Happiness is great musical theatre! Come laugh with us as this classic comes alive on the Capitol Theatre Stage!
Sound of Music
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It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be rebellious, provocative and rebellious. At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. They had a secret romance in summer, but now back in the context of school, peer-pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated. Can Danny maintain his cool dude status and still make demure Sandy his girl? The whole gang sings and dances around Danny and Sandy’s romance, through such hit songs as "Greased Lightnin'", "We Go Together”, and “Mooning”, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Starting off with an eight-year Broadway run, Grease is among the world’s most popular musicals.
Beauty and The Beast Jr. (July)
Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!
Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
Audience of One Productions
We are thankful to each of you for your love and support of this company. We wish you much happiness during the Holidays and Prayers for Love and Laughter to fill your homes.
Audience of One Productions began with the vision of having Broadway quality theatre available in Wilson County. Angie Dee, founder and director, walked into Capitol Theatre and envisioned talented young actors performing Broadway shows on this remarkable stage. With a dream and the help of the Holy Spirit, Angie began to take flight with launching Audience of One’s first production 2015 Into the Woods followed by sold out productions of Beauty and the Beast and A Christmas Carol Musical 2016.
The summer of 2017 was a huge success with our first Jr. Show: Peter Pan Jr. Broadway version followed by the outstanding 10 show run of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! Our busy 2018 season of shows included Singin’ in the Rain, Little Women, Seussical Jr, West Side Story, and Mary Poppins. This incredible troupe continued to dazzle audiences in 2019 with She Loves Me, Newsies, Shrek Jr. and A Christmas Carol Musical.
Against all odds we were happy to provide a safe setting for art to flourish. Our 2020 season included: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Guys and Dolls, Willy Wonka Jr. and Addams Family Musical.
After much prayer and consideration we have decided to postpone Sound of Music till February 2021.
With another amazing year in the books, we are working hard in preparation for Sound of Music, which will run February 25th- March 7th and many more shows to follow.
The greatest Christmas gift that I ever received was in 2015. Bob and Pam Black asked me to join Capitol Theatre as a full time director. Audience of One Productions was just in the infant stages as a company and I could not imagine being anywhere else but on the stage at Capitol Theatre. The marriage of our companies was such a beautiful gift that felt otherworldly. I remember each time I walked into the space feeling an overwhelming love and presence that moved me to tears. By the way, I still feel this way all these years later. Bob and Pam have become like family to me and I treasure their friendship and am forever grateful for the trust of this treasure of a theatre. We put on Broadway shows, year after year, season after season, show after show… and the feeling I had Christmas 2015 still feels fresh. I am in a space that has an open heaven over it. I am in a space that kids come to and learn about so much more than theatre skills… they learn how to love themselves,. See themselves through the eyes of Christ…how to see others through those same eyes and we create something bigger than one person. We are able to create art with an incredible team of artist, music directors, and choreographers, costumers, set designers, builders, and crew and now have an immense capacity to continue to grow with the help of generous sponsors. It all began with the gift of trust from Pam and Bob Black … it all began with a dream… I am forever thankful.
- Angie Dee
- John Ray
- Brett Estenoz
- Tosha Pendergrast
- Lena Boyd
- Sandy Elliott
- Jenny Youngman
Acting with Angie Dee, Ballet with Hope Beard and Musical Theatre with Alex Dee!
Jan. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Performances: June 17th, 18th, 19TH , 20th, 24th, 25th, 26TH , 27th
Performances: July 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th