February 2023

Operation Round Up: How Wagon Wheel’s Youth Education Programs are Building a Lasting Legacy

By |2023-02-19T16:44:22-05:00February 19, 2023|

The Operation Round Up grants provided by KREMC’s opted-in members have influenced many Kosciusko County area nonprofits over the years. One of the Operation Round Up grantees from 2021-2022 was the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, widely known for its musical theater performances. In this Q&A, Development Director Elisa ... Click to read more.

November 2021

Wagon Wheel Conservatory

By |2023-01-27T14:06:46-05:00November 15, 2021|

Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts is pleased to officially announce the hire of Kira Lace Hawkins as Education Director and Thomas Hall as Music Director! While not new to the Wagon Wheel family, both join our full-time staff in a strategic time of growth for the newly branded ... Click to read more.

March 2021

What Community Theatre Means

By |2023-01-27T14:08:33-05:00March 26, 2021|

Did you know that Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts programming includes a robust and growing community theatre? The community theatre program was started at the Wagon Wheel in 2013, shortly after the Wagon Wheel became a nonprofit organization.  A little history... In early 2013, lifelong theatre enthusiast and ... Click to read more.

February 2020

Deb Bishop Named Woman of the Year

By |2023-01-18T13:34:21-05:00February 6, 2020|

2/06/2020 The Wagon Wheel family sends a hearty congratulations to Deb Bishop, our Board President, on her recognition as Kosciusko County’s Woman of the Year. Deb received the award on Thursday, January 31st at the Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner. “I certainly wasn’t expecting this,” Deb ... Click to read more.

2020 Audition Tour

By |2023-01-27T14:09:43-05:00February 6, 2020|

Our Artistic Director Scott Michaels kicked off the new year with the 2020 audition tour. Each winter, he sees between 1,500 and 2,000 young professionals for the twenty to twenty-four casting positions in the summer season. Scott started the audition season in New York City at the A1 Audition ... Click to read more.

Focus on the Future

By |2023-01-27T14:10:34-05:00February 6, 2020|

As we prepare to celebrate our 65th Summer Season, a very significant change has happened at the Wagon Wheel. This past December, the Wagon Wheel board of directors purchased the Wagon Wheel Theatre building, property, and adjacent property and building of 2517 banquet hall. Wagon Wheel Theatre was founded ... Click to read more.

December 2019

Max Poorman

By |2023-01-18T13:24:41-05:00December 11, 2019|

Max Poorman moved to Berne, Indiana from Illinois when he was very young. After serving in the Air Force during World War II, he returned to Indiana met his wife Mabel and began working in the Ft. Wayne area. In the summer of 1955, the Poorman's neighbors kept talking ... Click to read more.

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