The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

June 7, 8, 14, 15, 2024 at 7:00 pm
June 9, 16 at 3:00 pm

Ledbetter Auditorium

Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Dr. Jerry Henderson

Who is the elusive Ernest? Find out when the beloved Oscar Wilde comedy of manners comes to life in the intimate setting of Ledbetter Auditorium June 7-16!

Suitable for all ages (Rated G)

Approximate run time: 90 minutes

39 Steps

The 39 Steps

March 22, 23, 29, 30 at 7:00 pm
March 24 at 3:00 pm
March 30 at 2:00 pm

Cherry Theater, Columbia State Community College

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This theatrical homage to Alfred Hitchcock is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!


Suitable for most ages (Rated PG)
Approximate run time: 2 hours

“The 39 Steps” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Robin Hood & Friends

Robin Hood & Friends

February 2 & 3, 7:00 pm
February 3 & 4, 3:00 pm

Cherry Theater, Columbia State Community College

The legendary story of Robin Hood takes a humorous turn in this original adaptation by Beverly Mitchell. Robin Hood, his Merry Men – and woman – experience adventure and hijinks as they plot to rescue Maid Marion from the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham.

Suitable for all ages (rated G)
Approximate run time: 75 minutes
Now booking school groups for field trip performances February 1 & 2



WPT is holding open call auditions for the musical


July 8, 2023
Ledbetter Auditorium, located in the Clement Building
Columbia State Community College, 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia.

Rehearsals begin July 22

Performances run September 15-24, 2023.

Casting for six principles, one child and fourteen ensemble roles.

Click here for detailed character descriptions

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

by William Shakespeare
directed by Brad Oxnam
June 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:00 pm
June 18 & 25 at 3:00 pm

Romeo and Juliet Program

Cherry Theater
(Hickman Building)
Columbia State Community College
1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, Tennessee

WPT presents Shakespeare’s iconic tale of two
star-crossed lovers June 16-25, 2023.

June 16 is a special pay-what-you-can performance.
Set your own ticket price in advance or at the door!

Those Wicked Stepsisters

Those Wicked Stepsisters

February 17 & 18, 2023 7:00 pm
February 17 & 19, 2023 3:00 pm

Cherry Theater
(Hickman Building)
Columbia State Community College
1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, Tennessee

After Cinderella marries Prince Charming, her stepsisters are left wondering what to do next. Thanks to the help from bird fairies and a little magic, each wicked stepsister has a chance to find her own true heart’s desire. This whimsical tale is a treat for all ages!

Show Program

To reserve seats for school group performances on February 16, contact or call 931-797-6551. 

A Christmas Cabaret

A Christmas Cabaret

December 9 & 10 7:00 pm

December 11 6:00 pm

Mt. Pleasant Grille

Dinner theater returns for the holidays! Enjoy a buffet of delicious food provided by Mt. Pleasant Grille along with holiday-themed musical performances from top-notch regional entertainers. Wydell Croom leads the evening of music with his piano stylings, accompanying singers Kortney Ballenger and Ellen Foreman as they perform jazz arrangements of many beloved Christmas songs. 

Christmas Cabaret

Performances take place in Mt. Pleasant Grille’s second-floor Triangle Room. First-floor accessible seating is also available, where guests will experience table service and a livestream view of the performance.

Livestream tickets are also available for those who cannot attend in person. 

Little Women The Musical


Little Women The Musical

September 30, October 1, 7, 8 7:00 pm
October 2 & 9 3:00 pm

Cherry Theater (Hickman Building)
Columbia State Community College, 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, Tennessee

The beloved story of the four March sisters comes to life in this magical retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel. This family-friendly production is appropriate for all ages.

Pride and Prejudice

June 23, 24, 25 at 7:00 pm

June 25 1:00 pm

June 26 3:00 pm

All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging adaptation.
This production, directed by Beverly Mitchell, is rated G and runs approximately 2 hours.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged

February 25-March 6, 2022
Ledbetter Auditorium

What happens when three actors attempt to perform all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in 90 minutes? It’s not like any Shakespeare you’ve seen before… wild, fast-paced, chaotic and totally hilarious!

This lively comedy, directed by Brad Oxnam and featuring Shalen Espinoza, JR Knowles and Lucas McGuire, is recommended for ages 13 and up.

Special discounts available for healthcare workers and teachers!
Contact for details.