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Program: FYI-Life Upon the Wicked Stage

August 21, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

(Photo above: Opening night at Vassar Playhouse June 18, 1970. Coming up on 53 years since opening!)


Monday, August 21, 2023

Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Enjoy complimentary refreshments and browse our partner tables before the program

Program  7:00-8:30 pm

Southridge Recreation Center

4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch

$3 Donation Suggested at Door for non-HRHS members

Veda Rogers and her husband followed her dreams resulting in sixteen seasons owning a summer theater in a rural Kansas country barn (the Vassar Playhouse in Osage County, Kansas).  Her husband also purchased what became a dinner/theater showboat and then laid tracks around the theater property for a dinner/theater train.  

Veda included her children and furnishings in the productions.  She kept great ledgers, auditioned and hired professionals and non-professionals, and kept lots of pictures and negatives. These photos and stories of stage plays and musicals will have you remembering great times. Join us for a fun evening and wonderful memories.


Veda attended the University of Kansas – Voice & Music Education.  She taught private voice lessons and was a substitute teacher in the public schools for Winchester, Junction City & Winfield, KS, 1957-1973. She then joined the Southwestern College music faculty as an adjunct instructor for voice & music theater 1973-1978. From 1978-1985, Veda was a Full-time Actress, Accompanist & Business Manager for the Vassar Playhouse.  

Veda began a banking career and was Admin. Officer for the Central Bank of Kansas City for 14 years, 1986-2006. When she retired, she established their historic home in KC as the Gladstone Manor Bed & Breakfast. 

Veda’s Book, “Life’s About A Dream” was published in 2012 and limited quantities are available for purchase and author signing before and after the program.  Cash and check only please.



August 21, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Southridge Recreation Center, Upstairs Auditorium
4800 McArthur Ranch Road
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 United States
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