The Goehner Centennial Players

The players formed in 1987 as a tribute to Goehner Nebraska's 100th Anniversary. For twenty years, the Players became the premier dinner theatre in Nebraska. With the death of Director Roger Harpham in 2007, The Goehner Centennial Players closed their final curtain.

In the final curtain, there was a sense that something was gone from Seward County that needed to be rekindled. Their closure became one of the driving forces for a theatre to be established in Seward. Upon completion of the renovations, the Melodrama came back to Seward County. Since 2013, The Centennial Players have been able to continue their annual tradition.


Thanks to director, Pat Runyan, since 1988 proceeds from The Melodrama have been used to award over $250,000 in local area benefits and scholarships to over 250 students. Memorials or other donations to the scholarship Fund may be made by contacting Lloyd Schulz. The Centennial Players appreciate your patronage.