August already! Summer seems to be passing us by at a rapid
pace. Thankfully we have a long weekend to make the most of the summer days we
have left and that includes Summer in the Park. This Friday, August 4 you can
join us downtown by the Discovery North Bay Museum for Grooove, Michelle
Treacy, MAGIC!, and Headliner Marianas Trench. On Saturday, August 5, The
Twentiest and the Darenots will start things off followed by the Headstones and
then Headliner Amanda Marshall. Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. with headlining
acts taking the stage at 9:30 p.m. VIP passes are for sale at the Capitol
Centre Box Office. Wristbands give you access to both Friday and Saturday night
concerts and can also be purchased at the Capitol Centre Box Office – visit us
today or call 705-474-4747. Just a reminder, our Box Office will be moving
downtown to be close to the action should you want that last minute wristband –
they can be found at the main gates to the festival grounds near the museum on
Friday from 3-10 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This week wraps up Theatre Camp but next week brings in TOROS – Theatre Out-Reach On Stage! TOROS has worked all summer on their production of “Big Fish” and now is your chance to see that hard work in action. Big Fish revolves around the relationship between Edward Bloom, a travelling salesman, and his adult son Will, who looks for what is behind his father’s tall stories. Performances are taking place at the Capitol Centre starting Wednesday, August 9th
through Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by visiting
the Box Office Monday-Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or by calling
Also, don’t forget about our 2017-2018 line-up! We have some incredible artists coming right here to North Bay and it all gets kicked off with Blues Weekend, Graham Nash, and Jann Arden. There is lots of great Canadian content all available to you from the comfort of North Bay at your local centre for arts and entertainment! You can book your tickets online at www.capitolcentre.org or come
see our wonderful Box Office staff to make sure you have the perfect seat to
take in the show!
The Capitol Centre will be closed on Monday, August 7 for the
Civic Holiday but back to regular hours on Tuesday. Have a safe and relaxing
Katina Matheson, Director of Business Operations, DBO@capitolcentre.org
The Capitol Centre is looking for volunteers to join the
Organizing Committee for the 21st Annual Hops & Vines Gala and we want YOU! A meeting will be taking place on Wednesday, August 2 @ 5:30 at the Capitol Centre. There will be wine and cheese to ensure we are in the right mindset as we plan for another fantastic event. We hope you and any friends can join us and be a part of this highly anticipated event! Call Cindy at 705-474-1944 x250 for more information.
Also happening next week on August 2 @ 2:00 p.m., is our last free movie of the summer. In SING, Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Admission is free although we are accepting donations to the North Bay Food Bank. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Theatre Camp has one final week before we close the books on another summer here at the Capitol Centre. Next week’s theme is On Broadway and campers will spend the week prepping for a Musical Performance on Thursday evening of near-Broadway calibre! They will work on stage voices and singing workshops, costume design, and hair and makeup. Its an opportunity to really get a feel for the world of theatre in a fun-filled, educational setting!
And last but not least, be sure to look for us at this week’s Farmer’s Market on July 29. We will be in the DIA Booth with lots of information on our upcoming season, Hops & Vines Gala, BluesFest and much more! We hope you pop by to say hi!
Katina Matheson, Director of Business Operations, firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a local business in North Bay and surrounding
area that you would like featured in our 2017-2018 House Program? Now is your
chance to reach the Capitol Centre audience at each of our season performances!
Approximately 10,000 of our patrons will be viewing these advertisements while
anticipating the opening of the curtain on our Season Shows including Jann
Arden, Graham Nash, Tom Cochrane, and Roseanne Barr. Advertisement space
ranges from $150-$1600, if you think this is an opportunity for your business
contact Rebecca Foisy, House Program Sales Coordinator, via email at email@example.com or at
705-474-1944 x 223. The deadline for artwork and payment is Tuesday August 8th 2017.
This week the building is full of campers for Theatre Camp and there are still three weeks to go! Join us next week for Moving and Shaking where your young ones will have dance workshops, a visit from a contortionist, and will be doing a circus themed show on Friday afternoon for friends and family to attend. If your child doesn’t love the spotlight, they can join the Visual Arts Camp from July 17-21 to “Celebrate Diversity”. There will be creative crafts as well as field trips to local attractions sure to engage your camper and uncover their hidden talents.
Next Wednesday afternoon, July 19 we’ll be showing Ballerina – a story about an orphaned girl who flees to Paris and is mistaken for a pupil at the Grand Opera House. The movie is free but please bring a donation for the North Bay Food Bank. Please call the Box Office with any questions at 705-474-4747.
