CAPITOL THEATRE 90th ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND
Friday, August 14th, Events

5:00pm

CELEBRATIONS BEGIN!

6:00pm

IAN SIMPSON
Ian has performed across Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and as far as Japan and Taiwan. Most recently Ian was seen at The Capitol Theatre in Cinderella The Panto as Dandini and las summer as Arvide in Guys and Dolls and as Father Delisle in the new Canadian Musical The Hockey Sweater at the NAC and Segal Centre. He has spent five seasons at the Stratford Festival and three seasons at The Shaw Festival. Selected credits: John Hancock (1776, ACT, San Francisco); Harry Bright (Mamma Mia!, U.S. National Tour); Walter Hobbs (Elf, The Grand); Georges (La Cage aux Folles, Neptune); George Banks (Mary Poppins, Capitol); Hucklebee (The Fantasticks, VPP); Anne of Green Gables, Emily (Charlottetown Festival) Enjolras (Les Misérables, Royal Alexandra), New Musical Workshops: Reverend Miller in Pollyanna (Toronto) and Mr. Tetley in Something Wicked This Way Comes (Theatreworks, California). Ian is an Adjunct Professor at St. Lawrence College and has studied vocal pedagogy at Queen’s, Penn State, and Boston Conservatory.

7:00pm

TED STAUNTON

Ted Staunton’s words and music have entertained audiences of all ages for years. You’ve heard him at the Port Hope Jazz Fest, Cultivate, and the Capitol, and venues across Canada. His books are published around the world and he has two brand new ones to share right now from Scholastic Canada: Friends for Real, a picture book and It Seemed Like a Good Idea …Canadian Feats, Facts, and Flubs, forages 9-90, written with his son Will. Catch their music video on YouTube.

8:00pm

NIKOLA MAGNOLIA

Drawing influences from country, soul, indie rock, and pop, Nickola Magnolia creates heartfelt tunes that make you listen!

Her raw and honest record “Broken Lonesome” takes you on the roller coaster of emotions through sheer relatability.

With country-rock guitar sounds by Jimmy Bowskills who produced the record, funky bass by Darcy Yates and Ringo vibes percussion by Ian Mckowen, Magnolia’s debut album “Broken Lonesome” is both timeless and relevant. Songs about loss, struggle, and heartache, Magnolia is unapologetically real. Living a bohemian artist life in Berlin as a painter, London, Vancouver, and Toronto as a tattooer, Magnolia had no shortage of writing material to make this album stand out.

With vocal influences of Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and songwriting of Townes Van Zandt, Elliot Smith, Curtis Mayfield, Magnolia’s music is; eat your heart out raw, magical symphony of sounds made by a woman who has been through it and come out the other end.