal Home Loan Bank
Mike & Kathryn Franklin*
Hairball Productions - Mike Findling
Dan & Julie Hejtmanek
Austin & Marianna Nothern*
Dr. John Patton
Rotary Club West - Topeka
Robert and Debra Raff**

Director ($500-$999)

Thomas Alderson
Judy & Charles Ashbaugh
Lee Benson
Zac Broughton (plus match from Evergy)
JoAnn & Andy Devin (plus match from Evergy)
Spencer & Barbara Duncan
Jerry & Barbara Ebert
Larry & Diane Gawronski
Gary & Linda Gilbert
Stan Martindell - Topeka Electric Motor Repair*
Michael & Grace Morrison
Ray Moran
Jeff Parker
Jim & Nancy Parrish (Parrish Hotel Corporation)
Melinda Redd
Stephen & Edie Smith
Richard & Lisa Werner

Leading Actor ($250-$499)
Jeanette Bouzianis*
Lisa Brown
Carolyn Cody
Stephen & Susan Harlan
Margaret &Tad Kramer*
James & Kathleen Maag
Brenda Olson
Rotary Club - Downtown Topeka
Cherlyn Seckinger*
Mack & Suzette Smith
John & Barbara Stauffer
Tom & Lisa Stubbs*
Bill & Joan Wagnon

Supporting Actor ($100-$249)
Barbara's Conservatory of Dance*
N. Larry Bork
Susan Bullock
Chelsey Cairns*
Cynthia Cappelari*
Virginia Eisenbarth
David Fricke
Amy Gilliland*
Dianna (Gugliuzza) Harris
Jackie Hovey
Thomas & Ann Raney
Marlene Showalter*
Brooke Stevens*
Michelle Stubblefield*
Gary & Widge Yager*

Advocate ($50-$99)
Susan Alexander*
James Anderson
Kelly Beuchat
David Cottrell
Shelly Finn
Melanie Geiss
Debra Gillet
Elizabeth Herbert
Linda Johnsrud
Gina Mangiaracino*
Stephen Mercer
Cathy Nesbitt
Katherine Price*
Ron Sestak*
Al Struttman

Protégé ($20-49)
Cody Fredrickson*
Alexandria Savoy*
Liz & Joe Steffen*
Melina Stewart
Lisa Stites
Melissa White*
In Memory of Ron Smith (Virginia Eisenbarth)

Other (Under $20)
Lauren Fitzpatrick*
Lisa Kidd

*TPAC Partners In Arts Society Member

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. (Pending availability as space is extremely limited).

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 2020 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.

Four Tasting Grape Escape Tickets:

-Four tasting tickets to the 2020 Grape Escape event. Enjoy food from local vendors and various types of wine and beer. Contains silent and live auctions, live entertainment and games. (For an increased level of membership).

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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