I have attended many, many wonderful shows at the Capitol Centre over the years, and I sometimes brought my children as well. My stand-out memories are when K.D. Lang performed in 2012 and I remember hoping and praying that she would sing Halleluja by Leonard Cohen… and she did! It was amazing. Also seeing Tommy Hunter was special because I loved him from his TV show when I was growing up. Every single ballet I’ve ever seen at the Capitol Centre was also spectacular! So I don’t have just one favorite memory, I have many, and I know there’ll be more!
I’ve been to many great shows at the Capitol Centre. I’ll always remember Barenaked Ladies - the first show I was responsible for after joining the Capitol Centre team! I love attending TOROS and Dreamcoat productions. However, my first memory of the Capitol Centre is from January 15, 1999 when I saw the Snow Queen. I can vividly recall the costumes and stage props – including the Snow Queen’s carriage moving across the stage! My daughter is one and has already been to 3 Capitol Centre shows, her first being the Banff Film Festival last January – she was 2 weeks old!
I have to say, my favourite time at the Capitol Centre was seeing TartanTerrors. We put a lot of trust into going to a show we knew nothing about and we weren't disappointed one bit! It had everything! Dancing, singing, comedy skits, music numbers...we spent months afterwards mentioning it to each other and it created inside jokes in our family that we still use. CMEDBDI’s? 10/10 best memory at the Capital Centre.
Men of the Deep was one of our most memorable shows at the Capitol Centre. They were fantastic singers and great storytellers from down east! We were fortunate to meet some of the performers after the show - one of whom turned out to be a distant relative!
I loved crossing the CC stage to get my high school diploma! The only time in my life everyone in the audience knew my name and was cheering for me!! Best memory ever.
MY CAPITOL CENTRE MEMORY: EBENEZER, THE MUSICAL (2013)
I was privileged to be part of the creative team, along with Paul Tessier (director, book), Mark Allen (music director, score, co-composer) and Chad Wolfe (choreography) for this brand new, all-original Broadway-style musical based on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre (Producer Hali Carlson) deserves much credit for taking a chance and committing to the show before even hearing any of the music.
Twelve weeks of rehearsals with a cast of sixty and an eleven-piece orchestra culminated in five performances at the Capitol Centre (Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2013). In addition to co-writing and scoring the music and lyrics with Mark, I played guitar in the pit band.
After an opening night audience of more than 700, the remaining four performances were completely sold out. Everyone loved the show, and it was a magical experience for everyone involved!
Rick and I met at the Box Office and the CC was an important place for us, as we both are supporters of the arts. We were married at the Capitol on December 9, 2017.
Nick Fung has spent many hours at the Capitol Centre. Attending shows, participating in TOROS and Dreamcoat and as a volunteer. He is a huge fan of Great Big Sea and Alan Doyle and we have seen him/them in concert in North Bay each and every time they came here. In November 2018 Alan invited Nick backstage for a pre-show visit where they were able to have a chat about music and hockey. During the concert Alan dedicated the song Bully Boys to his friend Nick. That was a highlight memory from the Capitol Centre.