Life's About a Dream

A Memoir

by Veda Rogers



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/29/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781475905465
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781475905472

About the Book

Veda Rogers grew up in Quenemo, Kansas, married her childhood sweetheart, and they went on to establish Vassar Playhouse near their hometown. Located at Pomona Lake 35 miles south of Topeka, they ran the theatre sixteen seasons beginning in 1970. Veda has more in common with Ginger Rogers than their roles of Dolly Levi; Veda’s father-in-law, John Rogers, was Ginger’s stepfather, “Daddy John.”

He helped to get Ginger started in her career, managing her Vaudeville tour for two years, 1926–1927. This book is Veda’s story—the story of Vassar Playhouse—her family, the players, their griefs and their joys. But—because of her husband, Bruce, Ginger also plays a part. This story is for anyone who has ever put his/her feet on stage. Curtain Everyone!

About the Author

Veda Rogers has a degree in Music Education from KU. After teaching over twenty years, she and her husband, Bruce, purchased a barn and opened a summer theatre, Vassar Playhouse, 35 miles south of Topeka, running it from 1970-1985. They now live in Kansas City, but this book, Veda's first, is their story.