Wheeling Broadway at the Capitol is proud to announce its 2011-2012 Season lineup. The 2011-12 Series features the best of touring entertainment in what is sure to be an unforgettable season! The lineup includes "Mamma Mia!" making its debut in Wheeling, as well as "the funniest show in the world," Monty Python's "Spamalot", and "the next best thing to seeing the Beatles" in "RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles".
Season Tickets go on sale this Saturday, August 6 at 10 am. Tickets are available at the WesBanco Arena Box Office or charge by phone at (304) 233-4470. For more information, please visit www.capitoltheatrewheeling.com.
MY FAIR LADY
October 24, 2011
Big League Productions Inc. presents a sparkling new production of the musical by which all others are measured. Based on Shaw's play and Pascal's movie "Pygmalion," with book music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, MY FAIR LADY is triumphant. With Wouldn't It Be Loverly?, With a Little Bit of Luck, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where
You Live, Get Me to the Church on Time and I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face, it's no wonder everyone not just Henry Higgins falls in love with Eliza Doolittle.
The show's 1956 Broadway production was a smash hit, setting a new record for the longest run of any major theatre production in history. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version starring Audrey Hepburn-which won eight Academy Awards, and numerous revivals. It has been called "the perfect musical."
RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles
January 25, 2012
FROM ED SULLIVAN TO ABBEY ROAD! They look like them and they sound just like them! "The next best thing to seeing The Beatles," raves the Denver Post. All the music and vocals are performed totally live! RAIN covers the Fab Four from the earliest beginnings through the psychedelic late 60s and their long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days. RAIN is a multi-media, multi-dimensional experience...a fusion of historical footage and hilarious
television commercials from the 1960s lights up video screens and live cameras zoom in for close-ups. "A thrilling bit of time-warping nostalgiaBoomer Heaven!" raves The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Uncanny! RAIN are a quartet of fine musicians in their own rightas The Beatles, they triumph!" cheers the Boston Herald. "An adoring Valentine to The Beatles," declares the Washington Post. Sing along with your family and friends to such Beatlemaniac favorites as "Let It Be," "Hey Jude," "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," "Come Together" and "Can't Buy Me Love."
Monty Python's SPAMALOT
March 8, 2012
Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python's Spamalot is the outrageous new musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic "Monty Python and The Holy Grail." Based on the Tony Award winning direction of Mike Nichols, with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez, Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences everywhere are eating up Spamalot.
Michael Flatley's LORD OF THE DANCE
April 3, 2012
Described by the New York Post as "fascinating, rewarding and above all, entertaining," and by the Los Angeles Times as "a
showpiece extravaganza," Lord of the Dance is a mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance. The story is based upon mythical Irish folklore as Don Dorcha, Lord of Darkness, challenges the ethereal lord of light, the Lord of the Dance. Battle lines are drawn, passions ignite and a love story fueled by the dramatic leaps and turns of dancers' bodies begins to build against a backdrop of Celtic rhythm. The action is played out over 21 scenes on a grand scale of precision dancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting.
May 7, 2012
Over 32 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone's having the time of their lives! With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, MAMMA MIA! is the World's No.1 Show!