Holidays at the Capitol

Wheeling CVBlog: Holidays at the Capitol
By: Jennifer Materkoski, MA

The holiday season brings along tons of fun and family entertainment to Wheeling’s Capitol Theatre. Here is a look ahead at some upcoming events:

Wheeling Jamboree Christmas Country Music Spectacular (Dec. 2) – The iconic Wheeling Jamboree returns to the Capitol Theatre for the Country Music Spectacular on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:00 p.m. Acclaimed country music vocalist Mandy Barnett will make her first appearance on the jamboree stage. Also performing is Tim Atwood, long-time piano player at the Grand Ole Opry. Other performers include Anita Stapleton, Kelsie May and many more. Tickets are available online starting at $14.


Moscow Ballet’s “The Great Russian Nutcracker” (Dec. 6) – Celebrate the Christmas season with Moscow Ballet and the 25th Anniversary Tour of the Great Russian Nutcracker on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m. This classic performance features world-class Russian artists in an over-the-top production, complete with giant puppets and nesting dolls and hand-crafted costumes. The show is great for the whole family. Tickets are available online starting at $25.


Broadway at the Capitol Presents “Sound of Music” (Dec. 12) – The Capitol stage comes alive with the “Sound of Music” on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Experience a live version of the classic tale of the governess Maria and the musical von Trapp family. The Ballroom Bar will open at 5:00 p.m. for pre-show drinks and appetizers. Tickets for the show are available online starting at $45.


A Family Christmas featuring Ron Retzer Trio and 1170 (Dec. 15) –  Family Services of the Upper Ohio Valley will present local favorites Ron Retzer Trio and 1170 for “A Family Christmas” on Friday, Dec.  15 at 7:00 p.m. The show will feature favorite holiday songs, plus originals, and all proceeds will benefit Family Services. Tickets are available online for $20.


Broadway at the Capitol Presents “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” (Dec. 19) – This cherished classic holiday TV show comes to life on the Capitol Stage on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Join Rudolph, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster and all the other beloved characters on an adventure in exploring the differences that make each individual special. Tickets are available online starting at $25.


“I Will Remember” B.E. Taylor Christmas (Dec. 21) – For 19 years, B.E. Taylor traveled the Midwest with his holiday show, stopping each Christmas season at The Capitol Theatre.  Since his passing in 2016, fans have missed Taylor’s holiday spirit. In his honor, this year Taylor’s original band, along with his son, B.C., will continue his legacy with “I Will Remember: A B.E. Taylor Christmas” at The Capitol Theatre. The show will be held on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and will feature holiday favorites in Taylor’s classic style. Tickets are available online starting at $38.


This holiday season is also a great time to consider a gift to preserve the longevity of The Capitol Theatre. Patrons are being offered the opportunity to participate in “Your Name in the Spotlight,” which allows them the chance to purchase naming rights to a seat in the theatre. Donors can show their love for the theatre or honor the memory of a loved one. More information can be found here.