The property upon which the Capitol was built was purchased in 1927 by Louis Rosenbaum, a Sturgeon Falls businessman. He began building the structure and, when he ran out of funds, he sold it to Famous Players Canadian Corporation. They opened the Capitol Theatre on June 1st, 1929. The Capitol had 1455 seats and was referred to as “a palace of splendor” with it’s elaborate Spanish lights and décor. The movie that was shown to the sold out grand opening crowd was, In Old Arizona. It was the first all-talking Fox feature movie, a western starring Edmund Lowe, Warren Baxter and Dorothy Burgess.
The Last Waltz – A Musical Celebration of The BAND – Live’ celebrates the songs and music of the iconic Canadian band.
By popular demand, one of Ontario’s most talked about acts makes it Debut at the Capitol Centre, North Bay. This all-star Canadian cast of award-winning blues and roots musicians, under the direction of Juno award winning producer and musical director, Lance Anderson, will be playing the Capitol Centre September 30, 2023.
They are celebrating the 47th Anniversary of THE BAND’s last concert in 1976 and The BAND’s amazing contribution to our shared Canadian musical heritage. This is an all-star line-up, featuring Jerome Levon Avis (Levon Helm’s godson), on drums and vocals with special guests and a nine-piece band led by Maple Blues 2014 ‘Keyboardist of the Year’ Lance Anderson. The performance will recreate the atmosphere of The Band’s final concert, which was captured in Martin Scorcese’s award-winning concert film, The Last Waltz.
On the American Thanksgiving of 1976 at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, The BAND performed what they called their “Last Waltz,” and invited many of their friends to join in the celebration. These friends included Bob Dylan, Ronnie Hawkins, Van Morrison, and Canadians Neil Young and Joni Mitchell and others who performed with The Band on this special night.
In this homage to The Last Waltz, Anderson’s special guests will perform the songs played and sung by these guest artists at the memorable 1976 concert.
There's just one dream for the women of Ballygar to taste freedom: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes.
Dwayne Gretzky are Canada’s reigning champs of nostalgia and a can’t miss live music experience; a curated nostalgia trip that captures the unique joy of turning a radio dial and being surprised by the familiar. A 10+ piece juggernaut that brings to life the greatest songs of all time, this talented group of Toronto musicians ignites audiences with their charm, fidelity and theatrical flair. Celebrating classic pop and rock, from Fleetwood Mac to Fatboy Slim, Dwayne Gretzky has delivered electrifying renditions of over 700 songs.
WALKING THROUGH THE FIRE
Indigenous Collaborations featuring Sultans of String, Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk, Marc Meriläinen (Nadjiwan), and Shannon Thunderbird, and a multimedia extravaganza featuring Northern Cree, Duke Redbird, Inuit singers and more!
Award-winning First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists performing with JUNO Award nominees Sultans of String, WALKING THROUGH THE FIRE is a musical multimedia event unlike any other! From Métis fiddling to an East Coast Kitchen Party, Rumba to Rock, to the drumming of the Pacific Northwest, experience the beauty and diversity of music from Turtle Island/Canada with Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk of the Métis Fiddler Quartet, Ojibwe/Finnish Singer-Songwriter Marc Meriläinen (Nadjiwan), and Coast Tsm’syen Elder and Singer-Songwriter Shannon Thunderbird performing on stage, as well as virtual guests on the big screen, including Dr. Duke Redbird, the Northern Cree Pow Wow group, and more!
Champions of Magic Present:
YOUNG & STRANGE – DELUSIONISTS
With over 50 million views, direct from a 2 month run in London’s West End and as seen on NBC’s Access Hollywood: Britain’s most famous comedy illusionists Young & Strange bring their smash hit show to us for a night of spectacular magic and illusion.
Young & Strange – Delusionists is fun for the entire family.It’s a fully interactive and immersive experience, with extraordinary appearances, vanishes, mind reading and more. It’s all tied together with a mind blowing, sensational finale that’s filled with the biggest stage illusions, rivalling any Las Vegas show. Book tickets now to avoid disappointment.