On Thursday, July 20, join us for Dreamer, a tribute show by the Supertramp Experience. This 8-piece group of multi-instrumentalists perform all the unmistakable sounds and songs of Supertramp. This benefit concert supports Diabetes Canada. Call 1-800-516-5810 for your tickets!
Last week was the first official day of summer and this week
we are getting ready for the start of summer break. We are very excited to
welcome our 2017 Widdifield and St. Joseph Scollard Hall Seniors to the Capitol
Centre Stage for their High School Graduation ceremonies. Congratulations on
this exciting and remarkable achievement and best of luck with your future
endeavours. We look forward to the ways in which you will make North Bay proud!
With the end of school in sight, we have a number of summer
activities lined up starting with Summer Camps. We have a Theatre Camp that
runs for four weeks starting on July 10. You can sign your camper up for one
week or all four. Theatre Camp themes are Movie Stars, Moving & Shaking,
Behind the Scenes and On Broadway. They will learn about costumes and props,
make a film, practice stage lighting and sound effects and can even sleep over
In addition to Theatre Camp, the WKP Kennedy Gallery is offering two weeks of Visual Arts Camp starting on July 17. Week 1 is themed ‘Celebrating Diversity’ and Week 2 is themed ‘Into the Wild’. Your aspiring artist will discover a variety of art making techniques, get outdoors to engage in the community, and learn about culture and environment through team-building art activities. Call our Box Office today at 705-474-4747 to register your campers for a unique cultural experience this summer break.
This weekend the many Canada 150 activities and events come to a head as we celebrate our country’s 150th Birthday on Saturday.
The Capitol Centre will be closed on Saturday, July 1 through Monday, July 3
for the statutory holiday. Starting on Tuesday, July 4 we will be switching
over to our summer hours. You can call or visit our Box Office Monday through
Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for information on summer activities,
upcoming shows, and our summer movie schedule.
We hope you have a safe and enjoyable long weekend. Happy
The band of merry elves is doing its last-minute preparations for the 2nd annual Children’s Festival. The Festival begins Friday night at 6:30 pm. With world-renowned children’s entertainers Duffle Bag Theatre presenting Beauty and the Beast. A quick sleep and it’s back for an early start on Saturday, June 17 with enough activity to keep your child entertained, educated and influenced. From decorating their own cupcakes with Sweet Couture in the upstairs kitchen to following all the costumed characters around the building like the Pied Piper; enjoying the reptile adventure presented by “Savannah Steve” or enjoying a quiet moment with Blaze the trick dog or all that Human Society has to offer for cuddling or even for adoption. Take in the Magic of Christophe or join the colouringcorner where the younger set can be encouraged to sign a gigantic card that will be sent to our troops overseas as part of the Armed Forces Days celebrations. In addition, the two Honourary Colonels will be present on the platform at 11 am to be our featured storytellers with books about deployment, planes and other related topics. Then it’s time to head to the Kennedy Underground where paper airplanes will be constructed and flown all in preparation for the Snowbirds presentation later that evening at the waterfront. There’s face painting for everyone and I daresay we will see a lot of Canadian flags as we adopt the mantra, “Go Canada 150”. Three times during the day Quebec roller-dance company Le Patin Libre, will perform their rollerblading/dancing vignettes to the sweet sounds of their accompanying cellist in the parking lot adjacent to the building. Be there at 11:00 am, 12:15 or just after the last show of the day – 2:40 p.m. The last musical show features CosimaGrunsky, a world music entertainer who takes to the stage at 1:30 p.m. with her many interesting world instruments. She travels with boomwhackers, guiros and maracas to name a few. Music educator Jennifer Eadeconducts interactive workshop for the little ones where everyone can sing and dance and just enjoy the rhythms. The Metis Nation is back with their summer youth program of inspirational games and activities. The Fringe Festival begins their steady flow of summer appearances with a newly-written puppet show and don’t forget the small bouncy castle for the wee ones along with an inflatable obstacle course for those older. There’s food everywhere with concessions open for purchased items including popcornand a bbq outside. When you’ve exhausted your family for the day, a wee break then it’s the free “Lego Batman” on Sunday, June 18 at 2 p.m. Concessions are available for purchase. Thanks to all of our sponsors who make an investment of time, human resources or money and kudos to this year’s Children’s Festival Coordinator Kelsey Ruhl. Sunday Cinema’s feature “Norman” is presented at 7 p.m. starring Richard Gere, who knows the right people and can get things done. It’s a 2016 American-Israeli political drama that played at the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews.
Dee Adrian, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
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In July and August, our summer hours are 11:00 am to 4:00 pm from Monday to Friday.
On a performance night, the Box Office will remain open until showtime and open one hour before Sunday Cinema (Sunday at 7pm)
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