Columbia Theatre partners with area schools and non-profits to raise funds!

Longview, WA—The Columbia Theatre Association is partnering with several local elementary schools to jointly promote specific family performances in its 2019-2020 season with $2.00 of every ticket being donated to specific elementary schools or associated charities.  For more information contact the theatre at 360.575.TIXX or visit the website


Connection to the community.

In an effort to connect more closely to younger school-aged citizens of our region, Columbia Theatre has designated specific family-joyful performances across its seasonal offerings as appropriate opportunities to raise funds for schools.  “I believe this is a much more fun and exciting way to support school programs,” said executive director Gian Paul Morelli.  “Personally, I don’t need any more cookie dough or magazine subscriptions—I’d rather support our local schools directly and I’m betting a lot of moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, and aunts and uncles feel the same.”


The theatre is also betting that local school PTO’s who participate would welcome the chance to simply help promote their designated event through their own social media.  At the end of the performance, the theatre will pass along the equivalent $2 per ticket sold during the designated period prior to each event. It’s as simple as that—friends telling friends and a big thank you pep rally at the event!


Columbia Theatre is a Community Arts Resource presenting national and international artists throughout the year.  Programming includes: The Alona and Carl Forsberg Mainstage Season (13 events), Fibre Federal Credit Union Rainy Months Series (4 Sunday afternoon Children’s performances from January through May); The Rainbow Fish Musical (part of our 6-8 week Winter Theatre workshop for 8-13 year olds).  Re-NEW: Summer Theatre workshop (6 weeks in July and August of classes which will conclude with the return of a fully-staged the Summer Community Musical).


Not the first time.

This is not the first time the Columbia has used its performances to promote other worthy causes in the region.  Last season’s classic silent film “Phantom of the Opera” (with live music) gathered in $300 for the Southwest Washington Symphony with just a week’s worth of promotion.  “Their promotion among symphony lovers, helped us to break even on the project.  Imagine what will happen this year with several months to promote the two classic silent films we’re bringing in,” said Morelli.

Other organizations who have benefited in partnership over the years included FISH of Cowlitz County ($4,500), Rescued Paws whose promotion among their friends was good for $1,100.


Here are the performances being offered this year:



Art and Music gone wild in this wonderful interactive family performance!!!

Sunday, November 10th 2:00 p.m.

$40         Gold

$30         Red

$20         17 & under

DESIGNATED RECIPIENT:  NORTHLAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL $2 of every ticket sold beginning Thursday, October 10, 2019.




National touring production of Charles Dickens’ classic tale!

Monday, December 23rd 7:30 p.m.

$45         Gold

$35         Red

$20         17 & under

DESIGNATED RECIPIENT:  HUDSON PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL $2 of every ticket sold beginning Friday, November 22nd




Amazingly imaginative shadow dance company—an America’s Got Talent Season 8 Finalist!

Friday, March 20th 7:30 p.m.

$45         Gold

$35         Red

$20         17 & under

DESIGNATED RECIPIENT:  TO BE DETERMINED $2 of every ticket sold beginning Friday, November 22nd



Sabrina Rosas