Capitol Theatre Announces 2023 Season: For Everyone!

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Artistic Director Rob Kempson took the stage on Thursday, October 13, 2022, to thank the community for returning to the theatre in 2022 and invited them back in 2023 for familiar stories, hilarious comedy, live music, youth programming, and offerings for audiences of all ages.

The 2023 season, Kempson’s second at the helm, features two world premieres, three Canadian plays, three female directors, and the first play written by a woman of colour on the Capitol Theatre stage. The full details are below.

“Our new Strategic Plan places an emphasis on Artistic Excellence and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. I’m very proud of how the 2023 season showcases those values,” said Kempson. “In
a very short time, we’ve been able to grow our staff resources, increase the quality of our productions, and chart a new course for sustainability in all its forms. Capitol Theatre 2023: For
Everyone! is a great reflection of that growth and change.”

In addition to an expanded four-show “Summer Stage Subscription,” the 2023 season also includes four concerts in a new “Music Lovers’ Subscription.” Both subscriptions are now on sale to the general public, with special pricing for those under 30.

“For us, the past year has been about more than simply putting on great shows. We’ve worked hard to upgrade outdated systems and make improvements to our venue,” remarked Managing
Director Erin Peirce. “We are investing in our organization to better serve our community.

Kempson also took the opportunity to announce the inaugural Creators’ Unit-a group of local and regional creators who will meet bi-monthly throughout the year, receive dramaturgical feedback, and work towards readings, workshops, and public presentations in the fall of 2023, under the direction of Artistic Director Rob Kempson. The first unit features Cale Crowe (Alderville First Nation), Genevieve Adam (Cobourg), Marc Ludwig (Peterborough), and Alexandra Montagnese (Toronto/Kingston). An additional project will be selected from a public

Call for Submissions, now available online.

The 2023 season announcement also showcased numerous opportunities for local artists, community members, and young people to get involved at the Capitol. Audition Notices have been posted for General Auditions, “Tommy” in The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom, and the ensemble of Notes of Northumberland

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