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Gundaker Theater

The Gundaker Theater is named in memory of the late Mrs. Donna Gundaker, wife of CBC alumnus Gordon Gundaker ’53.
The theater has seating for 358, and an 18-foot high by 48-foot wide proscenium with a 38 foot by 71 foot thrust stage. The front edge of the stage surface can be removed to increase exposure of the musicians in the orchestra pit. The theater features a fly loft that is more than 60-foot high. Acoustical treatment includes absorptive wood panels, suspended reflector panels, and diffusion blocks.

Special acoustic design elements, coupled with the digital sound system, bring the stage to life. A catwalk system allows production assistants the ability to move about the facility during production.
Theater support facilities include:
  • A Green Room
  • Dressing rooms
  • Sound and lighting booths
  • Catwalks for theatrical lighting requirements
  • Operating bridge
  • A loading bridge
  • A full-service workshop, where students build sets for the play under the supervision of a teacher
Additional facilities include a black-box theater, a band rehearsal room, a TV studio, and a video editing center.

Thanks to talented students, unparalleled leadership and premier facilities, CBC continues to be credited as one of the top drama programs in the state of Missouri.