Capitol Theatres Red Carpet Gala

In entertainment, Local

The Capitol Theatre Port Hope recently wrapped up their highly anticipated and now annual multi-day community celebration, designed to bring together local businesses, and drum up excitement for the Capitol’s 2024 season of on stage programming.

On April 27, a week of activities culminated with a Red Carpet Gala Celebration, hosted by Layne the Auctionista, with featured performances by Greg Keelor (of Blue Rodeo), Jimmy Bowskill (The Sheepdogs), and Melissa Payne (The Hicks).

With a live and silent auction, direct donations from the audience, and a generous matching donation from Rod Stewart and Masumi Suzuki, the Capitol’s Season Rollout events this year surpassed fundraising goals to bring in an impressive $70,000 for the theatre.

“On behalf of the Capitol Arts Centre Board of Directors, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who attended and supported the Capitol in April. I also want to take a moment to recognize the incredible support our community provides all year round. Your contributions keep our doors open and our stages lit. Here’s to more magic, more art, and yes, more fundraising galas like this one!” ~ Dan Fraleigh, Chair Capitol Theatre Board of Directors

The funds raised from the 2024 Season Rollout will support the Capitol Theatre’s 2024 Summer Season, and in particular, the props and costumes that are essential to bringing their productions to life. These important theatre elements are made in Port Hope, on site at the Capitol. The theatre’s amazing props team crafts each piece with precision and creativity, ensuring that every set piece adds just the right touch to the storytelling. Meanwhile, the costume team works tirelessly, stitching together the very fabric of the eras and personas the Capitol actors and designers explore on stage. Their expertise ensures that each character not only looks the part but feels it deeply, providing a rich theatre-going experience for audiences.

You can catch this work in action at A Year with Frog & Toad, the Capitol’s first summer mainstage show of the year, running May 17 to June 2. Visit CapitolTheatre.com for more details.

Donations are always welcome to support the Capitol in creating world-class entertainment year-round, at https://capitoltheatre.com/become-a-donor/.

Pete Fisher
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