Gridiron 2020


  • Thursday, October 1
  • 8:00 pm
  • $38


Select a view of the stage.

A Message from the Gridiron team:

Dear Gridiron supporter,

We are sad to announce that for the first time in 52 years, the Wichita Gridiron fundraising show is cancelled.

When the pandemic was ramping up in the United States in the spring, we hoped that postponing the show to October would put us in the clear. However, it has since become apparent that one of our favorite activities — packing the Orpheum full of supporters so we can all laugh together at the news and raise money for scholarships — simply won’t be possible to do safely in the coming months.

Although our chief fundraiser is cancelled, rest assured our 2020-21 scholarship winners will still receive their funds.

If you had already purchased tickets, here’s what you need to know:

• Refunds are available from the original point of purchase. Fans who purchased with a credit card will automatically be issued a refund back to the original payment method within 14 business days. Fans who purchased with cash at the box office can return their tickets to the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-2pm or can email info@selectaseat.com with a picture of the tickets, name, and mailing address for a check reimbursement. Please note: to be eligible for a refund, you must have purchased your tickets directly through Select-A-Seat.

• If you purchased tickets directly from the Society of Professional Journalists, we will be in touch via email within the next 3 days to make arrangements.

Thank you for your continued support. We can’t wait to see you again.


The Society of Professional Journalists – Kansas Pro Chapter and the Gridiron cast and crew

Locally written and produced, Gridiron stars Wichita print, radio and TV journalists, past and present, who write, act, sing and dance as they spoof the news. (Think Saturday Night Live meets Wichita newsmakers.) Rick Bumgardner, artistic director of Roxy’s Downtown, is producer and director. Karla Burns, star of Broadway and self-described as the “brown, round pound of sound,” is musical director. The show is presented by the Kansas Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Wichita’s Gridiron is the longest-running show of its kind in the country. Proceeds go to journalism scholarships and education for students in Kansas colleges.

The Randy Brown Curtain Call after-show party will be held after the show on Friday, March 27 on the Orpheum stage. Come enjoy the show Thursday or Friday, and on Friday, relax with live music and mingle with the cast and crew.

Ticket Prices

Price Location/Details
$38 All Seating Levels
$75 Thursday Show + Friday Curtain Call Party
$10 Student Ticket Balcony (must present student ID)

Doors Open

7 p.m.

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