A Magical Cirque Christmas Blazes into the Capitol Theatre Dec. 18th
By: Jeremy Morris
Brace yourself for a jaw-dropping Christmas sojourn that can only be told by the inspiring storytelling of director Jim Millan. This Christmas tale begins with the Guardian of Time and his magical clock, who, under the weight of the world, is struggling to move us forward into the holiday season.
Through a stroke of luck, an ever-optimistic Christmas fairy wanders into his life to help him with his problem. But her charm and best efforts cause the Guardian’s clock to go haywire, sending the story throttling through a musical holiday history that is sure to keep the Capitol Theatre rocking and swaying through the night. There will be visits to the rollicking 1920s a la The Great Gatsby style, the rockabilly 1950s, the boogie-oogie 1970s, and a classic Victorian 1890s London reminiscent of Charles Dickens, with beautiful holiday music from each period.
The music is accompanied by the incredible feats of illusion of the glamourous and comedic magician Lucy Darling whom David Copperfield calls “a true original – hilarious and delightful; an exceptional new talent in magic.” Darling is joined by Postmodern Jukebox vocalist Therese Curatolo who sings Christmas classics in period styles, and a cast of world-acclaimed cirque artists.
“We take the audience on this adventure through the decades and back to now where, we can enjoy the beauty and festivity of the holiday season together,” adds co-director Louanne Madorma.
Tickets are moving fast, so act quickly to treat the entire family to an authentic holiday original. It’s something you will not soon forget.
Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 8:00pm
Broadway at the Capitol Tickets are Excellent Stocking Stuffers
With three more Broadway Shows on the horizon for Spring 2022, now is a perfect opportunity to surprise friends and family with Broadway packages as Christmas gifts or single show stocking stuffers.
Fiddler on the Roof will return to the Capitol Theatre on March 10th. It first debuted on Broadway in 1964 and was the longest-running Broadway musical for ten years until Grease. The ever-popular show won nine Tony awards, including best musical and best score, and in 1971 was spawned a movie adaptation. It is based on a series of short stories written by Sholem Aleichem about Jewish life in Imperial Russia at the turn of the 20th century.
Menopause the Musical will saunter into town on March 31st. It’s the longest-running scripted musical in Las Vegas history and has numerous worldwide productions. In 2001 the show debuted in Orlando, Florida, in a former perfume store converted to a small theatre. It’s a hilarious journey of four mature women shopping for lingerie at a Bloomingdale sale. The women engross their audience in the music of the baby boomer era while hilariously reflecting on menopause through playful lyrics.
The final production of this season is the local favorite and critically acclaimed STOMP on May 24th. Founded in 1991 in Brighton, United Kingdom, STOMP is a brilliant show that blends pantomime, acrobatics, and percussion using everyday objects into a rip-roaring fête for all ages. Prepare for a rhythmic evening that will have you ready to jump out of your seat and join the excitement.
Get your tickets online here or call the Capitol Theatre Box Office: 304-233-4470