Kim Mitchell is a Canadian rock icon who has sold more than 1.5 million records in Canada, earned 17 Juno Awards nominations, and, in 2021, was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Mitchell is one of the most well-known and peer-respected Canadian guitar players and an acclaimed singer-songwriter who has written many classic rock anthems including Go For Soda, Rock N Roll Duty, Patio Lanterns, I am a Wild Party, Easy To Tame and All We Are. These hits have become part of the Canadian musical landscape and earned Mitchell three Juno Award wins for “Male Vocalist of the year”, “Album of the year”, and “Most promising Male Vocalist.”
In 2018, Kim got together with his friends The Barenaked Ladies to record a new version of his Max Webster hit Diamonds Diamonds. Max Webster, and this track in particular, is cited by the band members as being a huge influence for them as musicians. The resulting song and accompanying video were released in 2019. The song and accompanying video were released in 2019 through Ole Media (now Anthem Entertainment)
In 2021, Kim Mitchell dropped his latest album, The Big Fantasize (El Mocambo Records)This release came together as the result of Kim working with his close friend, Grammy award winning producer Greg Wells (Keith Urban, Adele, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Twenty One Pilots, Michael Bublé), who is also a former band-mate, having been the touring keyboardist for Kim Mitchell’s Rock l and tour.
On top of maintaining a busy nation wide touring schedule, Kim also hosted the fan favourite radio show, aptly named The Kim Mitchell Show on Toronto’s popular Q107. Kim’s show ran for 11+ years and became one of the most popular, listened to and highest-rated radio shows for any afternoon drive DJ in Canada.
The story of American scientist, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.
The Great Canadian Roadtrip
Prepare for an unforgettable experience as three legendary Canadian performers take the stage together for an exceptional evening of county music! The Great Canadian Roadtrip tour's epic lineup includes award-winning country duo Doc Walker, two-time CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year award-winning Jason McCoy, and one of Canada's most recognized and awarded female country singers, Michelle Wright.
“So you’re saying we get to go on a cross-Canadian roadtrip with two absolutely legendary artists that we are massive fans of?! Please refrain from pinching us until it’s over,” says Dave Wasyliw of Doc Walker.
“This tour will be a non-stop hit after hit each night. I love Canada, I love country music, and I love touring with my friends, but most of all, I love the fans who are going to make this an epic Canadian Roadtrip!” says Jason McCoy.
"I'm so excited to be touring across Canada with Doc Walker and Jason McCoy,” says Michelle Wright. It's going to be a wonderful night of music, and I can't wait to share the stage with my friends and bring this show to fans across the country!
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Featuring virtuoso North Bay pianist Chloe Weston on Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 21, this autumn-themed performance also presents works from three outstanding Canadian composers, including Godfrey Ridout’s classic Call Fair and Christine Donkin’s lovely Three Autumn Scenes. Grieg’s bombastic overture Im Herbst (In Autumn) rounds out this colorful program.
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Winner: Total Theatre Award for Circus 2018. This joyful, witty and poignant circus show is a refreshing and uplifting conversation between three generations. Funny and heartfelt, these powerhouse women win you over within minutes of hitting the stage. Casting Off throws away the textbook on how you view contemporary circus.
'Casting Off is a joy: these three wonderful women have knitted together a truly extraordinary piece of feisty feminist circus that is fabulously funny to boot' (TotalTheatre.org.uk). It's no wonder that they have won awards around the world.
2023 marks the 30th anniversary of one of Canada’s favourite bands, Great Big Sea. Founding member Séan McCann will be celebrating the legend and the legacy right across the country.
A nostalgic tip of the hat to the shared history of a truly iconic Canadian band. Singalong with “the shantyman” as he sails us back in time through hilarious stories and foot stomping traditional favourites, right to the brighter bays of his native Newfoundland.