Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Jayhawk Theatre: Adding To Topeka's Cultural Renaissance.

Published April/May 2017 785 Magazine, page 12,

Capital Campaign Underway at Jayhawk Theatre 

Restoration of Jayhawk Theatre would add to Topeka’s cultural renaissance.

By Michael Hooper

Recent developments at the Historic Jayhawk Theatre, 720 S. Jackson, Topeka, are breathing new life into the 90-year-old theatre. The board’s volunteers and friends are working to revive the classic theater. Musicians, filmmakers and dancers have graced the stage in recent months, shining a spotlight on the theatre and its potential. Advocates believe a fully restored theatre would deepen the cultural renaissance taking place in Topeka.

“We believe a key component to downtown revitalization is the restoration of the Jawhawk Theatre,” said Jeff Carson, president of the Historic Jayhawk Theatre Board of Directors. “There is a lot of momentum for downtown Topeka. The Streetscape improvements really help. It’s all about quality of life. The Jayhawk Theatre is a big part of this.”

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