Columbia Center
for the Arts

215 Cascade Street

PO Box 1543

Hood River, OR 97031


In the Theater

Plays & Workshops


Virginia Woolf

About the Theater

Columbia Center for the Arts' theater hosts plays, dance performances, concerts, lectures and films, and is the home of CAST, the Columbia Arts Stage Troupe.

CAST has a proud history of providing live theater for residents of the Columbia River Gorge. Founded as a grassroots effort in 1978, it offers a range of opportunities for people who are experienced performers, and for those who want to develop their skills.

At least four productions are planned by CAST each year: Winter (February), Spring (May), Summer (July/August) and Fall (October). New talent and new faces to assist in the creative process are always welcome. Please join us!

Additional productions are brought to the theatre via partnerships and other arrangements.

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CAST: Since 1978!

CAST logoCAST, now part of the Columbia Center for the Arts, has been providing community theatre since 1978.

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July 10-13 and 17-19

Urinetown, a musical

Over ten years ago, Urinetown made a big splash on Broadway. this darkly comic meta-musical which tells of a dystopian society in which everyone must pay a tax in order to use the bathroom, wins the audience over by the end of the first show tune.

Learn More: Urinetown

July 27th and 28th at 6PM

Auditions for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Columbia Center for the Arts and CAST Theater announce auditions for Edward Albee’s 1963 Tony Award-winning play, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” . Auditions are being held in the theatre on July 27th and July 28th at 6:00 p.m.

Learn More: Virginia Woolf

September 7th at 3:30pm & 6:30pm
& 8th at 6PM

Auditions for “It’s a Wonderful Life”

The “Golden Days of Radio” will come alive during CAST’s holiday production of “It’s a Wonderful Life - The Radio Play,” by Philip Grecian, based on the film by Frank Capra. The play, will theatrically return us to the 1940’s for an authentic radio broadcast before live studio audience.

Learn More: “It’s a Wonderful Life”

September 27th at 7:30pm

Portland Story Theater "Urban Tellers"

This is a place where people gather to hear the real, true stories of complete strangers. And something magical happens, something beyond entertainment. Urban Tellers offers an experience that makes people feel a part of something, s­­omething good, connected.

Learn More: Urban Tellers


Tech Tribe 
We’re looking for volunteers who are interested in working backstage on lighting and sound for our many productions. If you’re interested in attending or would like more information on Columbia Center for the Arts’ Tech Tribe, please contact John Metta at

Ticket Information

Unless otherwise noted, you may purchase your tickets online when they become available, and at certain locations throughout the Columbia River Gorge. You may also purchase tickets at the door just prior to the show. 

Visit the webpage describing the show you're interested in seeing, or click:  Theatre Tickets Online.

Show Archive

Click for information on previous theatrical events at Columbia Center for the Arts.