Johnny Cash musical comes to the Capitol stage

ring of fire

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

Friday, March 10th @ 8pm
Tickets: $38 adult, $30.50 student

Western Canada Theatre and Chemainus Theatre Festival are proud to co-produce the ultimate tribute to the iconic Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire. This adaption from the Broadway show tells the story of finding love, success, faith and redemption. Performed by a multi-talented cast, this production includes all of Cash’s classic hits, including “I Walk the Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune. A powerful tribute to the Man in Black, an endlessly entertaining journey that will leave you cheering for more!

FAMILY SERIES

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Monster Theatre

Sunday, March 12th @ 2pm
Tickets: $12.50

The award-winning storytelling masters at Monster Theatre have created this adaptation of Midsummer Night’s Dream for children. The show begins with Shakespeare trying to write a play for the Duke’s wedding – and asking the kids in the audience for help coming up with an idea! With the arrival of some kooky actors, puppets, and a lot of magic, Shakespeare’s play comes together right before your eyes. Love, fairies, friendship and confusion abound in this silly, dreamy musical comedy that’s fun for the whole family!

DRAMA

Getting to Room Temperature – Rober Bockstael

Friday, March 24th @ 8pm
Tickets: $25 adult, $20 students

Getting to Room Temperature is a hard-hitting, sentimental and funny one-person play about dying – based mostly on a true story. At 93-and-a-half, playwright Arthur Milner’s healthy and active mother Rose took a turn for the worse. He accompanied her to the doctor where her request for assistance in dying was respectfully refused. Rose’s decline and polite quest for euthanasia takes us on an emotional journey into grudgingly explored territory.

There will be a post show talkback following the performance with actor Robert Bockstael, Arthur Milner, Kim Bater from Kalein Hospice Society and Jane DiGiacomo from the Nelson & District Hospice Society.

Other special events coming to the Capitol Theatre…

Saturday, March 25th @ 7:30pm
PIGS: Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute are bringing their show PIGS ON THE WING to the Capitol! Join them in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s 1977 classic album Animals. One of the band’s heaviest and most political statements, the concept album has become a favourite for legions of fans, and Pigs will be performing the album in its entirety, in addition to material from across the band’s legendary repertoire.
Tickets: $36.50 all seats.

Monday, April 3rd @ 7:30pm
The Juno-nominated band Sultans of String bring their unique sound to the Capitol this spring. Thrilling their audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban and South Asian rhythms, the group celebrates musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity.
Tickets: $25 adult, $15 student/senior.

Friday, April 7th @ 8pm
The Capitol Season Series presents Glory by Shay Kuebler’s Radical System Art. Inspired by the epic battles of childhood and a passion for action films, Glory examines the complexities of violent behaviour and its glorification in our media-drenched culture. Through a cinematic lens, with first-person video material, Glory takes the audience through multiple images and expressions on the amplification of experience and violence in society. The evening will also include an opening performance by local dancer and dance instructor Slava Doval from Dance Fusion.
Tickets: $30 adult, $24 student.

Saturday, April 8th @ 7pm
The Capitol Theatre’s Performance on Screen series continues with Peter Shaffer’s iconic play Amadeus, recorded live at the National Theatre. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world, and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy, he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.
Tickets: $15 adult, $12 student.

Sunday, April 9th @ 2pm
Nelson Overture Concert Society presents Trio Accord, featuring Mary Sokol Brown (violin), Andrew Brown (viola) and Rebecca Wenham (cello) with Arnold Draper (piano). Based in Vancouver, these musicians are ardent and enthusiastic proponents of chamber music, offering unique insights into the music they play.
Tickets: $24 adult, $14 student.

Carol Reynolds paintings on display in the Capitol Theatre lobby!

Carol Reynolds is a Nelson-based painter, known for her vivid oil paintings of local buildings and landscapes. Reynolds has been painting full-time since retiring from her teaching career in 1999. Her art captures the light and beauty of the Kootenay region. Drop by the Capitol Theatre lobby to enjoy some of her wonderful artwork. All the pieces on display at the theatre are available for sale.
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