KIDS AT PLAY
Important items to note regarding ticket purchases:
- Walk-up ticket sales are available at the Playhouse prior to curtain.
Adult Tickets: $15
Youth Tickets: $13
*Additional $1 Ticket Fee
*All Kids at Play Performances will be held at the Blackbox at Capital Playhouse this year.
(July 6, 2013 | 6:00 & 7:30 pm)
The Who's Tommy:
(July 11, 12, 18, & 19 | 7:30pm) & (July 13, 14, 20 & 21 | 2:00 & 7:30pm)
Based on the English rock band The Who's revolutionary 1969 concept album and the film of the same name, Tommy is the story of a troubled young deaf, dumb, and blind man who, when he is discovered to have exceptional skills at the pinball machine, begins a messianic rise to superstardom. Set post-war London, and considered by many to be the original rock opera, Tommy is a high energy, one-of-a-kind, exhilarating show. If you like shows like Jesus Christ Superstar and American Idiot, you'll love The Who's Tommy! And audiences will be sure to leave the show humming (or head banging to) songs like 'Eyesight to the Blind,' 'See Me, Feel Me,' and of course 'Pinball Wizard!'
Once Upon a Mattress:
(July 25 & 26 | 7:30pm) & (July 27 & 28 | 2:00 & 7:30pm)
The classic fairy tale of the Princess and the Pea as you've never seen it before! Queen Aggravain has decreed that no one in the kingdom may wed until her son, prince Dauntless finds a wife, and she is doing everything in her power to keep that from happening. The King can't do much to help; he hasn't been able to speak ever since he got hit with an unfortunate curse. But then when Sir Harry, one the knights of the realm, discovers his girlfriend Lady Larken is pregnant, he makes it his personal goal to find Dauntless a bride. Enter Princess Winnifred the Woebegone, the unlikeliest of heirs to Aggravain's throne. So Begins the uproarious and enchanting musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress, which is sure to be one of the hits of the 2013 KAP season!
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum:
(August 1 & 2 | 7:30pm) & August 3 & 4 | 2:00 & 7:30pm)
Set in Ancient Rome, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum tells the story of a slave, Pseudolous, in his seemingly never-ending attempt to gain his own freedom by helping his master, Hero, win over the girl next door. Borrowing freely from Roman comedy, classic farce, and vaudeville (along with American musical theatre tradition), Forum has become one of Broadway's most enduring and beloved comedies. Expect slamming doors, mistaken identities and puns a-plenty in this Tony winning crowd-pleaser. The show, which launched the career of its composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim with songs like 'Comedy Tonight' and 'Everybody Ought to Have a Maid,' is not one to be missed!
West Side Story:
(August 15 & 16 | 7:30pm) & (August 17 & 18 | 2:00 & 7:30pm)
Little needs to be said about West Side Story, it is without a doubt one of the most well known and treasured musicals of all time. Set in New York's Upper West Side in the 1950s, we follow two warring teenage gangs, the white Jets, and the Puerto Rican Sharks, who are fighting over turf. In the middle of this battle an unlikely love story forms between Tony, a Jet and Maria, sister of the leader of the Sharks. Their tragic romance, based loosely on the plot of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, is the catalyst for a beautiful and haunting story. With music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by a young Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story is full of iconic songs including 'Tonight,' 'I Feel Pretty,' 'America,' 'Maria' and 'Somewhere.'