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Daily Dose — Anne of Green Gables Ballet Comes to Capitol Theatre

Ari Lord
By Ari Lord
February 15th, 2024

The Capitol Theatre is excited to bring Ballet Jörgen: Anne of Green Gables to the stage on the final day of February, the 29th.

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet is a considerable accomplishment for Toronto-based Ballet Jörgen as it is the first time the story has been authorized for creation as a full-length ballet.

The ballet will be put on by 16-20 professional dancers accompanied by local dancers.

Prince Edward Island author L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel that reached international acclaim based on the story of an orphan, Anne Shirley, who tries to find a home with two siblings in their sixties but can’t seem to stop finding trouble on their farm, Green Gables.

Tickets are $49.50 for 30 and under and $55 for adults.

February at the theatre started off with Lucas Myers’ hybrid show ROOF on February 3rd. Myers’ show is a hilarious, socially aware one-person show that blends stand-up comedy, physical theatre, and observational humour to tell the story of two men from different worlds who come together to fix a roof. As the men’s initial views of each other are challenged, ROOF examines preconceptions around mental health, addiction, and homelessness.

The event involved a panel discussion and partnered with Yom Son, incentivizing audience members to attend dinner and a show.

One event housed at the Capitol this month was Anything is Possible, a live, interactive musical celebration aiming to empower young people to listen to their hearts, trust their intuition and believe in their dreams.

This show was put on by Operatic Soprano and Nelson resident, Rachel DeShon, in collaboration with Emmy Award Winner Tim Noah, the students of St. Joseph School and Selkirk College’s Steps to Opportunities Academics and Readiness (SOAR) program, alongside a band.

“When I sought to create a one-woman opera for kids, I never imagined sharing the stage with 130 Kindergarten through Grade 9 students. Every kid gave it their all and I could see the joy and excitement on their faces. This show became fully interactive and inclusive as every student was able to participate,” says DeShon.

The show featured original selections from Noah’s extensive, cross-genre musical catalogue, which has received public and critical acclaim.

“Anything is Possible has an incredible message and I am looking to the future and all the possibilities of where this show can go and the impact it can have on our young people. I had an amazing team of artists that helped me along the way, I couldn’t have done it without them,” says DeShon.

On February 16th, Circus Acts Insomniacs presents Oneira Spectra, a multi-dimensional, immersive performance art show that explores dreams and the subconscious, for an adult audience.

The annual celebration of the Umbrella Dance Academy will take place on February 20th and 21st.

February 24th brings the second annual lip sync battle Grand Finale to the Capitol stage.

To buy tickets or learn more about February events click here.

Anything is Possible is a live, interactive musical celebration aiming to empower young people to listen to their hearts, trust their intuition and believe in their dreams.

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