The Capitol Theatre in Port Hope Announces Casting for “The Full Monty”

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A raucous, pop-rock-musical that takes it all off! The Capitol Theatre Port Hope today shared a casting update for its third show of the summer mainstage season coming up this July, The Full Monty the Broadway Musical! Led by award-winning director Julie Tomaino,The Full Monty stars Gaelen Beatty, Darren Burkett, Autumn Joy Dames, August Fox, Donna Garner, Gavin Hope, Julia Juhas, Jacob MacInnis, Jamie McRoberts, Ian Simpson, Tahirih Vejdani, Alex Wierzbicki, and Daniel Williston. Based on the cult hit film, The Full Monty is filled with razor-sharp humour, toe-tapping tunes, and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show.

“I’m excited to bring The Full Monty to Port Hope,” said director and choreographer Julie Tomaino. “It’s a story set in the late ’90s with many themes that are still relevant today–body image, gender biases, societal pressures, financial expectations, toxic masculinity–these are all still issues we grapple with today. Plus it’s FUN and FUNNY and the contemporary rock score is incredible!

I’m also pumped to work with our cast – full of the best of the best from Toronto and beyond, who will bring this story to life with hilarity and so much heart.”

While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo come up with a bold (and unclothed) way to make some quick cash. In preparing for the show, they find themselves extremely exposed, both physically and emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness, and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to let it all go.

The Full Monty features Sound Design by Emily Porter, Set Design by Scott Penner, Costume Design by Joyce Padua and Lighting Design by Jareth Li. Book by Terrance McNally, music and lyrics by David Yazbeck. The show’s Lead Supporter is Allan and Robin Dines of Ganaraska Brewing Company.

The Full Monty runs from July 12 to 28 at the Capitol Theatre Port Hope. Opening night is July 13 at 7:30 p.m. Visit for tickets and details.

Created and performed by Gabi Epstein
July 31 to August 11
A love letter from one artist to another.
Capitol Theatre favourite Gabi Epstein is one of Canada’s leading stage and cabaret performers, often referred to as “Canada’s Barbra Streisand.” She returns to the Capitol, accompanied by Mark Camilleri, to share her own artistic journey, told through Streisand’s iconic music in original arrangements.

Bed & Breakfast by Mark Crawford runs June 14 to 30, and the world premiere of Christmastown by Briana Brown opens in August. This year’s world premiere holiday panto, opening in November, is Rapunzel: A Merry (Hairy) Holiday Panto by Carly Heffernan. PLUS don’t miss special concerts and community programming running all year round. See the full program, here or visit for tickets and details.

MAINSTAGE TICKETS range from $40 – $48 including taxes and fees. Pay-What-You-Can Previews are offered on all Summer Stage performances with tickets offered as low as $5. Concert tickets range from $5 – $50.

Stick around after mainstage shows for Talkback Thursdays for a Q&A with the artists in the show and to find out more about the process of making live theatre. Talkbacks are scheduled after all Thursday, 7:30 p.m. performances.

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