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The Laramie Project The Tallest Tale Ever Told

by Vivian Snipes

Ever wonder where Tall Tales come from? How did Pecos Bill go from a simple cowboy to The Man Who Tamed the Wild West? How did John Henry's strength go from average to The Man Who Beat the Machine? Leap with us into the unknown as this unforgettable story shows us how tall our tales can become legends and explores how our favorite American Legends become larger than life!

For more information, call (706) 507-8444.

Performance Times

January 15-16  at 7:30pm, January 17  at 10:00 a.m. &  7:30 p.m.

January 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Riverside Theatre Complex
6 West 10th Street
Columbus, GA 31901
General Admission prices

MR. Burns

This is a bring your own dinner, dinner event!

We have partnered with The Social, 11th and Bay and The Meritage to help provide hot meals ready to be picked up by 7pm, each night of the performance. Please have your orders in by 6pm for The Social and The Meritage and by 6:30pm for 11th and Bay to have your meals ready for pick up by 7pm. Thank you and enjoy!

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Celebrating their triumphant return from war, a group of hardened soldiers' thoughts melt into those of love in this "merry war" between the sexes. A new sort of truth telling occurs; rather than attempting to destroy their enemies, the secrets revealed int he uproarious comedy will prove who our heroes' true friends are. Sharp-tongued and disillusioned Benedick and Beatrice must deceive themselves to see each other clearly, while a series of mix-ups will challenge the young lovers Claudio and Hero to follow through with their marriage. Even Don John, the would be lago, is rendered gentle by the soft power of Messina and its inhabitants. Throughout the play, these beloved characters must learn to forget their troubled past and remind themselves that "man is a giddy thing."

Performances Times

January 28-31 at 7:30 p.m.

February 1 at 2:00p.m.

Black Box Theatre - General Admission



Santa The Wedding Singer

Music by Matthew Sklar, Lyrics by Chad Beguelin, Book by Chad Beguelin & Time Herlihy

It's 1985 and New Jersey's favorite wedding singer, Robbie Hart, is still living in his grandma's basement. After being left at the altar by his fiance, a heartbroken Robbie manages to make every wedding gig as disastrous as his own. When he meets Julia, an admiring waitress, Robbie falls madly in love, only to learn that she is to be married to a Wall Street shark. Unless Robbie can pull off the performance of his lifetime, his perfect girl will be lost forever to a man who doesn't deserve her.

Performance Times

March 13-14 & 19-21 at 7:30 p.m.

March 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Mainstage Theatre


To purchase your tickets, please call the box office at 706-507-8444.

Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and we open one hour prior to performance time on show days.

Department of Theatre


The Department of Theatre at Columbus State University educates students in the collaborative art of theatre and prepares them for professional employment, careers in theatre education, and graduate study. The course of study teaches the craft and artistry of acting, directing, design, technical, and educational theatre.

The professional and energetic faculty encourages students to experiment, explore, and discover in a supportive yet challenging environment. CSU productions serve as a laboratory where students practice classroom theories, test analytical skills, and undertake cooperative endeavors while promoting the creative act of theatre.

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