30 seasons of setting the stage!

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Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Capitol Theatre in Nelson is set to celebrate with a stellar lineup for the 2017/2018 season. In addition to the usual exciting lineup, a special anniversary celebration, Setting the Stage: 30 Years of Making a Scene, is in the works for March 10.

The new season features 12 main stage theatre, music and dance performances. The Arts Club Theatre of Vancouver appears twice, with Mom’s the Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty and ONEGIN, which was written by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille.

Ragmop Theatre will treat us to a wonderfully bizarre mastery of physical theatre and Shay Kuebler returns with his contemporary dance piece Telemetry featuring tap dancer Danny Nielson. OURO Collective will be on stage with their dance performance Tangent and deliver workshops on hip-hop, waacking, breaking, popping and contemporary dance. We have a selection of music for all tastes from jazz to world music and amazing performance about obsessive-compulsive disorder Brain by Brendan McLeod. Ballet Joergen Canada will treat us to Anastasia and since we know that laughter is the ultimate medicine we are presenting two hilarious comedy acts.

“This season, Capitol Theatre performances will start at 7:30 pm to make it easier for patrons who have to travel back home in the winter months and for parents who have to hire a babysitter,” says executive director Stephanie Fischer. “Our patrons have been asking for this and we’ve acted!”

“This year special appreciation is due to those who had the vision and tenacity to refurbish a damaged old theatre,” says Fischer. Originally built in 1927 and reopened in 1988, the theatre is thriving thanks to everyone whose efforts brought the Capitol back to life, she explains. “What does the future hold? If the past is any indication, it’s going to be amazing.”

The Capitol’s season brochure will arrive in mailboxes in September, with full subscriptions offered at a 20% discount. A full calendar is available at www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca